CHOW Senior Food Editor Jill Santopietro smartly advises people not to buy equipment they won't use regularly. A meat mallet is just such a piece of equipment.
Blend Your Own Vietnamese Dipping Sauce
It's not just fish sauce.
How to Make the Perfect Pepper Blend
Is it possible to improve upon something as simple as black pepper? It is! In this CHOW Tip, John Birdsall shows you how to make an easy blend of black pepper, white pepper, and allspice that'll bring heat, sweetness, and complexity to your pepper mill.