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  • Q: Chef, I used a stainless steel pan to make bacon last weekend, and ended up with perfect bacon but a grimed up pan.  All the scrubbing in the world... 0

    Ask Chef: Stainless Steel Cookware

    Q: Chef, I used a stainless steel pan to make bacon last weekend, and ended up with perfect bacon but a grimed up pan.  All the scrubbing in the world...

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  • Q: Chef, what are the benefits of seasoning my cast iron pan, and how do I go about doing so? A: Seasoning a cast iron pan helps seal the surface,... 0

    Ask Chef: Cast Iron

    Q: Chef, what are the benefits of seasoning my cast iron pan, and how do I go about doing so? A: Seasoning a cast iron pan helps seal the surface,...

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  • Q: Chef. I’m looking for a new chopping board, and when I started looking around, I was overwhelmed by the selection. Could you please explain the difference between wood and... 0

    Ask Chef: Cutting Boards

    Q: Chef. I’m looking for a new chopping board, and when I started looking around, I was overwhelmed by the selection. Could you please explain the difference between wood and...

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  • Q: Chef, what’s the rule of thumb when it comes to using fresh or dried herbs? A: In the majority of cases, one tablespoon of fresh herbs equals one teaspoon... 0

    Ask Chef: Herbs

    Q: Chef, what’s the rule of thumb when it comes to using fresh or dried herbs? A: In the majority of cases, one tablespoon of fresh herbs equals one teaspoon...

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  • Q: Chef. Just how many different types of salt are out there, and which one is best for cooking? A: Salt basically comes from two sources, land deposits and the... 0

    Ask Chef: Salt

    Q: Chef. Just how many different types of salt are out there, and which one is best for cooking? A: Salt basically comes from two sources, land deposits and the...

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  • Q: Chef. My brown sugar constantly hardens into unusable chunks. What’s going on? A: Brown sugar is composed of sugar crystals combined with specially prepared molasses syrup. The molasses not... 0

    Ask Chef: Brown Sugar

    Q: Chef. My brown sugar constantly hardens into unusable chunks. What’s going on? A: Brown sugar is composed of sugar crystals combined with specially prepared molasses syrup. The molasses not...

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  • Q: Chef, what are the benefits of seasoning my cast iron pan, and how do I go about doing so? A: Seasoning a cast iron pan helps seal the surface,... 0

    Caring for Cast Iron

    Q: Chef, what are the benefits of seasoning my cast iron pan, and how do I go about doing so? A: Seasoning a cast iron pan helps seal the surface,...

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