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Condiments & Ingredients

Condiments & Ingredients are important when creating a meal or dish. Read about how different ingredients work and what kind of condiments will enhance the flavor of a dish.

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Cream Questions

Knowing the difference among the many types of cream can have a big impact on your recipe. There are several categories of cream, and, to make matters more confusing, what's popular in one part of the country may not even be found in another region. Get the facts about cream and try these recipes.


Ketchup: How to Keep the Non-Newtonian Fluid From Messing Up Your Next BBQ

Let physics explain how to avoid the dreaded ketchup explosion.

That Green Stuff at the Sushi Restaurant? Not Really Wasabi

Come again? Here's what's really inside the typical restaurant 'wasabi'.

How Umami Works

Unlike more commonly known taste aspects like bitter or sweet, umami is tough to pin down. But the savory sensation gives rich dishes undeniable oomph. Learn what gives a food its umami nature and how our tongues taste it.

You're out of brown sugar and would like to make a substitute. This article will tell you how to make a substitute for brown sugar.

Top 10 Things You Can Make with Honey

Honey is an ancient and delicious pleasure. Read on to learn some of the best ways you can use it to sweeten your kitchen.

The Ultimate Guide to Cooking Oils

For professional and amateur chefs alike, cooking oils are an essential part of the culinary process. But there are so many different types out there -- should you cook with olive oil, canola oil or grapeseed oil? Are some oils actually unhealthy?

Save vs. Splurge: Fancy Ketchups

Most of us don't think too much about the ketchup we buy -- as long as there's a dab of the red stuff on our burgers and a bit for our fries, it's all good. But are there times when it's worth it to splurge on a fancier variety of ketchup?

10 Must-have Marinades, Brines and Barbecue Rubs

There's no good reason to cook a choice cut of meat without seasoning it. Doctoring up your favorite foods with a little flavor transforms meals. These 10 marinades, brines and rubs are a cinch to make.

10 Homemade and Healthy Salad Dressings

Although many people turn to salads for a healthy meal, one simple thing can ruin good intentions -- the salad dressing. To help cut back on the fat, we have ten easy-to-make dressings that can keep your greens healthy and great-tasting.

Mushroom Facts

Mushrooms, whether cultivated or harvested wildly, can provide a delicious addition to any meal. Learn more mushroom facts about these fungi.