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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Why do they add iodine to table salt?

Whenever I buy salt (or even get it in little packets at a restaurant), it says that it is "iodized". What is "iodized", and why?

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  • 10 Homemade and Healthy Salad Dressings

    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. See more »

  • 10 Must-have Marinades, Brines and Barbecue Rubs

    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. See more »

  • Can you eat it?

    Can you eat it?

    It's pretty obvious whether you can consume most potential food items. Turkey sandwich? Yes. Raw tiger brain? We'll pass, thanks. Take a stab at the dishes in this quiz. Could you eat them and live to tell the tale? See more »

  • How do they make maple syrup?

    How do they make maple syrup?

    You love the taste of it on your flapjacks, but just how do they make maple syrup? Read this article on maple syrup to find out how this deliciously sweet condiment is made. See more »

  • Save vs. Splurge: Fancy Ketchups

    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? See more »

  • The Ultimate Guide to Cooking Oils

    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? See more »

  • Top 10 Things You Can Make with Honey

    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. See more »

  • What is mayonnaise?

    What is mayonnaise?

    Mayonnaise is a thick, creamy sauce or dressing that is made of oil, egg yolks, lemon juice or vinegar, and seasonings. It's not the same as salad dressing, which doesn't contain egg yolks and is generally sweeter than mayonnaise. See more »

  • What on Earth did I just eat?

    What on Earth did I just eat?

    Do you have a palate of steel? Are you the kind of person who will order the unfamiliar just so you can say you tried it? Have you ever wondered, "What on earth did I just eat?" Take this quiz to find out what it was. See more »

  • What's in that recipe?

    What's in that recipe?

    Much like fingerprints, no two recipes are alike. Sometimes, it's just one special ingredient that sets a dish apart from imitators. Take our quiz to discover if you can spot the common and incredibly exotic ingredients found in complex recipes from around the world. See more »

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