September 14, 2011 THE BELIEF
Fresh herbs are always preferable to dried ones.
Although in most cases fresh herbs trump dried (dried herbs tended to taste “dus...
September 7, 2011 THE BELIEF
Older white button mushrooms taste better.
Freshly harvested white button mushrooms have firm caps, stems, and gills that are fre...
August 31, 2011 THE BELIEF
When broiling, leave the oven partially open.
The most probable reason that people believe they should broil with the oven door ope...
August 24, 2011 THE BELIEF
The best place to store eggs is in the tray made for that very purpose, located inside the fridge door.
The egg tray inside t...
August 17, 2011 THE BELIEF
On rainy or humid days, meringue will “weep” in a pie by breaking down and puddling on the bottom or beading on top.
August 10, 2011 THE BELIEF
Bread flour is best.
All-purpose flour is fine. We have found that unbleached all-purpose flour is the best choice in most bread re...
August 3, 2011 THE BELIEF
A few drops of lemon juice added to cream before whipping can prolong the life of the whipped cream.
We’ve come across th...
July 27, 2011 THE BELIEF
Stemming strawberries prior to washing soaks up water, diluting the fruit’s flavor.
It doesn’t matter if you stem the berries o...
July 20, 2011 The Belief
"Liquid smoke" flavoring is synthetic or chemically based.
Just like it sounds, liquid smoke is made just with smoke and water.
July 6, 2011 The Belief
Marinades add flavor to any meat.
Marinades are best for thin cuts.
With their influence limited mostly to the surface of the meat...