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Stop Buying Canned, Chopped Tomatoes

I have never understood the point of canned, chopped tomatoes. They rarely taste as good as their whole, peeled brethren, and they never break down fully while cooking, keeping their cube-like shape long after all other ingredients have turned to mush. The culprit? Calcium chloride.Read more… Continue Reading at https://lifehacker.com

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How to Make Flavored Salts With Vegetable Skins

Thin, papery tomato skins, and tough, shiny bell pepper peels may seem more trash than treasure, but there’s a ton of flavor in this supposed compost fodder. With just a little dehydration and food processor action, you can transform these peels into a vibrant, flavorful seasoning, perfect for sprinkling on eggs,…Read more… Continue Reading at […]

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Blot Wet Toppings Before Putting Them on Your Burger

When building your perfect burger, it can get easy to get carried away with toppings, and added moisture can pool, wreaking havoc on your buns. Beyond cleverly stacking your ingredients to keep the wetter ones away from the bread, blotting your moist toppings can make a real difference.Read more… Continue Reading at https://lifehacker.com

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How to Make Cheap Side Dishes That Seem Fancy

When planning a meal for the masses, it can be easy to get too focused on your main, but filling side dishes are just as—if not more—important. Here we show you the steps to take to turn simple cherry tomatoes into a surprisingly luxurious salad, and how to transform a bunch of humble Russets into […]

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You Don’t Have to Fry Green Tomatoes

As the temperatures climb past Arctic levels and the birds spend sixteen hours a day loudly heralding the arrival of Doin’ It Season, the brief and glorious highlight of my year—tomato season—seems close enough to touch. Of course, it’s still a long way off, but green tomato season has only just begun.Read more… Continue Reading […]

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Here’s What Your Tomato Sauce Is Missing 

Tomato-based pasta sauce can either be incredibly simple or very involved. Whether you’re making Marcella Hazan’s three-ingredient sauce or a loaded-up bolognese, it’s all about creating that perfect balance of flavors. Tasting, tweaking, and tasting again is key, as is having a little lineup of extras you can toss…Read more… Continue Reading at http://lifehacker.com

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Which of Your Favorite Foods Come in Cans?

Hello, and welcome back to What’s Cooking?, the open thread where you get to share your brilliant thoughts, advice, recipes, and opinions on all things food-related. This week I’d like to talk to you about cans and jars, and all the tasty things that come inside them.Read more… Continue Reading at http://lifehacker.com

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How Will You Savor the Last Bit of Summer?

Hello, and welcome back to What’s Cooking?, the open thread where you get to share your brilliant thoughts, advice, recipes, and opinions on all things food-related. Summer is (sadly) drawing to an end, so I’d like to take this opportunity to talk about your favorite summer food moments, and how you plan to savor the…Read […]

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