CorbisBrining is the technique of accentuating the taste, texture and moisture level of leaner cuts of meat such as chicken and pork through prolonged immersion in salted liquid. It doesn't take much effort, and you've probably already got everything you need on hand.
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Heirlooms come in all shapes and sizes, but few are more precious than recipes. This holiday season, take the time to save and share your family's culinary treasures, and make a few delicious new memories while you're at it.
Here are some tips to get started.
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In an ideal world, holidays would stay fixed in time, stuck on endless replay at our happiest moment when everyone we love is present, smiling, with a full plate and a happy heart. No one would ever pass away, move away, split up, get sick, go off to war, or have a canceled ... Read More
Getty ImagesMyth #1: Adding salt to water makes it boil faster.
Reality: Salt actually raises water's boiling point, thus taking it slightly longer to boil, but the amount of salt a home cook would likely add is too small to make a noticeable difference. Salt will, however, add flavor ... Read More
Take a bite of the season's freshest flavors
Half the fun of summer is diving into picnic and cookout fare like fried chicken, cool dips and devilish desserts. We've come up with some delicious twists on classic treats -- and found a few new sweet and savory favorites along the way.
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Rod & Robin Torrence and Christopher Grady don't just know beans -- they've been roasting them for 15 years at their Cooperstown, NY and Albany, NY outposts of Stagecoach Coffee. They sat down with us over --what else?-- coffee, and poured out plenty of useful info.
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Getty ImagesGetting a great cup o' joe doesn't mean dropping a bundle at your local BigBucks. The best coffee you've ever tasted is just a few easy steps away, and it won't break the bank. Even if you don't want to change your whole routine, using just one of these steps will get your java ... Read More
Mid-week meals are all about getting dinner on the table quickly, but by the time the weekend rolls around, we're ready to slow down and savor good food, friends and family, and even a litte extra fuss.
We're sharing our favorite "extra" steps and meals that require a bit ... Read More
Few things can make a host fret more than the minutiae of serving wine. Should a big, bold red be poured at room temperature or get a few minutes in the fridge? What's the quickest way to chill the bubbly and does white wine really need to be tooth-crackingly cold?
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