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Oil and Vinegar: Opposites Attract Cooking oils and vinegars are an essential component in the culinary arts and occupy a close position to many chefs hearts. The frequency that they are used makes them an important area of focus for aspiring chefs. Becoming familiar with the various types of oils, their limited range of uses, flavors and smoke points make selection easier when deciding on recipes and substitutes. We discuss the...
Guide to Herbs, Spices, and Flavorings for Food and Cooking Becoming a good cook involves having a wide range of flexibility when it comes to flavoring your food. The balance of herbs, spices, and flavors can make all the difference in the world when wanting to bring out the natural flavors or enhance the flavors of ingredients. While the topic of flavors and flavor profiles is quite deep, I will start...

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The Best Temperature to Cook Chicken

One question that I see come up a lot is "what the best temperature to cook chicken?" The answer to this question is... not...

A Guide to the Best Steak Cuts

When deciding on the best steak cut, there can be a lot of variety and subtlety when it comes to things like texture, thickness,...