TOP PICK OF THE WEEK: Yondu Savory Seasoning

[1] A bottle of Yondu seasoning concentrate (photo © Yondu | Serpio). [2] Pasta and other sauces will taste better. Spaghetti With King Trumpet & Maitake Mushrooms (photo © Yondu). [3] Splash some Yondu into a stir-fry to heighten the flavors (photo © Yondu). [4] Three-minute vegetable soup with Yondu. The recipe is below (photo…
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TIP OF THE DAY: International Sauces On Everyday Favorites ~ Part 2 Of 3

[5] Nuoc cham is the national condiment of Vietnam. Here’s the recipe from Gastronomy Blog (photo © Gastronomy Blog). [6] Peri-peri sauce is the national condiment of Peru. Here’s a recipe (photo © Flavor And The Menu). [7a] Romesco may be the most famous sauce in Spain (photo © Chef Aida Mollenkamp). [7b] Muhammara, a…
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GIFT: Smoking Gun – Smoke Gun – Smoke Infuser For Food & Drinks

The term “smoking gun” is a reference to an object or fact that serves as conclusive evidence of a crime or similar act. But there’s no crime in purchasing a smoking gun—a.k.a. smoke gun—for cold-smoke cooking. Creative cooks will love this kitchen gadget. We purchased one after paying $20 a pop for smoking cocktails at…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Brown Butter, Black Butter & How To Use Them

[1] Chocolate chip cookies are even better with brown butter (photo © Bella Baker). [2] Brown Butter Parmesan Pasta. Here’s the recipe (photo Joe Lingeman | © The Kitchn). [3] Brown butter can be used as an ingredient, for sautéeing, or as a sauce (photos #3 and #4 © Go Bold With Butter). [4] It’s…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Cooking Rice From Scratch

It often surprises us to hear people who are perfectly dependable cooks say that they can’t cook rice. We’ve been cooking rice from scratch for many years, and the only time we’ve had a problem is when we didn’t check the time and the bottom rice scorched (which infuses the rest of the rice with…
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