April Valencia can still remember the smell of fresh tortillas roasting over the wood-burning stove in her grandmother’s kitchen in Arizona. “There was always a big ball of masa in a beautiful ceramic bowl with linen covering it,” the Los Angeles-based photographer and chef recal
Cooking fish for 10 minutes per inch of thickness is an old rule of thumb that works perfectly when roasting fillets or steaks. It’s just enough time to cook the flesh through so that it’s opaque, but not so much that it flakes. The only hitch comes with fillets that are uneven. Use yo
During the Han dynasty, more than 2,000 years ago, there was a great division: what had been a singular fermented condiment made of fish and soy, used to stretch out that precious commodity salt, became two.
One emerged as fish sauce and the other, soy sauce. From there they diverged dramatically a
Learning to cook is a constant process. Some parts are big blocks of information you use once in a while, such as learning how to fillet a fish or debone a chicken, but others are just tiny little bits of knowledge that sit in your brain, and that you use just about every single time you step into
From pastry chef to CEO of the Saudi Culinary Arts Commission, cook Mayada Badr is on a mission to highlight the Kingdom’s food and put it on the global map.
“My ambition is to bring light to our strategy and elevate the culinary arts industry in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and also int
A bag of pre-shredded cheese from the supermarket can really come in handy if you’re in a hurry and looking for a quick fix of salt and fat. Unfortunately, many pre-shredded cheeses also come with a dose of cellulose, which is essentially wood pulp. It sounds scarier than it is: cellulose is a
Breakfast used to be the easiest meal of the day. Everyone ate whatever they had time for (which, on a regular day, would be toast or nothing). None of us had to think too much, because even if you didn’t stay full until lunch time, you would probably be working and have to wait to take your b
Tucked underneath most ovens is a spacious drawer, though it is sometimes easy to forget. While plenty of oven models have this extra space, what exactly its purpose is remains a source of contention in the cooking community. It's even so widely argued that there's a dedicated Snopes page for the is
From cooking to conversing to entertaining, the kitchen is the heart of the home. It’s also a space that homeowners often dream of renovating. A growing trend in kitchen design is personalization, where thoughtful updates go beyond stainless-steel appliances and standard cabinetry to incorpo
We all know the is-a-tomato-a-fruit debate (correct answer: yes, but you still shouldn’t put it in a fruit salad). Now we’d like to bring you a whole new botanical question you never knew you had: Is corn a fruit or a vegetable—or is it a grain?
The answer is more techni
If you’ve ever had delicious Mexican street food, eaten a big platter of Buffalo wings or been to an Indian restaurant, you’re more than familiar with the experience of getting a runny nose, watery eyes, burning tongue and even sweating that comes with eating spicy food. But why does you
Research has shown that spending more time in your kitchen could also benefit your health and the health of your family. According to one Cambridge study, your longevity increases when you cook at home more frequently.
For this reasons, it is imperative that you ensure your kitchen in attra