Cultural Differences: Salad Before or After Dinner?

2008_10_02-saladtable.jpgAmericans have their salads right off the bat, prelude to the main event. At the very least, salad is served alongside the main course. In Europe, however, salad is often served after dinner. It's considered a cleansing finish before cheese or dessert. We know two people (both Americans) who do this, and they have different reasons why... More


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How To Cook Fluffy, Tasty Quinoa — Cooking Lessons from The Kitchn

Quinoa has come a long way in the last few years. From health stores to the mainstream, its high protein content and delicate texture have made it a popular substitute for starchier pasta and rice. Several of us here at The Kitchn like to make a big pot of quinoa on the weekends and eat it throughout the week with curry, grilled vegetables, or braised meat. It's one of the most delicious, fast-cooking lunch staples we know (not to mention healthy). Here's how to cook great quinoa — not mushy, not bitter — but delicate and perfectly fluffy. More


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Easy Summer Breakfast: Put Sweet Corn in Your Scrambled Eggs!

2008_08_15-cornandeggs.jpgThere are so many things you can do with summer corn, but if you haven't thought about eating it for breakfast, let us persuade you... More


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What Makes Chile Peppers Spicy? — Food Science

2008_07_29-SpicyChilePepper.jpgAre you a fan of hot and spicy foods?! With our own chile peppers almost ready to be picked, we started getting curious about what makes peppers spicy and why some peppers are "hotter" than others. Read on! More


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Tip: Clean the Grill With an Onion

2008_07_21-CleanGrill.jpgWe came across this Flickr photo entitled "Matt cleaned the grill with an onion..." and we were instantly intrigued. Cleaning the grill with an onion? More


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Is It Legal to Grill on Your Balcony?

2008_7_10-grill-balcony.jpgWe're all about grilling this week at The Kitchn, but as city dwellers, we're wondering if and when our grilling activities could land us in trouble, or facing a fine. Is grilling on the balcony OK in your city? More


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