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Got a Dutch oven as a holiday gift? Sweet! Heavy-bottomed and ovenproof with a tight-fitting lid, this thick metal pot heats evenly and holds heat well, so veggies sear and sizzle, soups simmer slowly, frying oil stays hot, and puddings don't stick. Here are a few handy things to know before you get cooking.

Tips for staying on the good-eating track at work.

Orange season is now in full swing! There's no better time to make the most of the sunny, sweet citrus. Here's a quick guide to choosing the best varieties.

Raw food diets are lauded by some as the healthiest way to eat. While it is certainly good to eat raw vegetables and fruits, studies show that some foods are better for our bodies when we cook them.

Serving wine at your holiday feast? Watch what you pair with the vegetarian roast. Turns out, more than 70 additives—including a handful of animal products—can be used to make and process wine. Not to worry. Here’s how to find 
a vegetarian-friendly wine (and avoid ones that aren’t).

The easiest way to cheer up your kitchen in the middle of winter? Grow herbs indoors. With a few fresh sprigs at your fingertips, you can add instant flavor to everything from smoothies to soups. Here are our best tips to ensure you’ll have a steady supply all season long.

Is your cookbook collection starting to take over valuable real estate in your kitchen? If so, donate or re-gift some of your lesser-loved volumes. Here are 5 rules for deciding what should stay and what should go.

Watch this video to learn how to prepare pizza dough from an expert.

Watch this video to learn the easiest way to peel and cut a mango like a pro.

Watch this video to learn how to peel ginger like a pro.

Got more kale than you can handle? Enough chili to feed an army? Fear not! You can save just about anything if you freeze it for later. The trickier part: not neglecting what you’ve frozen. Here are a few simple tricks and ideas to get you started.

Trading edibles may be a time-honored school ritual, but adults looking for more variety in their menus are getting into the act too. Options include food swaps, package swaps, garden swaps, and community-supported agriculture box swaps. 
Take your pick, and start swappin’.

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