Culinary Arts

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Learn about banana’s starchy sister the plantain, a staple food in much of the world.

Aug 31, 2019

Plantain chips in blue bowl on wood

One of the most popular cooking woods, hickory adds a rich, pungent flavor and deep color to smoked foods.

Aug 31, 2019

Illustration of wood pieces in green

“This is something that takes a bit of time but I always find that there is great gratification in making my own pasta.”—Chef Thomas Keller

Aug 26, 2019

Beginning stages of pasta dough flower and eggs

A staple Algerian, Moroccan, Tunisian, Middle Eastern, and Mediterranean ingredient, couscous is a healthy alternative when rice or pasta fatigue sets in. Whether served as a st...

Aug 23, 2019

couscous in wooden bowls with herbs

“If tradition doesn’t respect the ingredients, you must change the recipe.” —Massimo Bottura Adapting and altering dishes based on the quality, seasonality, and freshness of ing...

Aug 23, 2019

Massimo Bottura's pesto and pasta on white plate

Kombucha has made its way out of the health food store and into the mainstream.

Aug 13, 2019

Kombucha in a glass jar with tea leaves

Learn how to make udon noodles step-by-step the traditional way, with just three ingredients.

Aug 9, 2019

Udon noodles in bowl with chopsticks

From the haute cuisine of Paris restaurants to countryside peasant dishes, France has one of the most revered culinary reputations in the world. France’s ingredients, cooking st...

Aug 6, 2019

Wine and charcuterie board on white wood

Grilling over an open fire is humanity’s oldest cooking technique. The backyard grills we’re used to seeing in the U.S. are usually fueled by charcoal or propane—but the oldest ...

Aug 5, 2019

BBQ grill with fire