Eat Seasonally in April: How to Cook Artichokes

Each month, we feature a seasonal ingredient. Now is the right time to learn how to cook artichokes. Under the tough exterior, they're tender and delicious.

Artichokes might be the most intimidating of all the items in the produce section. But once you get past their tough exterior, artichokes are both tender and delicious. They’re also currently in season, so there’s never been a better time to learn how to cook artichokes. From choosing a fresh artichoke to navigating your way through the layers of leaves, […]

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Spice Up Your Appetizers: Recipes for Savory Tarts

You might be surprised how simple it can be to make and serve impressive appetizers, like these recipes for savory tarts we've gathered.

When planning a dinner party or gathering, we usually focus on main dishes and desserts. Appetizers tend to be an afterthought: a store-bought platter of shrimp cocktail, or a vegetable tray with predictable dip. Frozen appetizers are convenient, but they’re highly processed and don’t often turn out like the picture on the box. It might surprise you how simple it can be to make […]

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How to Keep Knives Sharp: Proper Cutting, Washing and Storing

You know how important it is to work with sharp knives, but do you know how to keep knives sharp? Check out the basics of knife care.

You may know how important it is to work with sharp knives, but do you know how to keep knives sharp? Even if you buy the highest quality knives available, they will grow duller faster if you don’t care for them properly. As professional chef Alton Brown admonishes fellow cooks, “Want to know how to turn a quality knife into […]

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