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Making cool stuff is high on any kids’ to-do list, while making dinner is probably high on yours. You can accomplish both at the same time, and have fun together, when you bring your kiddo into the kitchen. There are so many benefits to cooking with kids of all ages. Not only is it a

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Take a look at the cooking oil section at your local supermarket and you’ll see dozens of choices — and we’re not just talking about brands. There’s olive oil, of course, but also vegetable oil, canola oil, safflower, sunflower, grapeseed and sesame seed. Then there are the animal fats, like butter, bacon drippings, chicken schmaltz, duck

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You know oil and water don’t mix, but do you know why? First off, oil and water have very different densities. Water molecules are packed together more densely than oil, so when you add two of them to a container they will naturally separate. Anyone who has made a vinaigrette has seen this separation in

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With hundreds of recipes in the Hestan Cue app — from family favorite Carbonara to healthy Za’atar Roasted Carrots or show-stopping Pan Seared Sole with Dill and Caviar — there’s a dish to satisfy almost any craving. But sometimes you get home and want to make your own rules — cook with whatever’s in the fridge,

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Considered “liquid gold” by chefs, clarified butter is often overlooked by home cooks who only associate it with dunking lobster claws and making hollandaise. There are actually many different uses for this high-temperature capable, richly-flavored cooking fat. This post will cover some of our favorite ways to use it along with a foolproof method of

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Needless to say, cooking in a professional kitchen is very different from making meals at home. The restaurant is a marathon of prepping ingredients, putting together dishes, and keeping your station precisely organized. The happiness of your guests and the success of the restaurant depend on the kitchen operating as a synchronized and well-oiled machine.

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Searing may seem more like an art than science – I mean, just look at that beautiful brown patina on a perfectly seared steak or the umami rich crust on a scallop. But what’s happening in the pan to create that color is in fact one of the most important chemical reactions in cooking. The

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When done right, this simple culinary technique ensures even cooking, offers extra rich flavor, and shortens the cooking time of pan seared proteins. Despite what you might have heard, basting isn’t about keeping meat moist – it’s all about even cooking, which can mark the difference between a restaurant quality steak or a disappointing one. Cooking

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You wouldn’t have much patience for a cake recipe that instructs “bake at medium-high heat.” So why put up with vague instructions when cooking on the stove? Cooking with the right temperature is the key to consistently great results, but terms like “medium-low” and “medium-high” leave a lot of room for interpretation — and a lot of room

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Eggs should be easy. They are a quintessential ingredient in so many recipes, but cooking them just right can have its challenges. Whether you prefer them scrambled or hard boiled, there’s a delicate balance to getting the texture and timing just right. Cue makes it easy by automatically setting the temperature for you, plus it

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Succulent pan seared trout with a brown butter sauce complemented by crisp pear and savory almonds. A classic French recipe that takes only minutes to make but is easy to master. Ingredients: For the Trout: 1 Whole Rainbow Trout 1 tsp (8 mL) Canola Oil Kosher Salt (as needed) 2 pinches Fleur de Sel For

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There are endless ways to garnish a simple dish to give it that extra wow factor. Below are some of our chefs’ recommendations for easy ways to step up your presentation: Fresh Herbs: Whether freshly picked or thinly sliced, arranging herbs on top of a dish gives a pop of color and great flavor. Many

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