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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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Enter to Win Hestan Cue’s First Recipe Contest! We know the Hestan Cue community is a talented bunch, so we thought it was high time to shine a spotlight on all of you creative cooks by launching our first-ever recipe contest. When you enter, you’ll be competing for a chance to see your very own

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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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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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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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