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Necessity is the mother of invention, and in 2020, the need to learn how to work with different ingredients became even more essential. Here are 10 different foods and ingredients we learned more about in 2020.
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Unique apple types
Honeycrisp and Red Delicious still have their place in the apple hall of fame, but there are some unique varieties that deserve a chance. Here are some other alternative apples you should try.
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You’ve probably heard of – or even tried – ice-cream filled mochi, but this glutinous rice is taken to higher levels in Japan that are both sweet and savory. Here's how you can apply that knowledge to your own kitchen.
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The best of common fruits
Pears, lemons, limes...these are well-known and well-loved common fruits, but there are subgroups of these broad categories that are better than others. These are the best (and sometimes rare) versions of common fruits.
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What are heirloom tomatoes, exactly? There's so much more to this rainbow-hued, oddly shaped fruit than you know. Rich in flavor, nutrition and history, these trendy tomatoes should be here to stay.
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Ghee – the clarified butter that Indians have been utilizing for hundreds and hundreds of years – has made its way into American cooking. Here's why it's become more widely known, and why you should start using it, too.
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Pumpkins are more than just a decoration! You can cook with them, too. But not all pumpkins are made for cooking, so here's a guide to which varieties are great for culinary pursuits.
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