There’s More to Beef Chuck Than Stews and Braises

Summer is rapidly approaching, and with it, grilling season. While steak enthusiasts are eager to bend your ear about home dry-aging experiments or that massive tomahawk they splurged on, it’s medium-rare to hear someone rave about chuck steak. Talk about a missed opportunity: Chuck is an incredibly flavorful,…

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There’s More to Beef Chuck Than Stews and Braises

Summer is rapidly approaching, and with it, grilling season. While steak enthusiasts are eager to bend your ear about home dry-aging experiments or that massive tomahawk they splurged on, it’s medium-rare to hear someone rave about chuck steak. Talk about a missed opportunity: Chuck is an incredibly flavorful,…

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Use a Bench Scraper to Evenly Oil Sheet Pans

Roasted vegetable season is very nearly behind us, so it makes sense that I’ve only just figured out the perfect way to oil a sheet pan—and, of course, it involves a bench scraper.

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How to Eat Ramen in Japan

In Japan, eating ramen is a near goddamn religious experience.

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How to Make Your Own Duke’s-Style Mayonnaise

I am fully aware of how this sounds, but I only eat homemade mayo. It’s partially a budget thing and partially out of convenience—even in large quantities, mayo is incredibly cheap and easy to make—but more than anything else, it’s about flavor. Homemade mayo will always taste fresher and just plain better than…

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Do Ugly Produce Boxes Really Reduce Food Waste?

We as a society waste a ton of food, by some accounts 40% of everything we produce. It takes a lot of money, time, effort, water, and fertilizer to grow the fruits and veggies we throw away. A few companies are trying to help by selling boxes full of misshapen produce that they say would otherwise have gone to…

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Water Is All You Need to Revive Soggy Vegetables

Many things in life get soggy when wet, like paper, or expensively blow-dried hair. But plants do not work this way. Water makes them plumper, crispier, crunchier. Understand this fact and you’ll never suffer soggy lettuce again.

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Ask Us Your Most Basic Cooking Questions

Almost two years ago, we launched The Grown-Up Kitchen, and asked you all for your most fundamental cooking questions. Knowing what readers didn’t know let me fill in those gaps in knowledge, which (hopefully) made for better, happier home cooks.

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Tell Us Your Street Food Tips

My best street food hack was hiring the Wafels & Dinges truck to cater desserts at my wedding. Food trucks are the trendiest form of street food right now, but your favorite eatery might be a cart, a stand, a trailer, or someone rolling a cooler through the park.

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How to Stop Hating a Food

You don’t have to like every food. But certain food aversions are very inconvenient when you’re out in the world. Writer Amanda Mull, for example, wishes she didn’t hate cucumbers. So she talked to dietician and therapist Ellyn Satter. The trick is to only partly eat the food:

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