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Mad Genius Tips

How to Make a Bacon Weave for the World’s Best BLT

F&W’s Justin Chapple has a bone to pick with the BLT—there’s not enough bacon in every bite. So he came up with a brilliant solution: the bacon weave.

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At-Home Sommelier

How to Improve Your Wine Memory

How to Improve Your Wine Memory

Charles Antin shares his best tips on how you can improve your wine memory.

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Mad Genius Tips

How to Truss a Chicken Without Any String

If you find yourself with a chicken and no kitchen string (or floss) have no fear. F&W Test Kitchen chicken champion Justin Chapple is here!

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expert guide

9 Chef Upgrades for Quinoa Salad

Quinoa Salad with Grilled Scallions, Favas and Dates

In the past several years, chefs have taken quinoa from hippie to haute. Here are nine fantastic riffs.

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Mad Genius Tips

How to Ripen Bananas in a Flash

You want banana bread. So you go to the grocery store to buy bananas. But all of the bananas are green and hard. You’ll have to wait days for them to ripen up enough to make the bread, right? Wrong!

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Andrew Zimmern's Kitchen Adventures

4 Essential Braising Tips

Braised Pork Shank with Miso

For everyone who thinks that braising is forgiving, I would remind you of the last dried-out pot roast you’ve eaten. Here are some handy tips for braising.

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Mad Genius Tips

How to Make Adorable Heart-Shaped Cupcakes for Valentine’s Day

On Valentine’s Day, cupcakes are cute. But heart-shaped cupcakes are downright adorable.

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expert guide

3 Best Wines to Pair with Pasta Bolognese

Peruvian-Style Pasta Bolognese

Italian reds are absolutely the way to go with pasta Bolognese. Here are three different types of wines to try.

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expert guide

5 Chef Riffs on Pasta Bolognese

Rigatoni with Veal Bolognese and Butternut Squash

The classic Italian dish pasta Bolognese comes with a stringent set of rules, but the chefs here aren’t afraid of breaking them.

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Mad Genius Tips

The Only Way You Should Ever Deseed a Pomegranate

Bright and beautiful pomegranate seeds are incredible on winter salads or roasted vegetables but they can be a seriously messy pain to extract. F&W Test Kitchen problem solver Justin Chapple is here to help. 

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