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A Second Helping of Turkey

Are you done with your Thanksgiving leftovers yet? You might think so, but not quite. We have one more helping of Turkey for you. This is “Another Helping of Turkey,” the second of two installments of Eat This Podcast with Jeremy Cherfas: The domestication of the turkey probably first took place around 2000 years ago…

How to make pumpkin pie

How to make pumpkin pie This makes one pie. You probably want two, so double everything. PROCEDURE PREHEAT oven to 425F. Set the rack to above the middle of the oven but not too high up. Mix dry ingredients in one bowl. Mix wet ingredients in a different bowl. Mix the wet and dry ingredients…

The Science of Good Cooking

Does grinding your own meat make a better burger? How does adding fat to your eggs create the perfect tender omelet? Why should you have patience before carving your roast? Discover the science behind everyday cooking with Christopher Kimball from America’s Test Kitchen and Cook’s Illustrated. Join us as we explore the fundamental science explaining…

How to make stock

I previously posted on a way to make a turkey that would leave you with the bulk of the bird’s uncooked skeleton, and I promised some tips for how to make good stock.

How to make gravy

You’ve got your turkey all planned out, and you’ve got some stock. Now, it’s time to explore the true meaning of Thanksgiving. Gravy. (And maybe something to put it on.) I will tell you how to make excellent gravy with no stress and guaranteed success. Without lumps.

How To Cook A Turkey

First, consider cooking something other than a turkey Cooking turkey is actually kind of a dumb idea. Most people don’t ever cook turkey. Turkey is like chicken … it’s a domestic bird that is familiar to all Americans … but it is very difficult to cook in a way that does not ruin it. So…

Cabin Cooking Tips

Tip 1: Get some corn-on-the-cob and a large pot for which you have a tight fitting top. Husk the corn while you boil a large amount of water in the pot (salted if you like, for flavor). Put the corn-on-the-cob in the water and leave the heat on only for a minute, put the top…

Crazy Anthropologist Links Food, Sex

Can you believe this guy? Check it out: The French anthropologist Claude Levi-Strauss once proposed that humanity began with cooking. [a Twin Cities anthropologist] says love may have begun with cooking, as well. … The earliest human ancestors, some kind of chimp-like apes, were living off raw plant foods and probably doing a bit of…