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“Lettuce Jam” Is the Perfect Use for That Last Sad Bit of Greenery

I hate to sound melodramatic, but lettuce and I are enemies. It’s not that I don’t like eating salad—I do—it’s that I never eat salad fast enough before my lettuce gets “weird,” as in “not technically inedible but kind of limp and not-so-fresh looking.” This makes me feel like a failure, and I hate failure. Luckily,

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You Should Definitely Put Mustard Greens on a Sandwich

Yesterday I asked you all for your thoughts and feelings on what makes a sandwich truly excellent. It turns out you are a very opinionated bunch, particularly when it comes to sandwiches, and the resulting conversation was, in a word, delicious.

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You Should Definitely Put Mustard Greens on a Sandwich

Yesterday I asked you all for your thoughts and feelings on what makes a sandwich truly excellent. It turns out you are a very opinionated bunch, particularly when it comes to sandwiches, and the resulting conversation was, in a word, delicious.

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What Makes a Perfect Sandwich?

Happy Monday, and welcome back to to What’s Cooking?, the weekly open thread where you get to share all of your brilliant thoughts, advice, recipes, and opinions on all things edible. This week I want to talk about that humble, but often transcendent meal between two slices of bread—the sandwich.

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How to Enjoy Sushi Without Getting Infested With Parasites

People are freaking out about a recent story where a man who ate sushi ended up with a stomach parasite. While acquiring a gut buddy is a real possibility whenever you eat something raw, it’s also fairly uncommon and easy to avoid.

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Is This Bluetooth Salt Shaker the Juicero of Seasoning?

It is with a heavy heart that I must inform you of a “smart salt shaker” called “The Smalt.” Oddly, the shaking aspect of this shaker is still decidedly unplugged—you still have do all the shaking; Smalt just “tracks” it for you. (And lights up. And plays music.) It is, essentially, the Juicero of seasoning.

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How to Finally Organize Your Pantry Once and for All

I’m a pretty organized person—except when it comes to my pantry. I can never remember what I have and what I’ve run out of, and finding things in there is a lost cause. I finally decided to finally get it under control hoping I wouldn’t find an embarrassing number of the same item* stuffed in the shelves. Spoiler: I…

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How to Finally Organize Your Pantry Once and for All

I’m a pretty organized person—except when it comes to my pantry. I can never remember what I have and what I’ve run out of, and finding things in there is a lost cause. I finally decided to finally get it under control hoping I wouldn’t find an embarrassing number of the same item* stuffed in the shelves. Spoiler: I…

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The Grown-Up Kitchen: How to Make a Damn Roux

A roux by any other name is still a roux, but maybe that other name should be “fat and flour paste thickener,” because the fancy French name seems to put people off.

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The Grown-Up Kitchen: How to Make a Damn Roux

A roux by any other name is still a roux, but maybe that other name should be “fat and flour paste thickener,” because the fancy French name seems to put people off.

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