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Zest

Zest is the skin or rind of citrus fruits (lemons, limes, oranges, grapefruits, kumquats). If you’veever tasted an orange peel you know it’s bitter at best. The thin layer of colored skin provides concentrated citrus […]

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Seasoned Flour

What is seasoned flour? No, it’s not flour that’s been weathered and tested. Seasoned flour is simply all-purpose flour with seasonings added. You’ve likely seen it as an ingredient in recipes where foods are first […]

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Mirepoix

And now for a fancy French cooking term that will boost your culinary street cred when dropped casually in conversation. Mirepoix (pronounced meer-uh-pwa) is a simple mix of coarsely chopped vegetables – onions, carrots and […]

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What Sieves?

Strainer, sifter, sieve (pronounced like give with an ‘s’), whatever you call it, a sieve is an invaluable kitchen tool. Used to strain liquids or sift dry ingredients, a sieve is simply a mesh bowl […]