All About Ingredients

Learn about familiar and less-common ingredients, along with storage tips, DIY ideas, and recipe suggestions to try them out yourself.

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How to Make Your Own Cake Flour
Read this before you make a run to the store.
Common Ingredient Substitutions
Out of baking powder (or baking soda or even milk)? Make your own with our ingredient substitutions guide.
What Is Coconut Flour and How Do You Use It?
Before you dive into that bag of coconut flour, it helps to know a few things about what you're getting into and how best to use it.
Why Do Salads Taste So Much Better at Restaurants?
Here's why your attempts to make the same salads probably fall flat.
What Is Spam Made Of?
It's time to take the mystery out of this meat.
What Is Irish Butter?
Everything you need to know about the tasty butter that's popping up in American kitchens.
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What Is Chicory and Why Is It in My Coffee?
This popular New Orleans pick-me-up is a breeze to make at home.
5 Mistakes You're Making When Cooking Rice
Learn how to best cook this adaptable grain.
What Is Hard Sauce?

You'll be adding this boozy topping to all your desserts and pastries from now on!