Chopsticks
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The Real Reason Chopsticks Connect at the End Will Blow Your Mind

Originally posted 04/27/2016 02:18PM

The last thing we want to be is dramatic, but this is the most insane fact you will ever learn in your entire life.

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Alex Guranschelli: How to Cook Steak
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Cook this Now! Alex Guarnaschelli’s Perfect Steak

Originally posted 09/16/2014 08:30AM

Alex Guarnaschelli is an Iron Chef, Food Network celebrity chef, author of Old-School Comfort Food and the executive chef at New York City’s Butter restaurants. Read her PEOPLE.com blog every Tuesday to get her professional cooking tips, family-favorite recipes and personal stories of working in front of the camera and behind the kitchen doors. Follow her on Twitter at @guarnaschelli.
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How to Use Ginger Root
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Alie & Georgia: What Do I Do with This Leftover Hunk of Ginger?

Originally posted 09/11/2014 08:30AM

Alie Ward and Georgia Hardstark, a.k.a. Alie & Georgia, host Cooking Channel food-travel series Tripping Out with Alie & Georgia. Visit PEOPLE.com every Thursday for their playful spins on celebrity recipes, cocktails, entertaining ideas—and, of course, lots of laughs!
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Chocolate Chip Cookies
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How to Bake the Chocolate Chip Cookie of Your Dreams

Originally posted 08/28/2014 10:39AM

If you’ve ever scanned the offerings on a packed school bake-sale table you’ll know one thing: Not all chocolate chip cookies are created equal.
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Basil Chiffonade
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How to Chiffonade Basil (or Any Leafy Herb)

Originally posted 08/15/2014 10:55AM

The term “chiffonade” — which roughly translates to “made of rags” — is one of those bits of cooking lingo, like confit or sous-vide, that intimidates by its very sound. But in terms of actual difficulty, chiffonade comes in at about a 1 out of 10.

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FILED UNDER: Expert Tips , Food , PEOPLEskills

Alex Guarnaschelli Kitchen Essentials
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Alex Guarnaschelli: My Must-Have Kitchen Tools

Originally posted 08/12/2014 02:20PM

Alex Guarnaschelli is an Iron Chef, Food Network celebrity chef, author of Old-School Comfort Food and the executive chef at New York City’s Butter restaurants. Read her PEOPLE.com blog every Tuesday to get her professional cooking tips, family-favorite recipes and personal stories of working in front of the camera and behind the kitchen doors. Follow her on Twitter at @guarnaschelli.

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Black Raspberry Ice Cream Recipe
Courtesy Food 52

10 Tools for Making Ice Cream

Originally posted 08/07/2014 01:00PM

If you’ve ever had a spoonful of Jeni’s Splendid Ice Cream (and we sincerely hope you have), you’ll trust Jeni Britton Bauer when she shares her 10 tools for making spendid treats at home.
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Alie & Georgia Elderflower Cocktail
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Alie & Georgia: Don’t Be Intimidated by Elderflower Liqueur — Here’s How to Use It

Originally posted 08/07/2014 12:07PM

Alie Ward and Georgia Hardstark, a.k.a. Alie & Georgia, host Cooking Channel food-travel series Tripping Out with Alie & Georgia. Visit PEOPLE.com every Thursday for their playful spins on celebrity recipes, cocktails, entertaining ideas—and, of course, lots of laughs!
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Grilling Hacks
Courtesy Victoria Hudgins

11 Grill Hacks to Try at Your Next Barbecue

Originally posted 08/01/2014 02:15PM

Nothing lends itself to being hacked like the process of cooking with fire. To take your next barbecue to a hot new level, click here for our 11 favorite grilling tricks.

How to Cut Watermelon
Courtesy Dave Hax

You’ve Been Cutting Watermelon the Wrong Way All This Time

Originally posted 08/01/2014 10:12AM

Do you slice your watermelon in wedges? If so, you’ve been doing it all wrong.
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