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Polenta 101: How to Cook Polenta, with Recipes

Polenta is perhaps best known as a northern Italian dish, but it is also a staple in the cuisines of neighboring countries…

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8 Great Things to Cook in Your Slow Cooker, Plus Recipes

Ever since Crock-Pot came out with the very first set-it-and-forget-it appliance in 1970, electric slow cookers have been kitchen mainstays for busy…

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It’s Grapefruit Season! Here’s How to Pick ‘Em and Recipes to Try

Sunny yellow, pale pink, or ruby red, grapefruit offers a full spectrum of citrus flavor and is a good source of fiber…

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What Are Brussels Sprouts? Plus Tips, Tricks, Recipes, and More

Although Brussels sprouts are available pretty much all year round, the fall and winter months are when they’re at their best. Read…

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In-Season Produce: Your Guide to Winter Fruits and Vegetables

Think winter is the worst time for produce? Think again. A bountiful array of fruits and vegetables are at their most flavorful…

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Sheet Pan Dinners 101 (with Recipes)

Looking for warm, hearty meals that require minimal effort and cleanup? Sheet pan dinners, aka tray bakes, have you covered. Think of…

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Tempeh 101: What Is Tempeh and How Do You Cook It?

Tempeh is a soybean-based food that originated centuries ago in Indonesia. It’s popular among plant-based eaters, as its texture makes it a…

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How to Make Salsa: Quick Tips and Easy Salsa Recipes

Forget ketchup and mustard. Salsa is the one condiment you should always have in your fridge. Chopped or blended, fresh or jarred,…

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Ingredient IQ: Butternut Squash

Editor’s Note: In January 2019, the Institute of Culinary Education launched the Natural Gourmet Center, a plant-centric and wellness-driven culinary arts program. We’ll be featuring…

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Going Plant-Based for Your Mental Health? Here Are Some Things to Keep in Mind

Major depressive disorder is the leading cause of disability in the U.S. for 15- to 44-year-olds and is the largest contributor to…

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Pumpkin 101: Tips for Choosing, Storing, and Cooking Pumpkin

From porch decorations to pie fillings, pumpkins rule the fall produce landscape. Here’s how to pick, prep, and cook the gorgeous gourds…

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Ingredient IQ: Figs

Editor’s Note: In January 2019, the Institute of Culinary Education launched the Natural Gourmet Center, a plant-centric and wellness-driven culinary arts program….

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