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Tag: ingredient IQ

Get to Know Swiss Chard: Top Tips and Recipes

Chard, also called Swiss chard, is a leafy green that comes from a variety of beets grown for the edible stems and…

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Chickpeas 101: Everything to Know About the Lovable Legume

If there’s one bean to keep on hand in your kitchen, it’s chickpeas. Rich in fiber and B vitamins, the round, nubbly…

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Up Your Strawberry Savvy: Selection Tips, Storage Hacks, and Recipes to Try

Prime strawberry season is upon us! Here’s everything you need to know about the candy-sweet jewels of spring and summer, including tips…

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A Plant-Based Cook’s Guide to Potatoes

Everything you need to know about one of the best-loved, most versatile foods in the world: potatoes. With potato selection and storage…

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Asparagus 101: Varieties, Cooking Methods, Recipes, and More

Asparagus have been a sought-after delicacy since ancient times. Thick or thin, vibrant green or creamy white, these healthful harbingers of spring…

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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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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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Tips, Tricks, and Recipes for Cooking with Brussels Sprouts

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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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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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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Ingredient IQ: 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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