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Tag: ingredient IQ

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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Handy Facts About Corn and How To Use It In Cooking

Fresh corn needs no introduction. Kids love it. Cookouts wouldn’t be the same without it. And the sweet, crunchy kernels add oomph…

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Ingredient IQ: Eggplant

Eggplant is part of the Solanaceae, or nightshade, family of vegetables, which also includes potatoes, bell peppers, and tomatoes. The most common…

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Ingredient IQ: Tofu

For thousands of years, tofu has been a plant-based staple in Asian cuisines. Here’s everything you need to know to confidently cook…

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Facts About Bell Peppers, Plus Recipes and Tips For Using Them

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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Types of Mangoes and Everything You Need to Know About Them

One taste of a perfectly ripe mango is enough to make anyone a lifelong fan of the juicy, sunset-hued fruit. Here’s everything…

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What Is Okra and How Do You Cook It?

Okra was introduced to North America by enslaved people brought over from West Africa in the 17th century. Ever since, it has…

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Ingredient IQ: Basil

The hot, sunny days of summer bring out the best in this aromatic herb. Here’s how to select, store, and prepare basil…

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The Whole Grain Flour Guide

Today’s supermarkets have baking aisles that are crammed with whole grain flour choices. The tasty, nutrient-dense options are all exciting—but they can…

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What Are Lentils and How to Cook Them

If there’s one dried legume you should always have on hand, it’s no-soak, quick-cooking lentils. Read on to find out why. What…

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What Is Rhubarb and How Do You Use It?

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: Lettuce

There are many varieties of lettuce out there, but most kinds that you’ll see in the grocery store fall into one of…

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