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Ask the Chef: How to Choose a Pineapple

Ask the Chef: How to Choose a Pineapple

How do you choose a fresh pineapple? A question from our Ask the Chef series.

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Ask the Chef: Flank or Skirt Steak?

Ask the Chef: Flank or Skirt Steak?

From our Ask the Chef series: What is the difference between flank and skirt steaks?

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I Have an Idea for a Food Product; Where Can I Find Help?

I Have an Idea for a Food Product; Where Can I Find Help?

I have an old family recipe that I believe has potential as a commercially viable product but don't have a food business background. Can you help?

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How Do You Roast Hatch Chiles?

How Do You Roast Hatch Chiles?

From our Ask the Chef series: how do you roast Hatch Chiles? They have a limited late-summer season, so the time to get your Hatch chiles is now!

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Is There a Universal Pickling Recipe?

Is There a Universal Pickling Recipe?

Is there a universal pickling recipe for a medley of veggies? Our chef explains that different veggies have different acidity and require different amounts of salt and or vinegar for safe preservation.

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Do I Eat the Olive . . . and other drink decorations?

Do I Eat the Olive . . . and other drink decorations?

When served a beverage that has a food item "decorating" it, do you eat that item, or not? This Ask the Chef gives you the answer to that question of modern day etiquette.

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Can I Freeze Previously Frozen Food?

Can I Freeze Previously Frozen Food?

Another in our Ask the Chef series: Can chicken, brats and pork chops, once cooked, be refrozen again?

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How Do You Make Sure Lasagna is Not Watery?

How Do You Make Sure Lasagna is Not Watery?

From our Ask the Chef series: How do you make stiff, chunky Lasagna? My mom always makes soupy lasagna; it falls off your fork. Maybe she needs to stick it in the fridge over night?

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How Do You Use Canned Oysters?

How Do You Use Canned Oysters?

From our Ask the Chef series: I live where fresh oysters are not available. We must rely on canned ones. As a result, I have not made oyster stew for 30 years. Can you answer ...

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