From Hearty Eggs for Breakfast
How do scrambled eggs work? Can you salt them ahead of time? How can you keep them from becoming watery and weepy?
Cornstarch—More Than Just a Thickener
From Staying in For Chinese Takeout
Besides acting as a thickener, cornstarch works its magic in other ways.
Taming Peppercorn Heat
From Meat and Potatoes for Company
Test-kitchen staffers with more sensitive palates were relieved to learn that the pungent heat of black peppercorns can be mellowed by a brief simmer in oil. But we were curious as to the cause.
Evaporated and Condensed Milk
From Favorite Citrus Desserts
What is the difference between evaporated and condensed milk? Do I have to worry about curdling? What can I do if I don't have condensed milk at home?
From Best Beef Stew
Do all microwaves cook at the same rate?
Heavy Cream versus Whipping Cream
From Strawberry Cream Cake
We set out to purchase a pint of whipping cream and a pint of heavy cream, whip them up, and assess their performance in five categories.