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Twines & Ties

We tested cotton and linen kitchen twine as well as two brands of silicone food ties.

What We Learned

Kitchen twine is indispensable for trussing whole chickens, tying roasts and rolled stuffed meats, and making bundles of herbs for flavoring stews. (Never cook with twines that aren’t specifically labeled “kitchen” or “food-safe.”) Does it matter which kind you use? And what about reusable food ties made of silicone? We tested cotton and linen kitchen twine as well as two brands of ...