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10 Kitchen-Tested Ingredients

Supermarket Parmesan
From the EpisodePantry Pastas
Published: July 2016
Supermarket Parmesan
For a cheese with all the nutty, savory flavor and crumbly, crystalline texture…
Smoked Paprika
From the EpisodeBig Easy Favorites
Published: May 2016
Smoked Paprika
We tasted seven products, rating them on their flavor, level of smokiness, and o…
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Anchovies
Published: September 2016
Anchovies
Even if you’d never put anchovies on a pizza or a salad, a tin of these little f…
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Sherry Vinegar
From the EpisodeNew England Classics
Published: May 2016
Sherry Vinegar
The woodsy yet vibrant taste of sherry vinegar makes it such a standout that it …
Almond Butter
From the EpisodeThe Ultimate Sticky Buns
Published: July 2016
Almond Butter
The best almond butter contains more than just ground almonds.
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Supermarket Extra-Virgin Olive Oil
From the EpisodeFast Food Makeovers
Published: November 2015
Supermarket Extra-Virgin Olive Oil
Often dull or even rancid-tasting, supermarket olive oils never seem to live up …
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Prepared Pesto
From the EpisodeTwo Modern Stews
Published: March 2016
Prepared Pesto
We scooped up seven traditional basil pestos (also called pesto Genovese), price…
Fish Sauce
From the EpisodeSeafood Supper
Published: September 2015
Fish Sauce
We gathered five products from grocery stores and Asian markets and sampled the…
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Whole-Milk Greek Yogurt
From the EpisodeMediterranean Grill
Published: March 2016
Whole-Milk Greek Yogurt
Nonfat products used to dominate this market, but now whole-milk versions are ta…
Soy Sauce
From the EpisodeChinese Takeout, Revised
Published: September 2016
Soy Sauce
Savory, fragrant, umami-rich soy sauce is a staple in American kitchens. But ch…
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