Cooking Tips and Trends

Learn the Language: Cooking Vocabulary

"Sauté" and "simmer" describe different techniques, and "diced" and "minced" are not one and the same. Following healthful recipes is easier if you understand cooking vocabulary.

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    Learn the Language: Cooking Vocabulary

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    "Sauté" and "simmer" describe different techniques, and "diced" and "minced" are not one and the same. Following healthful recipes is easier if you understand cooking vocabulary. Read More