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In my opinion the smooth, silky hummus is definitely worth the trouble of peeling the chickpeas. I usually try to get my daughter to help me, it's a good task for small hands.

Why I Spent 20 Minutes Peeling Chickpeas Kitchen Diary: Emily in Los Angeles
7/23/14 03:08 PM

I like kohlrabi raw, but I've been eating it since I was a child. It works very well with cream or béchamel sauce.

How To Cut Up Kohlrabi Cooking Lessons from The Kitchn
7/15/14 11:45 AM

I strongly object to Rule no. 4 - what a waste of (hopefully) good champagne!! I'd drink it and then slow down with the drinking. And you can also switch between beer and wine if you are drinking slowly and not too much

The Lightweight's Guide to Drinking at Summer Weddings
7/8/14 09:25 AM

As for the mold: They might have wiped it away and painted it over. You have to check for cold outside walls and cold areas on walls. That's where the mold will be likely to appear. Ask the neighbors in the same side of the building how they are doing.

5 Things to Run Away From as a Renter Renters Solutions
7/7/14 03:44 PM

Maybe The Talisman of Happiness by Ada Boni (Il Talismano della Felicita)? That's another Italian classic. Wikipedia tells me there used to be an American edition.

Help! Does Anyone Remember This Old Italian Cookbook? Good Questions
7/2/14 10:00 AM

In my experience, kids prefer fresh vegetables over cooked ones, and they prefer food which isn't too chunky and which they don't have to chew very much (I think it's because they don't have the full set of teeth yet). So mac and cheese with carrot and cucumber sticks would probably work, or pasta with pesto. Or risotto. Or Asia-style noodles (they love soy sauce, too).

What Should I Cook for Preschoolers? Good Questions
7/2/14 03:23 AM

Hm, you could freeze them and use them as fancy ice cubes…

How To Make Watermelon Stars Cooking Lessons from The Kitchn
7/1/14 06:31 AM

What is that dish in the photo? It looks so good!

Remembering to Taste Weekend Meditation
6/16/14 06:28 AM

I don't have a car, so this is something I wouldn't bother with - a small, sharp knife and a corkscrew is all I have space for in my luggage. But I usually take a few one-way ice cube bags with me because I hate smelly ice cubes.

A Frivolous But Enjoyable Tool to Take With You on Vacation: Really Big Ice Cube Trays Travel Tips from The Kitchn
6/12/14 02:54 PM

And what I learned from Italian cuisine is to use vegetables as the starting point of a meal and work from there, depending on what is in season.

Five New Cooking Habits I Brought Back from Rome Life in the Kitchen
6/12/14 12:51 PM

I'm having a Cynar spritz right now. It's the way old folks drink it in Venice, and really nice if you like your drink more bitter and less sweet.

Five New Cooking Habits I Brought Back from Rome Life in the Kitchen
6/12/14 12:46 PM

I use my chef's knife for chopping herbs. Can't see why I need another kitchen utensil...

Good Product: Mezzaluna
6/10/14 09:53 AM

But not in Italian. It just means shrimp.

Recipe: Roasted Shrimp Scampi Recipes from The Kitchn
6/5/14 04:39 PM


The Most Important Kitchen Tool to Bring to Your Vacation Cabin Travel Tips from The Kitchn
6/5/14 04:37 PM

I'm a bit confused, is "scampi" a mode of preparation English? Because as you said, it means shrimp in Italian, so I read it as "shrimp shrimp".

Recipe: Roasted Shrimp Scampi Recipes from The Kitchn
6/5/14 09:13 AM

Don't be surprised, most cuisines traditionally don't have that much meat in them, but are based on grains and vegetables with extra meat when available.

Afro-Vegan by Bryant Terry New Cookbook
6/5/14 03:27 AM

That looks fun - but how do you clean it??

A New Keurig-Like Machine Makes Homemade Tortillas Food News
6/4/14 04:29 PM

Like some of the others I'm skeptical about the cream/watermelon combination. It just doesn't appeal to me at all.

This Cake is Perfect for Summer. Can You Guess What's it's Made of? Delicious Links
6/2/14 02:18 PM

I have to admit I really like the 50ies feeling of the green walls. The result is beautiful though.

Kitchen Before & After: A Small 1946 Bungalow Kitchen Gets a Budget $6,000 Update Reader Kitchen Remodel
5/27/14 05:37 AM

Agree with the others - non-stick pans don't last long enough to spend that amount of money, even if you treat them really well.

Nonstick Fry Pan from Le Creuset
5/18/14 03:31 PM