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How to Hack Your Slow Cooker

How to Hack Your Slow Cooker Jeff Potter, author of Cooking for Geeks, shares a very technical tip on how to turn your slow cooker into a sous-vide machine. READ MORE

How to Sous Vide an Egg at Home

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Get a perfect poach using a fancy (yet easy!) technique. ... WATCH THE VIDEO

How to Make a Brownie in a Mug (in the Microwave)

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CHOW.com Copy Chief Deborah Lewis tested two member recipes, Microwave Brownie in a Mug (single serving) and Microwave Chocolate Mug Brownie. She liked the former, as you'll see here. This video ... WATCH THE VIDEO

How to Velvet Meat for a Stir-Fry

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How Chinese chefs "seal" their proteins. ... WATCH THE VIDEO

How to Store Foie Gras

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If Russell Jackson, chef-owner of the now-closed Lafitte in San Francisco, were stranded on a desert island, he would want just one thing: foie gras. If you share his passion, ... WATCH THE VIDEO

Nongreasy Fried Eggplant

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If you prefer your eggplant fried but want to avoid turning it into a grease bomb, Margo True, food editor at Sunset magazine, has a simple, useful tip. CHOW Tips are ... WATCH THE VIDEO

How to Make Rice Milk and Horchata

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Karen Solomon, author of Can It, Bottle It, Smoke It: And Other Kitchen Projects, shows us that a few pennies' worth of ingredients, a blender, and some patience are all ... WATCH THE VIDEO

How to Make a Low-Fat Salad Dressing

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Margo True, food editor at Sunset magazine, shares a tip on how to make a delicious, low-fat salad dressing by swapping out one standard ingredient for a surprising one. (Here's ... WATCH THE VIDEO

A Healthier Bacon Alternative

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Though some may argue that nothing can replace the beloved taste of bacon, Margo True, food editor at Sunset magazine, shows that prosciutto can be a healthier and tasty alternative. CHOW ... WATCH THE VIDEO

How to Chop an Onion Without Crying

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Russell Jackson, chef-owner of the now-closed Lafitte in San Francisco, knows that chopping onions can be a real pain in the eye sometimes. In this CHOW Tip he shares a ... WATCH THE VIDEO