While green bell peppers lack the sweetness of their fully ripe red and yellow counterparts, there are lots of delicious ways to cook with them, from stuffed peppers to pizza and Spanish tapas.
You don't have to become a knife expert just to find a great knife that'll make your food preparation a pleasure. Slice through the endless options and find a reasonably priced, high-quality chef's knife that you'll use for years.
Choucroute garnie is an Alsatian dish of sauerkraut braised with pork sausages and various cuts of fresh and cured pork, and is a hearty dish perfect for the cold months. Find out what kind of sausage and which cuts of pork Chowhounds favor in this dish, as well as which spices they use and what to serve alongside.
It's OK to admit it if you don't see what the big deal is about Peruvian food—but don't give up on it yet! Let Chowhounds show you what Peruvian cuisine has to offer. From the ocean to the mountains, be tempted by tangy ceviches and skewers of flavorful beef heart—and of course those succulent sauces that turn even plain white bread into an irresistible treat.
Burns are no fun, but putting your hand in a heavy, floppy oven mitt takes away all grace and dexterity. Find out Chowhounds' various solutions for handling hot pans safely without sacrificing agility.
Making your own vanilla extract is very simple, involving just three ingredients: vanilla beans, alcohol, and time. The end result is also often of better quality and value than store-bought, according to Chowhounds. Check out hounds' favorite methods for homemade vanilla, plus which kinds of liquor they prefer to use and sources for well-priced vanilla beans.
If you make frittata-style omelets finished under the broiler, a crêpe pan might do what other frying pans can't: safely go from stovetop to the broiler while giving good nonstick release. Get pan recommendations and advice for safe, perfect frittatas.
Saving your recipe collection in a random pile of papers or on index cards is so 20th century. Doing it electronically not only saves space in your kitchen, but also makes it easy to access recipes on multiple devices, which is handy when you're away from home. See the websites, software, and apps Chowhounds recommend for saving and organizing recipes from online sources, cookbooks, and even the ones handed down from Grandma.
Does shortening really make a pie crust flakier than butter? Find out exactly how butter compares to shortening for creating the flakiest crust, not to mention tender cookies and tasty tortillas. Some leaf lard and bacon fat get into the mix, too!