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What is a raclette?

I'm looking for a certain product. Its use is similar to a fondue cooker except that you use little frying pans and the food is cooked from the top and botto...

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What are tournedos of beef?

Why do they call tournedos of filet mignon, tournedos? I work at a restaurant and I was asked that question.

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What are fermented black beans?

What are fermented black beans and can I find them in the supermarket? Several recipes I have found for shrimp and lobster sauce call for them. Is there a su...

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Other name for butter beans

I have a recipe for butter beans but I am from Canada and haven't been able to find them. Is there another name for them?

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What are pepitas?

Living outside of America, it’s sometimes a challenge to figure out what you call certain ingredients for which we use different names. Could you tell me wha...

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Difference: bulghur & cracked wheat

Are bulghur and cracked wheat the same thing? In several food articles and cookbooks, I've read that they're not – but nobody ever explains the difference. B...

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Is there a specific wine glass for port?

Is there a specific wine glass for port? My Great Grandfather used a very small flared glass – for "sipping." I have looked and looked and find no reference ...

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Difference between latte & cappuccino

What is the difference between caffè latte and cappuccino? When I have asked at various coffee spots, I seem to get different answers!

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What are blini?

What is the definition of a blini, and what origin are they?

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Recommend a pasta maker

I want to buy a pasta maker. Can you please recommend a good one to make different kinds of pasta?

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What is Rick Bayless cooking with?

I was wondering if you could tell me where to find an orange oven pot like the one that Rick Bayless uses on his show I have been looking with no luck for a ...

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Unusual measuring spoons

I have a measuring spoon set that has a separate Tablespoon and also a spoon that says TBSP 4 TSP. What is this particular measurement? Aren't there 3 teaspo...

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