Can fresh eggs be frozen for later use (out of the shell, of course)? The best buys in eggs are in a package of 18. For two people, it’s a long time to keep ...
I am looking for recipes using butternuts (not squash!). Can they be used in place of other nuts or are there things I need to know about preparation and use...
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...
I recently ran across a recipe for a fall vegetable dish that included "shell beans." Could you please tell me what they are?
What are the red beans used in the dish of Red Beans and Rice? Are they kidney 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?
I would like to know if there is a difference between Oriental black beans and the black beans used in Brazilian/Portuguese dishes.
Is there a way of fermenting black beans at home? I have a Lemon Chicken recipe in an Asian cookbook that calls for this ingredient, but I was unable to find...
Is there any difference between chick peas and garbanzo beans?
What is bread flour? Can I substitute all-purpose flour?
I recieved a recipe for a German Stollen with the ingredient cookie flour. Can you tell me what "cookie flour" is?
What is tahini?
I have a recipe that calls for 1/3 cup cake flour. Since I don't bake a great deal of cakes, I don't want to purchase an entire bag. Is there a recipe for ma...
I just returned from a vacation in the South. What the heck are grits???? And why do people eat them???
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...
What is the French word for "vegetable"?
How much is a "knob of butter?"
Every recipe I have come across for risotto asks for Arborio rice; can regular rice be substituted?
How do you make your own self-rising flour?
Can you please tell me the difference between bread flour and high-gluten flour? Can high-gluten be used in place of bread flour successfully?