Though it takes some time to accumulate the necessary egg whites in my freezer, once I've got a good reserve I always turn to angel food cake. This cake can be made a few days in advance of your next party, and it freezes extraordinarily well, so you've really got no excuse for not making one post-haste.
Chocolate mousse can be vexing: separate the eggs, beat the whites, fold in the chocolate sauce carefully. There are a lot of ways it can go wrong! Fortunately, we've got a quick solution. This is what I like to call a "get out of jail free" dessert.
Plastic in the kitchen can be scary, but there's a better way! Silicone is a synthetic rubber that has an incredibly high melting point, perfect for cookware. Here's the science behind the material.
When looking for a last minute dessert, these amaretti routinely top my list. I always have some extra egg whites in the freezer, and whipping up a batch of these couldn't be easier.
What happens when we cook meat low and slow? Turns out there's a lot of science happening under the lid of your Dutch oven!
The fantasy imagined by dear Edmund in "The Lion, The Witch, and The Wardrobe" can be a reality in your kitchen today! Making Turkish Delight is rather simple, all it takes is some sugar and arm power!
Ever wonder where tonic water gets its name? Here's the fascinating medical history of a bar standard!
What are those gelatinous balls that congregate at the bottom of your cup of milky tea? What are the little pearls commingling with your vanilla pudding? Here's the secret science of Tapioca!
The choice between steel, iron, copper, and aluminum has never been more confusing! There are pots and pans of every variety these days, including hybrids of multiple metals. Which is best? Here's the chemistry behind metal in your kitchen.
The painful headache that accompanies some of our favorite icy treats is something that even doctors and scientists debate. There are a few theories that have been put forward to help explain the pain, and I've got some quick remedies to help you quell the nasty feeling when it starts to attack!
Why do so many cookie recipes insist that you cream butter and sugar together? And why are the instructions so vague? Do you know what's happening when you cream butter and sugar? Here's the scientific analysis of that ever-important instruction.
What happens to your food in the deep, dark, recesses of the freezer? Here's a quick scientific breakdown of the process of freezer burn and what you can do to help prevent it!
Want to salute the end of summer with something extra special? Try making some sorbet with fresh fruit from the farmer's market and spike it with a little wine!
Ever wonder what goes into making those blocks of tofu you see at the grocery store? Here's a quick lesson in protein coagulation!
Ever wonder what makes a brownie fudgy or cakey? Time to break down the science of this delectable treat!
Ever wonder why some ice is clear and some is cloudy? Here's the real science behind frozen water, and a great DIY for you and your family. Make an enormous ice cube this weekend for a snow cone party!
Ever wonder how charcoal is made? Or which fuel is best for cooking outdoors? Look no further! Here's all the information you need to better understand your grill.
BBQ varies from region to region, here's an investigative look at how those unique flavors were built over centuries of America immigration!
From 1730 into the 1750s South Carolina recruited and paid ocean passage for thousands of German families. These settlers brought with them some of their favorite tastes from home, namely mustard.
Think of this as the ur-bbq sauce. When English colonists arrived in America and settled near Roanoke they brought with them some of their tastes from home. Early British cooking reveals a penchant for tart flavors, and this sauce does not disappoint in that category.