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37 Recipes to Put That Extra Heavy Cream to Good Use

Heavy cream is a cheat code for brunches, dinners, and desserts that wow.
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46 Fresh Tomato Recipes to Make While Summer Is Hot

There’s no time like summertime for tomatoes. Here’s how to make the most of it.
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23 Easy Ground Pork Recipes for Fast and Hearty Dinners

Quick cooking? Check. Flavor powerhouse? You bet.

Origin Stories

The High Cost of Year-Round Asparagus

How did this icon of spring go from seasonal treasure to year-round supermarket staple? Free trade and the war on drugs provide some clues.

What’s the Difference Between Ginger Ale and Ginger Beer?

When you want bubbles and spice and everything nice, which one do you choose?

Where Did All the Apples Go?

There were once 17,000 varieties of apples in North America. Why have so many gone extinct?

What’s the Difference Between Jam and Jelly?

And compote and conserve and chutney too!?

These Haitian Dried Mushrooms Are Culinary Gold

This prized variety of mushrooms is used in dehydrated form by Haitians around the world.

Everything You Need to Know About Cream of Coconut

For starters: It’s more than just coconut cream.

Want a Faster, Sweeter Tomato Sauce? Use These

There’s a reason chefs, recipe developers, and home cooks are starting to keep canned yellow tomatoes handy.

What’s the Difference Between American and Italian Parmesan?

How to tell your parms apart, and when to splurge on the good stuff.

For the Shiniest Cookie Icing, Meringue Powder Is a Must

Thanks to this shelf-stable ingredient, you’ll have the prettiest cookies at the swap.