Posts by Bran

PSA: Is Your Can Opener Clean?

 Bran says: This is a public service announcement from Home Ec 101. Let me ask you a quick question: When was the last time you washed your can opener?* Please allow me to introduce myself. I’m the dude who, when cooking in your kitchen, scrubs the can opener before I use it. And nearly every…

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Honing v. Sharpening

Brian says: Honing your blade is one of the main aspects of good knife care. But it often gets confused with sharpening, even though they’re not the same thing. To break it down to first principles, sharpening is taking away material, and honing isn’t. Instead, honing is straightening out the edge of an already-sharp blade.…

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Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner (And Has to Eat Gluten Free!)

Brian says: Breathe. It’s okay. It’s not as daunting as it might seem. You do have to be careful, just like you have to be careful when feeding someone with an allergy, but it’s not gonna break the bank or your mind. Here are the bare-bones you should know. What is gluten? Gluten is a…

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Oven-Roasted Brussels Sprouts

Brian says: I thought I hated brussels sprouts. I think a lot of us have felt that way. After all, to many people, the boiled things that get served up to us as children, sodden and vaguely buttered, are not exactly the most appetizing of vegetables. But brussels sprouts can be a great winter green,…

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