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January 2006

Greek Yogurt

I have many recipes that require an ingredient called "Greek Yogurt". How is Greek Yogurt different from other types of yogurt? Is it widely available? -- Ivonne There are three major differences between traditional Greek Yogurt, called yiaourti in Greece, and what you find in most North American supermarkets. Greek Yogurt may be made from sheep's or cow's milk. It... Read more →




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A Stirring Experience

I love risotto. Problem is, it takes so much effort to stand over the pot stirring it. What does all of that stirring do, and is it necessary? -- Jeanne When Shakespeare wrote "Double, double toil and trouble; Fire burn, and cauldron bubble", you might think that he was writing the instructions for risotto. All of that extra stuff about... Read more →




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Browning Meat for Slow Cooker

Please help settle a family debate. Is it necessary to brown meat that is being cooked in a slow cooker? -- Sandra, Bobbi and Bruce With the exception of ground meats, it is not absolutely necessary to brown the meat before cooking it in a slow cooker or Crock Pot, although it is recommended as part of the flavor development... Read more →




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Cooking Off Alcohol

Lots of recipes that use wine or spirits say to cook off the alcohol. I have heard that not all of the alcohol is cooked off. Is this true? -- Bobbi That's correct. Depending on the cooking method, between 5% and maybe 75% of the alcohol that went into the dish is left behind. But the question really is, how... Read more →




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