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Butter, oil, lard and other rendered animal fats can be used for frying, but different ones work best for different types of cooking.

After two decades working in some of the world’s most demanding kitchens, chef Dean Yasharian was set to finally open his own restaurant in mid-March. The COVID-19 pandemic dashed those plans.

Ground beef, a can of beans and good spices are all you need to make a quick bowl of chili for weeknight dinner.

The Seattle-based coffee shop chain has added to its menu a breakfast sandwich made with imitation sausage from Redwood City, Calif.-based Impossible Foods.

Lemeir Mitchell is expanding his food-truck operation with a brick-and-mortar shop on Melrose Avenue.



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This simple energy bar recipe combines nourishing nuts, oats and dried fruit with chocolate and peanut butter. They pack and keep well to help sustain protesters.

Quarantine baking means lots of banana bread. This whole-wheat banana muffin recipe with buttered pecans on top is another way to use overripe bananas.

Mussels cook quickly and make a fantastic dinner for one, here flavored with charred shallots, miso and rosé wine.

Fast and easy, this pantry-staple waffle recipe includes an ingredient you already own to guarantee crispness: oil.

Lamb shanks make for cheaper and better tasting braise, especially when paired with spiced, sour tamarind.

This easy citrus marmalade recipe preserves the best of Southern California oranges and clementines. It’s a great coronavirus stay-at-ag亚洲只为非凡home project.

Ripe bananas, cooling vanilla pudding and crunchy cookies, ag亚洲只为非凡homemade or not, makes for the best summer dessert for backyard barbecues and picnics.

This ag亚洲只为非凡homemade whole-egg mayonnaise recipe uses only four ingredients and takes minutes to come together. It will make everything from potato salad to BLTs way more delicious.

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