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March 15, 2014

The Pantry Quiz #78

Colmans dry mustard

Multiple Choice

You're in the middle of a recipe and -- gasp! -- you've run out of dry mustard, which adds a certain something that you don't want to omit from the dish. Which of the following ingredients on your spice rack would make the best substitute for dry mustard?

1. Curry powder
2. Wasabi powder
3. Turmeric
4. Annatto

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March 8, 2014

The Pantry Quiz #77

The Pantry Quiz

Do You Know?

What spice comes from the stigma of this flower?

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March 1, 2014

The Pantry Quiz #76

The Pantry Quiz

Multiple Choice

Are you reading seed catalogs? (In an act of complete optimism, I am!) It's time to plan for next summer's herb garden, and I always plant at least one variety of parsley. One of these parsleys is not like the others. Which one is different, and why?

1. Chinese parsley
2. Italian parsley
3. Curly parsley
4. Flat-leaf parsley

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February 22, 2014

The Pantry Quiz #75

Neutral oils, on The Pantry Quiz.

Multiple Choice

When I'm writing recipes these days, I often use the term "neutral oil". In the culinary lingo, "neutral" has a specific meaning. Which of the following is not a neutral oil?

1. Rice bran oil
2. Rapeseed oil
3. Olive oil
4. Vegetable oil

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