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May 3, 2014

The Pantry Quiz #85


True or False?

For the past few months I've been working on my new e-book (just published!), Dress Up Your Salad, and I have emulsion on the brain. While whisking all of those vinaigrettes, I discovered even more emulsions hiding in my pantry.

True or false: butter and mayonnaise are both emulsions.

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April 26, 2014

The Pantry Quiz #84


Do You Know?

Fish sauce is the basic condiment of Vietnamese and Thai cuisine. What small fish is most fish sauce made from? (Hint: it's not crabs!)

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April 19, 2014

The Pantry Quiz #83

Sherry vinegar

Do You Know?

Authentic sherry vinegar, made only in a small area near Cadiz, Spain, must be aged in wooden casks in order to receive the official designation vinaigre de Jerez. What is the minimum amount of time that the vinegar has to age?

1. 6 weeks
2. 6 months
3. 6 years
4. 16 years

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April 12, 2014

The Pantry Quiz #82


True or False?

Garam masala is another name for the Madras curry powder we buy in tins at the grocery store, and the two can be used interchangeably.

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April 5, 2014

The Pantry Quiz #81

Chipotle peppers in adobo

Multiple Choice

Without a few cans of chipotle chiles in adobo, my pantry would be much less than perfect. Chipotles have the same thing in common with all but one of the following peppers. Which one is the different one?

1. Ancho
2. Guajillo
3. Morita
4. Habañero

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