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Cooking Fats 101: What's Up With Saturated and Unsaturated Fats?

Niki Achitoff-Gray 18 comments

On a molecular level, all fats are composed of triglycerides—a compound of three fatty acids bound to a molecule of glycerol.

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Cooking Fats 101: What's a Smoke Point and Why Does it Matter?

Niki Achitoff-Gray 24 comments

One of the most important things you'll want to consider when picking out a fat is smoke point. But what is it and why does it matter? Here's what you need to know. More

Cooking Fats 101: What Makes Fats and Oils Essential to Cooking

Niki Achitoff-Gray 13 comments

Getting to know your fats can be a slippery business. If wading through the myriad bottles on supermarket shelves wasn't already a daunting task, then the latest word on saturated fats is enough to turn everything on its head. In this series, we'll be talking about what makes fats special, how to tell them apart, and how to pick the best one for the job. More

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