From the poisonous and obscure to the delectable and familiar, there are enough mushroom varieties out there to fill a book. Here's the essential information you need to make the most of all the fungi you can find.
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For the amateur noodle shopper, parsing through a grocery's many noodle options can be mindboggling, so it helps to have a guide. Here's everything you need for your next shopping trip.
I asked farmers from across the country how they think we should all act when we sidle up to their booths on market day. What are the best questions to ask about how you raise your animals or treat your fields? Am I a total jerk if I try all of your samples and don't buy anything? Are you just pretending to like my dog?
High in protein, low in cost, and easy to work with, tofu has endeared itself to eaters across the globe. But with the dizzying array of tofu types out there, it's worth learning your soft silkens from your medium blocks. Here's a guide to identifying, shopping for, and preparing over a dozen different kinds of tofus.
What makes a good egg? There are so many things to consider, especially when egg carton vocabulary seems to grow by the day. If you're in an egg-sistential quandary in the grocery aisle, here's a cheat sheet on how to decipher egg dozens.
Los Angeles has the highest population of Mexicans in the United States, with the eats to prove it. When you're done completely redefining your regional Mexican food palate by taco touring your way through this sprawling city, there may come a time when you will want to start experimenting with your very own carne asada and long-braised lamb barbacoas at home. When this time comes, you can rest assured that the hundreds of Mexican markets, corner stores, and even some major local supermarket chains will have your back. Here's where to go for the best tortillas, produce, meats, dairy, and more.