Learning to cook with fats and oils is an essential part of turning out good meals. Our guides will teach you everything you need to know, including how to dispose of them.

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Olive Oil Chocolate Chip Cookies Recipe
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Spaghetti Aglio e Olio (Pasta in Garlic and Oil Sauce) Recipe
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Chive Oil From 'Daniel'
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Achiote Oil Recipe
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The Best Way to Soften Butter
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The Truth About Mustard Oil: Behind the "For External Use Only" Label
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Does Blending Olive Oil Make It More Bitter?
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How to Debitter Olive Oil for Emulsions
Flip Frequently
What's a Smoke Point and Why Does it Matter?
The Best Olive Oils for Drizzling and Cooking
How Many Times Can I Re-Use Fry Oil? | Ask the Food Lab
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Why Mineral Oil Belongs in Every Kitchen
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After Testing 12 Olive Oil Pourers, We Discovered The Best Are Also the Cheapest
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How to Butter-Baste Steaks, Chops, and Fish
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The Science of Fat-Washing Cocktails
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Does Mixing Oil and Butter Really Alter the Smoke Point?
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Cooking With Olive Oil: Should You Fry and Sear in It or Not?
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Cooking Fats 101: What's Up With Saturated and Unsaturated Fats?
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What Makes Fats and Oils Essential to Cooking
Do I Need To Preheat My Oil? | Ask The Food Lab
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The Arbequina Oil From Séka Hills is My New Favorite Extra Virgin Olive Oil
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How to Render Duck Fat and Make Crispy Quacklings in One Shot
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Tips on Finding the Best Olive Oil With Eataly Expert Nicholas Coleman
Gluten-Free Tuesday: Roux Recipe
Gluten-Free Tuesday: Roux Recipe
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Garlic Scape Compound Butter
19 Sweet and Savory Recipes That Use Brown Butter
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Browned Butter Pecan Ice Cream Recipe
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How to Brown Butter
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Brown Butter Cake With Brown Butter Frosting Recipe
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Spice Hunting: Niter Kibbeh
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Brown Butter-Sunchoke Soup With Brussels Sprouts and Bacon Recipe
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Broiled Clams With Tomatoes, Butter, and Tarragon Recipe
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Chicken Kiev
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The Homemade Pantry's Butter
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Parmesan-Basil Butter Recipe
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Fresh Radishes With 3 Compound Butters Recipe
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Polka Dot Shortbread Recipe
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How to Make Brown Butter Cake With a Nutty, Toasty Brown Butter Frosting
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Chocolate Dipped Almond Pretzel Cookies Recipe
Gluten Free Tuesday: Brown Butter Cornbread Recipe
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3 Flavorful Compound Butters to Pair With Crisp, Peppery Radishes
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Salty Maple Buttered Cider Recipe
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Parsley-Shallot Butter From 'Prune'
Orange Lavender Honey Butter Recipe
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Kimchi Butter Recipe
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The Secret Ingredient (Parsley): Beurre Maître d'Hôtel
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British Bites: Gentlemen's Relish
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Biko (Filipino Sticky Rice Cake)
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Coconut Oil Is Key to These 18 Dessert Recipes
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The Best Homemade Chocolate Dip (a.k.a. Magic Shell) Recipe
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Cooking With Coconut Oil: Sweet and Savory Recipes We Love
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How to Make Sour Cream Pound Cake Moist and Tender Every Time
Jeni Britton Bauer's Crème Sans Lait
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5 Novelty Ice Cream Hacks With One Easy Chocolate Dip
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Frijoles Molidos (Refried Beans) Recipe
Rosewater Lime Transparent Pie Recipe
Spanish Lard Cookies (Polvorones)
Polvorones (Spanish Lard Cookies) Recipe
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A Cookie a Day: The Porky Pleasure of Biscochitos