food hacks

Double Down On Egg Cracking With The 'Smash And Bash' Method

If you’re making a dish with lots of eggs (custard, quiche), cracking one at a time isn’t efficient. Crack two at a time with some smashing and bashing.


How To Make Black Burgers

You’ve seen Burger King Japan’s black cheese burger. You’ve seen McDonald’s black burger. You may have even read the Kotaku review. Now, learn how to make your own using squid ink and bamboo charcoal. (Warning: If you get squeamish around dead sea creatures, maybe sit this one out.)


Keep Cheese Fresh With A Little Vinegar

If you keep most cheeses too long, they will eventually mould. Sometimes you can cut off the mould and still eat the cheese, but you can avoid the problem a little longer with some vinegar and a paper towel.


How To Completely De-Bone A Chicken Wing In Three Quick Steps

Chicken wings are one of the cheapest, tastiest sources of meat and protein money can buy. Unfortunately, they’re also a hassle to eat. No matter how much you pick, pull and nibble, there always seems to be a bit of meat left on the bone. This step-by-step pictorial will show you how to completely strip a chicken wing in record time.


Get Free Food Prep Help From Your Butcher By Simply Asking

Butchers are skilled craftsmen when it comes to anything meat-related, but their expertise is often underused. Most are more than willing to help you with your meal prep needs, and all you have to do is ask.


The Best Way To Assemble A Sandwich So It Doesn't Fall Apart

It’s not that hard to throw a sandwich together, but being more strategic in your sandwich layering strategy could make the difference between a sloppy sandwich and one that keeps its ingredients together as it should.


Get Perfect French Toast By Drying Your Bread In The Oven First

French toast is a classic breakfast staple, but it’s hard to get the perfect balance of moisture. Drying out your bread slices beforehand can keep the interior from getting too soggy.


The Best Way To Store Leftover Pizza In The Fridge

Pizza is the king of foods for many reasons, but the fact that leftovers are almost guaranteed is one of the best. For retaining optimum quality — and taking up as little space as possible — use this method.


Remove A Cucumber's Bitterness By Chopping And Rubbing The Ends

Cucumbers are a healthy snack, but they often have a bitter taste. You can get rid of this bitterness by thinly slicing off both ends and rubbing one piece against the cucumber.


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