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I love brining meat — it produces super juicy and flavourful results, but you usually need a ton of salt, sometimes spices and, of course, water — not to mention a place in the fridge to store everything. This “dry brine” method cuts all of that down, and cuts down the time, to get the same delicious results.
Your kitchen knife is quite literally the sharpest tool in your culinary shed, so you should know how to care for and use it. From proper maintenance, cleaning, and using fancy French cutting techniques, this HowStuffWorks video will help sharpen your knife handling skills.
Smart mirrors are surprisingly easy to build with a spare screen and two-way mirror, but DIYer Tobias Weis steps things up a bit by adding in gesture controls.
Putting things in muffin tins to make bite-sized versions of a dish is a popular kitchen hack, but some recipes work better than others. Lucky Peach tried three: a spaghetti and meatball muffin, a spinach dip bowl and an apple pie, all to see which took well to the idea. Here’s what they discovered.
A well-made bed is a joy to jump into, plus it makes your bedroom look nice. Who better to learn from than a housekeeper at the esteemed Four Seasons Hotel George V in Paris?
Even if you’re pretty good about washing your bed sheets, it’s easy to forget that your mattress can use a good cleaning every now and again too. This simple three-step method will make your mattress seem like new again.