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Finish Your Soup With a Little Bit of Fat

Finish Your Soup With a Little Bit of Fat

All meals deserve a finishing touch of something, and soup is no different. Flakey salt, a squeeze of lemon juice, or a smattering of fresh herbs are all welcome first-tier finishers, but the most luxurious of them all is a touch of fat, specifically butter or olive oil. It’s particularly…

Why Is The First Pancake So Ugly?

Why Is The First Pancake So Ugly?

I make a lot of pancakes, but I have never been particularly skilled at making pretty pancakes, with even, golden-brown tops. The first pancake especially has always been aesthetically crap, with a mottled, splotchy appearance. But why?