Ingredient Guides

What are the best apples for baking? What oil should I use for cooking? What is aquafaba and how do I use it? Our Ingredient Guides reveal all.
Chocolate Pavlova
What is Cream of Tartar?
Scallions chopped at a diagonal for an easy homemade kimchi recipe.
Good to Know: Scallions vs Green Onions
Bottle of tophe rice bran oil
What Is Rice Bran Oil?
Garlic powder on a blue plate
Know Your Spices: Garlic Powder
Dukkah spice blend
What Is Dukkah?
Ground and seed cumin
Know Your Spices: Cumin
Stalk of lemongrass
Know Your Herbs: Lemongrass
Bottle of Watkins Almond Extract
What Is Almond Extract?
 bottle of mccormick's peppermint extract
What Is Peppermint Extract?
Fresh, dried, and powdered galangal spice on a blue plate
What Is Galangal?
Bowl of brussels sprouts
What Are Brussels Sprouts?
Varieties of colorful winter squash
Types of Winter Squash
A collection of bouillon cubes, powder, and concentrates
What Is Bouillon? (And Why Better Than Bouillon Is, Well, Better!)
Wooden bowl filled with red orange cayenne pepper
All About Cayenne Pepper
White bowl full of celery seed spice next to black spoon
Celery Seed: What It Is, How to Use, and Substitutes
Yam vs sweet potato
Now You Know: Yam vs Sweet Potato
Sweet potatoes in a pile
How to Cook and Store Sweet Potatoes
An orange bowl will quince fruit
What Is Quince?
Annatto seeds and ground
What Is Annatto?
Bottle of 365 organic sunflower seed oil
What Is Sunflower Oil?
Bottle of Crisco canola oil
What is Canola Oil?
Crisco refined peanut oil
Peanut Oil: Smoke Point, Varieties, and More
Piles of different kinds of sugar
Types of Sugar for Baking and Cooking
A bunch of colorful bowls with flour in them
Types of Flour To Know for Baking
A white bowl of fresh cranberries set on a teal linen.
A Guide to Cranberries, The Tart Fruit
Pile of ground nutmeg next to three whole nutmegs
What Is Nutmeg?
Ground ginger on a pink plate
Know Your Spices: Ground Ginger
Fresh thyme herb on marble
Know Your Herbs: Thyme
Whole sage on a wood cutting board
Know Your Herbs: Sage
Bowls of flour baking soda salt self-rising flour recipe
How to Make Self-Rising Flour
soft medium firm tofu guide to tofu
What Is Tofu?
Berbere spice in a white bowl
What is Berbere Spice?
Adobo seasoning spice in a brown bowl
What is Adobo Seasoning?
Walnut oil on wood cutting board white background
How to Use Walnut Oil
Fried bay leaves in lavender bowl
Know Your Herbs: Bay Leaves
Caraway seeds in a white dish
All About Caraway Seeds
Frozen corn green beans broccoli brussels sprouts in white bowls
Why Frozen Vegetables Are a Freezer Essential
Flax oil bottle with glass jar of flaxseeds
What Is Flaxseed Oil?
Spectrum toasted sesame oil
Your Guide to Toasted Sesame Oil
Bottle of organic sesame seed oil
A Guide to Sesame Oil for Cooking
Grapeseed oil la tourangelle
What Is Grapeseed Oil?
Baharat in a wooden bowl
What Is Baharat?
Bottle of spectrum safflower oil
What is Safflower Oil?
Aleppo pepper flakes in a light blue bowl
What Is Aleppo Pepper?
Anise seed in a jar
Anise Seed: What It Is and How to Use It
Varieties of tomatoes
Your Tomato Season Primer: 7 Types of Tomatoes and How to Use Each Kind
Green beans on a wood cutting board
Green Beans: How to Store, Prep, Cook, and Freeze
Mounds of cinnamon and cinnamon sticks on a white plate
Where Does Cinnamon Come From?
All kinds of varieties of eggplant
Eggplant: How To Cut, Prepare, Cook, and Freeze It
Varieties of summer corn
All About Corn: How to Store, Shuck, Grill, Boil, and Microwave It!
Ground and whole coriander
What is Coriander?
Varieties of Swiss chard with rainbow red and white stems
What is Swiss Chard and How to Cook It
Green okra
Okra: How to Prep It, Cook It, and Love It
Four types and sizes of watermelon
How to Pick, Cut, and Freeze Watermelon
Peaches and nectarines in a turquoise carton container
A Guide to Peaches and Nectarines
Apricots in a cardboard container
All About Apricots
Varieties of summer squash
How to Choose, Store, and Prep Zucchini and Summer Squash
Avocado next to bowl of avocado oil
Avocado Oil: Smoke Point, Selection, and Storage
Varieties and colors of plums
Plums: Varieties, Season, and Picking the Best
Tamarind
What is Tamarind and How Do I Use It?