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These kitchen and cooking guides share essential knowledge for home cooks and people who love food. Our best advice for your cooking adventures.

Lemon Pepper Seasoning

You’ve got to try making your own delicious, homemade lemon pepper seasoning. It’s bright, kicky, and is a wonderful topping for chicken, steak, white fish, or roasted veggies. What is lemon pepper seasoning made of? Lemon pepper seasoning is a mixture of dried lemon peel, ground black pepper, and usually a few other aromatics – …

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Where to Buy Orange Blossom Water

We tested the most popular brands of orange blossom water to see which was the best for cooking and baking. Keep reading to see our recommendations for the best orange blossom water brand. You can purchase all these brands online – they include the Spice House’s Orange Blossom Water, Cortas’ Orange Blossom Water, and Nielsen-Massey’s …

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Juniper Berries (How to Use Them + Recipes)

What are Juniper Berries? Juniper berries are a small round berry that grow on conifers. They’re most notably known for flavoring gin. They have a piney, fresh flavor that’s often used in Scandinavian and Eastern European cuisine.  All juniper shrubs and trees grow these berries, but some are too bitter or toxic to eat. You …

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The Best Middle Eastern Cookbooks

Are you looking for cookbooks with Middle Eastern flavors? These are our absolute favorite Middle Eastern cookbooks – we’ve cooked from all of them and can highly recommend them. They’re all highly reviewed and we’ve tried to include a variety that showcase regional cooking (some are specifically Palestinian, some are Lebanese, some are Syrian), vegetarian …

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