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For a Sophisticated Dinner Party, Serve a DIY Breadcrumb Tasting Menu

For a Sophisticated Dinner Party, Serve a DIY Breadcrumb Tasting Menu

| April 1, 2014 | 0 Comments

It seems that breadcrumbs are the new toast—an artisanal accessory food that can be dressed up or down for any occasion. Pull out the big guns by showcasing a 5-course tasting menu to explore all of the different flavors and textures present within this extraordinary food. Kate Williams will show you how.

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DIY Bagels: Bringing New York to Your Brunch Table

DIY Bagels: Bringing New York to Your Brunch Table

| March 5, 2014 | 1 Comment

Instead of waiting in line for fresh bagels, make your own. It’s not difficult; it just takes patience. Kate Williams suggests starting the day before so you can have fresh bagels in the morning. It’ll be worth it.

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Making Boudin Blanc with the Meat Club: Try It Yourself

Making Boudin Blanc with the Meat Club: Try It Yourself

What’s the first rule of Meat Club? Never make meat alone, not when you can measure, mix, grind, and stuff together with friends. Stephanie Rosenbaum hangs out with a group of sociable DIY’ers determined to beat the fear of meat-ing with a 30-pound batch of French boudin blanc.

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DIY Fruit Roll-Ups: Making a Grown-Up Version of Childhood Nostalgia

DIY Fruit Roll-Ups: Making a Grown-Up Version of Childhood Nostalgia

| February 28, 2014 | 0 Comments

Fruit roll-ups can be so much more than the sweet, sticky sugar-bombs of childhood when they’re made at home. Kate Williams will show you how to get creative with your fruit snacks.

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DIY Kimchi: Easy to Make It Your Own

DIY Kimchi: Easy to Make It Your Own

| February 19, 2014 | 1 Comment

DIY Korean kimchi pickles may sound intimidating, but the process is far simpler than it appears. Plus, kimchi is endlessly variable, and a perfect use for winter produce. Kate Williams will show you how easy it is to bring these spicy, tangy pickles into your home kitchen

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DIY Conversation Hearts are a Fun Project for Valentine’s Day

DIY Conversation Hearts are a Fun Project for Valentine’s Day

| February 11, 2014 | 0 Comments

Homemade valentines don’t have to be made exclusively from chocolate. This year, try making your own conversation hearts—they’re fun to make, infinitely variable, and easy to personalize. Kate Williams will show you how.

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DIY Sriracha: Make it at Home and Never Worry About a Hot Sauce Shortage Again

DIY Sriracha: Make it at Home and Never Worry About a Hot Sauce Shortage Again

| February 5, 2014 | 2 Comments

The Sriracha shortage may be over, but there’s no reason to rely on the factory-made sauce when it can be fermented and bottled at home. Even better—DIY Sriracha is easily adaptable to suit varied tastes in heat, sweetness, and potency. Kate Williams runs through the steps.

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DIY Feta Cheese: Homemade Fresh Cheese is Easy to Make and Better than Store Bought

DIY Feta Cheese: Homemade Fresh Cheese is Easy to Make and Better than Store Bought

| January 29, 2014 | 1 Comment

Feta cheese is an excellent starter cheese for those who want to learn how to make DIY cheese at home. Kate Williams shows you how.

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‘America’s Test Kitchen’ On Grilling Peaches, Tofu And Burgers

‘America’s Test Kitchen’ On Grilling Peaches, Tofu And Burgers

| August 1, 2013 | 0 Comments

Bridget Lancaster and Jack Bishop advise using ripe fruit, extra-firm tofu and poking your hamburgers so they don’t puff up like tennis balls.

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Beyond Beer: Emma Christensen on DIY Brewed Beverages

Beyond Beer: Emma Christensen on DIY Brewed Beverages

| July 19, 2013 | 1 Comment

The author of True Brews shares her homebrewing habit with BAB’s Sarah Henry. Watermelon-Mint Soda anyone?

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How The DIY Butter Trend Got Churning

How The DIY Butter Trend Got Churning

| July 5, 2013 | 0 Comments

It’s not just homesteaders, hipsters and foodies getting into the hands-on pursuit. The butter-churning craze is part of a larger, do-it-yourself food movement that includes everything from canning, to making homemade bitters, a food writer says.

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Try A Do-It-Yourself Mother’s Day

Try A Do-It-Yourself Mother’s Day

| May 9, 2013 | 2 Comments

Rather than waiting for someone to give you a treat, why not make one of your favorites for yourself? Something you can snack on all week when no one’s around. Or, better yet, something you don’t have to share. Food writer T. Susan Chang recommends slow-roasted pecans, salty-sweet matzo candy and more.

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Bay Area Home Brewers Opt for Homegrown Hops

Bay Area Home Brewers Opt for Homegrown Hops

| April 18, 2013 | 2 Comments

Home brewers take their craft to another level by growing their own hops, which ensures a steady supply and allows them to experiment with making wet hops beers.

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Father’s Day: Beer, Bacon, & Books

Father’s Day: Beer, Bacon, & Books

What does Dad really want, besides an uninterrupted nap on the couch? Beer, bacon, and a few really good reads.

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