Cool Kitchen Tips: Bottled Water vs. Tap Water

Many people believe bottled water is safer than tap water.  I’ve bought into this too, but it often isn’t true.  Municipal water supplies are tested every day for disease-causing microbes and chemicals.  Bottled water, which

Cool Kitchen Tip: Why Do We Marinate Meats?

The most important reason to marinate is to add flavors.  Here’s how a marinade works:  A good marinade is a blend of something acid (wine, citrus juices or vinegar), salty (soy sauce or

Cool Kitchen Tip: Storing Basil

For those who garden, I’m sure you’ve heard you should always harvest herbs in the morning after the dew has dried?  For those of us who do not garden, and just use herbs - how