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Food & Drink

A few easy ways to raise your game in the kitchen

Learning skills such as properly gripping a knife can make the difference at home

Many home chefs don’t add enough salt to boiling water while cooking pasta

Professional chefs use the entire animal while butchering and leave nothing to waste

Food & Drink

Why so many more men are cooking

Today’s at-home chefs are more likely to cook with an iPhone instead of a recipe book. They’re more likely to draw their inspirations from a Facebook video. And they’re more likely to post a photo of what they cook on Instagram or Pinterest.

Food & Drink

Best Bites: Epic Bites Bison Meat + Uncured Bacon, Chia & Raisins

Jerky is not an anytime snack, despite what those Sasquatch commercials keep telling you. It's good for car trips and hiking; end of list. Epic makes a good jerky that you can eat on those car trips and hikes. Their bison meat variety is sweet (with chia and raisins) and savory (bacon and bison), and there's the added bonus that eating bison would be sure to make Teddy Roosevelt proud.

Food & Drink

3 aromatic white wines stand up to spicy grilled chicken

Fragrant spices and some heat transform rather plain ingredients (chicken, carrots), into something altogether different. You'll enjoy the interplay of textures, too - the chicken against the crisp carrots, cool lettuce and rich sunflower seeds. An aromatic white wine will make a great companion.

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Videos

How to slice an onion without crying, and other kitchen knife skills

Harold Arimoto of MAC Knives offers pointers for improving your knife skills - how to cleanly slice a tomato, peel a cucumber and cut an onion without crying.
Blair Anthony Robertson The Sacramento Bee
How to slice an onion without crying, and other kitchen knife skills 6:57

How to slice an onion without crying, and other kitchen knife skills

How the pros make fresh pasta 5:57

How the pros make fresh pasta

How to butcher a whole chicken 4:06

How to butcher a whole chicken

Grills, charcoal from Japan fuel flavors at Sacramento's Binchoyaki 0:44

Grills, charcoal from Japan fuel flavors at Sacramento's Binchoyaki