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Welcome to In the Pantry

More than one professional chef has proven his culinary chops by introducing new and exotic ingredients to his menus. But let's face it--figuring out the perfect way to de-slime a cactus, work with blood sausage or master the many uses of alternative flours isn't easy. We're here to help. Our In the Pantry feature will walk you through when, where, why, and how to use some outside-of-the-box foods and ingredients. Before you know it, you'll be pushing the limits of your everyday menu with new spices and ingredients.

The Big Apple - Getting to the Core of Fall's Favorite Fruit

Crisp, sweet, and delicious, apples are a treat no matter how you eat them. In addition to being tasty, apples are also a guilt-free snack, offering numerous health benefits to their consumers.

Get Fearless with Phyllo

Light, crisp, and delicious, anything made with phyllo dough is sure to please, but has a reputation for being difficult to work with. This guide will teach you to become fearless with phyllo, adding a little puff into your baking repertoire.

Peeling hard boiled eggs: How in the heck can I get that membrane to break loose without tearing off chunks of white?

Anyone can hard boil and peel an egg, right? Maybe not. Everyone has their own theory on the "right" way to do it, and tried and true methods from around the globe are as varied as the cooks themselves. What's a chef to do?