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Glossary of terms on how to bake bread

The Locale Palate shares all the terms and vocabulary you need to know for how to bake bread that will make you a professional baker.

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Rules of Roux

When it comes to how to make a roux, follow these tips and tricks to have the best mac and cheese or gumbo.

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Peppers 101: Mild, Smoky, and Hot

Do you love peppers, but don't know what to try? Read this guide to peppers from mild to hot, so you know what to buy and try.

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The Best Hot Sauces: The Ring of Fire

The Local Palate shares the best hot sauces created that we call the "Ring of Fire," be sure to check out how to use these sauces.

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Gelato versus Ice Cream: What is the Difference?

There's long been debate about whether ice cream or gelato is superior. Our basic road map will help you navigate these two treats.

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How To Deep Fry a Turkey

TLP walks through how to deep fry a turkey proper (using safety techniques) to [...]

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The Basics for Chocolate Babka

The pastry chef of Houston's Bādolina Bakery & Cafe, Michal Michaeli, shows us how [...]

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Crafting the Perfect Croquembouche

Jackie Joseph, winner of Food Network's 2021 Best Baker in America series, walks us [...]

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Cast Iron Secrets

See TLP's tips and tricks for taking care of cast iron pans. We'll have your beloved cookware in the best shape of its life in no time!