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Cook Like Fabio This Father's Day

Father’s Day is quickly approaching and typically this means running to your local department store to buy a few ties, maybe a tool kit, and some last minute socks. This year however, why not mix it up and get Dad something he’ll really love? We’ve partnered with Fabio Viviani, a brand-new dad himself, to bring you a Father’s Day meal kit that every man is sure to enjoy: Meat Lasagna.

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How to Peel Ginger with a Spoon

Ginger, that knobby, gnarled-looking root, enlivens anything it touches, from soups to sauces to stir-fry and more. Its irregular shape, however, can make peeling the root a royal pain – unless, that is, you have some basic cutlery at your disposal.

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How to Cut Garlic Three Ways

If there’s one ingredient our test kitchen couldn’t function without, it’s garlic. Sure, it’s pungent and sharp-tasting when raw, but garlic mellows and sweetens when it’s cooked, providing a flavorful foundation for dozens of our favorite dishes.

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The Best Ways to Use Cucumbers

Consider the cucumber: crisp and cool, it’s an essential player in the pursuit of texture, adding crunch and freshness to any number of meals. And on top of the crunch factor, it’s one of our favorite ways to add a pop of color to any plate.

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Take the Bite Out Of Raw Shallots and Onions

We love the crunchy texture and sharp flavor raw shallots and onions bring to our salads and sandwiches, but the pungent aftertaste that lingers in their wake leaves something to be desired. Fortunately, there’s a quick and easy way to tame the sharpness of raw alliums.

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