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The 12 Kitchen Tools Essential for a Perfect Thanksgiving Meal
The holiday entertaining season has arrived! Are you hosting Thanksgiving this year? If so, we have curated a list of the best kitchen tools and gadgets to buy that are essential for home cooks to make it just a little bit easier when preparing, serving and hosting Thanksgiving dinner at your place. 12 best kitchen tools to…
10 Best Canning and Pickling Starter Kits and Expert Tools Right Now
As a love for Grannycore sweeps the nation and people of all ages rediscover the artisanal crafts and cooking techniques of yesteryear, it was only a matter of time before pickling and canning experienced a renaissance. Summer produce will soon be at its peak, which means now is the time to stock up on everything you need for the pickling and canning season this fall. Our correspondent Abbie Martin Greenbaum has curated a list of the 10 best pickling and canning starter kits and expert tools to buy now to properly store your summer fruits and vegetables. Strawberry jam, anyone?
Why Slow British Baking is a Satisfying New Quarantine Hobby
New year, same lockdown. Yes, it stinks. But let's take this moment to build another new skill before we're released from captivity. 'Cause what else is there to do? But what should you try to master next? Our correspondent Julie Chang Murphy explains why slow British baking is a satisfying new quarantine hobby when sourdough and banana bread start to get old.
Cool New Aprons Perfect for Luxury Gifts This Holiday
A statistic caught our eyes recently: during the pandemic months of 2020, one of the fastest-growing product categories was . . . wait for it . . . aprons. Which makes total sense when you think about it. All that sourdough bread and focaccia garden baking; all those cakes and cupcakes. The holiday meals that had to be done in your kitchen instead of someone else's. The market for aprons is red hot right now! Our correspondent Julie Chang Murphy has the rundown on the cool new aprons and kitchen attire out there right now for every taste and interest - these would be perfect luxury gifts for the holiday - or just something nice you can do for yourself right now. Enjoy!
Where are the Best Gourmet Bread Bakeries in the World?
Sometimes the greatest luxuries in life are the simple ones. Salt. Butter. And really good bread. Maybe with a drizzle of phenomenally good local honey. Or a spoonful of artisanal jam or jelly. But what are the best gourmet brands and bakeries for a life-affirming fresh loaf of bread?  Our correspondent Julie Chang Murphy shares where to find the best artisanal bread and local gourmet bakeries in the world.
Learn How to Cook with the Best Chefs in Online Classes
What are the best online cooking classes that chefs are teaching right now?  Several top chefs are teaching courses online right now, with topics ranging from the basics to advanced techniques. Whether your a novice, or an experienced cook looking to be inspired, you can learn how to cook at a higher skill level with the best online virtual cooking classes from top chefs.
What are the Best Ice Cream Recipe Books Right Now?
Ice cream and summer may seem inseparable, but here at Dandelion Chandelier we think homemade ice cream should be a year-round element of our dessert menus. Like what goes better with a fresh autumn apple pie than a hand-churned batch of vanilla ice cream? Or how about peppermint ice cream and warm sugar cookies at the holidays? With that in mind, we went in search of the best cookbooks for frozen desserts and homemade ice cream. Our correspondent Julie Chang Murphy is sharing her curated list of the best ice cream recipe books to buy right now. Grab a spoon and let's go!
What are the Best Cookbooks from Black Chefs Right Now?
Looking for ideas, inspiration and techniques from some of the best chefs and home cooks in the world? Lots of them are black, and we're shining a light on some of their best work. Our correspondent Julie Chang Murphy has curated a list of 10 of the best cookbooks to guide your kitchen journey with fantastic recipes whose authors are exceptional professional black chefs and home cooks.
Style Inspiration for an Easy Luxury Kitchen Makeover
Mandatory social distancing was the nudge we needed to finally clean up and de-clutter at home. Now that the underbrush has been cleared out, we find ourselves with the insatiable desire to redecorate. Our ace correspondent Julie Chang Murphy is sharing mood boards to guide us; she previously tackled bathroom makeovers. This time, she's got savvy advice and inspiration on how to achieve an easy do-it-yourself makeover of a luxury kitchen, with no structural change or professional contractor needed. So grab a hammer, and let's go!
What are the Best Cookbooks for Summer Entertaining?
Hosting outdoor parties and firing up the grill? If you're in search of a few new dishes to add to your repertoire, we've got you. Whether it's a new twist on an old time favorite or something completely new, these cookbooks have it covered. Our ace correspondent Julie Chang Murphy is sharing a list of 12 favorite cookbooks with some of the best food and road-tested recipes perfect for summer entertaining, including grilling, vegetarian dishes and desserts.
The Best Luxury Home Ice Cream Makers Right Now
One of the great joys of summer is ice cream. If you're a true aficionado of ice cream, sorbet, gelato and other frozen desserts, you may be considering getting your own ice cream machine so you can indulge whenever the mood strikes. What are the best luxury machines for making ice cream at home? Here's our curated list of the best luxury home ice cream makers right now.
The Best Cookbooks for International Cuisine Right Now
Almost none of us can travel internationally right now, and we're really missing the flavors and aroma of the food of our most beloved travel destinations. If you're feeling the same way, why not cook your way to your favorite international destination? Our correspondent Julie Chang Murphy has curated a list of the books that can guide your kitchen journey. Taste the world with home cooking from the best cookbooks and subscription boxes of snacks with the authentic cuisine of these top international travel destinations.
How to Bake One of the New Stunning Focaccia Gardens
If you thought that sourdough was the Official Baked Good of the Great Lockdown, think again. We just learned of a stunning new loaf of bread that puts sourdough to shame. Have you heard about the focaccia garden - or gardenscape? We just read about this new comfort baking trend, and we are totally enchanted. Here's what you need to know if you're wondering how to bake stunning focaccia gardens while you're staying safe at home.
The Best Cookbooks for Comfort Cooking Right Now
Just about everyone is looking for ways to stay calm and focused right now.. Could there be any better time for some home comfort food cooking? Whether it is your old time favorite or something completely new, grab some pots and pans, and let's do this! Our correspondent Julie Chang Murphy is sharing a list of 12 favorite cookbooks with some of the best comfort food cooking and best-loved recipes available right now.
The Key Kitchen Tools Now for the Best Comfort Cooking
One of the many ways in which people are rallying and stepping up during the coronavirus pandemic is by upping their cooking game. But from novices to experienced home cooks, sometimes there are gaps to be filled in the kitchen arsenal. Our correspondent Julie Chang Murphy has rounded up a list of the key kitchen tools we all need right now for the best comfort cooking from home, from pots and pans to bread, baking and ice cream equipment. Bon appetit!
Comfort Cooking? Here are Our Top Best-Loved Recipes
If you're among the many of us who are coping with the mandatory confinement of this era of coronavirus COVID-19 with some intense comfort cooking and baking, how about a recipe swap? Our correspondent Julie Chang Murphy has gathered the top favorite, best-loved comfort cooking recipes from our far-flung team, and we're sharing them with you. And we hope that you'll send us yours!
Get Comfort Baking with One of These Beautiful Cookbooks
Procrastibaking, comfort baking, distractibaking, even rage baking - sometimes the best way to deal with strong emotion is to get into the kitchen and reach for the mixing bowl and the cookbooks. With anxieties at an all-time high thanks to COVID-19, enforced coronavirus captivity is the perfect moment to get comfort baking with a beautiful cookbook. Our correspondent Julie Chang Murphy has 12 of the very best baking cookbooks for stress relief. Grab your whisk and let's go!

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