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Ina Garten’s incredible life in photos

Ina Garten turned 73 years old on Tuesday. The “Barefoot Contessa” star has built an incredible career that started at the White House. With the support of husband Jeffrey, she then ran a grocery store that launched her cooking journey. Visit Insider’s homepage for more stories. Ina Garten was born […]
Ina Garten’s incredible life in photos
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Chefs reveal the best and worst things to order at a Thai restaurant

Insider talked to chefs to find out the best and worst foods to order at Thai restaurants. Dishes like pad thai and glass-noodle salad are delicious Thai staples. They don’t recommend common appetizers like dumplings or fried Thai rolls. Visit Insider’s homepage for more stories. Authentic Thai cuisine is packed […]
Chefs reveal the best and worst things to order at a Thai restaurant
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16 chef-approved dishes to make in the air fryer

Business Insider asked chefs to share their favourite dishes to make in an air fryer. Some of their favourite dishes to make in this appliance include kale chips, gnocchi, and crunchy chickpeas. It’s also possible to make flavourful steak, bacon, and chicken nuggets in an air fryer. Visit Business Insider […]
16 chef-approved dishes to make in the air fryer
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Food Network star Kerry Vincent has died at the age of 75

Kerry Vincent has died at the age of 75. The Oklahoma State Sugar Art Show, a nonprofit co-founded by Vincent, shared the news of her passing via Facebook on Saturday. According to the Facebook post, Vincent had been battling an illness, though it’s unclear what that illness was. Visit Insider’s […]
Food Network star Kerry Vincent has died at the age of 75
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How chefs in the NBA bubble make 4,000 meals a week

In July, the National Basketball Association launched the NBA bubble, a COVID-free isolation zone at Walt Disney World. To feed the teams, the NBA brought in 10 chefs, including Alexia Grant, aka Chef Lex, who’s previously cooked for the Portland Trail Blazers, Oprah Winfrey, and Meek Mill. Chef Lex whips […]
How chefs in the NBA bubble make 4,000 meals a week
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Chefs share the best and worst things to make with bread

Bread can be used to create some great and not-so-tasty dishes. Chefs told Insider some of their favourite things to make with bread are puddings, casseroles, and salads. The experts said they don’t recommend using bread as a pizza base or burger bun. Visit Insider’s homepage for more stories. There […]
Chefs share the best and worst things to make with bread
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9 hacks to make ice cream taste better, according to experts

Insider asked chefs and ice-cream developers how to make store-bought ice cream taste better. Storing a carton of ice cream in the back of the freezer can help preserve its texture. Soften your ice cream in the fridge, not on the counter or in the microwave. You can make ice-cream […]
9 hacks to make ice cream taste better, according to experts
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Chefs share 10 things you should never do when buying groceries

Insider talked to three chefs about some of the biggest mistakes people make while shopping at the grocery store. If you grab items from the top or the front of a display, you could end up with damaged products or food with shorter lifespans. Purchasing food in bulk and shopping […]
Chefs share 10 things you should never do when buying groceries
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Chefs share 10 ways to make frozen french fries taste even better

Insider asked chefs how to make frozen french fries taste better. Salting your fries straight out of the oven can help the seasoning stick better. Preparing fries in an air fryer or in the oven on an open rack can make them crispier. Visit Insider’s homepage for more stories. Frozen […]
Chefs share 10 ways to make frozen french fries taste even better
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Pastry chefs and bakers share the 6 best and 4 worst desserts to order

Insider asked bakers and pastry chefs about the best and worst desserts to order from a restaurant. The experts recommend ordering soufflé, mousse, and cheesecake from eateries as they can be tricky and time-consuming to make at home. Unless the restaurant you’re at specialises in pie, you might not want […]
Pastry chefs and bakers share the 6 best and 4 worst desserts to order
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Chefs share 12 tips for taking boxed cake mix to the next level

Insider asked several chefs to share their best tips for making boxed cake mixes even more delicious. Some chefs suggested adding in an extra egg or instant pudding mix for a richer cake. Experts also said that replacing water with dairy can make a huge difference in terms of moisture. […]
Chefs share 12 tips for taking boxed cake mix to the next level
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Chefs reveal 6 brunch dishes you should always order, and 6 you can skip

Insider asked chefs about their favourite and least favourite brunch dishes. Griddle dishes and hollandaise sauce are a great value when ordered from a restaurant. Oatmeal and parfaits aren’t worth the money when you’re dining out. Visit Insider’s homepage for more stories. Brunch combines the best of breakfast and lunch […]
Chefs reveal 6 brunch dishes you should always order, and 6 you can skip
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7 foods you should put in the microwave and 6 you shouldn’t

Insider asked several chefs to share the best and worst foods to cook or reheat in the microwave. They said microwaving potatoes and oatmeal can produce tasty results and save you time. Proteins and bread won’t maintain their quality if you microwave them. Visit Insider’s homepage for more stories. Microwaves […]
7 foods you should put in the microwave and 6 you shouldn’t
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A day in the life of a private chef in NYC, who has been taking the subway to his clients’ homes throughout the pandemic and cooking them meals like beef ribeye and kale salad

Joshua Carroll is a private chef based in Brooklyn who cooks for clients in SoHo and the Upper East Side, among other New York City locations. The coronavirus pandemic has drastically changed how Carroll commutes to his clients’ homes and shops for ingredients. Subway platforms are eerily empty, the once-buzzing […]
A day in the life of a private chef in NYC, who has been taking the subway to his clients’ homes throughout the pandemic and cooking them meals like beef ribeye and kale salad
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A private chef quarantined with his wealthy bosses in the Hamptons. He reveals what it’s like to shop for groceries in a ‘war zone’ and make ‘drug deals’ for flour to cook for 17 people.

An estate chef quarantined with his employers in the Hamptons gave Business Insider details on his day-to-day. He’s making lunch and dinner for a family of five and two other households of six people each, and he hasn’t gotten a raise for it. Grocery shopping, he said, is “like a […]
A private chef quarantined with his wealthy bosses in the Hamptons. He reveals what it’s like to shop for groceries in a ‘war zone’ and make ‘drug deals’ for flour to cook for 17 people.
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How to make restaurant-quality fig and prosciutto pizza at home

Fornino in Brooklyn, NY opened its doors in 2004. Since New York’s restaurants and bars are closed to dine-in service, Insider’s Lisa Paradise asked chef and owner Michael Ayoub to send a fig and prosciutto pie, with some key ingredients to try to remake it at home. She has to […]
How to make restaurant-quality fig and prosciutto pizza at home
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Chefs reveal the 7 best and 5 worst foods to buy frozen

Insider asked three chefs to share some of the best and worst foods to buy frozen. They said frozen dough, like pizza crust and puff pastry, is a smart purchase because it’s versatile and easy to work with. Frozen fruit is another great pick since it’s a staple in many […]
Chefs reveal the 7 best and 5 worst foods to buy frozen
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A ‘MasterChef’ finalist is making gourmet dinners for his elderly next-door neighbour every day and delivers them straight to his doorstep

A former “MasterChef” finalist has been making dinner and dessert for his elderly next-door neighbour Peter ever since the UK went into lockdown. Anthony O’Shaughnessy first began bringing Peter meals after his neighbour revealed that he was struggling to get groceries delivered. Peter had taken care of O’Shaughnessy’s late grandmother […]
A ‘MasterChef’ finalist is making gourmet dinners for his elderly next-door neighbour every day and delivers them straight to his doorstep
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12 easy baking hacks that professional bakers swear by

Baking is like a science, which means even simple mistakes can prove disastrous for your baked goods. However, Insider spoke with professional bakers about their easiest and most effective hacks to help you step up your baking game. Reading the recipe backward before you start baking can help ensure that […]
12 easy baking hacks that professional bakers swear by
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Chefs share 9 of the best frozen foods you can get at Trader Joe’s

Insider asked chefs about their favourite frozen items to buy from grocery-store chain Trader Joe’s. One expert said they recommend the Trader Joe’s meatless meatballs and another said they can’t get enough of the Trader Joe’s green tea mochi. Some chefs suggest purchasing frozen staples, like the chain’s organic wild […]
Chefs share 9 of the best frozen foods you can get at Trader Joe’s
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The 5 best and 5 worst foods to get delivered, according to chefs

Insider spoke with chefs to find out which foods are the best and worst to get delivered. Soup, stew, chow mein, and lasagna travel well and are great for leftovers, according to the pros. Chefs said that fried foods and salads should be avoided when ordering in. Visit Insider’s homepage […]
The 5 best and 5 worst foods to get delivered, according to chefs
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Chefs reveal the 4 cooking shows you should watch and the 4 you can skip

Insider spoke to chefs and asked them about the cooking shows they love and the ones they don’t. Some chefs called out PBS’s “Martha Stewart’s Cooking School” for not being educational enough, and the Food Network’s “The Worst Cooks in America” for showing bad cooking skills. Experts praised shows like […]
Chefs reveal the 4 cooking shows you should watch and the 4 you can skip
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Chefs reveal the 6 best and 6 worst foods to buy canned

Insider asked chefs about some of the best and worst things to buy canned. Chefs said that canned corn, pumpkin puree, and beans are all great buys. Experts said skip canned green beans and fruit since you’re better off buying it frozen or fresh. Visit Insider’s homepage for more stories. […]
Chefs reveal the 6 best and 6 worst foods to buy canned
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