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Cooking Tip: Store onions and potatoes away from each other 0

Store onions and potatoes away from each other as onions make your spuds sprout faster.

Cooking Tip: Halve the time it takes to soften onions by adding a pinch of baking soda. 0

Halve the time it takes to soften onions by adding a pinch of baking soda.

Cooking Tip: Apples produce a gas that causes other fruit to ripen faster 0

Apples produce a gas that causes other fruit to ripen faster - keep them away from your bananas which will ripen and soften too quickly.

Cooking Tip: Remove chili pepper seeds 0

Remove chili pepper seeds and use just the flesh of the fruit. You’ll end up with spicy (but not overpowering) flavor.

Keep checking the taste of what you’re cooking 0

Don’t wait until you’re about to serve – keep checking the taste of what you’re cooking. How else will you know what it needs?

Keep Your Pineapple Upside Down for 30 Minutes 0

Redistribute the sugars in your pineapple by keeping it upside down for about 30 minutes before peeling.

Cooking Tip from Alton Brown: Grinding spices can be a pain... 0

Cooking Tip from Alton Brown: Grinding spices can be a pain. Using a handheld grinder takes even more time and patience. Dedicating a coffee grinder to this purpose can actually save you time and energy.

Cooking Tip: To make brownies become more like fudge ... 0

An Alton Brown tip: To make brownies become more like fudge in consistency, raise the oven temperature half way through the baking process.