Cook's Notebook


October 25, 2006|By KATE SHATZKIN


To chop nuts quickly, place them on a cutting board and chop with two chef's knives held parallel to each other in one hand. Use the other hand to guide the knives through the nuts.

From "The Best Kitchen Quick Tips," by the editors of Cook's Illustrated

This site from the National Confectioners Association has fun Halloween facts, tips for cooking with candy, party-planning ideas and information on choking and allergies to keep your little trick-or- treaters safe next Tuesday.

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