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Many judges who spoke to Insider are tired of truffle oil. GPritchettPhoto/Shutterstock
  • As part of the From the Judging Table series, Insider spoke to former and current judges from popular cooking shows to find out the ingredients they wish contestants would stop using so much.

  • There are more creative alternatives to bacon and cinnamon.

  • Multiple chefs and judges told Insider that truffles and truffle-flavored ingredients are overused.

  • Scallops are popular because they’re easy to cook, but some judges think they’re used too often. 

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The judges on cooking and baking competitions taste a lot

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I became a fan of Genevieve Ko a few years ago when I received a copy of her 2016 baking masterwork, “Better Baking,” as a holiday gift.

I learned many important lessons from that book — the value of investing in a good rimmed baking sheet, for one — and return often to its simple yet profound premise, which is rooted in the idea that minimally processed ingredients, used intelligently, can deepen the flavor of something as familiar as a peanut butter cookie, and make you long for a chocolate sheet cake made using, of all things, creamy

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One of the things we love most about Jennifer Garner’s “Pretend Cooking Show” on IGTV is how relatable the whole thing is. Like, yes, she’s a movie star cooking in our dream kitchen, but she keeps it real with messes and mistakes and we love her for it. But this week she let fans know that she was extra organized and on top of things because she had a very special guest coming…Ina Garten (virtually!) appeared in her kitchen.

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Modern Comfort Food: A Barefoot Contessa Cookbook

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Jennifer said that she had recently received Ina’s

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OLYMPIA, WA – According to the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), cooking is the leading cause of home fires and home fire injuries in the United States. For this reason, this year’s Fire Prevention Week campaign is “Serve Up Fire Safety in the Kitchen!”

The Washington State Fire Marshal’s Office (SFMO) supports this campaign and reminds residents to never leave cooking food unattended. Stay in the kitchen while you are frying, grilling, or broiling. If you have to leave, even for a short time, turn off the stove.  If you are baking or roasting, check it regularly and stay home

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Lemon Mascarpone Layer Cake | That Skinny Chick Can Bake

The best combination of a lemon cake, lemon curd and a creamy and smooth whipped mascarpone frosting makes this order cake online Coimbatore so luscious that you will crave for more and more. You can , Delhi, Chennai, Mumbai, or in any other city but this cake can be easily baked at home as well. Have a look at the super easy recipe.

Ingredients

Lemon Curd

  • ¼ cup (60 ml) fresh lemon juice (about 1–2 lemons)
  • ⅓ cup (69 gm) sugar
  • 4 egg yolks
  • 2 teaspoon finely grated lemon zest
  • 3 tbsp (42 gm) salted butter

Lemon Cake Layers

  • 2
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The soft milky white bun, a thick and salacious beef patty. Combined with the crunch of lettuce, and the creamy texture of perfectly melted, mouth-watering cheese. A hefty dose of sauces, your favourites of course. And the added sweetness of pickles, if you’re that kind of person.

There is just something so satisfying about a cheeseburger. So, satisfying in fact that no other meal can replicate it. But the real question is why? Why can’t we can enough of a delicious meat patty, cheese and two buns? Why has the world fallen in love with the simple joy of … Read More