What’s The Difference Between Chow Mein And Lo Mein?

Let’s start with the noodles. “For me the key difference is the type of noodles used in them,” Maggie said. “Lo mein usually uses the fat, chewy noodles, while chow mein uses the thin type of noodles that sometimes contain egg.” Lo mein uses fresh noodles that are boiled for a few minutes, while chow […]

Everyday Meals

What's a Good Substitute for Ricotta Cheese?

No ricotta? No problem. Here’s everything you need to know about the fluffy cheese—and what you can use if you don’t have any on hand:    What Is Ricotta?  Cooking dinner shouldn’t be complicated Ricotta, which means “recooked,” is an Italian cheese made from the whey (the liquid remaining after milk has been curdled and strained) […]

Everyday Meals

The “What’s Your Stuf” Box Is an Oreo Lover’s Dream

There’s an astonishing range of Oreos currently available on the market. From a plethora of flavors to different levels of creme filling, the possible permutations are seemingly endless. Well if you’ve ever thought of performing some sort of Oreo “stuf”-level taste test, you should know about a new mega pack that combines every thickness of […]

Everyday Meals

What's the Difference Between Ginger Ale and Ginger Beer?

Are ginger beer and ginger ale the same thing—and can you substitute one for the other? Here’s what you need to know before you make that Moscow mule with Canada Dry.  Ginger Beer vs. Ginger Ale Cooking dinner shouldn’t be complicated Ginger Beer is a (usually) non-alcoholic, brewed, and fermented beverage. Ginger ale, meanwhile, is […]

Everyday Meals

What's Actually in Fast-Food Eggs?

An egg is a simple food—essential amino acids, 6 grams of protein, 80 calories, a yolk, and some white. It’s a straightforward, tasty, compact source of sustenance, most commonly eaten at breakfast but certainly welcome at any meal, or even as a snack.  But when you look at the ingredient lists of some of America’s […]

Food Trends

What's the Difference Between Bleached and Unbleached Flour?

If you’ve ever found yourself staring blankly at the rows of seemingly identical (but somehow impossibly different) bags of flour in the baking aisle, you’ve probably wondered: “What the heck is the difference between bleached and unbleached flour?” You’ve come to the right place. How Is Flour Made? Struggling to cook healthy? We’ll help you […]


QOTW: What's your favorite cooking/food-related show and why?

Happy Humpday, kitchen peeps! Hope your week’s being good to you so far. Was binge-watching Parts Unknown over the weekend – Anthony Bourdain (RIP) has been my favorite food-related programming since he started making food-related programming – and that made me wonder: WHAT’S YOUR FAVORITE COOKING/FOOD-RELATED SHOW AND WHY? I really love the open and […]


What's Cooking? March 2019

*IF YOU’RE NEW TO WHAT’S COOKING, PLEASE READ ENTIRE POST INCLUDING STEPS SECTION :)* Happy March, everyone! Hard to believe we’re already into a new month. Time flies, doesn’t it? WHAT’S COOKING is our ongoing monthly discussion where we can swap ideas, ask questions, share Cookpad recipes, and just generally celebrate and commiserate over the […]