Category - Comparing Ingredients

Why would you use one cocoa powder over the other? How do you choose a replacer for egg? Sometimes, you learn the most about an ingredient when you compare it with another one. It forces you to think about what’s important and what makes it work. That’s what we do in all these posts, whether it’s butter, cocoa powder or tomatoes.

If you want to learn more about how ingredients change when you use them check out our posts on using ingredients. If you prefer a deeper dive in specific ingredients, we have a category for that too!

Previous step: all these ingredients started out at a farm!

regular yellow corn and bloody butcher cornmeal

Sweet vs. Popcorn vs. Tortilla Corn

Grilled corn on the cob, cornbread, popcorn, corn tortillas, none of these would exist if there had been no corn. But did you know that they all rely on slightly different types of corn? There are a lot more corn...

cultured (left) vs uncultured (right) butter

Why not all butters are the same

If you’ve ever switched butter brands, and most of us probably have, you’ve probably noticed that one butter isn’t necessarily the same as another. Your new butter might be paler or yellower, harder or...