The word “corn” is really only used unambiguously in North America and Australia.

Elsewhere, it is ambiguous, as “corn” can refer to any cereal crop, not just maize!

Cooking Wine

Only cooking with wine that you’d drink is a myth, according to Serious Eats.

They recommend keeping cheap boxed dry wine on hand, as it has the longest shelf-life.

Arabica and Robusta Coffee

Arabica beans tend to be more flat and oval-shaped. They grow at higher altitudes in slightly colder climates, contain less caffeine, and contain more “complex” or varied flavors.

Robusta beans tend to be a bit more rounded, with straighter creases. They grow at lower climates, contain around double the caffeine …


Try cooking vegetables “a l’etuvee.”

It retains tons of flavor. Any non-green vegetable is a good candidate — turnips, carrots, parsnips, cauliflower, squash, etc.

Cut them into pieces, put them flat in a pot. Fill the pot with enough water to cover 1/4 of the vegetables. Add a hunk …