A dutch oven and a braiser are essentially the same piece of cookware in two distinctly different shapes. Dutch ovens are tall and steep with thick sides, a heavy bottom, and a heavy lid. Most people would look at a dutch oven and simply call it a pot. Braisers are short and wide, though deep […]
What's the Difference?
The jalapeno is the most popular spicy pepper in the world. It’s actually a chili pepper, which means it’s also the most popular of the chili variety. For as long as it’s been a staple in spicy cuisine, it has been synonymous with the color green, but jalapenos can be red, too! I didn’t even […]
We often here the phrase herbs and spices. They seem to go together perfectly, like salt and pepper, or ketchup and mustard. But what is the difference between an herb and a spice? Are they just two words that basically mean the same thing, like lewd and lascivious, or is there a real difference that sets […]
Green onions, scallions, chives… is there a difference between them or are they all just different terms for the same thing? It’s easy to get them confused – I’ve done it myself plenty of times – because they all look and taste fairly similar, and two of them are actually the same exact thing. Green […]
Is there a difference between roasting and baking? It may seem like the words roast and bake are often used interchangeably, but don’t let that fool you. Roasting and baking are not the same thing. Even though they both are typically done in an oven, and they both are considered dry-heat cooking methods, there are […]