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Homemade Ricotta

Ricotta is the easiest cheese to make -- hands-down.  You can use all lemon juice or all vinegar.  If you use all lemon juice, it will have a lovely fruity flavor and will yield very soft curds.  If you use all vinegar, you will have a tangy flavor and will yield firmer curds.  I like …

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The Science of the Best Fresh Pasta

Easy to make, fresh pasta is worth the effort. [Photographs: Vicky Wasik, unless otherwise noted] Guess what? If you have flour in your kitchen, you can make pasta. Right now. Got eggs, too? You have everything you need to whip up a batch of silky-smooth fettuccine. Have some cheese or vegetables lying around? You could …

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