Can You Put Foil in an Air Fryer?

Baked potato on foil

Can you put foil in an air fryer? If you’re thinking about aluminum foil, then the answer is yes, you can put foil in your air fryer. That said, there are some important things to consider when using foil with air fryers. If you’re not careful, you could increase the risks of starting a fire. … Read more

What Are The Best Saffron Brands?


Saffron provides a floral earthy flavor and aroma. It can be the star of a dish or provide an underlying richness that enhances other flavors. The quality of saffron has an important impact on the aroma, flavor, and color it provides. Quality is determined by a grading system with 1 being the highest quality and … Read more

Why is Sparkling Water Bitter?

Sparkling water in a glass

You may be craving your favorite bottle of sparkling water, be it a seltzer, club soda, or tonic water. On a hot sunny day, especially when the bubbling beverage cools you and refreshes you. Surprisingly, you may not be thirsty since a thirsty person craves pure drinking water. You may just be yearning for the … Read more

Shawarma vs Gyro: The Key Differences

Close-up of a shawarma on the vertical spit

Shawarma vs gyro? At a glance, they are simply sandwiches—roasted meat wrapped in flatbread and garnished with salad and sauces. But shawarma is an Arabic dish while Gyro is a Greek dish. Also, the ingredients and preparation methods are different. Besides sandwiches, you can have these dishes served on a platter. This article compares shawarma and … Read more

Can You Mix Oils When Deep Frying?

French fries being deep fried

Wondering if you can mix oils when deep frying? Well, wonder no more. In this article, we will explain when it is appropriate and what to look out for. We also answer a few other queries you might have. Some people will tell you that you may get more benefits by mixing specific oils, while others … Read more

Can You Use Parchment Paper in an Air Fryer?

Air Fryer

Ever since I got one for the holidays last year, I have been wondering if you can use parchment paper in an air fryer? Ours is a multi-function device, but it sees the most activity as an air fryer. My guess is that you or someone you know has one of these devices in their kitchen … Read more

What Does Blackcurrant Taste Like?

Blackcurrent on a branch

Blackcurrant is a medium-sized shrub. It produces deep purple to black sweet and delicious berries. Its breeding is common in Poland, Scotland, New Zealand, and Norway. But in the United States, not many people know blackcurrant because it was forbidden in the 20th century. Now you probably wonder what does blackcurrant taste like? What Does … Read more

How to Dispose of a Coffee Maker Properly: Guide to Avoid E-Waste

Coffee maker

Did you know that discarding your outdated or broken coffee maker isn’t always as easy as tossing it in your trash or recycle bin? Therefore, it’s best to know how to dispose of a coffee maker properly to avoid e-waste. Some coffee makers are considered e-waste and contain material(s) that can be harmful to the … Read more

Can You Recycle Parchment Paper?

Parchment paper with cookies on top

Parchment paper can be a baker’s best friend: A great way to keep your oven tray clean when you cook and prevents your baked goods from sticking. But can you recycle parchment paper? You can definitely reuse it and it is cheaper and easier to find than silicone baking sheets. A lot of people believe it … Read more

How Long Can You Keep Rice in a Rice Cooker?

Rice cooker clipart

If you’ve ever used an automatic rice cooker, you’ve probably set it up to cook a batch of rice and forgotten all about it until hours later. This normally leads people to ask the question, “How long can you keep rice in a rice cooker?”.  The answer, which you will find below, may surprise you. … Read more