There are two sticks of butter in a cup.
Each stick equals half a cup (or eight tablespoons). Check out this helpful chart for all your butter measuring needs.
Cherry stone, little neck, and top neck are all sizes of clams.
Little necks are the smallest, and top necks are the largest of the three. Learn more about the different sizes here.
A New York strip steak comes from the short loin.
It's also called an ambassador steak, a boneless club steak, or a hotel-style steak (although these terms are fairly uncommon).
Sweating is the gentle cooking of vegetables in a little fat to soften them without browning.
It's generally used as the first step of a recipe to build flavor and aroma.
Cremini mushrooms are also called baby bellas.
This is because they're actually just baby portobello mushrooms!
A redato is not a type of tomato.
But kumato, green zebra, and beefsteak are!
Poultry should be cooked to 165° F.
Check out this handy chart and never overcook your proteins again!
Tabbouleh is typically made with bulgur wheat.
Bulgur is a grain made from the groats of wheat often used in soups, salads, and stews.
Mirepoix is made with one part carrot, one part celery, and two parts onion.
It's used as the foundation of many dishes including braises, stews, and soups. Learn how to make perfect mirepoix here.
Unlike most meat, fish should only be marinated for a short amount of time.
This is because the acid in the marinade will start to "cook" the fish and cause it to become mushy (unless, of course, you're making a ceviche).