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Culinary Arts Reference Guide

How many teaspoons in a tablespoon? How do you convert kilograms to pounds? And what in the world is a gratinée, anyway? If weights, measurements or culinary definitions have you baffled, don't worry — this quick reference area will help get you back on track!
  1. Measurements & Conversions (4)
  2. Most Popular Articles (1)
  3. Culinary Arts Glossary (250)
  4. Most Popular Recipes (36)
  5. Culinary Photo Galleries (3)

The Scoville Scale
The Scoville Scale measures how hot chili peppers and hot sauces are. See how many Scoville units are registered by different types of peppers and hot sauces.

Cooking Oil Smoke Points
The temperature at which any oil will start to smoke is called its smoke point. Here's a table that shows the smoke points for the most common cooking fats and oils.

Fats: The Good, The Bad and The Ugly
Which fats are highest in saturated, monounsaturated, polyunsaturated and trans fats? This reference table helps you compare "good" and "bad" fats.

Key Food Handling Temperatures
The best defense against food-borne illness is keeping food out of the Food Temperature Danger Zone, which is between 40°F and 140°F. This table illustrates the Danger Zone and the other key temperatures for safe food handling.

Culinary Arts Videos
These culinary arts videos demonstrate simple cooking techniques and recipes and offer easy-to-follow tips to help you improve your skills in the kitchen.

Twitter IDs for About.com Food and Drink Guides
Here's a list of the Twitter IDs for the About.com Food and Drink Guides. Twitter is a social networking and microblogging service that lets users communicate in snippets of 140 characters or less.

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