7 of the Best Pots for Cooking Lobster, Crab, and Clams

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​​For family dinners or entertaining a crowd, serving up a big dish of mixed seafood or steamed shellfish is always a favorite. And for the finest flavors, showiest presentation, and deluxe dining fun, you need the best kitchen equipment. Check out our top choices to find the best pot for cooking seafood and shellfish.

7 of the Best Roasting Pans: What to Look For and How to Choose

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Large and sturdy, a good-quality roaster is a versatile piece of cookware for daily use and for entertaining. They’re ideal for cooking large proteins, assorted veggies, and one-pan meals or stews as well. Read our guide to the best roasting pans to learn about all the features and materials, and choose your favorite.

Fruit Salad Yogurt Parfait

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Let your spoon take a deep dive into this divine fruit salad parfait. It’s a bright blend of vanilla-spiked fruit, fresh herbs, thick Greek yogurt, and crunchy granola with dark chocolate shavings, toasted coconut, and nuts. Read on to add this easy recipe to your collection of cool and creamy sweet treats.

Picnic Pleasures: Foodal’s Guide to the Best Baskets

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Looking to step up your warm-weather gastronomical game? Want to get out and enjoy the great outdoors? Like to eat? If so, you need a picnic basket – it’s that simple. We’ll help you choose the best one for your needs, from fully-stocked wicker baskets and rolling carts to backpacks with service for two or four.

The Best Meat Cleavers: Chop Your Protein the Easy Way

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To save your fine cutting tools, use a robust meat cleaver instead. With a large blade and ample weight, these big boys make short work of challenging foods – they dress ribs, chop up whole chickens, lop coconuts, or hew clean through a melon in one fell swoop. Check out our complete buying guide right here on Foodal.

Foodal’s Guide to Choosing a Wooden Salad Bowl

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Looking for a wood bowl to spiff up your salad presentations? Check out our guide to help you pick the best product as they are not all made equal. Learn about the various kinds of wood used and the type of construction that is used. Read more now.

Foodal’s Guide to Choosing the Best Frying Pan or Skillet

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When trying to decide on a new frying pan or skillet, it can be a mind-numbing chore to sort through all of the different qualities and materials. So Foodal’s stepped up and simplified the selection process for you. We’ve listed the benefits and drawbacks of cast iron, stainless steel, and nonstick frying pans and listed the main points to consider when making a purchase. And there’s also a couple of recommendations for popular brands in each category. So sit back, relax, and read on… we’ve done all the legwork for you!

Portable Gas BBQ Grills: Great Food On Location

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Road trips, camping trips, and other outdoor activities can be fun but are much more enjoyable when you include a barbecue into the mix. Read about the best portable grills that are available and have fun grilling on your next excursion.

The Chef’s Knife: A Multi-Purpose Masterpiece

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If you’d like to amp up your cooking skills, with more enjoyment making meals, having a few good knives on hand is essential. And a well-crafted, versatile chef’s knife is truly a must. A chef’s knife is the home cook’s equivalent of a Swiss Army knife – it’s ready and willing to perform any task it is given.