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Culinary Resolutions, Week 4: Maximize Your Kitchen

We're hitting the ground running in 2013 with our brand-new series, Six Weeks of Culinary Resolutions, wherein we vow to master a different gastronomic goal each week.

We've just hit week four, and we're vowing to maximize the kitchen. What does that mean, exactly? In our minds, it means wasting less food while cooking, maximizing time efficiency in the kitchen, and making the most of space in tiny quarters.

Stay tuned all week for suggestions for everything from what to do with leftover wine to multipurpose tools that are guaranteed to make cooking easier. Got any special requests? Be sure to leave them in our comments below.


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Maximize time
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Make the most of your tiny kitchen space
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