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Cool breezes are expected soon. We’re excited for some autumnal cooking. Sounds like our readers are as well.

Aaron Hutcherson recently wrote about the different varieties of cocoa powder, ideal for baking and of course for the ultimate cold weather beverage: hot chocolate. Becky Krystal wrote about how dried mushrooms can add an earthy umami punch in so many ways, especially in braises and soups. And G. Daniela Galarza and Aaron wrote about some awesome places to buy spices online, and get your spice cabinet prepared for all your cooking adventures.

We gave our endorsement to fall grilling and discussed new uses for bacon grease, how big a stand mixer we really need and vegan cheeses.

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