Randi Gollin, Freelance Writer
Randi Gollin, Freelance Writer

Randi Gollin

Randi is a freelance writer for MarthaStewart.com.
Fresh or ground, pickled or preserved, this anti-inflammatory spice adds pungent heat to a wide world of savory dishes, confections, and baked goods.
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Learn more about this versatile powerhouse that adds fresh flavor to everything from omelets and osso buco to soups and sauces.
Here's how to determine the best storage method for the sharpest tools in your kitchen.
The terms are often used interchangeably, but each has its own defining characteristics.
Discover a few ways to maximize the potency of your favorite seasonings.
Dating back to ancient times, this symbolic food combination carries great significance.
Whether you're planning to up your mixology game and make cocktails on the regular or want a home bar setup for occasional entertaining, we've got expert insight here for what you need, what you don't need, and how to organize your home bar.
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With scores of variations and a history that dates back 2,000 years, this ancient concoction reflects myriad traditions passed down through the ages.
If you eat one, it's a hamantasch. Noshing on multiples? Call them hamantaschen.
Whether you're planning to up your mixology game and make cocktails on the regular or want a home bar setup for occasional entertaining, we've got expert insight here for what you need, what you don't need, and how to organize your home bar.
With scores of variations and a history that dates back 2,000 years, this ancient concoction reflects myriad traditions passed down through the ages.
If you eat one, it's a hamantasch. Noshing on multiples? Call them hamantaschen.
With their sensational style and gift for entertaining, these experts have advice every modern host or hostess can benefit from.
Learn how cooking can foster community connection and a deeper understanding of cultural and personal identity.
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Winter is the perfect time to embrace the joys of chocolate or cheese fondue, made in your very own electric or manual fondue pot. Here, we've gathered top picks for a crowd or a couple, made with different materials, and available at different price points.
It's all about getting the most enjoyment possible from your favorite vino.
They're easy drinking and often easy on the budget.
Each ingredient is steeped in lore but the story behind how maple syrup became the partner for pancakes and a match in food heaven isn't so clear-cut.
With its colorful history and unforgettable flavor, pastis is a drink well worth exploring.
This delicious, nutritious protein-packed pseudocereal is becoming trendy, and for good reason.
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Choose from pull-out and pull-down spray heads attached to the faucet or sidesprays that sit adjacent, all are designed to make kitchen cleanup more efficient.
Truly a cut above, these knife blocks are crafted from oak, onyx, zinc, and more. They'll keep kitchen knives organized and look good while getting the job done. 
From stemless to stackable, bulb-shaped to balloon, here are our favorite wine glasses for regular use.
After you've baked and frosted a simply gorgeous cake, place it on the pedestal it deserves. Here are our some of our favorite ways to show off your sweetest creations.
Two trailblazing women are transforming smoke-tainted wine into a unique American brandy, among other spirits.
It's perfect for drizzling on ice cream, fried chicken, frittatas, and pizza.