Bay Leaves Can Spice Up Your Food, Drinks AND Home, Rach Says

Rachael explains why she loves bay leaves and how to use them in food, drinks + your home.

What Can You Use Bay Leaves For? Rachael Answers!

Rach shares what she uses bay leaves for—and spoiler alert: she doesn't only use them in food.

Rachael's Favorite Restaurants + Things To Do In The Adirondacks | Q & Ray + J

If anyone knows the Adirondacks, it's Rach. Get her Lake George restaurant recommendations + more.

How Do Rachael & John Take Their Coffee + How Much Do They Drink In a Day? | Q & Ray + J

A viewer asked Rachael and her husband John how they take their coffee, and as it turns out, their preferences are completely opposite.

What's The Difference Between Tomato Sauce + Tomato Puree? | Q & Ray + J

"There's a difference between tomato purée, tomato sauce *and* tomato passata," Rachael explains.

Can You Make Sugar-Free Simple Syrup? John Answers | Q & Ray + J

"Absolutely, one hundred bazillion percent you can," John says.

Why Does Rach Like DOP San Marzano Tomatoes For Cooking? | Q & Ray + J

"You should pay less money for domestic tomatoes. And if you're buying a nice San Marzano tomato, just make sure that it's actually from Italy," Rach says.

How Long Garlic Can Last In The Fridge, According To Rachael | Q & Ray + J

Rachael shares how long peeled garlic will stay fresh in the fridge and how she stores unpeeled garlic.

Cooking With Salt: Which Type Of Salt Does Rachael Use The Most? | Q & Ray + J

"You can go down a rabbit hole of what to do with your specialty salts," Rach says, "but the day to day, Kosher for cooking, flaky sea for finishing."

Rach Recalls Throwing The First Pitch At Fenway: "I was very proud" | Q & Ray & J

"I threw out an opening pitch once in Fenway Park directly over the plate, which I was very proud of — from the mound," Rach recalls.

What Are Rach's Favorite Bagel Toppings? She Shares 3 Bagel Sandwich Ideas | Q & Ray & J

"I run a bagel lab here on the weekends. I do all kinds of bagels and I could not choose a favorite," Rach says in answer to a viewer question.

What To Do With Leftover Frying Oil | Q & Ray & J

If the oil has debris in it, you should discard it, Rach says — and she explains how. But did you know you can sometimes use oil more than once?

What Is Miso? Rachael Answers + Shares Her Favorite Miso Recipes | Q & Ray & J

Rach answers a viewer question about what miso is — and she shares some of her favorite recipes using miso.

Where In Italy Are Rachael & John's Families From? | Q & Ray + J

Did you know that Rachael is half Italian & John is 100% Italian? They share which parts of the country their families are from.