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I noticed that when you make white chocolate chocolate cookies, the dark chocolate bark, and the white chocolate bark, you use 1 pound bricks of “good chocolate." What brand do you use and where can you find it?

From Juliette - Bradley Beach, NJ

I prefer Lindt, Callebaut, or Valrhona chocolate. I buy them at specialty food and cooking stores, or online at Amazon.com. 

Where can I buy the Goya 16 Bean Soup Mix for your “16 Bean” Pasta e Fagioli recipe in Cooking for Jeffrey?

From Barbara Kerrane - Dallas, TX

Goya's 16 Bean Soup Mix is available at most large supermarkets, but you can purchase it online at Amazon and several other retailers if you can't find it locally. 

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Which kosher salt do you use in your recipes?

From Joan - Merrick, NY

I use Diamond Crystal kosher salt, which is available at most grocery stores. 

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Are there specific times you use glass instead of metal mixing bowls?

From Nicole - Chicago

No, I use them completely interchangeably.

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How do you keep your sheet trays clean? I am always embarrassed to have guests see mine because they get stained and dark.

From Laura Freeman - Riverside, CA

I use Brillo pads to clean my sheet pans thoroughly and then I wash them in the dishwasher. Lining the pan with parchment paper before baking or roasting is also an easy way to keep them spotless!

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What would you have in your pantry to serve as a snack or a meal for spontaneous company?

From Elsie - Saint. Augustine Florida

I always have pasta and jars of Rao's marinara sauce in the pantry for dinner in less than fifteen minutes!! 

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