Cooking Tips And Techniques

No one is born knowing how to cook. We learn skill by skill, picking up smart ideas, quick tips, and cool tricks along the way.
Toasted Walnuts on a Baking Pan
How to Toast Walnuts
Citrus with Some of the Rind Cut Off and on the Counter, a Knife and Citrus Rinds
How to Segment Citrus
Negroni cocktails with campari and gin
How to Clarify Cloudy Campari
Plate of Boneless Chicken Thighs on a Cutting Board and on the Counter Next to It, a Knife
How to Debone Chicken Thighs
Stock Poured from the Measuring Cup into a Pan on the Stove
Substitutes for White Wine in Cooking
Brown butter in a bowl
Brown Butter Is My Weeknight Dinner Secret Weapon
Halved Avocados on a Counter with One Whole Avocado in the Middle
How to Ripen Avocados
Woman in Blue Apron Spooning Stuffing from a Bowl to 9x13 Baking Dish
Baking Dish and Casserole Conversion Guide
Nicely Folded Burrito on a Plate with a Small Bowl of Salsa and in the Background, a Stack of Tortillas
How to Fold a Burrito
Water Poured onto Coffee Grounds in a Pour Over Device and Carafe
How to Make Pour Over Coffee
Sprigs of Dried Herbs on a Wooden Cutting Board Next to More Fresh Herbs and a Roll of Twine
How to Dry Herbs
Dinner rolls in air fryer
You Can Cook Frozen Dinner Rolls in the Air Fryer
Butter on dinner rolls
A Professional Baker’s 6 Tips for Better Dinner Rolls
Frozen Dinner Rolls in zip top bag
How to Freeze and Bake Dinner Rolls
Dinner roll dough in cake pan
How to Shape Dinner Rolls
Bread Sliced for How to Revive Stale Bread
How a Clever Cook Revives Stale Bread
Water Added to Bowl of Rice (Method 2)
How to Rinse Rice
Box of Baking Soda and a Measuring Spoon Full of Baking Soda
Does Baking Soda Go Bad?
How to Keep Apple Slices from Turning Brown
How to Keep Apples from Turning Brown
Image of 4 bagged salads
How to Upgrade Salads Kits For No-Stress Summer Meals
How to Julienne Carrots
How to Julienne Carrots
Sprigs of Parsley, Rosemary, Mint, and Thyme on a Counter
How a Clever Cook Quickly Gets Herbs off the Stem
A tray of baked breaded chicken breast served with ketchup.
What Is the Difference Between Chicken Nuggets and Chicken Tenders?
Soak Pork Chops in Bowl of Brine
Easy Pork Chop Brine
How to Pan Sear Any Meat or Vegetable
How to Pan-Sear Any Meat or Vegetable
Grill Brush Used to Clean Gas Grill
How To Clean a Gas or Charcoal Grill
Adding Cans to Pot of Water for Bath Canning Method
Water Bath Canning for Beginners
Sterilizing Jars for Canning
How to Sterilize Canning Jars
Plate of salad with tomatoes, burrata, corn, and arugula
5 Rules to Follow for a Better Summer Salad
Plate on a table with a burger, corn on the cob, and slice of watermelon
10 Creative Ways to Top Your Burger This Summer
What is smoked paprika?
What Is Smoked Paprika?
How to line a loaf pan with parchment paper
How to Line Cake and Loaf Pans with Parchment
Omnivore's grill dinner party
Genevieve Taylor’s 4 Essential Grilling Tips for the Omnivore
bottom of a tub of sour cream shows expiration date
What's the Difference Between Expiration, Best-By, Sell-By, and Use-By Dates?
Food scraps in a zip-top bag
10 Essential Ways to Tackle Food Waste at Home
Frozen wine cubes slowly melting on a table
10 Foods You Didn't Know You Can Freeze
Spider strainer on a counter
The One Tool You Need for Perfect Fried Chicken at Home
Bag of rice flour in a bowl
The Secret Ingredient That Makes Southern Thai Fried Chicken So Delicious
Fried chicken in a spider
3 French Tips for the Best Fried Chicken Ever
Pasta with peso, shrimp, and beef chili
10 Ingredient Shortcuts That Every Smart Cook Should Know
Stockpot filled with starchy pasta water
Why A Clever Cook Saves Pasta Water
Egg yolks in warm milk how now to temper eggs
A Clever Cook Does Not Temper Egg Yolks
Minced garlic on a blue plate
How to Mince Garlic
Ingredients to thicken sauce
How to Thicken Sauce
Baked Potatoes with Chickpeas cook the chickpeas
Meat Alternatives for Your Favorite Recipes
How to Store Banana Bread -- close up of banana bread looking from the top down, half is sliced.
10 Tips for the Newbie Vegan Baker
Mixing ingredients in a large bowl for a pesto pasta salad recipe.
How to Meal Plan As a Vegan
Pasta Bean vegan salad ingredients
How to Stock a Vegan Pantry
Ingredients in bowls to make Authentic Cretan salad.
How to Stock a Flexitarian Pantry
Vallery Lomas and Chocolate Chip Cookies
Vallery Lomas Shares Her 5 Best Tips for Making Chocolate Chip Cookies
Brookies Chocolate Chip Cookie Brownies
5 Tips for Baking Perfect Cookies Every Time
Almond-flavored butter cookies on a baking sheet.
Cookie Baking FAQs: The Expert Answers to All Your Cookie Problems
Hand mixer making a buttermilk pie recipe.
How to Convert Stand Mixer Instructions to a Hand Mixer (and Vice Versa)
potatoes on parchment paper lined half sheet pan
The Best Substitutes for Parchment Paper
Leah Koenig and potato latkes
Leah Koenig Shares Her 5 Best Tips for Making Latkes
Sheet of parchment paper next to wax paper
Now You Know: Parchment Paper vs Wax Paper
melting chocolate for peanut butter buckeye balls
How to Melt Chocolate Chips
Cover of Grist by Abra Berens cookbook
Abra Berens’ New Cookbook Is the Grain Book to End All Grain Books
Jesse Szewczyk Cookies the New Classics cookbook review
Jesse Szewczyk’s "Cookies" Is the Most Irresistible Cookbook of The Season
Dough in a towel lined bowl to make spiced sourdough bread shaped like a pumpkin
How a Clever Baker Proofs Dough Quickly