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.
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
Rolling out cookie dough between two sheets of parchment
How a Clever Baker Rolls Out Cookie Dough
Slow Cooker Chicken Broth
How a Clever Cook Substitutes 10 Common Thanksgiving Ingredients
Bottles of spices on a cutting board How to Store Spices
How to Store Spices to Keep Them Fresh
Braised meat in a Dutch oven
How to Braise Any Meat or Vegetable
Yellow creamy soup in a red Dutch oven
How a Clever Cook Thickens Soup (or Stew) and Makes It Creamy
Baking with Dorie by Dorie Greenspan
The 3 Most Surprising Tips We Learned from Dorie Greenspans's New Cookbook
Tips for improving out of season tomatoes
5 Ways a Clever Cook Improves Out-of-Season Tomatoes
Classic cocktail recipes for beginners
How to Stock a Home Bar: 10 Classic Cocktail Recipes and Great Books for Beginners
How to set up a home bar essential liquor wines and liqueurs
How to Stock a Home Bar: The Essential Bottles of Liquor, Liqueur, Bitters, and Wine
Coupe glass on tray with other bar tools
How to Stock a Home Bar: The Essential Glasses and Equipment
Thanksgiving meal illustration
Your Thanksgiving Meal Questions, Answered!
Carved turkey on a platter - How to Carve a Turkey
How to Carve a Turkey
Crispy chickpeas in a black cast iron skillet
How a Clever Cook Makes the Crispiest Chickpeas
Two roasted halves of butternut squash on a sheet pan
How to Cook Butternut Squash: 3 Ways to Know!
Knife and honing steel
How to Use a Honing Steel
Whetstone chefs knife honing steel sharpening vs honing
Caring For Your Knives: Honing vs Sharpening
Whetstone with cloth
How to Sharpen a Knife with a Sharpening Stone (or Whetstone)
Knife sharpener
How to Sharpen a Knife with an Electric Knife Sharpener
Bowls of herbed whipped butter
How a Clever Cook Turns Regular Butter into a Thanksgiving-Worthy Spread
Pile of fresh herbs on a wooden cutting board
How to Chop Herbs
Mashed potatoes with chives and butter
How a Clever Cook Makes Faster (and Better!) Mashed Potatoes
Turkey thawing in a fridge illustration
How Long to Thaw a Turkey
Illustration of turkey cooking in the oven
What Temperature to Cook a Turkey
Setting dry brined turkey into roasting pan
Your Make-Ahead Thanksgiving Schedule
November Produce Guide
How to Stock Your Fridge, Freezer, and Pantry for Thanksgiving
Pumpkin Pie FAQ post
Pumpkin Pie Troubleshooting: Expert Answers