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How to Make Perfect Bacon in the Oven
Want to make perfect crispy bacon without all the mess? Baking it slowly and gently in the oven is the simplest, most foolproof way to cook bacon.
Baking Soda and Baking Powder: What's the...
Are baking soda and baking powder the same thing? Find out what happens when you try to substitute baking soda for baking powder.
What Are the 5 Mother Sauces of Classical...
What are the mother sauces? There are five mother sauces in the culinary arts from which all other sauces are made. Learn to make mother sauces.
How to Cook Traditional Prime Rib Roast
This prime rib roast is cooked by the traditional method of roasting on high and then finishing at a lower temperature for a perfect medium rare.
How to Make Perfect Scrambled Eggs
To make perfect scrambled eggs, you want to whip a lot of air into the eggs. Learn to make light, fluffy scrambled eggs using this easy technique.
The Closed-Oven Method for Perfect Prime Rib...
This prime rib roast recipe requires a little bit of math to calculate the cooking time, but it's easy and will give you perfect medium-rare prime rib.
4 Delicious Recipes for Perfectly Roasted Prime...
Here are four different techniques for cooking a perfect prime rib roast, which is a tender, succulent beef roast that's great for holidays and other special occasions.
Roasted Pork Loin: A Recipe for Perfection
This simple roast pork loin recipe is seasoned with an aromatic herb and garlic rub and then roasted to perfection. See how to roast this juicy, tender pork loin.
The Perfect 5-Minute Omelet
Never made an omelet before? Learn this basic technique so you can make a perfect omelet yourself. It's easier than you think and impressive as heck.
Slow-Roast Your Prime Rib Roast to Delicious...
This prime rib roast is first browned on the stovetop and then slow-roasted at a low temperature. The result is succulent, juicy and perfectly medium-rare.
Make Perfect Hard Boiled Eggs with This Simple...
Do you want perfect hard boiled eggs AND want to be able to peel them easily? Here's what you need to know, and the technique for how to do it.
Try This Easy, Basic Muffin Recipe
The key to making great muffins is mixing the batter just enough to combine all the wet and dry ingredients, but without overmixing it.
Risotto Recipe for Beginners
If you've never made risotto before, this easy recipe is a great place to start. This simple Italian classic is finished with butter and parmesan cheese.
Cooking Pork: You're Doing It Wrong
For years people learned that the way to cook pork was to overcook it. But new guidelines mean we can serve pork that's tender, juicy and flavorful and still perfectly safe.
Reference Chart for Cuts of Beef
Curious about different beef cuts like chuck, rib, loin or brisket? Here's a handy beef cuts chart along with descriptions and recipes for each one.
Culinary Arts Food Safety Quiz
Quiz: Food Safety and Sanitation Test Your Knowledge of Food Safety and Sanitation Food safety might
How to Make the Perfect Vinaigrette
Learn how to make the perfect oil & vinegar salad dressing, also called a vinaigrette. These simple tips will help you make a great vinaigrette dressing anytime.
How Fatty Is Half-and-Half?
In the culinary arts, half and half is a dairy product with a fat content lower than light cream but higher than whole milk. If you don't have access to half and half, you could substitute...
6 Steps to a Simple Au Jus
This easy au jus recipe is perfect for roasted beef recipes like prime rib. You can also modify the au jus to serve with roasted chicken, lamb or veal.
Tips for Perfect Pan-Seared Scallops
Pan-seared scallops are easy to make if you know the right technique. It helps to prepare them for the pan just right, and not cook them too long.
8 Classic Sauce Recipes for Your Favorite...
These classic sauces, like the Hollandaise Sauce, Normandy Sauce and others, can be served with fish and seafood dishes, including seared sea scallops, grilled salmon and more.
Cuts of Pork: Pig Diagram and Pork Chart
Consisting of parts of the neck, shoulder blade and upper arm, the pork butt, or Boston butt, is a moderately tough cut of pork with a good deal of connective tissue.
3 Simple Steps to a Basic Demi-Glace
Demi-glace is a rich and deeply flavorful sauce that is traditionally served with red meats. Demi-glace (or demi-glaze) is made by reducing a mixture of half basic brown sauce and half brown stock.
Are You Choosing the Best Cut of Beef for Your...
Cooking the perfect steak starts by choosing the right cut of beef. Find out what type of meat makes the best steak.
Say Goodbye to Dry, Flavorless Pork Chops
The perfect pork chop is an inch thick, seared on the stovetop to a lovely golden brown, then finished in the oven. Learn how to cook pork chops.
How to Make a Basic Roux
Roux is probably the most common sauce thickener in the culinary arts. Usually it's made with just butter and flour, and it's super easy to make.
Creamy Homemade Risotto Is Easier Than You Think
This tutorial shows you how to make risotto, with photos of every step. Once you learn the risotto method, you'll be able to make all kinds of risotto recipes.
How to Make Clarified Butter
Making clarified butter: The foam on the surface is the butter's water content boiling off. The white residue is the milk solids separating out from the butterfat and water.
How to Thicken Your Sauce Using Cornstarch
To thicken a sauce or soup with cornstarch, you first need to make a slurry, which is a mixture of equal parts cornstarch and liquid.
Learn How to Make Espagnole Sauce, One of the 5...
Espagnole is a basic brown sauce that is one of the five mother sauces of classical cuisine. It's also the starting point for making the traditional demi-glace.
This is the Safest, Quickest Way to Chop an Onion
How to Chop an Onion: page 6. Flip those sections onto their sides in a little stack. Line up the straight edges so they're facing your knife.
How to Make Pancakes From Scratch
This easy pancake recipe is pretty foolproof, and you can whip up a batch in just a few minutes. And avoid the most common pancake mistake people make.
Simple Homemade Stuffing Recipe (Baked in the...
This homemade stuffing is cooked in the oven, not inside the bird, so it gets nice and crispy. You can expand on this basic stuffing recipe by adding nuts, raisins or diced apples.
6 Sauces That Are Perfect for Pairing with...
Want some ideas for what sauce to serve with gnocchi? Here are six classic gnocchi sauces that will suit every taste.
3 Bad Ways (and 1 Good) to Defrost a Frozen...
Wondering how to thaw a turkey? There are four ways, and three of them are bad. Learn how NOT to thaw a frozen turkey, along with the one and only safe way to do it.
Know Your Fats: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly
Which fats are highest in saturated, monounsaturated, polyunsaturated and trans fats? This reference table helps you compare
How (and When) to Glaze a Baked Ham
Everything you need to know about glazing a ham, including when to apply the glaze, along with a few simple ham glaze recipes.
6 Types of Flour and What You Should Bake with...
Wheat flour is the most common flour used in baking. Learn about the difference between bread flour, cake flour and all-purpose flour.
How Do Restaurants Make French Fries So Crispy?
Did you ever wonder why restaurant French fries are so much more crispy than the ones you make at home? The secret is in the oil.
Super Simple Oil and Vinegar Salad Dressing
This simple oil & vinegar salad dressing is also called a basic vinaigrette or basic French dressing. Variations include Italian dressing, mustard vinaigrette, herbed vinaigrette and more.
What is a Capon and How is it Cooked?
The term capon refers to a rooster that has been castrated at a young age, which makes its meat more tender and less gamy. Cooking a capon is very similar to cooking a chicken.
How to Roast a Moist and Juicy Turkey Breast
Roasted turkey breast is a great alternative to roasting a whole turkey. A turkey breast cooks much faster and is far more moist and juicy, too.
Basic Beurre Blanc Sauce—Perfect for Fish...
Beurre blanc is a simple butter-based emulsified sauce. This beurre blanc sauce recipe is delicious with practically any fish or seafood.
This Prime Rib is Basically Roasted in Reverse
Unlike most prime rib recipes, this one involves slow-roasting the meat at a low temperature, and then searing it at a high temperature right before serving it.
What's the Difference Between Cooking with 'Dry...
Cooking methods are divided into dry-heat cooking methods, such as roasting, sauteing and broiling, and moist-heat cooking methods, like braising, poaching or steaming.
Learn How to Make Béchamel Sauce, One of...
Béchamel is a basic white sauce that you can season and use as-is, or expand on it to make all sorts of other creamy, cheesy sauces.
Spicy, Sweet, and Succulent Slow-Roasted Pork...
Looking for an easy and delicious pork roast recipe? This slow-roasted pork shoulder is juicy, crispy and insanely flavorful.
How to Make Your Own Mayonnaise
This tutorial will demonstrate how to make mayonnaise, with photos and instructions for each step along the way. You'll have your own homemade mayonnaise in a just a few minutes.
Do You Know How to Cook a Steak to Medium-Rare...
The best way to cook a steak is medium rare. Find out what makes medium rare steaks superior to all others, and how to cook them that way.
4 Tips for Roasting Big Cuts of Meat
Roasting is one of the easiest ways to cook a big piece of meat, whether it's beef, pork or lamb. Learn how to roast just about any type of meat.
Braise Meat to Keep it Tender and Succulent
Want to learn how to braise meat? With this braising recipe, you can braise beef, make braised short ribs or braised spare ribs. Read about how to braise.
Mirepoix: The Trinity of Aromatic Vegetables
Mirepoix is a combination of chopped onions, carrots and celery, in specific proportions, used to add flavor and aroma to stocks, sauces, soups and other foods.
How to Grind Your Own Meat
Grinding meat is easy to do, and when grind your own meat at home, you'll know exactly what's in it. This illustrated tutorial shows you how to grind meat.
How to Make Perfect, Crispy French Fries at Home
You can definitely make crispy french fries at home as long as you use the right kind of potatoes and fry them twice. That's right, twice.
4 Simple Tips to the Perfect Baked Potato
Baked potatoes are utterly delicious and they go with everything from steaks to seafood. Follow these easy steps for how to bake a potato.
How to Make Basic Waffles from Scratch
This tried and true waffle recipe is perfect for brunch or other special occasions, even dessert!
Are You Seasoning Your Steaks the Right Way?
The key to seasoning a steak for grilling is to use a generous amount of Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper. Read about seasoning a steak for the grill.
How to Cook Rice in the Oven (and Keep Your...
Cooking rice in the oven is convenient and easy. It frees up your stovetop, and it only takes a few minutes longer. See how to bake rice in the oven.
7 Steps to Getting Over Your Fear of Making...
Hollandaise is a wonderfully rich, lemony and buttery sauce that goes with eggs, vegetables and poached fish. Here's a basic hollandaise sauce recipe.
Easy, Moist Banana Bread
This moist banana bread recipe helps put overripe bananas, that would otherwise be destined for the garbage, to good use, making it a great recipe for anyone who likes to be frugal.
Are You Preventing Bacteria from Growing on...
The Temperature Danger Zone is a range of temperatures in which dangerous foodborne bacteria reproduce like crazy. Learn how to keep your food safe.
Easily Convert Culinary Measurements with This...
A chart of culinary measurements to calculate equivalences between units of volume such as teaspoons, tablespoons, cups, pints, quarts.
Fluffy Homemade Vanilla Cake Recipe
This vanilla cake is made using the creaming method, which gives the cake a light and fluffy texture. For the best vanilla flavor and aroma, use pure vanilla extract.
Simple Cinnamon Streusel Topping
This streusel topping is a great way to spruce up your homemade muffins, pies or coffee cakes, and you can mix it up in just a few seconds.
What Is an Egg Wash and When Should You Use One?
In the culinary arts, egg wash is brushed on pastries and pies before baking to give them a golden, shiny glaze. Learn how to make a simple egg wash.
How to Make Easy, Perfect Bacon
This part is important. Don't pre-heat the oven. Just slide the pan of bacon into a cold oven and close the door. This tutorial will show you how to make perfect bacon in the oven. Page 5.
When the Weather Outside Is Frightful, Make...
Peppermint hot chocolate is warm and cool, refreshing, festive, and chocolatey. And there are a few ways to make it, including a couple of techniques just for the grown-ups!
Dry-Heat Cooking: High Temperatures, Big Flavors
Dry-heat cooking involves temperatures of 300°F or hotter, and it is the only way to achieve the browning of meats, vegetables and baked goods that in turn develops complex flavors and aromas.
Learn How to Make Velouté, One of the 5...
The chicken velouté is one of the most versatile sauces in the culinary arts. Made from chicken stock, it's the basis for the classic Suprême sauce and many others.
Just One Minute to Make Your Own Easy Baking...
You can make your own baking powder by combining baking soda with cream of tartar. Learn the exact formula for making your own baking powder.
Savory Spinach Frittata with Bacon and Cheddar
A frittata is an Italian-style flat omelet that's baked in a skillet. This frittata recipe features spinach, bacon and cheddar cheese.
Why Should You Learn the Basic Culinary Knife...
Here you can see descriptions and photos of all the basic culinary arts knife cuts and shapes. Knife cuts examples include the julienne, batonnet, dice, brunoise and more.
3 Helpful Tips to Sharpening Your Knives with a...
Learn how to sharpen a knife with a whetstone. A whetstone is the best way to sharpen a chef's knife or kitchen knife. Using a whetstone takes some practice, but you'll save time and money doing it yourself.
How to Truss a Chicken
Pull tightly on both ends of the twine so that the legs come together. This illustrated tutorial shows you how to truss a chicken.
How to Use a Chef's Knife
Note how the index finger is wrapped fully around the blade.The index finger and thumb should be opposite each other on either side of the blade. Page 2 of 4.
Scrumptious Double-Chocolate Muffins
If you love chocolate you'll love this recipe for chocolate chip chocolate muffins. Rich, moist and chocolately, these muffins are a chocolate-lover's dream.
How to Make Gravy to Serve with Roasted Turkey
Making turkey gravy starts with broth or stock which is reduced and thickened, and then seasoned to perfection. Learn how to make a simple turkey gravy.
Hollandaise Sauce: A Guide for Beginners
If you've never made Hollandaise sauce before, don't worry. It might seem intimidating, but it's actually quite simple if you use this technique.
How to Make a Slow Roasted Pork Shoulder
For the spice rub, we're creating a blend of sweet, salty and spicy. This illustrated demo shows how to prepare this delicious slow-roasted pork, step-by-step.
Is Chili Powder the Same as Cayenne Pepper?
Chili powder is a blend of dried chiles, herbs and spices. Find out what's in chili powder and what ingredients to use as a chili powder substitute.
Are Your Kitchen Knives as Sharp as They Should...
There are two steps to sharpening a knife. First, use a whetstone to grind a new edge onto the blade. Second, hone that edge with a sharpening steel.
How to Easily Adjust a Recipe for the Number of...
Scaling a recipe means adjusting it to prepare more portions, or fewer, than the recipe was originally written for. Here are the simple steps for how to do it.
What Dishes Does Chervil Work Best In?
Chervil is a delicate culinary herb from the same family as parsley. In fact, it looks and tastes a little bit like parsley, and you could substitute parsley for chervil if that's all you have.
What Is Cardamom?
Cardamom is one of the most expensive spices in the world, but you usually only need a little bit. It comes in various forms, and you can use it in seed form, ground, or even use the whole pods.
Traditional Spaghetti Carbonara With Egg,...
Spaghetti carbonara is one of the most popular Italian pasta dishes. This pasta carbonara recipe combines cream, eggs, cheese and bacon.
How to Avoid Kitchen Cross Contamination
Cross contamination is what happens when bacteria from one food item are transferred to another, often by way of unwashed cutting boards or countertops.
Top Your Meats with Easy Madeira Sauce
The Madeira Sauce is a classic sauce made by adding Madeira wine to a basic demi-glace. The Madeira sauce is an excellent accompaniment for roasts and steaks.
Quiz: Is it an Herb or a Spice?
Quiz: Is it an Herb or a Spice? Test Your Knowledge About Herbs and Spices Do you know the difference
Keep Your Kitchen Smoke-Free: Choose the Best...
The temperature at which any oil will start to smoke is called its smoke point. Here's a table that shows the smoke points for the most common cooking fats and oils.
How to Make Basic Cornbread
This easy cornbread recipe is slightly sweet and it's great with soup or chili, or for breakfast. This basic cornbread can be modified in all kinds of ways.
Royal Icing Recipe
Royal icing is a sweet, hard icing made from egg whites and powdered sugar, and it's perfect for decorating cookies. Here's an easy royal icing recipe.
What Exactly is Hominy?
What is Hominy? Hominy is a type of corn (or maize) that has been soaked in an alkali solution which causes it to puff up to twice its normal size.
Horseradish Sauce Recipe
This horseradish sauce is a classic sauce to serve with roast beef, and it's amazing with prime rib. It's also super easy to make.
To Make a Perfect Milkshake, Avoid This One...
Making a rich, thick milkshake is easier than you think. You mostly just need to know the right ratio of ice cream to milk.
What Is a Culinary Emulsion?
In the culinary arts, an emulsion is a mixture of two liquids that wouldn't ordinarily mix, like oil and vinegar. Learn how to stabilize an emulsified sauce.
10 Delicious Ways to Use Chicken Stock
So you've made chicken stock. Now what? Here are 10 recipes you can make using chicken stock.
What You Need to Know Before You Buy Fresh...
Shopping for fresh scallops can be confusing. Learn about the different scallop sizes and why it's important to buy chemical-free or dry-packed scallops.
7 Tips to Prep and Roast a Leg of Lamb
Roasting a leg of lamb is a simple process. The main thing is making sure that the roast cooks evenly. See how to roast a leg of lamb.
What Is Confectioners Sugar and How Is It Used?
Confectioners sugar is a type of sugar that dissolves easily and is used for sweetening and decorating candies and desserts. You can even make your own.
2 Easy Methods for Poaching Chicken in Just 5...
Poached chicken breasts are succulent and flavorful, and they don't dry out they way chicken breasts can when cooked other ways. Learn how to poach chicken breasts.
How to Make Delicious Bearnaise Sauce
Béarnaise is a rich, buttery, aromatic sauce featuring shallots, tarragon and crushed black peppercorns. It's incredible served with a grilled steak.
Is Simmering Just Cooking a Dish on Low Heat?...
Simmering is a culinary technique where food is cooked in liquid within a specific temperature range and with bubbles forming and gently rising to the surface but not at a full rolling boil.
Are the Health Concerns About Nitrates...
Nitrates and nitrites are widely used in preserving meats. And while nitrates are commonly thought to be bad for you, that's not the case at all. In fact, it's the exact opposite.
5 Steps to Traditional Mashed Sweet Potatoes
Mashed sweet potatoes are a classic accompaniment for traditional holiday dishes like roasted turkey and chicken, as well as many other hearty meat dishes.
How to Tell If Someone Has Food Poisoning
Food poisoning symptoms vary with the type of food poisoning you have, but if you have any of the symptoms listed here, it could be a sign of food poisoning.
6 Tips to Choosing the Right Cutting Board for...
Cutting boards are made of every type of material from wood and glass to plastic and acrylic. Find out which is better: wooden cutting boards or plastic.
Easy, Classic Mornay Cheese Sauce
The Mornay Sauce is a classic cheese sauce for vegetables made by enriching a standard Bechamel sauce with Gruyere and Parmesan cheese.
What Is in Evaporated Milk?
Evaporated milk is milk that has had about 60 percent of its water content removed by gently heating it. It has a great many culinary applications.
Corn Bread with Corn
Cornbread with corn is a great variation on the basic corn bread recipe. You can make it with fresh corn, and frozen or canned will work too.
What is Prime Rib and How Is it Cooked?
What is Prime Rib? Prime rib is a classic roast beef preparation made from the beef rib primal cut, usually roasted with the bone in and served with its natural juices.
Do You Know What an Ancho Chili Pepper Is?
What is an ancho chili? In the culinary arts, ancho is a type of dried chili pepper that is popular in ... Read the definition of ancho.
Where Does Dijon Mustard Get its Name?
Dijon mustard is a type of prepared mustard from the French region of Dijon, or made in the Dijon style, usually featuring white wine, plus salt and other spices.
10 Steps to a Delicious Roast Leg of Lamb
This classic leg of lamb roast makes a perfect holiday dinner. It's flavored with garlic and rosemary and roasted to a perfect medium rare.
How to Cook with Hot, Dry Air for Best Results
Roasting and baking are dry-heat cooking methods that cook with hot, dry air while browning the food's exterior, thus developing complex flavors and aromas.
Make a Great Demi-Glace in Half the Time
This demi-glace shortcut recipe will save you about 8 hours in the kitchen. The secret? It's made with store-bought beef stock (or broth).
How to Make an Easy White Wine Sauce
The White Wine Sauce is made by reducing white wine and then simmering in a basic fish velouté sauce. It's an ideal accompaniment for all kinds of fish and seafood dishes.
12 Steps to Make Brown Stock
Brown stock is the basis for the rich, deeply flavorful classical sauces, such as the Bordelaise and Robert, that traditionally accompany red meat.
Spanish Tomato Sauce with Mushrooms and Peppers
The Spanish sauce is a spicy tomato sauce made with sauteed onions, green peppers, mushrooms and garlic.
How to Make a Classic Beef Pot Roast
Despite its name, pot roast is actually braised, not roasted. This pot roast recipe uses beef chuck and long, slow cooking, so it's moist, tender and succulent.
What Does the Term Florentine Mean in Cooking?
The word Florentine refers to a dish cooked in the style of the Italian region of Florence. There's one key ingredient that characterizes a dish prepared in the Florentine style.
Shortbread Cookie Recipe
These buttery shortbread cookies are sweet and dense with a nice bite to them. They're perfect for holidays or as a cookie to have around the kitchen.
The Best Way to Avoid Cutting Board Cross-Conta...
Color-coded cutting boards for different ingredients can help prevent cross-contamination in the kitchen. Find out how to use color-coded cutting boards for food safety.
11 Sauce Recipes to Finish Your Meat and Pork
These classic sauce recipes, like the mushroom sauce, red wine reduction sauce and others, can be served with meat and pork dishes, including grilled steaks, chops and roasts.
Keeping Your Family Healthy: How to Safely...
These safety and food handling guidelines for preparing and storing chicken and poultry will help you avoid salmonella and other food-related bacteria.
Are Plastic Cutting Boards Better Than Wood?
Trying to find out if plastic cutting boards are really better than wood? The answer is a no-brainer. Get the facts about wood and plastic cutting boards.
Chef, Executive Chef, Sous Chef--What's the...
What is a chef? How about a sous-chef? Or an executive chef? Here's a summary of some of the most common chef jobs and chef job descriptions and what each one means.
What Does IQF Mean?
What is IQF? In the culinary arts, the term IQF stands for individually quick frozen, and describes a process where food is frozen in such a way that it is...
How to Pasteurize Eggs in the Microwave
Need pasteurized eggs for making mayonnaise, hollandaise or Caesar salad dressing? You can safely make your own in the microwave by following these steps.
What Cut of Beef is Considered Chateaubriand?
Chateaubriand is a small roast taken from the center of the beef tenderloin. Usually around four inches thick, it's one of the tenderest cuts of beef.
10 Steps to Make Your Own Beef Stock
When making beef stock, you'll roast the bones in a 400 degree oven for half an hour. They should be moderately browned by this point. Page 2.
The Perfect Accompaniment for Leg of Lamb: Mint...
This easy mint sauce is perfect for lamb and you can make it in just a few minutes. It's much superior to mint jelly from a jar.
How Does a Brisket Become Corned Beef?
What is Corned Beef? In the culinary arts, corned beef is made by curing a brisket of beef in brine with ... Read the definition of Corned Beef.
See These 10 Steps to Identifying Cuts of Lamb
Curious about cuts of lamb like the leg, loin, shoulder or rack? Here's a chart of the lamb meat cuts with descriptions and recipes for each one.
3 Simple Steps to Prep Your Steak for the Grill
If you want to enjoy the perfect grilled steak, then read these few basic guidelines on how to get your steaks ready for the grill.
Incredibly Easy Chocolate Chip Muffins
These simple chocolate chip muffins are easy to make and totally delicious. Enjoy this chocolate chip muffin recipe.
2 Methods for Cooking Food and How They Work
Heat transfer is the process by which we get food hot. The two main methods of heat transfer are convection and conduction.
Photo Gallery of Basic Culinary Arts Knife Cuts
Want to see examples of all the basic culinary arts knife cuts and shapes? Check out this photo gallery of the common culinary knife cuts.
How to Safely Sharpen Your Knives
Need to know how to sharpen a knife? Sharpening your chef's knife, and keeping it sharp, will make cooking easier and safer. Learn how to sharpen a kitchen knife.
Make Sure You're Using Your Slow-Cooker Safely
Slow cookers are a wonderful convenience, but anytime you're dealing with low temperatures over long time periods, food safety is a concern.
6 Tips for Making a Perfect Cheesecake:
Making cheesecake can be tricky, as it can sometimes crack, or turn out gummy or misshapen. Here are some tips to ensure a perfect cheesecake.
5 Tips to 'No Muss, No Fuss' Deep Frying
Deep-frying is a cooking method that involves submerging the food in hot, liquid fat. Learn how to deep-fry just about anything.
10 Easy Steps to a Perfect Roast Chicken
If you've never roasted a chicken before, or if it's been a while since you did, this simple tutorial will walk you through all the steps.
Light and Fluffy Waffles Your Whole Family Will...
If you want extra fluffy waffles, the trick is to fold beaten egg whites into the batter. It's just one extra step, but it's worth it.
Why Do Cookies Spread?
If your cookies spread too much when you bake them, it's probably for one of the reasons described in this troubleshooting guide.
Get the Best Results from Moist-Heat Cooking...
Moist heat cooking refers to various methods for cooking food with, or in, any type of liquid — whether it's steam, water, stock, wine or something else.
12 Easy Steps to Delicious Chocolate Chip...
This chocolate chip banana bread is a delicious variation on the basic banana bread recipe. If you're looking for a slightly more decadent banana bread, this is the recipe for you.
Do You Know the Secret to Perfect Juicy Steaks?
The secret to a juicy steak is letting it rest before you serve it. Read all about how to go about resting a steak.
How to Make Classic French Toast
Believe it or not, French toast is actually better if you make it with bread that's slightly stale. Learn how to make French toast.
How to Make a Basic Fish Stock
Fish stock, or fumé, is great for making fish soups, chowders and sauces. Here's a simple fish stock recipe you can prepare in about 45 minutes.
Find Out the Beef, Pork and Lamb Primal Cuts
Curious about the different primal cuts of beef, pork or lamb? These diagrams show the basic cuts of meat, as well as recipes and cooking methods for each one.
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