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Radicchios with a Sweeter Side
Radicchios with a Sweeter Side
These radicchio varieties boast a more mild flavor compared to others.
Published: March 2021
How to Repair Broken Pan Sauce
How to Repair Broken Pan Sauce
Pan sauces can be a simple way to elevate plain meat, but if you find your sauce broken, here's how to fix it.
Published: March 2021
Decorative (and Functional) Bread Scoring
Decorative (and Functional) Bread Scoring
The keys to a beautiful loaf.
Published: March 2021
Best Practices for Smoking on a Gas Grill
Best Practices for Smoking on a Gas Grill
Just because you don't have a charcoal grill doesn't mean you can't smoke.
Published: March 2021
Your Guide to Shopping for Spanish Paprika
Your Guide to Shopping for Spanish Paprika
Smoked or unsmoked? Mild or spicy? Here’s how to navigate the multiple varieties of pimentón.
Published: February 2021
Shopping and Storage Tips for Radishes
Shopping and Storage Tips for Radishes
Here’s how to pick the crispest, pepperiest roots—and keep them fresh.
Published: February 2021
Sizing Up Bulgur
Sizing Up Bulgur
Not all bulgur is alike. Here’s our visual guide to four common grinds of the grain.
Published: February 2021
How to Toast Dried Chiles in Seconds
How to Toast Dried Chiles in Seconds
For complex, intensified chile flavor fast, turn to the microwave.
Published: February 2021
How to Get the Most Use out of Frying Oil
How to Get the Most Use out of Frying Oil
Don’t toss your used oil—here’s how to reuse it time and time again, and not just for frying.
Published: February 2021
DIY Prepared Horseradish
DIY Prepared Horseradish
By starting from scratch, you can make sure that your horseradish packs a lasting punch.
Published: February 2021
Perfectly Popped Corn
Popping popcorn on the stovetop doesn't need to end in disaster.
Published: May 2012
All About Crème Fraîche
All About Crème Fraîche
Here’s everything you should know about this buttery cultured cream and why it's worth seeking out.
Published: December 2020
The Treacly Secrets of Golden Syrup
The Treacly Secrets of Golden Syrup
For bakers seeking to boost caramel flavor and chewiness, this British sweetener can be key.
Published: December 2020
A Vegan Substitute for Anchovies
A Vegan Substitute for Anchovies
Here’s a plant-based way to boost the deep umami flavors in everything from braises to soups.
Published: December 2020
A Good Way to Portion Dough for Rolls
Try this easy bakeshop method for portioning dough into uniform pieces that bake evenly.
Published: November 2020
The Fastest Way to Season Roasts, Inside and Out
The Fastest Way to Season Roasts, Inside and Out
To get bold-flavored meat fast, we turned to a tool beloved by pit masters.
Published: December 2020
Make and Keep Xanthan Gum Gel at the Ready
Make and Keep Xanthan Gum Gel at the Ready
With this quick make-ahead tip, you’ll be able to wield the thickening, emulsifying, and stabilizing superpowers of xanthan gum instantly.
Published: December 2020
How to Make a Roll Cut (and Why)
How to Make a Roll Cut (and Why)
Try this simple cut to make attractive, even cooking pieces out of long vegetables. 
Published: December 2020
How to Make Oil-Cured Cheese
How to Make Oil-Cured Cheese
This centuries-old technique helps preserve cheese—and also gives new life to dried-out cheeses.
Published: September 2020
For Faster Sourdough, Add Yeast
This sourdough tip helps speed up the process.
Published: September 2020
How to Rid Your Silicone Baking Mat of Sticky Residue
How to Rid Your Silicone Baking Mat of Sticky Residue
Silicone baking mats are handy tools, but they can get pretty dirty over time. What's the best way to clean them?
Published: September 2020
Why You Should Bake Rolls in a Cake Pan
Why You Should Bake Rolls in a Cake Pan
This trick helps create better-looking rolls.
Published: September 2020
Cooking with Cashew Cream
Cooking with Cashew Cream
Cashew cream is perfect to use as a vegan sub for some dairy products.
Published: September 2020
When to Heat Frying Oil Lower and Slower
Sometimes when heating up frying oil, slow and steady wins the race.
Published: August 2020
Why (and How) to Roast Squash and Melon Seeds
Why (and How) to Roast Squash and Melon Seeds
Pumpkin seeds aren't the only seeds you can turn into a tasty snack.
Published: August 2020
Bring On the (Preserved Vegetable) Funk
Bring On the (Preserved Vegetable) Funk
Ya cai is the ingredient behind the unique fermented tang in many classic Sichuan dishes.
Published: August 2020
Save Your Sourdough Starter Leftovers
Save Your Sourdough Starter Leftovers
This flavorful leftover culture can be used as backup—or to add tang in all sorts of applications.
Published: August 2020
Should You Cook with Avocado Oil?
Should You Cook with Avocado Oil?
On paper, this healthy fat seems a lot like olive oil. But can you really use it as a substitute?
Published: May 2020
Homemade Chocolate Shell Ice Cream Topping
Chocolate sauce that instantly hardens into a shell when poured over ice cream is a classic treat, but could we engineer a better-tasting, homemade version?
Published: September 2012
How to Use Nigella Seeds
How to Use Nigella Seeds
Often confused with other flavorings, nigella seeds have a distinctive flavor all their own.
Published: May 2020
How to Make Your Own Goo Gone
How to Make Your Own Goo Gone
Goo Gone can be a lifesaver, but it's got harsh chemicals. Here's how to make a safe—and equally effective—version.
Published: May 2020
A Better Way to Soften Ice Cream in the Microwave
Can't wait to dig in to your ice cream? Try this method if you're feeling impatient.
Published: May 2020
How to Prep a Melon
Follow these steps to prep the melons for salads, or to enjoy it all by itself.
Published: May 2020
How to Make Your Own Rich Simple Syrup
Simple syrup can add sweetness to iced teas, cocktails, and more.
Published: May 2020
Shopping for Chicories
Shopping for Chicories
Tips for differentiating among frisée, curly endive, escarole, and chicory.
Published: March 2020
All About Gelatin
All About Gelatin
Get the details on the science behind this essential pantry staple.
Published: March 2020