Techniques

From cooking fundamentals to primers on advanced culinary techniques, these how-to guides will help inform every dish you make no matter your skill level.
Multiple pitchers and glasses filled with infused water
How to Make Cucumber Water and Other Fruit Infused Waters
A bowl of fluffy mashed potatoes sits on a table. It's topped with a pat of melting butter and a grinding of fresh black pepper.
The Best Potatoes for Mashed Potatoes
A bowl of ramen noodle soup; you can transform regular pasta into ramen noodles with baking soda.
Turn Your Pasta Into Ramen With Baking Soda
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How to Crack Eggs Like a Badass
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How to Cut an Airline Chicken Breast
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Level Up Your Ice Cream by Leveling Your Cake
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How To Brown Butter
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For Smoother Ice Cream and Sorbet, Use Corn Syrup
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Getting Perfect Grill Marks | Grilling
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How to Set Up Your Grill for Better Skewers, Kebabs, and Yakitori
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How to Grill Whole Fish
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Save Your Vegetable Scraps, Make Stock
Overhead of spaghetti in a skillet with sauce mixed in.
The Right Way to Sauce Pasta
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How to Butcher a Chicken
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How to Build a Better Rice Bowl
Two dry-aged steaks cooking in a cast iron skillet.
How to Dry Age Beef
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All Praise the St. Louis Bagel and Its Infinite Potential
Shrimp, Oyster, and Fish Po' Boy sandwiches on sandwich paper
How to Make the Best Seafood Po' Boys
A dollop of butternut squash puree on a plate.
How to Make a Vegetable Purée
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Should You Really Only Cook With Wine You'd Drink? The Truth About Cooking With Wine
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The Many Tastes of Coffee Ice Cream: How to Make Just the Right Scoop for You
Stretching mozzarella curds over a bowl.
How to Make Mozzarella Recipe
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Toasting Nuts? The Microwave is Your Best Friend
Cocktail 101: Decorative Garnishes
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The Best Way to Reheat a Pizza Slice
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How to Dye Easter Eggs Naturally, Without a Store-Bought Kit
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How to Cryo-Blanch Vegetables | The Food Lab
Six fresh, silvery sardines laid neatly next to one another.
How to Clean and Fillet Fresh Sardines
Vegan Pizza
The Pizza Lab: How To Make Vegan Pizzas That Really Work
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Leftover Pizza + Waffle Iron = Delicious Crispy, Gooey, Cheese-Stuffed Snack
Barista Tips: The Espresso Tamper
Hand-whisking mayonnaise
Whisking Versus Blending Mayonnaise: The Best Tools for the Job
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Homebrewing: Introduction to Mashing and All-Grain Brewing
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How to Make Asparagus alla Milanese With Tips and Variations
Coffee Techniques: Finding the Right Grind
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How to Make Granita
Wok Skills 101: Passing-Through
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Cocktails and Spirits with Paul Clarke: Adding Spice
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Essential Chinese Knife Skills and Techniques
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How to Bake On Your Grill
Sliding a charred broccoli rabe pizza onto a serving tray
How to Make Great Pizza in an Outdoor Pizza Oven
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The Science Behind Vegan Meringues
The levain used for sourdough bread rises in a glass jar, about triple its starting volume.
How to Ferment Sourdough Properly
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Types of Flour: A Guide
Homemade lofthouse cookies on a baking sheet.
How Silicone Baking Mats Are Ruining Your Cookies
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What's the Difference Between Instant, Active, and Fast-Acting Dry Yeasts?
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The Science of Sourdough Starters
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What Is Gluten? The Science Behind Great Dough
Spooning up a bit of custard topped with cherries in a glass cup.
What to Do With Leftover Vanilla Bean Pods
A large, hardened lump of brown sugar in a zip-top bag, the opening of which has been rolled back and propped open.
The Quickest Way to Soften Brown Sugar
Measuring spoons, measuring cups and a kitchen scale.
The Best and Most Accurate Way to Measure Wet and Dry Ingredients for Baking
Bowl scraper and dough
Every Kitchen Needs a Bowl Scraper
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How to Make a Paper Piping Bag
Two hands gently hold a smooth ball of dough on a wooden work surface.
How to Knead, Fold, and Shape Sourdough Bread
Bubbly sourdough starters in glass jam jars
The Best Flour for Sourdough Starters: An Investigation
A bag of vital wheat gluten.
Can't Find Bread Flour? Vital Wheat Gluten Can Help
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The Best Way to Refrigerate or Freeze (Most) Cookie Doughs
Two hands are placing a ball of bread dough into a bowl lined with a floured kitchen towel.
Breadmaking 101: All About Proofing and Fermentation