Learn cooking basics and advanced techniques through our comprehensive how-to’s and step-by-step guides on everything from peeling ginger to cooking a perfect risotto in a few simple steps.
How to Make Vanilla Sugar
Inexpensive white sugar infused with a single vanilla bean or pod can produce endless rich rewards—from cakes to ice cream.
Holiday Hams Gone Wild
If your holiday ham can’t get no satisfaction, toss the cloves and pineapple and embrace bold new flavors.
How to Carve a Turkey
Expert tips from a couple of professional butchers make carving your holiday turkey a snap.
Want to be ready to roux at a moment’s notice? Cook flour in a dry skillet until it is browned, then store in an airtight container until ready to use.
An Iron Chef’s Guide to the Kitchen
Iron Chef Jose Garces sits down with Relish and offers his tips for cooking interesting and mouthwatering dishes while under pressure.
Cooking with Fresh Nutmeg
Throw those ancient tins of powdered nutmeg out the door and cook with fresh instead.
How to Chiffonade
A simple chiffonade of fresh garden herbs or greens adds a finishing, flavorful touch to a dish.
Cooking En Papillote
Steaming meats, fruits and vegetables in their own flavorful juices is a classic—and healthy—technique.
Cooking with Tahini
Made from sesame seeds, this nutty paste famously lends flavor to hummus, as well as a variety of Mediterranean dishes.