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.
Holiday Cookie Tips and Recipes
Learn how to make the best holiday cookies from baker and cookie lover Mary Carter.
Connecticut Pies from The Pie Lady
Recipes and a video how-to from Michele Albano Stuart, a baker known for her classic pies.
Canned Pumpkin: An Indispensable Fall Ingredient
Canned pumpkin just may be the best canned vegetable there is.
Thanksgiving Classics: 6 Ways to Gussy Them Up
Easy tricks to take traditional Thanksgiving dishes to a whole new level.
Adobo: Types and Uses
Depending on whose table you’re sitting at, adobo can be a sauce, a seasoning or a nation’s defining dish.
Cooking with Israeli Couscous
Enthusiasts love the slightly toasty flavor and tapioca-like mouth feel of this quick-cooking, completely flour-based pasta.
More on Miso
Complex in flavor but simple to use, read here for tips on finding the miso that best suits your dish.
Liquid Smoke, Modern Miracle
The complex process for producing liquid smoke—and a few delicious but unexpected uses.
Crème Fraîche: How-To and Why
Crème fraîche, the delicate French counterpart to American sour cream, has several advantages.
Cooking with Swiss Chard
These leafy greens are a nutritional powerhouse and pretty on the plate—here are some tips for the tastiest results.
Kefir: What and How
A lactose-free dairy beverage jam-packed with “friendly bacteria”—from Russia to your kitchen!