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.
Making a Mirepoix
A combination of diced onions, celery and carrots, mirepoix is used in classic French cuisine as the flavor base for a wide range of dishes.
The scale demonstrates what adventurous eaters already know: Peppers vary wildly in their level of hotness.
Quinoa is the Queen of Nutritious, Tasty Grains
Pages and pages of healthful recipes simplify cooking this ancient staple
Pull ‘Food in Jars’ Off the Shelf and Get to Work
Small batch preserving takes minimal commitment and gets maximum results.
All-purpose flour is like a one-size-fits-all dress. It’s adequate for most occasions and perfect for some, but every now and then it’s just plain wrong.
Mighty Spice Offers Up a World of Flavors in a Handful of Spices
Even a spice expert learned a lot from his trips to 15 countries in search of authentic inspiration.
Fresh Lime Tips
Limes liven up summer with in-your-face tart flavors. Here are our top tips and six favorite recipes for harnessing the power of the lime.
Mushroom and Brown Rice Burgers
A meatless burger flavored with cashew and soy–just add buns and fixings.
Braising Enhances Sweet-Natured Cabbage
Simply healthy slow-cooked cabbage wedges with carrot and onion
Meatless Vegetable Casserole Satisfies Southern-Style
Peppers, mushrooms, broccoli and corn in a rich, creamy sauce with buttery cracker crumb topping seems as much an entree as a vegetable.
Flames Kiss Pizza with Grill Flavor
If you follow a few basic steps, grilled pizza makes a fabulous dinner, and your kids can even get in the act.