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.
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.
Cooking with Papaya
Ever used powdered meat tenderizer? The secret ingredient is likely papaya, a tropical fruit with many delicious uses.
Cooking with Capers
Prized for their piquant appeal, tiny capers imbue tapenades, sauces and meats with high-impact flavor.
Cooking with Tarragon
The herb that gives béarnaise sauce its characteristic flavor is a favorite of chefs and cooks the world over.
Cooking with Fennel
With a mild but distinctive flavor, fennel punches up everything from soup to salads.