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.
Monosodium Glutamate (MSG)
MSG is a powerful flavor enhancer used in everything from canned soup to take-out chicken.
Swiss Fondue is traditionally made with Gruyere cheese—the sweet nutty cheese named after the town, Gruyeres, Switzerland.
Bacon and cheese are great on a burger, but they’re even better when they’re inside it.
20 Great Ways to Get Kids Eating Better
Whether your kids are home or at school, here are 20 simple ways to get them eating healthier, happier and more adventurously.
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.