Kitchen Basics, Tips & Tricks
Whether you're just learning to cook or you're a seasoned pro, we have tips, tricks and general cooking news and knowledge for you here!
The Japanese seasoning blend furikake is an umami-packed mix of sesame seeds, bonito flakes, nori seaweed, salt, and sugar. There are new variations around and cooks are embracing it for all kinds of dishes. It can elevate anything from a bowl of rice to salads and pizza.
Juicy and sweet in-season strawberries have a short season—but you can extend their shelf life if you know how to store them the right way. Or, learn how to freeze strawberries to save them for later—it's a simple process, especially with our helpful tips.
In our canned tuna guide, find out how different types of canned tuna, like albacore and skipjack, taste and if oil-packed tuna or water-packed is better. Experts also share what to look for on labels—and if it is safe for everyone to eat due to its mercury content.
The Dutch oven is one of our favorite and most used pieces of kitchenware. It can do everything from slow simmer and braise to bake bed and fry chicken. To help you choose the best option for you, we're sharing our recommendations for the best Dutch ovens on the market.
A French culinary term, mis en place means put in place or set up. Chefs and cooking experts share why mis en place is useful for every home cook. We break it down into three simple steps to help you get organized before you start cooking and manage your time in the kitchen.
There are two main ways to make shredded chicken—you can either use a fork or a stand mixer. We examine the pros and cons of each method and share the best way to cook chicken for shredding, the best chicken cuts for shredding, how to store shredded chicken, and our favorite ways to use this versatile protein.
Air fryers are a major multitasker in the kitchen that can make crispy fried foods, mess-free. If you're looking for the best air fryer for you, we have you covered. These highly-rated air fryers will making cooking your favorite foods easier than ever.
Setting your oven to the temperature needed for a recipe is often not enough—nor is that temperature always accurate. Experts share how your oven works, how its temperature fluctuates, and why you need an oven thermometer—even if your oven is new. Also, bookmark our guide to the different types of oven thermometers available and learn which one is best.
Is it time to sharpen your serrated knife? This is what you need to do to care for and maintain this important kitchen tool. Plus, learn how to tell when your serrated knife needs to be sharpened and whether or not you can handle the sharpening process yourself—or if this is a job for the pros.