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With in-depth cooking articles and step-by-step cooking videos, we’ll help you learn more about how to cook great food at home. Master cooking techniques that will make you successful in the kitchen, and take a closer look at some of our favorite ingredients. Learn everything from how to cure meats to making cheese at home, plus find Test Kitchen-approved techniques for getting tricky treats like hollandaise sauce and flaky pie crust to turn out perfectly.

How to Tie a Roast with Slip Knots

Learning how to tie a slip knot is not essential to tying a roast, but it is a more professional way of tying a roast than your standard knot. And …

New Kitchen Gifts: Cooking Aprons & Wooden Spoons

Need a last-minute kitchen gift for the cooking enthusiast in your life? Or maybe just something special to treat yourself? Our new Cooking Aprons & Wooden Spoons make great gifts …

Turkey Buying Guide

No matter what your turkey-buying experience level is, we all still have questions about this once-a-year practice. Here’s what you need to know to get the best holiday turkey …

How To Spatchcock a Turkey + Our Juiciest Turkey Recipe Ever

Roasting a juicy, perfectly cooked whole turkey doesn’t have to be stressful. Try this classic spatchcocking technique and Thanksgiving dinner will be faster, easier, and more visually exciting than …

How to Make Homemade Stock

Stocks are the foundation of classic cooking — they won't dazzle you with their good looks, but surely will with what they bring to your cooking endeavors. Simply follow our …

Making Tangzhong Paste (for Milk Bread)

A key technique when making milk bread — tangzhong [tang-CHUNG] involves cooking a portion of the flour and liquids (in this case milk and water) to make a pudding-like paste. By …

How to Fold (Whipped Cream, etc.)

Folding doesn't pertain only to whipped cream. Anything light and fluffy can be folded into a heavier mixture — here it's whipped cream being folded into puréed fruit to …

How To Make Perfect Flaky Pie Crust

Making Perfect Flaky Pie Crust really is as easy as pie. Armed with just a few tips in this simple, step-by-step guide, you’ll be an expert in how to …

All About Cream & How to Whip It

From half-and-half to heavy cream, this smooth and rich cooking and baking cornerstone is explained. Now you can case the dairy aisle with confidence. Plus, if you ever wondered about …

How to Make Homemade Ricotta Cheese

Grab our recipe for creamy Homemade Ricotta Cheese and follow these quick and easy instructions on how to make homemade ricotta cheese yourself. It's so luscious (in taste and …

How to Make Homemade Pastrami

Making Homemade Pastrami isn’t a weeknight project, but once you try your hand at making this highly coveted deli staple, you’ll fall head over heels for its succulent …

How to Bloom Gelatin

Blooming gelatin is as easy as can be. Watch the video to see the process.

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