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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 Remove Silverskin

Removing silverskin is the first thing you would do when preparing pork loin, tenderloin, or beef tenderloin — it gets tough when cooked, so it's best to remove it.

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 Grill the Perfect Steak

A perfectly flame-charred steak is truly a work of art, but you need more than just a full tank of propane to become an artist. These tips are sure to …

How to Buy, Trim & French Lamb Chops

This quick tutorial and accompanying video Trimming Lamb walks you through how to buy, trim, and prepare lamb rib chops using a technique known as frenching. Then once you've …

How to Flavor & Tenderize Meat and Vegetables with Marinades

Look around your kitchen, and you’ll see everything needed to add extra layers of flavor or to tenderize your favorite meal — vinegars, juices, milk, vegetables, spices, even wine. In …

How To Butterfly a Pork Loin Roast

Butterflying a roast is essential to know how to do, if you like stuffed roasts. And the nice thing about this process is that it doesn't have to be …

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 …

How to Preserve and Save Summer Tomatoes

Don’t let summer’s bounty shrivel on the vine. Learn how to preserve the season in this quick tutorial on slow-roasting or freezing summer’s sweetest tomatoes. It’s …

All About Pork Ribs and How To Smoke and Grill Them

Learn all about buying and trimming pork ribs — baby backs and spareribs. A simple rub and sauce is all your ribs need (check out our recipe for Spicy Dry Rubbed …

How To Grill Fish

Does grilling leave you fishing for compliments? Have no fear, simply follow these three simple guidelines and five rules for grilling flawless fish fillets every time. Not sure what fish …

Learn All About Indirect Grilling

What is indirect grilling? It's bascially a technique that turns your grill into an outdoor oven so you can cook big items, like whole chickens, pork loins, pizzas, etc …

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 …

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