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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 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 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 …

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 …

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 Make Grilled Pizza

Grilled pizza has everything going for it — crispy crust, delicious smoky flavor, and the chance to be outside. So grab our simple Pizza Dough and Oven-Roasted Tomato Sauce recipes, check …

How to Make Quick Pickles

For an easy, detailed guide on how to make from-scratch quick dill pickles, look no further.

How to Make a Basic Brine

Brining is a simple technique that replaces the water in meat and poultry with the brining solution which yields juicier, more flavorful meat. With this quick refresher, you'll learn …

How to Make Homemade Preserves

Savor the fruits of summer all year long by “putting up” your favorites using this step-by-step tutorial guide on How to Make Homemade Preserves. Want some fun and flavorful ideas …

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 …

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