How-To's

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 got that mastered, grab our recipe for Grilled Lamb Chops with bistecca oil and put your new skills to work.

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 this step-by-step tutorial we explain all that you should know about marinades and how they work . . . while you relax.

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 a surefire way to keep their fresh flavor alive all winter long.

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 and Grilled Spareribs with bock barbecue sauce).

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 to buy? Read on. How should you prep the grill and the fish? That's covered. Not sure when the fish is done? Follow our test for doneness. This step-by-step technique article walks you through all you need to know about How To Grill 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. So the next time you fire up the grill, follow these four simple steps, and take the indirect route to perfectly cooked meats, vegetables, and more.

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 out some of our topping ideas, below, then follow these step-by-step instructions on making perfect grilled pizza every time.

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 a basic brine so you'll be well on your way to juicy, flavorful meat and poultry in no time.

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? Grab these recipes and put up our gourmet jam (Strawberry-Balsamic Jam), jelly (Vanilla-Cardamom Plum Jelly), and butter (Gingered Peach Butter) — any or all.

How to Prep & Crack Crab Legs for Cooking

Not many home cooks have a pot big enough to cook whole crab legs, but don’t worry — here’s how to handle them.