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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.

Frenching Lamb Racks

Learn how to trim a rack of lamb with this short technique video from the test kitchen of Cuisine at Home magazine. The frenching method is easy—all you need …

Cleaning Mussels

Learn how to clean mussels for cooking with this short technique video from the test kitchen of Cuisine at Home magazine. We also discuss debearding and whether it can be …

Steeling Knives

Steeling (or honing) is a simple technique for taking care of knives. And it ensures you'll have them for years to come.

Stuffing Pork Chops

Stuffing pork is a way to add even more great flavor to an already delicious chop

Preparing Crab Legs

Learn how to prepare crab legs with this short video from the test kitchen of Cuisine at Home magazine. We’ll show you how to crack the legs and claws …

Poaching Eggs

Learn how to poach eggs with this short technique video from the test kitchen of Cuisine at Home magazine. A pan of water and a little vinegar set the stage …

Boning Turkey Breast

Learn how to debone a turkey breast and butterfly it for stuffing with this short technique video from the test kitchen of Cuisine at Home magazine. Our method is easy …

Tempering

Tempering is the process of adding a cooler liquid to a hotter one (usually containing eggs) to prevent curdling. Here's how.

Trimming Tenderloin

Before cooking a pork tenderloin, first remove the white membrane, called silverskin. It's a simple procedure that takes just a few minutes.

Making Gnocchi

Learn how to make homemade gnocchi without a ricer—watch this short technique video from the test kitchen of Cuisine at Home magazine. The trick is to use minimal flour …

Trimming Top Loin

To roast the top loin cut of beef, first trim off excess fat and silverskin.

Peeling Tomatoes

Learn how to peel tomatoes with this short technique video from the test kitchen of Cuisine at Home magazine. The blanching method can also be used to peel peaches, nectarines …

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