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 Make Classic Bratwurst
Learn how simple it is to make this classic summertime grilling staple.
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 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 …
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 Bloom Gelatin
Blooming gelatin is as easy as can be. Watch the video to see the process.
How to Make Tacos al Pastor
If you've ever had Tacos Al Pastor, you know how mouth-watering they are. This popular Mexican street food is the ultimate in fusion cuisine — tacos and shawarma. Now, you …
How to Make Tahini Taffy
Tahini seems to be everywhere. But if you've ever wondered what to do with that container hanging around your kitchen beyond making hummus, this quick video shows you how …
How to Build and Frost a Layer Cake
Whether you've assembled a layer cake before, or not, this simple tutorial will help you through the process so you'll be a cake-assembly pro in no time.
How To Blind Bake a Pie Crust
Blind baking is simply baking a pie crust without a filling inside. Learn How To Blind Bake a Pie Crust with this simple video that will take you through the …
How To Crimp Pie Crust
Learn how to crimp a pretty edge on your pie crust with this video that will guide you all the way through the process.