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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 Tomato Skins

Removing the skin from tomatoes is a crucial step to successful canning, plus it's necessary to make delicious salsas and tomato sauces. Watch this video to see how to …

How to Make Caramel Apples

Caramel apples are a quintessential fall dessert, and they're a lot easier to make than you might think. Follow these step-by-step instructions to make homemade caramel and prepare caramel …

How to Peel Peaches

Learn how to peel peaches the simple way with this quick technique.

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 …