5 Cooking Mistakes
Tips

Hot Pans Are Cool

Preheating the oven is usually a recipe’s first step and everyone seems to grasp the fact that a hot oven is required to cook food. This concept is often lost in translation when applied to […]

Dark Meat vs White Meat
Tips

Dark Meat vs White Meat | Myoglobin

Dark meat? White meat? I can remember as a kid hearing these words tossed around while standing in line at KFC. I had no idea what it meant then, only that it somehow affected how […]

Tips

Too Much of a Stir

I’ve seen cooks stand over a pan and stir or flip food with wild abandon, but there’s no need to move food constantly in order to feel (and look) busy. Put the spatula, wooden spoon […]

Season to Taste
Tips

Season to Taste

You’ve no doubt seen the phrase “season to taste” in a recipe. It’s a shorthand way of saying season your food as you cook it, then taste to as you go to make sure you’ve […]

How to Whip Cream
Techniques

How to Whip Cream

Whipped cream is one of the great joys of life. Not to be confused with non-dairy whipped topping — you know the one I’m talking about — whipped cream is literally heavy cream (the thick, […]

Read a recipe
Tips

How to Read a Recipe

Reading a recipe from start to finish should be your first step in the kitchen. You’ll get a heads up on the tasks at hand and a chance to make sure you have the necessary […]