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A chocolate dessert platter is impressive and appetizing for your guests and couldn’t be easier for you to pull together, even when you are busy.
What’s the key to avoiding lumpy, crumby frosting? Icing your cake with an expert crumb coat before you go all Ace-of-Cakes on your creation. Staying true to its namesake, the crumb coat is a thin base layer of frosting that’s designed to catch cake crumbs and even out your frosting surface. Think of it as the sanding and priming steps before a paint job.
In Greek mythology, Persephone ate six pomegranate seeds and was stuck in Hades every winter. Perhaps if she’d known how to prepare the fruit herself, she could have avoided that whole mess.
Check out these tips to taking your vegan recipe like a tofu scramble or roasted vegetables to the next level of flavor without cheese or animal products.
Golden milk’s main ingredient is Turmeric. That’s what gives it that beautiful golden color. Turmeric has powerful anti-inflammatory effects and is a very strong antioxidant. Try adding this to oats, cereal, tea, coffee and smoothies. We are all looking to have a healthy start to the new year and this is the perfect recipe.
Elevate your pie-making skills this holiday season with this easy-to-follow, made-from-scratch pie crust.
The concept of reading a recipe seems simple, but the fact is that there are a few nuances in a correctly written recipe that will help you understand what the writer is asking you to do. Knowing how to properly read a recipe can improve your cooking by leaps and bounds.
Kenji Lopez-Alt himself from Serious Eats tell us how to make the perfect burger without a BBQ or grill.
Pasta making is a magical art that requires few ingredients, but can turn out a beautiful meal. Strascinati are a kind of orecchiette, but larger. Have fun making the unique shape.
Inspired by the ricotta found on the Italian island of Sardinia, this recipe uses the same technique but with a flavorful goat’s milk base.
Hello, coconut! These baking recipes ditch butter and other cooking oils in favor of coconut oil, reportedly rich in antioxidants and healthy fats. Give these favorites a try.
Making authentic Italian pizza at home is easy with the right guide. Learn how to create the perfect sourdough crust and pizza basics like the Positanese.
Learn the difference in pulling a mediocre espresso and a superb shot that will taste amazing while it energizes you.
Originating in Venice, this raw carpaccio is served with oranges and a vinaigrette to be the quickest antipasto you can make.
Here’s how to julienne your vegetables into perfect matchsticks in no time at all.
Bill Reed and Sam Nahid of Brooklyn’s Humboldt + Jackson give their favorite beer and cheese pairings complete with helpful tips
Making a French omelette can seem like a daunting task, but with a few tips and the right pan you will be well on your way to perfection.
Artichokes prepared in one of the many classic Italian styles. Make these to have a perfect piece to your antipasto eating.
Load up in nutritious probiotics by making delicious kimchi that is perfect with fried rice, ramen, noodles, to top burgers and so much more. It is easier to create than you think.
Frosting a cake to smooth perfection can seem like a daunting task, but follow these steps for no stress.
Pouring wine properly will impress your guests or at least give you confidence when pouring for a date or gathering. Below are tips to pour like a pro.
So tender, exquisitely seasoned, and dressed in a salad of bright-green herbs and crunchy seeds, this sous vide leg of lamb will stop the show at any special spring occasion.
Here are three easy ways to make mouth-watering pork belly. Once you’ve seen this deliciousness, there’s no turning back.
The most crispy, juicy peking duck you will ever encounter. Here’s how!
Perfectly, sweet roasted tomatoes are delicious in so many recipes and great to have on had to spruce up a dish or appetizers in a flash.
Waste less in the kitchen and save money. Learn how to reliven your dried and wilted herbs.
Learn how to whisk olive oils into your cocktails to easily add a smooth finish and to highlight the other flavors in the glass.
Get equipped with loose leaf tea and all the pointers you’ll need for an amazing cup every time you break out the teapot.
Smooth, creamy and rich, homemade pistachio butter will blow your mind and maybe even replace your love for chocolate-hazelnut butter.
If you’re looking for the best method to roasting a beautiful bouquet of vegetables, look no further. Check out this formula for perfectly roasted veggies.
Thin, crispy German egg noodles are so easy to make, especially with the right tools. In only thirty minutes, here’s how to do it.
Learn the process to making perfectly chewy bagels by hand, in your own home.
Keep things refreshing and packable with delicious potato recipes packed with nutrients.
Boiled, steamed, or fried, here’s how to prepare, fill, and fold Chinese pork dumplings.
Roasting a chicken perfectly is not hard, it just takes some patience and following a few tips.
A Greek dip, Skordalia is just as good as your go-to hummus and is packed with nutrients from potatoes and almonds.
It’s an expensive cut, here’s how to perfectly cook a center-cut beef tenderloin. It’s sure to impress your guests.
Learning to use quail or quail eggs in cooking gives delicious flavor and huge nutritional benefits. Check out tips to cooking quail and try favorite recipes.
No need to search out a carnival, learn how to make a corn dog at home. Plus, two more versions made with bratwurst or for breakfast.
Native to Japan, persimmons are one of the most versatile fall and winter fruits. Check out this guide for everything about persimmons and how to use them.
If you are feeling under the weather or in the mood to get cozy, learn how to easily make a bowl of flavorful, healing chicken broth.
Stuffed with sweet or savory fillings, the pancake is an important part of Russian culinary culture. Here’s how to make them.
Learn how to peel garlic quickly, for beautiful cloves, or without making your hands smell.
Before Thanksgiving rolls around, learn how to butcher the turkey and then apply your new skill to all delicious poultry dishes.
Rich, flavorful, umami-loaded French demi-glace without meat products is possible. Follow this recipe for a royal sauce.
We love lamb in the cold months, roasted low and slow. Learn the best cuts and how to prepare them for a successful holiday dish, every time.
Put it in a cocktail, serve it as dessert, or add a cool dollop to raw oysters, granita is so versatile and super easy to create ahead of your guests arrival.
Chef Jeremy Fox likes perfectly diced vegetables. He teaches us how to dice an onion, a kitchen skill every cook should achieve. Uniform pieces of onion look great and will cook evenly.
It’s just like a NYC dirty water dog, right? Wrong. The classic Danish pølse has the perfect snap and fun toppings like apple ketchup and crispy fried onions.
Rich, smooth chicken liver paté with pickled vegetables or a peice of toast can make you feel like royalty. Make it at home for a fraction of the price.
Preserve your fall pepper harvest with amazingly spicy chili oil that can be used all year round in a variety of dishes.
Learn how to perfectly tie up a chicken and then patiently wait for the golden, crispy-skinned bird to roast. Trussing ensures even cooking, perfectly cooked dark meat and white meat that is not dry.
Learn some quick tips before you head to the grocery store about what to look for when selecting meat from the butcher’s case. Fatty or lean? Tender or tough? This will help clear things up.
Here are the tips you need to pulling off a successful Labor Day gathering, plus a recipe for the perfect summer dip to keep your guests occupied while you finished up dinner on the grill.
September kicks off the start of official oyster eating season and to celebrate, we challenge you to learn how to shuck and dive into a pile of shellfish.
Making yogurt means rearranging the curds and whey of milk. It takes two ingredients and a water bath for a smooth bowl perfect for a sauce base or snack.
Grab your passport and read on for a local food expert’s tips on the favorite of San Sebastian gastronomical delights.
Smoothie making can be a hit or miss. Use this strategy for sure success to a blended drink that is nutritious and super tasty.
Celebrate summer with fresh seafood. Learn a how to clean crab and eat the delicious Dungeness —the sweet, meaty crustacean native to the Pacific Northwest.