Should You Smash Your Burgers?

Everyone’s doing it. But should you? Here’s all you need to know about regular vs. smash burgers, from cooking to eating them.

Should You Cook Pizza Sauce?

Which is better for topping your pizza: no-cook or slow-simmered tomato sauce? To find out the answer, I made and compared both.

Why Your Pasta Water Is White

As you cook pasta noodles in boiling water, some of the starches in the pasta get released and dissolve in the water. Here’s why this matters.

Why Is My Homemade Pasta Chewy?

The most likely reasons are that you didn’t use the right type of flour, you overworked the dough, or you didn’t roll it out thin enough. Here’s why.

Can You Use Olive Oil in Ceramic Pans?

You can, as long as you cook on low to medium heat. Olive oil has a low smoke point and will otherwise burn. Here’s what you need to know about using olive oil in ceramic pans.