Your Thanksgiving roast is about to get a lot easier!
Know when to flip! We explore the finer points of when to flip a steak—and when not to.
Knowing the four methods of heat transfer can help you make the most of your tools and cook delicious food. So here’s the crash course.
Contrary to what most people think, it doesn’t really make a difference—at least when you’re cooking with cast iron. Here’s why.
Everyone’s doing it. But should you? Here’s all you need to know about regular vs. smash burgers, from cooking to eating them.
Making French fries in a stainless steel frying pan doesn’t have to be a hit or a miss. Here’s how to keep them from sticking.
So you made steak, and it came out tough and chewy? Here’s why that probably happened—and what you can do to prevent it.
Cheese makes everything better. As long as you know the right time to add it. Here’s when that time is when you’re making burgers.
Which is better for topping your pizza: no-cook or slow-simmered tomato sauce? To find out the answer, I made and compared both.
Cooking burgers on the grill, stove, or in the oven doesn’t have to be a hit or miss. Here are the three best ways to tell when they’re done.
Burgers cooked rare to medium are tasty and juicy—but are they safe to eat? The answer is both yes and no. Here’s what you need to know.
Should you pan-fry or oven-bake your burgers when cooking at home? Here’s the pros and cons of each method, so that you can make a choice.
The answer depends on what kind of burger you want to make. Here’s what you need to know about cooking burgers in vegetable oil vs. butter.
Yes, you can cook burger patties from frozen. And it doesn’t have to be a hit or miss. Here’s what to do to have them come out perfect.
Olive oil is a natural and healthy cooking oil. But can it withstand the high heat of cooking a burger? Find out here.
Check out this simple trick for preventing salmon, or other seafood, from sticking when you’re pan-frying it.
There’s nothing to love about overcooked pasta. Here’s how to tell when pasta is overcooked, how to fix it, and never overcook pasta again.
Here’s all you need to know about the science of cooking the perfect pasta every single time you fire up the stove.
If your homemade pizza came out tasting bland, here’s what most probably went wrong—and how to fix it the next time you make one.
There’s a saying among Italian chef that “pasta water should taste like the sea.” And the reason is not what most people think. Here’s why.
Your pizza came out crusty and dense instead of light and airy? Here’s what went wrong—and how to never repeat this mistake again.
These 8 simple and science-backed tricks will help you cook the tastiest pasta dishes you and your family have ever eaten. Here’s how.
The best time to add pasta noodles to the water is shortly after you’ve brought it to a rolling boil. Come over to learn why.
Stainless steel cookware isn’t non-stick. But you can still keep food from sticking to it, as long as you use this technique.
If you want authentic, great-tasting, and high-quality olive oil, this is what to look for in the grocery store.
This trick is so simple and works so well, it’s almost hard to believe. Here’s how it works—and what’s the science behind it.
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.
Your carbonara came out goopy? Come over and see how to make the perfect Pasta alla Carbonara every single time.
There’s nothing like the smell of garlic cooking in hot butter in your frying pan. Here’s how to pan-fry it to perfection every single time.
Don’t cook all of your food on high heat. Here’s what high-heat cooking is good for—and what you shouldn’t really use it for.
When pasta is chewy and crunchy, it’s still undercooked. Keep on cooking it and taste it every 30 seconds until done. Here’s how to tell.
To cook dried pasta nests perfectly, use a large pot, a pasta insert, and follow the 4:1:1 pasta ratio. Here’s how.
If you like the recipe and taste, why shouldn’t you? Here’s what you need to know about cooking macaroni in milk instead of salted water.
No, it doesn’t. But it makes the noodles a lot tastier. Here’s how to keep pasta noodles from sticking together in the first place.
You can, but you shouldn’t. The pasta noodles will soak up too much moisture and turn soggy. Here’s what to do with leftover noodles instead.
Don’t rinse pasta noodles before cooking them. Your pasta dish will come out less tasty as a result. Here’s the reason why.
Added too much liquid to your recipe? Here are 5 ways to thicken sauces, soups, and stews in the slow cooker, even when they’re really runny.
You sear food at high heat to form an aromatic and flavourful crust. You sauté food at moderate heat to cook it all the way through. Here’s why.
Avocado, soybean, sunflower, and canola oil are best for searing steak in. But you can still finish the steak in butter. Here’s why (and how).
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.
You only need eggs, flour, and olive oil to make tender and delicious homemade pasta. Here’s how to make and cook fresh pasta from scratch.
Adding oil to pasta water does more harm than good. Here’s why—and what to do instead to keep the noodles from sticking together.
My best tips and tricks to prevent greasy and soupy lasagna. Try them out and others will think you’ve been to a secret Italian cooking class.
I’ve been cooking dry beans without letting them soak overnight for years. And so have the most trustworthy authors I follow online. Here’s why and how this works.
Looking for alternatives to cooking spray or simply ran out of it? Here’s four fail-safe ways to grease your baking pan instead.
Picked the best potatoes in the store? Did everything the recipe said? Yet your potato soup turned out thick and gluey… Here’s what to watch out for.
Follow these tips and tricks for making tasty pasta and you will never again end up with bland and flavorless pasta dishes at home.
Some of the simplest things in home cooking are also the hardest. Cooking rice is one of them! Here’s how to get it right and cook tasty rice every single time.
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The secret to making great steak is to season it with salt and pepper and let it rest for at least 1 hour before cooking. Here’s why.
Here’s how to cook fresh pasta and dry pasta to perfection every single time. And the top tips for cooking pasta I’ve learned from Italian chefs.
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.
What I’ve learned about making sausages for 20 years of home cooking — and how it can help you make perfectly cooked sausage every time
Neapolitan pizza is the most authentic, traditional, and delicious style of pizza. Here’s how to make it at home.
You don’t need to be a chef or know your way around the kitchen. Master these skills, and you’ll make delicious meals every time you cook.
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Did your pasta turn out sticky and slimy? Avoid these four mistakes and learn to cook dried pasta like a pro!