Tuna steaks being seared in a cast iron skillet

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Cooking Tips & Techniques

Here in Cooking School, we offer tips and techniques that every at-home-chef should know. Time to get cooking!
whole onion being cut with chef's knife in half through root end
Here's What It Actually Means to Slice Lengthwise and Crosswise
Lettuce leaves being washed in bowl
You're Probably Not Washing Your Greens Well Enough
Lemon slices, wedges, and whole lemons
The 5 Places You Should Be Cleaning in Your Kitchen With Lemon
How to open a papaya
How to Cut a Papaya
bean thread noodle illustration with two cooking methods
How To Cook Bean Thread Noodles
Mix rice flour with water
How To Thicken Sauce With Cornstarch
Homemade French Fries
Homemade French Fries
Pan-seared salmon served with lemon
Pan-Seared Salmon
Bottles and glasses of wine
The 4 Best Ways to Use Leftover Wine (Yes, It’s a Thing)
Classic Cobb Salad
Our Editors Share Their Best Advice for Fixing a Boring Meal
peeled onion on a cutting board partly diced, with chef's knife
How To Dice An Onion
Bucket of kitchen-cleaning products
Small Steps to a Perpetually Clean Kitchen
Cold Brew Concentrate in a glass with ice and in a jar
Cold Brew Concentrate Recipe
Chocolate Coffee Protein Shake
How To Build The Ultimate Keto Smoothie
Brown Butter
What Is Brown Butter?
cabinets adjacent to the stove with items used most frequently
How to Organize Your Kitchen Cabinets
24-Hour Gravy
24-Hour Gravy
Freeze-dried fruit
What Is Freeze Dried Fruit?
The Dynamite Shop - Frittata "how to" mise en place
How to Make a Dynamite Frittata
Lángos ingredients kneaded to form a ball of dough in bowl, covered with a towel
Why Won't My Bread Rise?
Iced Tea Pitcher and Glasses on Tray
How to Make Better Iced Tea
Slow cooker and frying pan on a colorful background
COOK: The 5 Steps to Becoming a Smarter, Faster, More Mindful Cook
Fork and knife on a colorful background
EAT: How to Get Re-Inspired in the Kitchen and Enjoy Your Food (Leftovers Too!)
Kitchen tools on a colorful background
SET: Intuitive Cooking Is Where the "Ah Ha" Moments Happen in the Kitchen
Pantry List on colorful background
READY: The 7 Questions to Ask Yourself Before Stepping Into the Kitchen
chicken parm in a air fryer
5 Essential Things You Should Know About Using Your Air Fryer
flour and water added to finished stew in crock pot
5 Essential Things You Should Know About Using Your Slow Cooker
Spicy roasted cauliflower recipe
5 Essential Things to Know About Roasting
ingredients to make Instant Pot beef stew
10 Essential Cooking Skills That Every Cook Should Know
Illustration of five people gathered around a Thanksgiving table with turkey and other side dishes
What I Learned From Hosting My First Friendsgiving
three layer funfetti cake frosted with white and pink frosting with slices cut out on serving plates
How to Frost a Cake
Hungarian dobosh torte recipe
How to Make a Cake
Green edible crystal candies on a pink surface
Kohakutou (Edible Crystal Candy) Recipe
Stirring tomato sauce
How to Thicken Sauces
Jack Daniel's Flank Steak
How to Reheat a Steak
Air fryer and some cleaning supplies
How to Clean an Air Fryer
Vegan Dairy-Free Chocolate Ganache
How To Eat More Chocolate
A Vitamix blender on a stainless steel countertop next to a cutting board with onions and garlic cloves on one side and a bunch of carrots on the other side.
5 Tips for Using Your New Vitamix Blender
Steamed Chinese BBQ Pork Buns (Char Siu Bao) in a steamer basket
5 Essential Things You Should Know About Steaming
Repeat until sweet potatoes are sliced
5 Essential Things to Know About Sautéing
Person cutting a carrot on a wooden cutting board
How to Hold a Chef's Knife the Right Way
tempered white chocolate in a bowl
How to Temper White Chocolate
Chocolate granita topped with whipped cream
Chocolate Granita Recipe
Cleaning oven
Easy Ways To Clean An Oven
A bowl of Kitchen Bouquet
What Is Kitchen Bouquet?
Kimchi (fermented food)
What is Fermentation?
Man cracking an egg into a bowl
How to Crack an Egg
Homemade Milk Kefir - Placeholder Image
Milk Kefir Recipe
bulletproof coffee in glass mugs
Bulletproof Coffee Recipe
Breakfast Nachos
Put an Egg on It
eggs cooking in a cast iron skillet
What to Do With Lemons
Beating egg whites
Egg White Recipes
Miso Ramen Japanese Soup
What Are the Basic Tastes?
Copper pot dried with microfiber cloth in front of sink
How to Clean Copper Cookware
Fresh compost from a compost bin
The Different Kinds of Compost
Sheet Pan French Toast on a sheet pan
How to Toast Bread in an Oven
Smoked Turkey on a platter with orange wedges
Your Frequently Asked Holiday Questions, Answered
Balsalmic and honey glazed roast turkey recipe
Your Thanksgiving Prep Timeline
Quinoa bowl
How to Make Recipes Using Less Meat