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How to Cook

On Why We Cook: To Seek Refuge, To Inspire And To Remember

Liza de Guia | Posted 04.16.2013 | Taste
Liza de Guia

What compels us to cook? I come to the kitchen to be fully present in the moment.

Cooking For Kitchenphobes: Making A Fancy French Sauce

Posted 03.15.2013 | Taste

How white wine sauce can revamp your whole dinner routine.

How to Make Jewish Chicken Soup

Laura Kumin | Posted 05.14.2013 | Taste
Laura Kumin

This isn't a cookbook or food blog-type recipe. It's the way your grandmother -- or someone else's grandmother -- would have shown you how to make it.

Cooking For Kitchenphobes: How To Poach Eggs

Posted 06.20.2013 | Taste

Stop being scared, they're just eggs! We're here to help.

Cooking For Kitchenphobes: Anyone Can Make This Soup

Kristen Aiken | Posted 02.23.2013 | Taste

We're here to tell you that you're being a baby if you're afraid of making soup.

4 Cooking Basics That Require More Strategy Than You'd Think

Condiment | Posted 01.31.2013 | Home
Condiment

Boiling water seems easy enough, but the type of boil and what you're cooking matters. A simmer is where the water is producing small bubbles, while a full rolling boil is exactly as it sounds -- big, bubbling heat.

Try This Dish: Boubouki's Fluffy & Moist Olive Oil Pear Cake (NYC)

Liza de Guia | Posted 10.11.2012 | Home
Liza de Guia

On any given day at Boubouki, a teeny-tiny artisan Greek food stand in the Essex Street Market, there are only eight slices of Rona Economou's fluffy,...

How To Cook If You Don't Cook

Janice Harper | Posted 09.17.2012 | Taste
Janice Harper

What works for experienced cooks is not going to work for kitchen-resistant cooks. So here's my advice to people who don't cook.

Learning How to Cook? Here's The First Thing You Need to Know

Jenny Rosenstrach | Posted 03.26.2012 | Home
Jenny Rosenstrach

These are exactly the questions I asked when I was her age, when I wouldn't have been able to identify a Dutch oven; when I bypassed recipes because they called for an exotic ingredient called chicken stock; when I almost ordered sweetbreads thinking they were some form of pastries.

How To Get Americans Back In The Kitchen

Grist | Posted 12.20.2011 | Home

It's unanimous these days: Cooking food from scratch at home is one of the best ways to eat sustainably without breaking the bank. It also enables eat...

Problem-Solving Veggie Side Dish Recipes for Thanksgiving

Susie Middleton | Posted 01.23.2012 | Home
Susie Middleton

Problem: The oven is full. The turkey's in there, maybe a pan of stuffing, too. So, um, where will the vegetables go?

What's Fresh: How to Cook 20 Vegetables

EatingWell | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
EatingWell

I’m a vegetable lover. I eat vegetables at least three times a day: sautéed chard stirred into scrambled eggs for breakfast, a big garden-fresh sal...

Intuitive Cooking: How to Find Your Inner Chef

Lisa Turner | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Lisa Turner

We read a lot about intuitive eating. Just as important, and the first step in the process, is intuitive cooking.

10 Reasons You Hate To Cook (And What To Do About Them)

Darya Pino, Ph.D | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Darya Pino, Ph.D

Knowing the basics and feeling competent in the kitchen can open a world of opportunity to improve your quality of life. But sure, go ahead and hate it if you want.

Online Recipe Wikis: Can Crowdsourced Chefs Teach You How To Cook?

nytimes.com | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

Crowd-sourcing recipes -- corralling a group of strangers on the Internet to create and edit a bank of recipes -- is gaining popularity and investors....

75 Things Every Man Should Master

Esquire | Tom Chiarella | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

A Man Should Be Able To: 1. Give advice that matters in one sentence. I got run out of a job I liked once, and while it was happening, a guy stopped ...

7 Common Cooking Mistakes

Real Simple | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

An innocent error can easily lead to a disappointing dish. Here's how to prevent seven common cooking mistakes. The Mistake: You didn't read the reci...