You've Been Cutting a Jalapeño Wrong Your Entire LifeSkills
Burning hands, begone.
Apr 29, 2024
3 Ways to Cut an Orange for All Your Snacking, Salad, and Cooking NeedsSkills
Even you — yes, you — can pull off that fancy orange supreme trick.
Apr 25, 2024
How to Properly Cut Brisket No Matter How You Cooked ItSkills
Learn how to slice your brisket into tender morsels.
Apr 18, 2024
How to Cut Carrots Like a ProSkills
There's so much more than the basic slice.
Mar 28, 2024
The Easiest Way to Cut a PineappleSkills
Why pay for pre-cut?
Mar 11, 2024
The 3 Best Cuts of Beef for Tender Pot RoastSkills
Choosing the right cut can make or break the dish.
Feb 27, 2024
How to Cut FennelSkills
An easy, step-by-step guide.
Feb 13, 2024
How to Peel Pearl Onions Skills
The best way to peel pearl onions is also the easiest and the fastest.
Feb 8, 2024
A 3-Ingredient Recipe for Homemade Flower Food
Tips from The Kitchn
Make those grocery store bouquets last as long as possible!
Feb 1, 2024
How To Cut Spaghetti Squash for Any RecipeSkills
Spaghetti squash is a perennial favorite here at Kitchn. We love its versatility — this squash is good for so much more than faux spaghetti noodles. But whether you’re planning to make spaghetti squash chicken Parm or broccoli and cheese spaghetti squash casserole, you have to prep it first. Cutting a spaghetti squash the right way isn’t hard, as long as you have the right tools and technique.
Dec 12, 2023
How to Cut Any Meat Across the GrainSkills
You’ve probably read in recipes and heard again and again that you should slice steak and other cuts of meat against grain. But what exactly is “the grain,” and why is it so important to slice against it? Oh, and how do you even know what it looks like?The grain refers to the direction that the muscle fibers are aligned, and it is important to cut against it so that your meat is easier to chew.
Dec 8, 2023
The Easiest Way to Carve a TurkeySkills
It's time to learn, once and for all.
Nov 1, 2023
The Surprising Reason Why You Should Never Ever Peel GingerSkills
I am almost never without a knob of fresh ginger in my refrigerator. It lends a kick to everything from soups to curries to roasted vegetables. It took me a while to make it a fridge staple, though — largely because I hated prepping it.About 99.9% of recipes (including the ones on our site) ask you to peel ginger before mincing or grating it.
Nov 14, 2023
Why You Should Never Toss Leftover Apple PeelsSkills
Don’t toss them!
Oct 31, 2023
To Carve Pumpkins Safely, You Only Need These Two ToolsSkills
While those inexpensive pumpkin carving kits you see at the grocery store may seem appealing, they're actually not your best bet.
Oct 24, 2023
How to Cut and Peel a Butternut SquashSkills
It can be daunting to face a butternut squash. Learn how to cut butternut squash in four easy steps.
Oct 4, 2023
This Is the Easiest Way to Cut an AppleSkills
Follow our step-by-step guide to cut apples for snacking and baking.
Oct 4, 2023
How to Core an Apple with a KnifeSkills
Try these two easy ways to core any kind of apple — all you need is a paring knife.
Sep 15, 2023
How to Cut a Bell Pepper for Any RecipeSkills
Here’s how to dice, chop, mince, and everything between!
Sep 21, 2023
We Tried 5 Tricks for Peeling Eggs and Found a Clear Winner
Skills Showdown
We also discovered a few fun party tricks.
Aug 21, 2023
There's a Better Way to Cut Bell Peppers, According to TikTokSkills
No more dealing with pesky seeds going everywhere!
Aug 17, 2023
The Only Way to Cut a CantaloupeSkills
Go on, get confident.
Aug 17, 2023
We Tried Martha Stewart’s Hack for Not Crying While Cutting OnionsSkills
We’ll try anything to stop weeping over our onions.
Aug 10, 2023
How To Slice an AvocadoSkills
Slicing an avocado is a simple technique that requires minimal knife skills and just a few seconds of your time.
Aug 7, 2023
Joanna Gaines’ Brilliant Strawberry Hulling Trick Saved Me SO Much TimeSkills
How have we not tried this before?!
Jul 20, 2023
How To Chop, Dice, and Mince an OnionSkills
There are very few savory recipes that don’t begin with a chopped onion or that contain minced herbs or garlic. For a new cook, terms like “medium chop” or “small dice” can be confusing. Medium compared to what? How small is small? And how much trouble can you get into if you small chop something when the recipe says to mince?
Jul 7, 2023
We Tried 6 Ways of Cooking Spiral-Cut Ham and the Winner Was a Juicy, Flavorful ShowstopperSkills
There are quite a few ways to make a good ham, but what exactly is the best way? We set out to find out for sure.
Mar 16, 2023
How to Cut Cabbage for Any RecipeSkills
Follow this visual guide to learn the best way to cut cabbage for your recipe.
Feb 7, 2023
These Are the Best Cuts of Beef for Stew, According to a ButcherSkills
These are the most ideal cuts to use for an ultra-tender beef stew.
Jan 28, 2023
This Ingenious Hack Makes Slicing Onions a BreezeSkills
It's so easy!
Jan 19, 2023
How to Cut Whole Chicken Wings into Flats and DrumettesSkills
Here’s how to separate wings into pieces with just a knife and a cutting board.
Jan 18, 2023
How To Peel & Devein Shrimp: The Easiest MethodSkills
Peeling and deveining shrimp isn't hard. Here's how to do it, exactly the way I was taught at culinary school.
Dec 6, 2022
How to Butterfly Shrimp: The Easiest MethodSkills
With this step-by-step guide, you'll be cooking up perfectly butterflied shrimp in no time.
Dec 9, 2022
What’s the Difference Between Flanken and English Cut Short Ribs?Skills
Although short ribs used to be seen as a less desirable cut of beef, they’ve risen in popularity, causing prices to also increase for this cut that used to be fairly inexpensive. So if you’re now spending more for short ribs, it makes sense to get to know the two popular ways that they’re cut, flanken and English style. The difference can come down to thickness of the cut and cook time for your desired meal.
Dec 4, 2022
I Tried This TikTok Hack for Cutting Hard-Boiled Eggs and I Was Shocked by the ResultsSkills
"It may take a little trial and error, but I think it’s worth giving it a shot — especially if making deviled eggs for a crowd."
Dec 1, 2022
This Is the Best Way to Peel an AppleSkills
Use the vegetable peeler to keep as much flesh on your apple as possible when removing the skin.
Nov 8, 2022
This Super-Easy Hack Will Make Grating Cheese Less Messy and Much EasierSkills
The perfect hack for the holidays!
Nov 10, 2022
How to Seed a Pomegranate the Easy WaySkills
Here's how to easily open the festive fruit without making a mess.
Nov 1, 2022
An Ingenious Tip for Better Cinnamon RollsSkills
Try this trick the next time you make buns.
Oct 26, 2022
6 Brilliant Grandma Tips That Make Pumpkin Carving So Much EasierSkills
These tips make pumpkin carving SO much easier!
Oct 21, 2022
How to Mince Garlic Like a ProSkills
Our step-by-step photos will show you the way.
Oct 21, 2022
How To Cut Brussels SproutsSkills
A refresher for Brussels sprouts season.
Oct 7, 2022
How To Easily Zest Lemons, Limes, and OrangesSkills
When you want to add a zingy, sweet citrus flavor to food, the juice is good, but the zest is even better. It has natural oils that will impart way more flavor than you’ll get from juicing. Plus, sometimes all you need is a little bit. So whether you’re working with lemons, limes, oranges, or any other citrus fruit, there are four easy ways to get your hands on some zest.
Oct 9, 2022
The Super-Simple Method for Perfectly Cut Brownies Every Single TimeSkills
Easy and effective? Count me in!
Oct 5, 2022
How To Dice Almost AnythingSkills
There's no magic trick or secret formula to learning to dice — the only way to improve your dicing skills is to dice more.
Oct 4, 2022
How To Cut a MangoSkills
Watch the video to learn how to cut a mango.
Oct 1, 2022
This Is the Fastest Way to Peel a Bunch of Potatoes at OnceSkills
Save yourself a lot of hassle by using this easy trick.
Sep 23, 2022
How to Shave Brussels Sprouts (3 Ways)Skills
See how it's done with our step-by-step photo guide.
Sep 13, 2022
I Tried the Tape Method for Peeling Eggs — Here’s How It WentSkills
Spoiler alert: It's one of the trickier methods you'll try.
Sep 13, 2022
The Cost of Chicken: A Ranking of Chicken Cuts from Least to Most ExpensiveSkills
Do you know where your favorite cut falls?
Sep 12, 2022
How To Thinly Slice an OnionSkills
Given that the vast majority of dinners start with a pile of thinly-sliced onions on the cutting board, we here at The Kitchn feel it’s worth taking the time to make sure your onion skills are on point. Confidence is everything when it comes to dinner, am I right? Grab your favorite chefs knife and your onion goggles — I’m about to show you how to cut your onion like a kitchen ninja. Recipes are annoyingly inconsistent when it comes to sliced onions.
Sep 8, 2022
5 Mistakes to Avoid When Cooking Pork ChopsSkills
Because we want you to have nice, juicy pork chops for dinner.
Sep 7, 2022
How To Cut Up KohlrabiSkills
I’ve always thought that kohlrabi looks like an alien spaceship. The weirdly cylindrical shape, the skinny arms — what is this stuff? Lucky for us, kohlrabi isn’t alien at all but a delicious addition to summer salads and slaws. To consume them, there are three ways to get past this vegetable’s eccentric appearance and slice it up so you can eat it.
Sep 7, 2022
How To Peel and Mince Fresh GingerSkills
Fresh ginger is a staple in my kitchen. It is an extremely versatile ingredient that shows up in any course, from savory to sweet, be it main, beverage, dessert, or salad. It can even be medicine — hot ginger tea with lemon, honey and brandy will cure what ails you! In short, fresh ginger is essential to my cooking. Read on for my methods for peeling and mincing fresh ginger.
Sep 6, 2022
Five Tips to Cut Onions Without TearsSkills
You’ve probably heard dozens of old wives’ tales and pseudo-scientific advice for cutting onions without tears. Two of the most ludicrous are holding burning matches in your mouth while you chop, a fire hazard to say the least, and chewing on a raw onion, which merely adds more onion close to your mucus membranes. Most of these homespun ideas just aren’t very effective, but we’ve got five tips which are.
Aug 31, 2022
How to Dice a Tomato
Hint: Think of it like an apple
Whether you're using a Roma tomato, supermarket staple, or heirloom variety, learning how to dice a tomato properly is key to making salads, salsas, and much more. Get expert tips in this step-by-step visual guide.
Aug 22, 2022
How To Carve a Bone-in Leg of LambSkills
"Perfect slices every time."
Aug 24, 2022
This Cake-Serving Hack Makes Cutting Round Cakes a BreezeSkills
Plus you'll be able to serve more cake and cut down on waste!
Aug 22, 2022
I Tried This No-Fuss Onion-Peeling Hack and It’s the Only Method I Want to Use NowSkills
Spoiler alert: It won't stop your tears.
Aug 18, 2022
5 Times You Don’t Have to Peel CarrotsSkills
Have you spent most of your life peeling carrots before cooking or eating them just because that’s what you’ve seen other people do, so you followed suit? Don’t worry, you’re not alone. When it comes down to it, you don’t ever really have to peel carrots. As long as you wash and scrub them well to remove dirt and any debris (this natural fruit and veggie wash is a good start!), unpeeled carrots are perfectly safe (and delicious) to eat.
Aug 17, 2022