6 Condiments You Can Leave Out (Ketchup, Mustard & More)Skills
Save yourself some shelf space.
3 days ago
Turkey Still Frozen? Don't Panic and Try These Two ThingsSkills
Even the most well-seasoned cooks have experienced the dread of the turkey still being frozen or half frozen on Thanksgiving morning. Maybe you decided to host last minute, or your fridge was so packed with holiday meal prep, that big bird in your fridge just did not thaw. Don’t panic — whether you’re 24 hours out from roasting the turkey or your family is arrive later in the afternoon, you’ve got options.
Nov 17, 2023
How to Know If Your Thanksgiving Turkey Is Actually DoneSkills
When is the turkey done? What temperature should it be? These are important questions, and we have the answers you need so you can cook a safe and delicious turkey in the oven. First thing’s first: When the turkey’s internal temperature registers a steady 165°F in the thigh, the meat is done.It’s an important number to remember because, when it comes to Thanksgiving food, a lovely roast turkey is usually the centerpiece of the holiday spread.
Nov 17, 2023
Everything You Need to Know About Thawing Your Thanksgiving TurkeySkills
Got a frozen bird? We got you.
Nov 13, 2023
3 Wrong Ways to Thaw a Turkey (Plus, How to Do It Safely)Skills
In life, we are occasionally presented with some tough choices. Choices that have a clear right and a clear wrong — but those options can start to get a little fuzzy if you look at them for too long. Yes, under certain circumstances, with a certain amount of stress and a certain amount of not-very-logical thinking, that wrong choice can start to look very (very) right. For instance, your turkey is frozen solid.
Oct 31, 2023
4 Mistakes to Avoid When Leaving Out Butter on the CounterSkills
Whether it’s OK to leave butter out at room temperature or not is a hotly debated issue, but the truth is it’s perfectly fine to keep butter out at room temperature for up to two weeks. The concern for room-temperature butter is that it will go rancid. But that won’t happen as quickly as you might think — especially if avoid these four mistakes.
Nov 6, 2023
What’s the Ideal Freezer Temperature for Keeping Food Fresher Longer?Skills
Just because the food inside is frozen, that does not mean the freezer is set correctly.
Oct 31, 2023
Here’s What to Keep and Throw Out After a Power OutageGroceries
A guide to help you both monitor and know what to do with food when there's no electricity.
Sep 8, 2023
In What Months Should You Eat Fresh Oysters?Skills
There’s always been this oft-recited piece of advice about oysters: oyster season is only in months that contain the letter “R” in the name. You know, September, October, November, December, January, February, March, April. Not May, June, July, August. But if this is true, how do millions of restaurants sell them year-round to people who seem just fine after eating them? If we’ve been eating oysters all summer, have we been putting our health at risk?
Aug 16, 2023
Here's How Long Raw Chicken Will Stay Good in the Fridge Skills
This is crucial to remember before you start to cook.
Aug 15, 2023
More than 10,000 Cases of This Popular Trader Joe's Soup Are Being RecalledGroceries
Check your fridge ASAP for this soup!
Jul 31, 2023
Trader Joe’s Just Recalled Two Popular CookiesGroceries
The grocer pulled them from shelves immediately.
Jul 25, 2023
Bags of Lay’s Potato Chips Are Being Recalled Across Multiple StatesGroceries
Here’s what you need to know.
May 8, 2023
How to Defrost Salmon: The Easiest MethodSkills
Yes, frozen salmon can taste nearly as good as fresh — you just have to defrost it the right way.
Feb 14, 2023
How Long Do Hard-Boiled Eggs Last in the Refrigerator? Here’s What You Should KnowSkills
They're perfect for salads, sandwiches, and more. Be sure you're not keeping them in the fridge a little too long!
Feb 6, 2023
The Germiest Place in Your Kitchen Is Probably Where You Least ExpectKitchen
Spoiler alert: It's not the sink!
Jan 14, 2023
Here’s How Long to Thaw Frozen ChickenSkills
There are a couple of options depending on how many hours you've got until dinner.
Dec 14, 2022
Another Nestlé Cookie Dough Is Being Recalled — Here’s WhyGroceries
The news comes after the brand's voluntary recall of its Stuffed Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough With Fudge Filling product last month.
Nov 4, 2022
How to Store Cut TomatoesSkills
Your BLT will thank you.
Sep 29, 2022
Kitchen Safety: How to Put Out a Grease FireSkills
Cooking doesn’t normally present a lot of danger. You might nick your finger while chopping vegetables or manage to burn a pan of roasting potatoes, but in terms of actual danger to ourselves or our homes, not so much. Except for grease fires. Do you know what to do if your cooking oil catches fire?A grease fire happens when your cooking oil becomes too hot. When heating, oils first start to boil, then they’ll start smoking, and then they’ll catch on fire.
Sep 21, 2022
Here’s How to Tell If Your Almond Milk Is BadSkills
There are a few key signs that signal it's spoiled.
Sep 18, 2022
The Right Internal Temperature for Cooked LambSkills
Whether you're cooking a whole leg of lamb, a Frenched rack, or lamb chops, remember this.
Sep 10, 2022
This Is How Long Cooked Chicken Lasts in the FridgeSkills
Here are the quick facts.
Sep 2, 2022
How Safe Is Sous-Vide Cooking?Skills
Fear of the unknown is a common facet of human nature, and that’s definitely true when it comes to what we eat. So it’s no surprise that the popularization of sous-vide cooking has been met with a degree of suspicion. In fact, I’d be surprised if every historical food innovation hadn’t been met with similar resistance. Perhaps at some point in the hazy days of prehistory, there was an Ogg or Grok who expressed skepticism about that newfangled stuff they called fire.
Aug 15, 2022
How Long Is It Safe to Keep Raw Meat and Poultry in the Refrigerator?Skills
Not all meats last the same amount of time!
Jun 24, 2022
Does Butter Go Bad? Yes — Here’s How to Tell.Skills
Butter does go bad, but with proper storage you can extend its life for days, weeks, and even months.
Jun 14, 2022
Wilton Has Recalled 2 Varieties of Its Popular Sprinkles Due to an Undeclared AllergenGroceries
Planning to bake this weekend? You'll want to double check your bottle of sprinkles ASAP.
Jun 10, 2022
The Right Internal Temperature for Cooked FishSkills
Cooking fish may seem a bit intimidating at first. What kind of fish should you buy? How do you keep it from sticking to the pan? But once you take the plunge, the rewards are delicious. Knowing when the fish is ready takes a little know-how, and we’re here to help. According to the USDA’s Safe Minimum Cooking Temperature Guide, cook fish until the center reaches 145°F on an instant-read or meat thermometer.
Jun 3, 2022
When is Chicken Cooked Properly?Skills
Ever wonder when chicken is cooked all the way through? Wonder no more! Cook chicken until the juices run clear and the internal temperature is 165°F.
Jun 3, 2022
The Right Internal Temperature for Cooked BeefSkills
Whether you’re cooking a massive prime rib or a simple pan-seared steak for one, it’s helpful to know the temperature beef should reach before it’s safe to eat. To make it easy to remember, the safe internal temperature for cuts of beef, lamb, and pork is all the same! The USDA recommends an internal temperature of 145°F, which is considered medium-well. Ground beef, however, should be cooked to a higher temperature of 160°F.
Jun 3, 2022
Organic Strawberries Are Being Recalled Due to Potential Link to Hepatitis A OutbreakGroceries
The contaminated strawberries have been sold by a variety of popular grocery retailers. Here's what you need to know.
Jun 1, 2022
How to Tell When Chicken Has Gone BadSkills
Here's how to figure it out in four steps.
May 27, 2022
How Long Can You Leave Cooked Foods Unrefrigerated?Skills
Part of reducing food waste (and keeping more pennies in your pocket) is knowing how long bacon wrapped shrimp and other buffet table favorites can sit out and remain safe to eat. You might not be a leftover-lover, but sometimes those refrigerated extras can come in handy. Here’s everything you need to know about serving food safely and when to refrigerate or toss your leftovers. The U.S.
May 25, 2022
Why You Should Never Store Potatoes in the FridgePeople
Potatoes are a very low-fuss vegetable. They don’t bruise easily, they’re cheap, and they’re easy to prepare at home (hello, buttery mashed potatoes). But it turns out that how you store your potatoes is actually pretty important — and you’re probably doing it wrong. An article via English news outlet the Mirror reports that your future fries, knishes, or savory pancakes should be kept out of the refrigerator.
May 11, 2022
5 Cooking Fears and How to Face ThemSkills
For the most part, the greatest risk one takes when cooking a recipe is producing an inedible meal. That being said, cooking usually involves heat or fire, knives, and hot metal — all things that can potentially be dangerous. And whether you’ve experienced it yourself or heard tales from others, burns, cuts, and trips to the ER do happen. This causes, for some, a real fear of certain equipment or cooking methods, and in turn, the refusal to use them.
May 5, 2022
6 Things You Should Color-Code in Your Kitchen, According to a Food Scientist
Cleaning Tips from The Kitchn
You can easily get started with a little bit of washi tape.
Feb 21, 2022
5 Really Important Things You Need to Know About Cleaning Your Fridge
Cleaning Tips from The Kitchn
According to a food safety expert and a microbiologist.
Oct 23, 2021
Butterball Is Recalling More than 14,000 Pounds of Ground TurkeyGroceries
Check your freezers ASAP.
Oct 18, 2021
8 Important Tips for Buying and Prepping Fruits and Veggies, According to Microbiologists
Tips from The Kitchn
Stock up on the vinegar!
Sep 10, 2021
3 Unsafe Things You Should Never Do in Your Kitchen
Cleaning Tips from The Kitchn
Definitely pay attention to number 3!
Jul 14, 2021
What’s True (and Totally Not True) About Cheese and PregnancySkills
Avoiding certain cheeses is a key part of pregnancy. That said, there's some misinformation out there.
Dec 31, 2020
The Safest Way to Freeze and Defrost Food
Kitchn Cooking School
Avoid the "danger zone" at all costs.
Oct 8, 2020
I’ve Tried Nearly Every Meat Thermometer. Here Are My 3 Favorites.
Shopping
You're gonna need one of these for Thanksgiving — and beyond.
Oct 28, 2020
7 Signs Something Has Gone Bad in the FreezerSkills
Not everyone's freezer is 100 percent consistent. Make sure you know what to look for.
Oct 7, 2020
Is It Safe to Eat Snow?Skills
Who hasn’t stuck their tongue out to catch falling snow flakes? Eating snow is a childhood rite of passage — just as much as singing about not eating the yellow stuff — but as adults, and as parents to young children, we may have some concerns about whether it is prudent or even safe to eat snow. The short answer is “yes” — snow is primarily water, after all — but there are a few rules you should follow.
Sep 30, 2020
Why You Should *Never* Put Eggshells Back in the CartonSkills
It may seem convenient, but it's a very bad idea.
Sep 4, 2020
How Long Can You Keep Leftover Rice in the Fridge?Skills
There's a limit.
Aug 17, 2020
Does Peanut Butter Go Bad? Here’s What You Need to Know.Skills
Plus how to spot funky PB!
Aug 18, 2020
How Long Does Bacon Last in the Fridge?Skills
You might want to cook it up and eat it faster than you think!
Aug 18, 2020
How to Freeze and Defrost Every Type of Meat
Freezer Week
Please don't just throw it in the freezer, we beg of you!
Aug 14, 2020
Scared of Food Safety? Don’t Be. Here’s Your Ultimate Guide to Food Safety in the KitchenSkills
Nothing brings me greater joy than cooking for people I love. But nothing gives me greater fear than feeding someone a meal that makes them sick. Do you share this fear? It’s reasonable to be very cautious about serving safe food. But sometimes that fear can hold us back in the kitchen — worrying unduly, or throwing out perfectly good food.
Jul 17, 2020
Is It Gross to Drink Out of a Can Without Washing It First? We Asked an Expert.People
Before you grab another can of seltzer, read this.
Jul 14, 2020
What You Need to Know If You've Had the Same Jar of Honey Forever Skills
While honey has an exceptionally long shelf-life, it isn't completely spoil-proof.
Jun 24, 2020
More than 40,000 Pounds of Ground Beef Recalled Due to E.coli
Food Safety
The recall is a Class I (the highest) for possible E. coli contamination.
Jun 15, 2020
How Long Will Fish Stay Fresh?Skills
When I make fish, I always opt for fresh fillets from the fishmonger. I buy my fish with the intent of cooking it the same day, although sometimes life happens and those plans get pushed to the back burner. Here’s a guide to just how long that fish will last. → Know how to store it! Tip from The Fishmonger: How To Store Fish To make sure you’re eating the freshest fish possible, it’s best to cook it as soon as possible.
Jun 13, 2020
Is It OK to Eat Watermelon Seeds?Skills
Not only are watermelon seeds perfectly safe to eat, but there are also a few fun things you can do with them!
May 31, 2020
Yes, You Really Do Need to Soak Kebab SkewersSkills
Plus three ways to soak your skewers for better cooking!
May 28, 2020