How to Peel Pearl Onions Skills
The best way to peel pearl onions is also the easiest and the fastest.
Feb 8, 2024
Which Foods You Should (and Shouldn’t) Store in Your Fridge’s Crisper DrawersKitchen
Plus, 30 foods you should always — and never — put there.
Dec 27, 2023
The Surprising Ingredient That Makes Latkes Way CrispierSkills
Nope, it’s not in the baking aisle.
Dec 8, 2023
This 5-Ingredient Mashed Potato Hack Is Our Most Popular Thanksgiving Leftover Recipes
You’ve never seen mashed potatoes like this before.
Nov 23, 2023
We Tried 8 Methods of Cooking Corn on the Cob and Found a Clear Winner
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Because it's not summer until you have corn on the cob.
Nov 21, 2023
Here’s How Long to Boil Potatoes for Perfect Mashed PotatoesSkills
Don’t overcook them!
Nov 20, 2023
3 Rules for Making the Absolute Best Mashed Potatoes
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Number two is a total game-changer.
Nov 19, 2023
Everything You Need to Know About UbeSkills
The purple root vegetable is becoming super popular for a reason.
Nov 9, 2023
How to Thicken Your Mashed Potatoes When They Go Runny on YouSkills
This is an easy fix.
Nov 6, 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
What Is an Endive and How Do You Cook With It?Skills
Serve them at your next party!
Oct 19, 2023
8 Mistakes to Avoid When Making Mashed PotatoesSkills
For your best mashed potatoes yet.
Oct 19, 2023
The Best Way to Reheat Mashed PotatoesRecipes
Nobody wants to settle for dry or gluey mashed potatoes.
Oct 18, 2023
How to Freeze and Reheat Mashed PotatoesSkills
Yes, you can freeze mashed potatoes. Here's how.
Oct 18, 2023
We Tried 7 Ways of Storing Potatoes and the Winner Outlasted Them All For MonthsSkills
Here’s to the humble, dependable spud. It has to be one of the top kitchen staples of all time, loved for its versatility — giving us creamy mashes, comforting hashes, cheesy gratins, crisp fries, crunchy chips, fluffy bakes to load with butter and sour cream, and much more. We tend to take this kitchen stalwart for granted, stashing it in the pantry with little care and expecting it to be there at our beck and call. But that doesn’t always pan out.
Oct 16, 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
How to Tell How Many Potatoes Are in a PoundSkills
An easy formula that doesn't require a scale!
Oct 4, 2023
22 Smart Ways to Cook with Canned TomatoesRecipes
All the proof you need that canned tomatoes are the MVP of your pantry.
Sep 22, 2023
25 Luscious, Velvety Recipes Using Caramelized OnionsRecipes
Ok, so you’ve probably gathered by now that we go a bit head-over-heels for caramelized onions here at The Kitchn. We’ve talked about how we make big batches, use them in everything, and then freeze the extra. Well, just what do we mean by “everything”? Read on for our expert tutorials on how to caramelize onions perfectly (including in the slow cooker). Then lavish that rich, sweet goodness over some of our favorite recipes.
Sep 22, 2023
How to Cut a Bell Pepper for Any RecipeSkills
Here’s how to dice, chop, mince, and everything between!
Sep 21, 2023
How to Properly Freeze Eggplant Skills
The methods are super simple!
Aug 26, 2023
3 Rules for Making the Absolute Best Tomato ToastSkills
Take yours to the next level by doing this one thing.
Aug 19, 2023
13 Unexpected (Yet Totally Delicious) Ways to Make Potato Salad Without MayoRecipes
If you're looking to skip the mayo, here's what to reach for instead.
Aug 8, 2023
How To Quick-Roast Vegetables Under the BroilerRecipes
This has become our favorite cooking technique for vegetables! Not only does it require less hands-on work than sautéing on the stove top, but vegetables develop a nice char under the broiler. This translates into smoky flavor in our dishes. We also like the texture contrast. Since broiling is a quick cooking method, the outsides of the veggies soften while the insides stay relatively crisp. Yum! Want more smart tutorials for getting things done around the home?
Jul 30, 2023
15 Tips to Help You Get the Most Out of Your Summer TomatoesPeople
Tomatoes are here, gloriously in season. Have you been stocking up on juicy tomatoes at the farmers market? Here’s a look back at some of our favorite tomato tips from our archives, including the best way to store tomatoes, the best tool for crushing them for sauce, and an extra-easy (and surprising) way to preserve them for winter.What’s your favorite way to enjoy tomatoes in the summer? Got any smart tips or hints for getting the most out of them?
Jul 25, 2023
What’s the Difference Between White and Green Asparagus?Skills
Long, tender green spears of asparagus are a spring favorite. We wait all winter for the first glimpse of them at the farmers market, but its pale sibling, white asparagus, doesn’t get quite the same fanfare — at least not in North America. In Europe, its appearance is perhaps even more celebrated. Beyond the obvious difference in color, what exactly is the difference between white and green asparagus?
Apr 16, 2023
How To Make A Sushi Hand RollRecipes
Yesterday I covered the different types of sushi, and one of these was the temaki, or hand roll. This cone-shaped wrap of seaweed sheet (nori) is filled with vinegared rice and various ingredients. In this post I’ll explain how to make one.Items You Will Need:1 sheet of nori (seaweed sheets), cut in half1/2 cup cooked sushi rice with 1 tbsp.
Mar 8, 2023
How to Freeze Cabbage to Make Sure It Lasts for MonthsSkills
Don't let any extra cabbage go to waste! Here's how to properly store it in the freezer.
Mar 8, 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
How To Shred Cabbage: A Step-by-Step GuideSkills
Read more to learn how to shred cabbage properly.
Feb 2, 2023
We Tried 8 Methods for Crispy Brussels Sprouts and Found a Fuss-Free WinnerSkills
This is absolutely the best method for the crispiest, crunchiest, and most tender sprouts!
Jan 9, 2023
Smash Your Broccoli for the Crispiest, Most Flavorful Side DishSkills
Like with potatoes, broccoli is particularly delicious when smashed and roasted to perfection.
Jan 6, 2023
The Best Place to Store Eggplant Is Not in the RefrigeratorSkills
I just received two plump eggplants in my CSA box, and as I was sticking them in the refrigerator, I suddenly questioned whether this was the right move. Remember that tip for how to store cucumbers? Turns out eggplant is similar. Until now, my go-to storage spot for eggplant has always been in the refrigerator — either the crisper drawer or bottom shelf, depending on the size.
Dec 14, 2022
What’s the Difference Between Broilers, Fryers, Roasters & Other Sizes of Chicken?Skills
We get a little confused if a recipe calls for a roaster or a broiler chicken. Can different kinds of chickens be used interchangeably? Have you also wondered about the difference between these sizes of chickens? Wonder no more! Here’s a handy guide to identify those chickens and a few pointers on swapping and preparing. The terms tend to get tossed about and used interchangeably in chicken recipes and articles.
Dec 14, 2022
6 Reasons Celery Leaves Deserve Far More AttentionSkills
Celery leaves — known primarily as a throwaway top to an already underappreciated vegetable — are so often discarded. It’s a real shame. Celery leaves are actually a bonus to their stalks and completely virtuous on their own. Here’s everything you need to know about prepping them and turning them into a vibrant pesto. Celery leaves are delicious, nutritious, and packed with intense celery flavor.
Dec 14, 2022
We Tried 8 Different Methods for Making Latkes and Found Crispy-Outside, Fluffy-Inside PerfectionSkills
This method simply yielded the best of everything: a perfectly crispy exterior with a fluffy interior.
Dec 14, 2022
What’s the Difference Between Scalloped and Au Gratin Potatoes?Skills
They're both comforting baked potatoes casseroles, but they're not one and the same.
Dec 10, 2022
Should Baked Potatoes Be Wrapped in Foil or Not?Skills
When we picture a baked potato, we picture it wrapped in shiny aluminum foil. Why is that? Because restaurants serve them that way? Because our parents did it? We think we must have done it out of habit, without knowing the reason. Not anymore… Some say wrapping baked potatoes in aluminum foil helps them cook faster (aluminum conducts heat, then traps it), and it does keep them hot for longer once they come out of the oven, which is why we think restaurants use this method.
Dec 9, 2022
Here’s a Foolproof Way to Prep Mashed Potatoes So They Reheat Perfectly SoftSkills
You really don't have to make mashed potatoes day-of for them to come out perfect.
Dec 9, 2022
What to Do With the Smallest, Most Beautiful Eggplants of AllSkills
If you are like me, you need a good recipe to handle the absurd number of eggplant varieties, like baby heirloom eggplants, you buy during the summer months. Especially, those sweet little Fairy Tale eggplants. With purple and white stripes and a miniature form, they are completely irresistible. I buy a basket of the adorable veggies from every vendor who sells them at the farmers market. Am I alone?
Dec 6, 2022
Why Dried Shiitake Mushrooms Should Be in Your PantrySkills
Flavorful shiitake mushrooms are such a foundation of Asian cooking. They have an intense flavor that always reminds me of my Chinese grandmother’s cooking, where she used shiitake mushrooms in soups, braises, and steamed dishes. My grandmother always had a big glass jar of dried shiitake mushrooms in her pantry, and I’ve picked up this habit too! Dried shiitake mushrooms can easily add deep savory flavor, umami, to dishes.
Dec 4, 2022
The Best Way to Keep Carrots Crisp and FreshSkills
There are a lot of reasons to always have carrots on hand — they’re one of the ingredients for mirepoix or homemade stock, make great snacks or crudité, and are inexpensive to buy (even if you choose organic). It’s more economical to buy them in packs or bunches, but how can you keep carrots fresh and crisp if you don’t plan on using them up in a few days? Here’s our easy way. First of all, trim any green tops off the carrots.
Dec 1, 2022
5 Mistakes to Avoid When Cooking EggplantSkills
This time of year, when eggplant of all shapes and sizes is in abundance at the farmers market, it seems like the possibilities are endless. Throw it on the grill, roast it, braise it, stuff it, or stir-fry it — regardless of how it’s cooked, eggplant is bound to be delicious. That is, as long as you avoid these common eggplant cooking mistakes.
Dec 1, 2022
4 Ways to Prevent Eggplant from Absorbing Too Much OilSkills
Eggplant can be one tricky fruit to cook (yes, it’s actually a fruit — not a vegetable), particularly when fried and sautéed in a hearty vegetarian meal. Often the result of being mistreated, it can get a bad rap — one it doesn’t entirely deserve. When handled right, eggplant’s texture ranges from tender and creamy, to silky and smooth. When things go wrong, it’s another story entirely.
Dec 1, 2022
3 Things You Can Do to Temper Bitter EggplantsSkills
Just reach for a little old fashioned kitchen wisdom.
Nov 30, 2022
3 Ways to Ripen a Tomato Without Ruining ItSkills
It couldn't be easier.
Nov 30, 2022
This Is the Prettiest (and Easiest) Way to Serve Potato ChipsSkills
A simple and clever way to bring your appetizers to the next level!
Nov 23, 2022
20 Mashed Potato Recipes That Are Perfect for ThanksgivingRecipes
When it comes to getting this staple side dish on the table, you've got choices.
Nov 3, 2022
I Tried The Viral TikTok Glazed Carrot Hack and Will Never Make Them Another WaySkills
I quite literally ate the entire bag of carrots as a result.
Nov 10, 2022
What’s the Difference Between Broccoli, Broccolini, Broccoli Rabe, and Chinese Broccoli?Skills
Despite their similar names, what sets these winter veggies apart is the plant family they belong to.
Oct 26, 2022
Broiled Lettuce Is the Brilliant TikTok Upgrade Your Salad NeedsSkills
Take things to the next level.
Oct 27, 2022
The Best Way to Store Whole and Cut OnionsSkills
They can keep for weeks or even months when properly stored.
Oct 20, 2022
How to Store Raw and Cooked Sweet PotatoesSkills
Make them last with our handy storage tips.
Oct 20, 2022
The Best Way to Freeze Green BeansSkills
This is the best way to make sure they're prepped and ready for all of your future side dishes.
Oct 19, 2022
How to Store Kale So It LastsSkills
Keep your kale from wilting by storing it properly in the fridge — or even freezing it up to a year.
Oct 18, 2022
How To Cut Brussels SproutsSkills
A refresher for Brussels sprouts season.
Oct 7, 2022
Can You Eat Potato Eyes?Skills
And what exactly are potato eyes, anyway?
Oct 13, 2022
What Are Brussels Sprouts?Skills
And are they really from Brussels?
Oct 7, 2022
How to Cook Boneless, Skinless Chicken Thighs to Juicy, Golden PerfectionSkills
It's good enough for guests and easy enough for any weeknight.
Oct 12, 2022
These Are the Only Potatoes to Use for Fluffy Mashed PotatoesSkills
I grew up thinking that mashed potatoes came from the dehydrated flakes in a box. When I finally made my own from scratch, the result was such a revelation that I haven’t looked back since. But transforming a potato into the delicious, comforting magic of mashed potatoes really starts at the grocery store. You need to pick the right potato so you end up with light, fluffy mashed potatoes. There are three basic categories of potatoes: starchy, waxy, and in-between.
Oct 8, 2022
How to Store Cut TomatoesSkills
Your BLT will thank you.
Oct 6, 2022
Technique: How to Use Tamarind PulpSkills
Pad thai and many other Southeast Asian dishes just wouldn’t be the same without a few healthy spoonfuls of sweet-sour tamarind. For the most part, we use blocks of tamarind pulp when this ingredient is called for, and these require a little extra prep work before going into the pot. Here’s what we do!These blocks of tamarind pulp are the tamarind fruit pods stripped of the outer husk and compressed tightly together.
Oct 4, 2022