Can Apple Juice Mask the Flavor of Tequila? Skills
Can apple juice perform miracles?
10 Types of Classic Cocktails You Should Definitely Know How to MakeSkills
Be the drink hero you want to be.
Wait, What Exactly Is a Flat White? And How Is It Different From a Latte?Skills
Unless you work in specialty coffee — or come from or have spent time in New Zealand or Australia — I will bet that a few years ago, you had never heard of a flat white. Our friends Down Under have been drinking flat whites for years, but even within the coffee world there tends to be some confusion as to what “exactly” they really are.
How to Pop a Bottle of Champagne With Zero FearSkills
As much fun as it might be to send a cork shooting over people’s heads and showering your guests with fizzy booze, there is another way to open Champagne and sparkling wines. A better way. Follow this easy, step-by-step guide on how to open a bottle of bubbly without accidentally poking your eye out! There’s a lot of pressure pent up inside that bottle of Champagne.
Can You Freeze Leftover Wine?Skills
Here's what to do if you don't want your bottle to go to waste.
This Old-School Italian Party Trick Makes Red Wine So Much BetterSkills
If you don’t love red wine, you will after this.
Nov 13, 2023
Brandy Is Cool Again — Here's How We Love Using ItSkills
Plus, how it's different from Cognac.
Sep 27, 2023
7 Ways to Open a Bottle Without a Bottle OpenerSkills
You might be surprised by some of these!
Sep 15, 2023
Martha Stewart's Ice Cube and Chardonnay Habit, ExplainedSkills
Martha Stewart is definitely onto something with her glass of Chardonnay.
Aug 26, 2023
The Best Wines for Sangria, According to Our Wine Expert
Groceries
Tip: $10 should be the MAX you spend.
Jul 22, 2023
We Tried the Viral "French Press Sangria"Skills
Get your spritz on!
Jul 16, 2023
Coffee Cake Tip: Two Loaf Pans = One Baking DishSkills
We have a favorite sour cream-pecan coffee cake that is made in a loaf pan, as so many breakfast breads and coffee cakes are. It makes two loaf pans, specifically. But we only have one loaf pan, and we needed to bake the whole batch of batter quickly for a crowd.The solution? A 9×13 baking dish. The batter that fills two loaf pans is perfect for one baking dish.
Jun 29, 2023
I Tried the TikTok Starbucks Carrot Cake Latte Hack — Here’s My Honest ReviewSkills
Try this hack for turning your morning coffee into a sweet spring staple!
Apr 4, 2023
What’s the Difference Between Arabica and Robusta Coffee Beans? Here’s What You Need to KnowSkills
The more you know, the better your morning cup of Joe!
Dec 14, 2022
5 Flavorful Ways to Season Bacon With SpicesSkills
I think we can all agree that bacon is pretty irresistible as is. That crispy, crunchy texture and smoky flavor can liven up breakfast plates and add an extra oomph to salads and sandwiches. Which is precisely why it’s time to up the ante on your next batch of bacon with the help of a few rich, sweet, spicy, and savory upgrades. Even though it doesn’t necessarily come with a mild flavor, bacon is a total blank canvas.
Dec 12, 2022
4 Reasons Your Coffee Tastes BitterSkills
There’s nothing worse than pouring a big cup of coffee to go with your breakfast sandwich, bringing it to your lips, taking that first sweet drink, and realizing that it’s bitter as sin. Your cup of coffee should be a burst of good flavor, not an overpowering dose of bitterness. So why does it end up bitter? It’s interesting that coffee is often associated with bitterness.
Dec 10, 2022
Don’t Have Espresso Powder? Try These Substitutes.Skills
Espresso powder and instant espresso provide nuanced flavors in rich, chocolatey baked goods. Learn the best swaps here.
Nov 17, 2022
What Is Champagne? A Guide to Sparkling WineSkills
A 101 guide to buying and drinking Champagne and other sparkling wines.
Nov 16, 2022
Prosecco Isn't "Just Cheap Champagne"Skills
Here's the difference.
Nov 8, 2022
What Is Coffee Milk, and Why Should You Try It?Skills
If you believe blended coffee frappes are totally irresistible, coffee milk will be right up your alley.
Oct 5, 2022
What Is Siphon Coffee, and How Is It Made?Skills
Have you had coffee from a siphon? While you may have seen siphon coffee makers popping up at more and more specialty coffee shops and retailers, the trend of vacuum coffee makers is nothing new. A siphon coffee maker brews coffee using two chambers where vapor pressure and gravity produce coffee. In fact the concept dates back to the mid 1800s, when people were in agreement that boiling their coffee killed the taste, and so were experimenting with vacuums and vapor pressure.
Oct 3, 2022
Wine Words: BarriqueSkills
Barrique is a wine word that most of you will probably already be familiar with. The word ‘barrique’ means barrel, but not just any type of barrel. Do you know specifically what a barrique is? The word ‘barrique’ refers to a specific size and shape of oak barrel. In making wine there are many different sizes of barrels used. Barrique barrels are relatively small barrels, but not just any small barrels.
Sep 29, 2022
The Last Thing to Do with an Old Ice Tray Before It Hits the Donation Bag
Tips from The Kitchn
Get ahead in the kitchen.
Sep 23, 2022
This Simple Prep Hack for Taking Your Drinks Up a Notch Has the Internet Obsessed — And We Totally AgreeSkills
"I aspire to be this put-together," one commenter said on TikTok.
Sep 20, 2022
Have You Tried Corn Juice? You Should!Skills
Want another way to enjoy that glorious summer corn? How about a cool, sweet glass of corn juice! Many cultures have corn-based drinks, from Central American atol de elote to Peruvian chicha morada. Corn juice or corn milk is also popular in Asian countries like China, Thailand, and Vietnam, where it might be served plain or mixed with milk or sugar. I find that homemade corn juice rarely needs anything extra — it’s naturally sweet and creamy, yet delicate.
Sep 19, 2022
What Coffee-Brewing Method Makes the Best-Tasting Cup?Skills
It was also the fastest method!
Sep 14, 2022
What’s the Difference Between Rice Wine and Rice Vinegar?Skills
Both rice wine and rice vinegar are widely used in Asian cooking, but they’re two very distinct products. Do you know what sets them apart, and when to use each one? While both products are made from fermented rice, the difference is in the manner in which each one is produced, as well as how they’re used. These two can easily be confused, since rice vinegar is sometimes also labeled as rice wine vinegar (which is a vinegar, and not wine).
Sep 13, 2022
What's the Difference Between Apple Cider and Apple Juice?Skills
Apple cider and apple juice look quite similar but can be made, packaged, and labeled in different ways. Learn the differences between apple juice and apple cider here.
Aug 26, 2022
How to Make Soda WaterSkills
The good news is that you don't need a fancy soda machine to get your own bubbly water at home.
Sep 5, 2022
Discovering Vegan Wine: What! Isn’t All Wine Vegan?Skills
As it is Vegan Week at The Kitchn, I thought we would look at vegan wines. What is a vegan wine? Are all wines vegan — or not? If not why not? And how can I find vegan-friendly wines? This guide helps you tell whether a wine is a vegan or not, and what goes behind the winemaking process. As we all know wine is made from grapes. Essentially wine is fermented grape juice as discussed in my post last year on winemaking.
Sep 3, 2022
3 Common Mistakes People Make When Brewing French Press CoffeeSkills
While not everyone is a lover of the French press, it’s one of the most classic methods of brewing coffee, and if you do it right, it can produce a great cup. Want to perfect your morning French press? Avoid these three common mistakes and you’ll be sure to get the best brew every time. The beauty of a French press is in its simplicity — grind your coffee, add water, and go.
Sep 2, 2022
Try This Neat Trick for Making Beautiful Layered SmoothiesSkills
A simple trick for a beautiful result!
Sep 1, 2022
What Exactly is a Corked Wine and What Does Corked Wine Taste Like?Skills
Most wine drinkers are probably familiar with the term ‘corked wine’, but I hazard a guess that not as many wine drinkers really know what a corked wine tastes like, how a wine becomes corked in the first place, or how to detect a corked wine. To find out more, read on. Wine being corked doesn’t mean that is has tiny particles of cork floating in it, or that it simply tastes like cork.
Aug 18, 2022
6 Ways to Make Smoothies Without BananasSkills
Most recipes call for them — but they actually aren't essential.
Aug 16, 2022
High-Protein Shakes with No Protein PowderSkills
You'll want to memorize these.
Aug 15, 2022
What’s the Difference Between a Malt and a Milkshake?Skills
There are a whole lot of decisions to make in a diner. Do you want scrambled or fried eggs? Hash browns or home fries? White or wheat toast? When it comes to which sweet drink to enjoy, it’s a question of whether you want a malted shake or a milkshake. The difference between malted shake and milkshake is the use of malted milk powder. Read more to know difference between the two.
Aug 5, 2022
What’s the Difference Between English, Irish and Scottish Breakfast Teas?Skills
English breakfast, Irish breakfast, Scottish breakfast … why are they served at breakfast, and is there really any difference between them? According to Frank Sanchez of Upton Tea Imports, each breakfast tea blend has it owns flavor profile and different caffeine levels. Breakfast teas are black tea blends intended to accompany a hearty, rich morning meal (think of the full English breakfast or fry-up) and are therefore more robust than afternoon tea blends.
Aug 3, 2022
What's the Difference Between Cold Brew and Iced Coffee?Skills
Plus, how to make each at home.
Jul 16, 2022
What’s the Difference Between Café au Lait, Cappuccino, Latté, and Macchiato?Skills
Whether we’re headed across campus for class or into the office for work, chances are that most of us have a travel mug of something caffeinated in our hands. According to the National Coffee Association, Americans drink an estimated 517 million cups of coffee per day, and 43 percent of those cups are either lattes, cappuccinos, or macchiatos. That means nearly half of all coffee consumed in the United States involves some variation of coffee + milk + foam.
Jul 11, 2022
What Is Mezcal? And How Is It Different from Tequila?Skills
The two are related but definitely not the same!
Jun 21, 2022
The One Thing You Should Be Doing With Tea Bags (Besides Making Tea)Skills
It's the key to super tasty drinks, sweets, and fruit salads.
May 27, 2022
Wine and Soup: Easy Pairing TipsSkills
February is Soup Month at The Kitchn, so I thought that I would look at some great soup and wine combinations. Traditionally, soup has been considered a difficult course to pair with wine. The reason for this is texture. Pairing liquid with liquid simply did not seem like an appealing combination. Well, as we all know, there is soup and there is soup.So don’t let incumbent ideas about food pairing stop you from enjoying a glass of wine with your next soup dish.
May 13, 2022
Wine Etiquette: Returning Bad WineSkills
In Kathryn’s post last week on corked wine, she advised returning it to the store or refusing it at a restaurant.The wine savvy among us might have no problem with this. But for those of us who feel timid at the prospect of returning an opened bottle of wine, here are a few notes on etiquette.First of all, don’t return wine just because you don’t like the way it tastes or because it’s not as good as you were led to believe.
May 13, 2022
5 Ways to Shake Up Boring Ice CubesSkills
You’ve taken care to create a perfect cocktail, so why dull it down with a boring icecube? Read on for 5 cures to the common ice cube.• Striped Ice Cubes: More than just eye candy, these pretty cubes can even be made with alcohol. It adds another dimension to any cocktail!• Spherical Ice Cubes: These ice spheres are a bit more challenging to make (don’t even get us started on how to make the ice perfectly clear), but impressive nonetheless.
May 13, 2022
Trend Spotlight: St. Germain Elderflower LiqueurSkills
As the seasons change, so do our tastes in cocktails. As winter ends, we find ourselves pushing the warming, drink-by-the-fireplace libations such as cognac and bourbon to the back of the liquor cabinet and reaching for the lighter, fresher spirits. One such liquor we’ve been in the mood for lately is St. Germain Elderflower Liqueur, a new addition to the bar scene and currently a hot commodity.
May 12, 2022
Hot & Sour Soup, Quick Caramelized Onions & Better Winter SmoothiesSkills
Happy New Year! Why not start off with a big pot of hot and sour soup? Or maybe a warm and satisfying chicken minestrone? Also from this same time last year, we have a quick way to caramelize onions, tips from Ruth Reichl for making better grilled cheese, the essential bottles that any home bar should have, and much more. Take a peek!
May 12, 2022
My Winter Morning Coffee Ritual: Preheat the Mug to Keep Coffee HotSkills
If you’re anything like me, the emergence from bed in the morning is propelled by the thought of that first cup of coffee, steaming hot, that warms your hands and gets the day perked up. Here’s a little habit I’ve fallen into lately to make that first cup of coffee stay hotter longer. We keep our kitchen pretty chilly in the wintertime, and I was noticing that my coffee mug felt positively frosty when I pulled it out of the drawer.
May 12, 2022
Old-Fashioned Floats: Brown Cows to Boston CoolersSkills
Ice cream floats were one of our favorite desserts as a kid – and still are! Combining scoops of rich ice cream and “only on the weekend” soda, they seemed like the ultimate treat. Back then our tastes were simple, but check out all these different kinds we’ve discovered!Wouldn’t it be fun to do an ice cream soda bar at a party and make several of these?
May 11, 2022
The Pantry Staple I’m Adding to My Seltzer All Summer LongSkills
It's simple, refreshing, and doesn't involve lemons.
May 11, 2022
The 4 Essential Types of Tequila and How to Use ThemSkills
Learn how each variety is special in its own way.
May 5, 2022
How to Properly Salt the Rim of a Glass for Margaritas and MoreSkills
Here's how to get the perfect amount of salt on the glass.
May 4, 2022
Try This: Cucumber-Infused RumSkills
We’ve got a fridge full of cucumbers and a vacation coming up in a few days, which means we’re dutifully eating, drinking, and preserving these summer fruits as quickly as we can. Inspired by a recipe from the Two Hot Tamales, Mary Sue Milliken and Susan Feniger, we also made a cucumber and rum infusion.Using a vegetable peeler, we peeled and sliced a cucumber into thin strips. One could also cut rounds or chunks, but we thought strips might be better for infusing.
May 4, 2022
What Exactly Is Espresso? And How Is It Different from Coffee?Skills
It's time to learn more about that drink you love so much.
Apr 19, 2022
Kir and Kir Royale: Two Iconic French Wine CocktailsSkills
Cocktail WeekKirKir Royale I was introduced to Kir many years ago while living in France. Every Sunday, before a fabulously long lunch, friends, family and neighbors would gather for the apéritif’ hour to chat, laugh, comment on the state of the nation and nibble on a wide selection of savory, salty snacks. Typically, Kir was the drink of choice and on special occasions Kir Royale. Kir originated in Burgundy, France.
Mar 9, 2022
These Bomb Cups Are the Only Way You Should Be Making Hot Chocolate This SeasonSkills
Dipping and handling included.
Nov 19, 2021
The Low-Alcohol Drink I Can’t Get Enough Of (and No, It’s Not Spiked Seltzer)Skills
It's wine's easygoing, effervescent cousin.
Aug 27, 2021
For the Best Iced Coffee, Take a Tip From the BarSkills
Its the easiest and most delicious way to shake up your morning routine.
Aug 26, 2021
We Tested 6 Different Methods for Quickly Chilling a Bottle of Wine — And the Winner Only Took 15 Minutes
Summertime Wine
You probably already have everything you need to do it.
Aug 1, 2021
The Newbie Guide to Brewing a Better Cup of CoffeeSkills
Want to really master coffee at home? Start here.
May 11, 2021
The Secret to Fluffy Diner-Style Eggs Is Actually a Coffee ToolSkills
How my 11-year old discovered that our coffee frother was the secret to soft, fluffy eggs.
May 12, 2021
What Is Espresso Powder & How Do You Use It?Skills
Here's everything you need to know about espresso powder — what it actually is, how to use it, and what to use if you don't have any on hand!
Mar 5, 2021
What’s the Difference? Ale vs. Lager BeersSkills
While almost all beers are made from the same base ingredients, they aren't all the same. Here's what you need to know about the differences between these two classic beer styles.
Jan 26, 2021