kitchen

This Chart Demystifies Which Cooking Oils Are Best For What

You have a lot of options when it comes to cooking oils. Some are better at certain temperatures, others are best with certain types of food. The folks over at MyFitnessPal have created a chart that helps you pick which oils are best for what kind of cooking you want to do.


Make Browned Butter In The Microwave Instead Of The Stove

Many recipes call for the nutty flavour of butter that’s been slightly burned, often called brown or browned butter. You can make it on the stovetop, but the microwave takes less time and has less risk of overcooking.


Scientific Study Reveals How To Make Perfectly Browned Pizza Cheese

Want to bake a perfect-looking pizza — with uniform, golden brown cheese — with a unique flavour kick? Leave it to scientists to detail pizza’s “cheese functionality” and how to get good browning.


Make Tastier Fried Chicken In A Cast Iron Pan

When you think about making fried chicken, you might imagine using a deep fryer to submerge the chicken pieces in hot oil. A better method, which uses less oil, is to use a large cast iron pan for frying instead.


Get Every Last Drop Of Juice Out Of A Lime With This Technique

There are many ways to squeeze the juices from fruits, but the structure of limes is a little different than lemons and other citrus fruits. This easy method gives new meaning to “a twist of lime”.


Boil Tofu Instead Of Pressing It To Reduce Moisture

For many recipes, firm tofu requires pressure to squeeze out the moisture. Pouring boiled salt water over the tofu gives you similar results in a fraction of the time.


Tie Food With Dental Floss Instead Of Kitchen Twine

Many recipes call for you to tie ingredients together with kitchen twine. If you don’t have any on hand, dental floss makes a great substitute.


The Easiest Way To Cleanly Slice A Pie

The first slice of pie is always a mess. It’s difficult to get out and usually looks awful when you do. There’s an easy fix: Make the first slice a tiny “sacrificial” slice. That first sliver will give you enough of an opening to cut additional slices cleanly and get a knife or tool under so you can remove it easily.


The Best Way To Shape Your Burgers For Even Cooking

The Kitchn tested four different ways to shape a burger to see which method produced a beautifully shaped, evenly grilled burger. These shaping methods are meant to avoid the sad bulging-in-the-middle effect that can happen if you don’t do anything to the patty.


Practise Your Pan-Flip Technique With Dried Beans

Knowing to how to properly pan flip is an essential skill for any sauteing sorcerer or sorceress. Using dried beans let’s you practise without fear of making a mess.