From Baking to Sous Vide – All the Cooking Methods You NeedIt is amazing how many different ways there are of cooking food. The more of these methods you understand, the more food you can prepare at home. In general, they are very simple and our straightforward guides will teach you all that you need to know so that you can enjoy even more home cooked meals.
What is Sous Vide and How does it Work?
Sous Vide cooking is one of the most popular ways to cook and is also one of the most accurate ways to cook a piece of meat perfectly every time. It is a method of cooking in a water bath typically at a temperature of around 158°F, which is the…230
Choose Roasting as a Cooking Method
When you think about it, eating roasted foods might not seem like such a big deal. After all, how different can they be? These are foods that have been cooked in an oven at a high temperature until they’re browned and crunchy. They tend to be…339
Why Baking is the Best Method to Make Bread
There are many reasons to love baking your own bread. It’s a great way to learn about the science of food, balance your sense of smell and taste, develop your fine motor skills, and leave the store bought stuff behind. But perhaps its greatest…263
What Foods Benefit From Braising?
Braising is a simple and classic technique that harnesses the power of liquid to cook in a low and gentle fashion. This method of cooking utilizes a very small amount of liquid, which simmers at a very low temperature for a long time. This slow…155
How to choose what Food to Barbeque
If you have a backyard, you probably have at least a few barbecues lit up every weekend to ward off the summertime blues. There’s nothing quite like sitting around a campfire or a grill to get the family together, and once you get the hang of…348
What Foods to Cook Using Deep Frying?
Have you ever wondered how some restaurants get that irresistible golden crust on their crispy fried chicken, fish fillets, or french fries? Or how they get that irresistible crisp on their onion rings and other fried snacks? Or maybe you’ve…297
When to Sauté and What Food to Sauté
In cooking, sautéing is one of the most common methods of cooking food. It involves pan frying or shallow-frying in a small amount of fat or oil. It is often used as a way to cook vegetables, fish, or meat without sautéing in a skillet.…116
Stewing and What Meat Cuts to Use
Stewing is a form of slow-cooking. It involves placing your meat in a pot, water, or other container, and allowing the juices to slowly seep into the meat. This process concentrates the meat’s flavor and makes it tender. Aside from the obvious…128
What are the Best Foods to Steam Cook?
When it comes to eating well, there’s no substitute for good cooking. The process of steaming food not only tastes better than cooking with oil or water, but it also makes all the difference in how your finished meal turns out. Steaming is…161
When and When Not to Boil Food
Everyone knows that boiling food is a great way to kill harmful germs and make your meals safer. But do you know when is the best time to boil your food? And when should we not do it? This might come as a surprise, but there is actually a lot…114