Cooking Class: Fundamental Techniques

These basic techniques are essential for any cook. Learn all about them here.

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Fundamental Techniques: Braising

Cooking Class: Braising

This slow-cooking method delivers rich taste and tender meats.

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A pot of water on the stove

Cooking Class: Boiling and Simmering

Although they're variations of the same process, these methods are essentially distinct. Here's why it's good to know the difference.

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Sauteing opener

Cooking Class: Sautéing

Use this quick and easy technique with tender seasonal produce to create speedy meals.

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Cooking Class: Steaming

Cooking Class: Steaming

Learn how this gentle, moist-heat cooking method enhances fish, chicken, vegetables, and more.

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Grilled Chicken with Sriracha Glaze

Cooking Class: Grilling

Whether you cook over charcoal or gas, here are strategies that will ensure your success with a variety of foods.

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Quick Tip: Squeezing Citrus

Cooking Class: Marinating

Whether it's a short dip or a long soak, this method enhances a variety of foods.

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Bread-and-Butter Pickles

Cooking Class: Curing and Pickling

Enhance meats and fish, and preserve seasonal produce that you can enjoy weeks later with these time-honored methods.

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Chicken and vegetables stir-frying in a red wok

Cooking Class: Stir-Frying

Turn up the heat for this sizzling method.

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Caramel pouring into a bowl

Cooking Class: Caramelizing

Relish the nutty, rich taste of cooked sugar in sweet and savory applications.

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Apple Cider-Brined Turkey with Savory Herb Gravy Recipes

Cooking Class: Roasting

Use this classic oven method for succulent meat and richly browned vegetables.

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Basic Potato Latkes

Pan-Frying

Learn to cook covetously crispy, crunchy entrées and sides.

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