How to Make a Cassata, the Most Beautiful Holiday Dessert

  The Chocolate-and-Citrus Cassata on the December cover of Food & Wine is a stunner. Is it a super-simple recipe that you can throw together on a weeknight in under 20 minutes with pantry staples? Nope, not quite. This gorgeous holiday centerpiece dessert takes a little planning, but considering that everyone who has a slice […]

Food Trends

How to Tackle Any Dark Leafy Green

It doesn’t matter what food trend is at the forefront, or which healthy diet plan is being touted by celebs, or what your doctor thinks of your current cholesterol. Everyone wants you to eat more dark leafy greens. Unless you are on a potassium restricted diet, these nutritional powerhouses are just good for you, high […]

Everyday Meals

How to Make Your Best Green Bean Casserole Yet

While turkey may be the star of the Thanksgiving show, green bean casserole definitely deserves praise for its strength as a side dish. The hearty classic can make almost anyone want to eat their vegetables, especially once the iconic fried onion topping is added. Green bean casserole is also one of the easiest, and cheapest, […]

Everyday Meals

How to Cook With Vermouth

Vermouth is one of the ingredients that goes into a gin martini. And that is, usually, the only reason anyone seems to know anything about it. It isn’t a bad reason, of course. A good crisp martini, up, with a few green olives, is one of  life’s great pleasures—and vermouth, a subtle and slightly botanical […]

Everyday Meals

What Is Calamari and How Do You Cook It?

Ever wondered what makes calamari so tasty? You’ve come to the right place:  What Is Calamari?  Cooking dinner shouldn't be complicated “Calamari” is the Italian word for “squid.” In English, we use it to refer to squid meat that is eaten.  You’re likely familiar with fried calamari—you may have even ordered it recently at an […]

Everyday Meals

How to Be a Cook Who Can Wield a Knife with Confidence

Today’s Lesson: Knife Skills Enroll & See All Lessons So Far Welcome to Day One of Kitchn Cooking School! You’ve arrived! Today, your first lesson: knife skills. There is nothing as important to a cook as knowing how to slice, dice, and chop. Today’s lesson will start with the (perhaps surprising!) basics that you need […]