Cooking Basics

Every chef and home cook start out learning the basics in the kitchen. Here we'll help you gain knowledge in the kitchen whether it's honing your knife skills or how to cook basic ingredients like rice or potatoes. By following our basic cooking guides, you'll learn the best way to crack an egg, how to store leftovers, and more.

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How to Make Alfredo Sauce as Good as Your Favorite Italian Restaurant

Make pasta night extra special when you make Alfredo sauce from scratch using our homemade Alfredo sauce recipe. With just a handful of basic ingredients (no trips to a specialty store needed) and a saucepan, you'll learn how to make a sauce that's better than anything from a jar—we promise!
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How to Boil Potatoes Perfectly Every Time

Cooking potatoes in boiling water is a first step for making mashed potatoes, potato salad, or many simple side dishes. We'll show you how to prep your potatoes for cooking and how long to boil potatoes for perfect spuds every time.
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Yes, MSG Is Safe to Eat, Plus Everything Else to Know About the Flavor Enhancer

There's a lot of mystery and many misconceptions around MSG. If you can't answer the questions What does MSG do? Are MSG headaches really a thing? Or even more simply, What is MSG? We've got answers from medical pros and scientific research about this misunderstood seasoning.