Turkey Carving Tips that Will Make You Look Like a Pro

So much time is spent planning the cooking for Thanksgiving, but there’s also the carving and serving of the turkey to consider. Once the bird is done roasting, there’s a flurry of activity while it rests (you do let the turkey rest?) and you pull everything else together. That is not the time to start…

Cook Your Best on Thanksgiving with this Chef Advice

We asked some of our chef clients for advice on Thanksgiving cooking … and we got some good tips for you! This big holiday meal is often the most complicated and challenging one that a home cook undertakes all year. Read on to see what the pros do and how you can cook like a…

Why You Should Spatchcock Your Turkey This Year

Why would you spatchcock your turkey? Besides being really fun to say, spatchcocking cuts cooking time substantially, freeing up the oven – and the cook – on the busiest kitchen day of the year. This is an especially good method if you prefer to bring a platter of carved meat to the table, or are setting…

What is Turkey Brining? And Should You Do It?

When it comes to preparing Thanksgiving turkeys, there are two camps: the briners and the anti-briners. Which one are you? What is brining anyway? Simply submerging meat in a solution of salt and water for many hours before cooking. This enhances the meat’s ability to retain moisture and tenderness while seasoning it. Of course, when…

How to Roast a Chicken in a Salt Crust

What is salt roasting? This ancient technique involves cooking meat or fish in a mound of salt which preserves moisture and enhances flavor. When it comes to presentation, nothing quite has the “wow” factor that salt roasting does. Imagine removing an igloo of salt from the oven, bringing it to the table, cracking it open, and carefully…

The Best Ways to Eat Duck

We’ve got a thing for duck … and love all the tasty parts. If you feel the same way, read on to learn how each of the cuts can be eaten – from foie gras and duck breast to duck charcuterie of all kinds. These days nose-to-tail eating is all the rage and has become a…

The Best Way to Grill Whole Chicken

Here’s a grilling showstopper: chicken under a brick. This easy – yet impressive – recipe is the perfect choice for your end-of-summer backyard parties. Known in Italian as pollo al mattone, chicken under a brick involves prepping the chicken so it lies flat and grilling it skin-side down with a weight on top. Because it is…

12 No-Cook Ways to Dress Steaks & Chops

No pan sauce? No problem. We have recipes for 12 flavor boosters that work well with steaks, chops, duck breast, lamb, chicken and more. Our compound butters and no-cook sauces are easy to make and especially convenient for summer meals… but they will keep your cooking game fresh all year long. Read on for the recipes.

5 Unexpected Types of Poultry Perfect for the Grill

Is grill fatigue setting in? Forget about boneless, skinless chicken breast for a moment. That’s not what your grill wants. There are better poultry options that are far juicier, tastier and satisfying. And isn’t that the goal of every grillmaster? Read on for 5 ideas for cooking poultry that will show guests that you know…

Try These Addictive 5-Minute Meals for Summer Weeknight Dinners

Looking for a quick and easy dinner on a summer weeknight? With no time to cook – and no desire to heat up the kitchen – it’s easy to succumb to not-so-good-for-you convenience foods. But there’s no need! Charcuterie comes to the rescue. On busy weeknights, turn to duck rillettes (ree-yet). Check our 6 simple no-cook…

5 Easy Prosciutto Recipes That Will Be Gone in Seconds

There’s nothing as summery as prosciutto – or in this case, our Jambon de Bayonne – with fresh melon, burrata cheese and some basil from the garden. But what else can you make with this ready-to-eat charcuterie superstar? We have 5 super-simple ideas (3 require no cooking!) that will make your summer parties the stuff…

7 Simple Gourmet Appetizer Ideas For a Summery Cocktail Hour

Create your own happy hour when entertaining at home this summer. Serving aperitifs allows your guests to unwind and mingle a bit before the meal. Consider it the party before the party. Traditionally aperitifs are refreshing, light beverages like Champagne or a cocktail with Lillet, Dubonnet, Campari, or perhaps St. Germain. You may serve small…