Photos by Liz Barclay. GIFs by Brett Dalzell.

GIF Tutorial: How to Make Skillet-Fried Chicken at Home

It's hard to beat the pure, visceral pleasure of eating fried chicken—breaking through the craggy crust, tearing into moist flesh, and letting the hot juices from the bird run down your…

Photography by Liz Barclay. Graphics by Amy Chen.

Merry Meat-mas: How to Eat at a Steakhouse

Nothing says the holidays like a steakhouse feast. But don't be the fuccboi who order a filet mignon and a vodka martini. Here's how to navigate the modern meat palace like a pro. Never order…

All photos by Cara Eisenpress

The Complete Guide to Making Cheesesteaks at Home

Sometimes, mimicking restaurant food at home means submitting to trial by sticky pizza dough, with a sentence of splattering refried beans. But when you stumble upon a restaurant dish that a…

Photo and GIFs by Liz Barclay (@liz_barclay)

GIF Tutorial: How to Carve a Turkey

Note: This story originally ran last year (along with a guide to trussing your bird), but we thought you might need a refresher course. If you're on carving duty this year, don't psych…

Photo: Food52

How To Make Japanese Pocky at Home

Pocky is the perfect snack food; the Japanese treat brings together crunchy cookie sticks and a creamy, sweetened coating. While today's Pocky comes in all kinds of variations—from cookies and…

(All photos and GIFs courtesy of Food52)

How to Make Corndogs at Home

While corndogs are the ultimate summer fair food, there's no reason why you shouldn't be making them at home all year long. By using a traditional cornmeal batter and deep-frying technique,…

All photos by Cara Eisenpress

The Complete Guide to Mastering Your Slow Cooker

Cooking food slowly doesn’t mandate the use of the handy electric contraption known as the slow cooker—but the aluminum and ceramic appliance sure helps when making good soups and stews that…

All photos by Cara Eisenpress

The Complete Guide to Parmigiana

Parmigiana is a classic Italian dish, Neapolitan in origin and humble in its simplicity. Parmesan is total American food, crispy, over-cheesed, and served in massive portions. Any time you order…