All photos by Cara Eisenpress

The Complete Guide to Making Chicken Biscuits at Home

Every culture has its quick bread, and the American South’s is the fresh-from-the-oven biscuit. For every grandma, there’s a biscuit technique. And for every biscuit, there’s a pairing—from gravy …

Photo: Liz Barclay

What Makes a Good Bartender?

A well-balanced cocktail in your hand is usually the first sign that you're at a quality bar. But behind all those perfectly shaken pisco sours and imaginative Serrano-pineapple syrups are the…

All photos by Cara Eisenpress

The Complete Guide to Making Ramen at Home

The cult of the New American ramen joint, with its endless wait times and ghostly bowls of tonkotsu broth, has conspired to make the Japanese import feel off-limits to the humble home cook. After …

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Easy Solutions to Common Kitchen Problems

Do you not know how to clean your cast-iron skillet? Does your kitchen sink smell like a mixture of moldy leftovers and bad milk? Did you never learn how to reheat pizza properly? Don't give up…

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The Complete Guide to Making Pancakes at Home

The pancake is the most literal of breakfasts. “It’s making an individual cake in a pan,” says Neil Kleinberg, owner and chef at celebrated Clinton St. Baking Company. From the first…

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The Complete Guide to Making Chopped Salads at Home

When you discover a way to make vegetables truly palatable, people line up—especially in January. And if you've joined an epic lunch-hour line at one of the popular salad joints in town,…

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…

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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…