Basting is an important step in cooking moist and juicy Thanksgiving turkey, and tenting your Thanksgiving turkey with foil will help keep the bird cooking evenly. Learn how - and when - to use these easy roasting techniques.
How to Cut a Whole Chicken Into Parts
Learn how to joint a chicken, the cheaper alternative to buying a chicken in parts. You can separate a whole chicken into thighs, drumsticks, wings, and breasts by yourself with only a sharp knife and poultry shears.
How to Dry-Brine a Turkey
Dry-brining a turkey creates a crisp, golden skin, and brings out tremendous flavor and juiciness. It's also super easy! Chef Kelly Senyei explains how it works and shares dry-brining tips for a delicious Thanksgiving turkey.
How to Make a Lattice-Top Pie Crust
Learn how to make a lattice-top pie with our step-by-step video. We'll show you a quick and easy technique for weaving strips of dough into a beautiful lattice top that's perfect for fruit-filled pies.
How to Make a Pan Gravy
Making gravy from scratch is one of those essential kitchen skills every cook should learn - and Thanksgiving turkey tastes that much better with homemade gravy. Learn how to make a pan gravy on your stove-top for Thanksgiving.
How to Make a Top Crust for Pie
Learn how to make a top crust for pies with our step-by-step video. We'll show you how to create beautiful double-crust pies, including easy ways to create decorative cutouts.
How to Put Butter Under Turkey Skin
Impart rich flavor and add moisture to your Thanksgiving turkey by adding a layer of butter under the skin before roasting. Learn how to use this simple (but genius) technique for a delicious Thanksgiving turkey.
How to Roll Out and Transfer Pie Dough
Learn how to roll out and transfer pie dough with our step-by-step video. We'll share tips for rolling out homemade dough, an easy way to transfer dough to a pie plate, and two simple techniques for crimping the edges.
How to Stuff and Truss a Turkey
Learn how to stuff and truss a turkey with this easy-to-follow guide. Trussing the turkey before roasting can help it cook more evenly for your Thanksgiving or holiday dinner.
How to Test a Turkey for Doneness
How do you know when your Thanksgiving turkey is done? Learn how to test a turkey for doneness using a kitchen thermometer, and never wonder "is it done yet?" again.
How to Use a Chef’s Knife
There’s no need to be intimidated by a large kitchen knife if you know how to properly handle it. See how effective a chef’s knife can be with our simple guide to using one safely.
How to Wet-Brine a Turkey
Want moist and juicy Thanksgiving turkey? Try wet-brining. Chef Kelly Senyei shows you how to pull off a perfectly brined holiday turkey in a few easy steps.
How to Blind Bake a Pie Crust
Blind baking, also known as pre-baking, is essential for baking pumpkin pies, pecan pies, and other popular pie recipes. We'll show you how to master this essential technique.
How to Make Pie Dough Using a Food Processor
Learn how to make homemade pie dough in a food processor with our step-by-step video. We'll show you how to quickly and easily make pie dough and offer tips for achieving beautifully flaky pastry.
Introducing Epicurious Essentials: How To…
Epicurious.com is where home cooks go to learn pro techniques. In this series, Chef Kelly Senyei demonstrates basic knife skills, how to roast and carve a turkey, how to poach an egg, how to make pie from scratch, and more.
How to Make Pie Dough by Hand
Learn how to make homemade pie dough with our step-by-step video. We'll show you how to quickly and easily make pie dough and offer tips for achieving beautifully flaky pastry.
How to Carve and Serve a Turkey
Learn how to carve a turkey for Thanksgiving, including how to find thigh and wing joints, how to remove turkey breast, and how to slice turkey breast for serving.
How to Chop Vegetables
Chopping vegetables properly is a useful skill for all home cooks. Watch Chef Kelly Senyei chop a carrot into uniform pieces.
How to Whip Egg Whites
Learn how to beat air into egg whites to make them fluffy and voluminous. We'll show you the difference between the soft and stiff peak phases.
How to Dice an Onion
Dicing your food into equal size pieces ensures a beautiful presentation and equal cook time. In this episode, learn how to dice an onion.
How to Julienne Carrots
Learn how to Julienne, a technique for cutting food into thin matchsticks. Chef Kelly Senyei demonstrates how to use this technique on a carrot to cut up the perfect addition to a salad or stir-fry.
How to Trim an Artichoke
Learn how to easily trim and prep an artichoke with guidance from chef Kelly Senyei.
How to Pit and Cut an Avocado
Learn not just one but two classic cooking-school techniques for cutting and pitting an avocado.
How to Zest Citrus
Spice up your sweet and savory dishes by learning to zest citrus using a microplane - plus, the one step you should definitely take before zesting.
How to Chiffonade Basil
Cutting leaves like lettuce or basil into long, thin strips is easy. Chef Kelly Senyei demonstrates how to chiffonade basil.
How to Mince Garlic
Learn two quick and easy techniques for mincing a garlic clove from chef Kelly Senyei.
How to Soft-Boil and Hard-Boil Eggs
Timing is key when it comes to soft-boiling and hard-boiling eggs. But with the right technique, chef Kelly Senyei demonstrates how easy it is to get the perfect yolk every time.
How to Peel Ginger
Fresh ginger can be difficult to peel due its irregular shape. Find out which kitchen tool is best for removing the skin and preserving the most ginger.
How to Fry an Egg Over Easy
From mastering the flip to keeping the yolk perfectly soft and yellow, chef Kelly Senyei teaches you how to fry an egg over easy.
How to Make an Omelet
Learn all the steps to making a perfect rolled omelet with whatever add-ins you want. To see how to make poached eggs, fried eggs, and more, check out our other egg technique videos.