Duck crown that has been treated with shio koji after 14 days of dry-aging.

How to Dry-Age Duck at Home

[Photographs: Vicky Wasik] For one whole month, we’re tackling duck, starting with whole bird butchery and resulting in a host of delicious recipes, including a feast of roasted dry-aged breasts and decadent confit legs. So far, this Big Duck Project has been all basics, like how to render duck fat and how to make insanely […]

Slicing the wagyu and other steaks after cooking

How to Cook Wagyu Beef at Home

[Photographs: Vicky Wasik] Imagine being told that more than a thousand dollars worth of beef was about to land in your lap—some of the world’s rarest and most sought-after steak, including the famed Japanese “Snow Beef” of Hokkaido and true wagyu from Kobe. Imagine your excitement while setting up a tasting to compare each against […]

How to Cook Leeks | Taste of Home

Brent Hofacker/Shutterstock Melted, fried and pickled: learn how to cook leeks using our favorite methods! All my culinary school textbooks defined mirepoix as equal parts leeks, onions, carrots and celery. These ingredients were the building blocks for most French cooking, including soups, stocks and sauces.The instructors warned us that many commercial kitchens don’t use leeks […]

Home Maintenance Checklist: A Project for Every Mo…

Paul Tessier/Shutterstock November: Plumbing When water freezes, it expands and can cause your pipes to burst. To prevent frozen pipes, insulate pipes near windows, doors and in areas of the home that are unheated. Disconnect your garden hose from the outside faucet. Finally, set the heat to no lower than 55 degrees F. Globalphotogroup/Shutterstock December: Furnace […]

68 Healthy Seafood Recipes | Taste of Home

68 Healthy Seafood Recipes | Taste of Home

Split-Second Shrimp I use my microwave to hurry along preparation of this super fast shrimp scampi that’s buttery and full of garlic flavor. Serve it as an elegant entree or an appetizer for a special occasion. —Jalayne Luckett, Marion, Illinois Get Recipe Spicy Mango Scallops This sweet and spicy seafood combo gives off enough heat […]

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