7 Kitchen Shortcuts That Will Transform How You Cook

Cook faster, easier, and cheaper meals with these smart tips from Chef Julia Collin Davison of America's Test Kitchen.

7 Kitchen Shortcuts That Will Transform How You Cook

Cooking doesn’t have to be backbreaking, complicated, or expensive. With the right know-how, you can save time and money in the kitchen and make meals faster, easier, and cheaper. Follow these smart tips from seasoned chef Julia Collin Davison, the executive food editor of America’s Test Kitchen.

Reprinted from KITCHEN HACKS: HOW CLEVER COOKS GET THINGS DONE Copyright © 2015 by America’s Test Kitchen. Published by Cook’s Illustrated.


Chop Onions the Smart Way

One of the best ways to chop an onion is to use each half for stability. To start, trim an onion and slice into two halves. Carefully peel the outer layers from each half partly down to the root. When you have diced or sliced most of the onion, hold on to the outer layers to stabilize the root end as you finish cutting.

2 Small Kitchen Tools That May Save You Big Time & Space

Both of which are crucial for the holidays.


During the holiday season, your time and kitchen space is more valuable than ever. How can you maximize both to entertain family and serve a delicious meal? Here are two small gadgets that may make a mighty difference.

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