Food Prep How-To Guides For Every Home Cook

Justin Micheal

Food Writer & Editor in Chief For KitchenSanity

Justin Micheal is KitchenSanity's founder, food writer and editor in chief. As an expert home cook with over 30 years of daily cooking experience and food handler certifications, he's a pro at experimenting with recipes and a stickler for food safety. He writes informative and detailed guides about cooking basics such as proper food storage, cutting and cooking methods, and choosing the right products to make cooking easier.

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Food preparation is about transforming raw ingredients into mouth-watering meals, keeping your kitchen running smoothly, and knowing just the right tricks to make every dish successful. Each step is important from the moment you pick your ingredients to the time you serve them.

These guides are straightforward, helping you get the most out of your ingredients and tools. So, let’s get started and make your everyday cooking smoother and more enjoyable.

Storing Food Guides

These guides are all about maximizing freshness and minimizing waste so that you have a fridge and pantry that are well-organized and chock-full of ready-to-use ingredients.

See all of our food storage guides here.

Freezing Food Guides

Freezing food can help maintain freshness for certain foods. These guides highlight the best freezing techniques to make sure that your food stays tasty and safe.

Cleaning Food Guides

We’re all about keeping things safe and clean so that ou can enjoy your meals without worry. These guides are your go-to for food hygiene, making sure every bite you take is not just delicious but also dirt-free.

Buying Food Guides

In our Buying Food Guides, we dish out all the insider info on picking the perfect produce and more. Seasonal buying and label decoding – it’s all here. Say goodbye to grocery store confusion and hello to shopping savvy!

See all of our food guides here.

Reheating Food Guides

Wave goodbye to soggy leftovers and hello to second-day dishes that taste just as great! These guides are your go-to for bringing meals back to life. From lasagna to chicken wings, here are secrets to warming up your food without losing its flavor. It’s all about keeping that yum factor intact.

See all of our Reheating guides here.

Measurements & Conversions

From teaspoons to gallons, we simplify those tricky conversions, making baking and cooking a breeze. Whether you’re scaling a recipe or converting metric to imperial, we’ve got the answers.

Food Temperature Guides

Understanding temperature is the difference between a good meal and a great one. Let’s turn up the dial on your cooking game!

Cooking Techniques & Tips

Remember, great cooking isn’t just about recipes – it’s about mastering the techniques behind them. These guides are all about sharpening your skills, not just your knives!

See our complete guide to cooking techniques here.

Kitchen Troubleshooting Guides

These guides are your quick fix to those oh-no moments in the kitchen.

Eating Guides

Our Eating Guides are more than just about munching. They’re about savoring every bite with style and experiencing the food you’re eating.

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