6 Cooking Techniques Everyone Needs to Know
Learn how to poach, sear, and blanch your way into becoming a better cook. By Charlyne Mattox and Chris Morocco
Technique 1: Slow Roast
This hands-off method (the oven does the work) gets the most flavor out of vegetables and ensures an even, fork-tender finish
on a large cut of meat. (Fast, high heat can dry out the edges before the center is cooked.) You’ll need time, but slow roasting
can transform tough ingredients. Take tomatoes: Even not-so-great ones become irresistible as the low heat slowly removes
water and concentrates their flavor. They’re excellent in a simple pasta salad or served with ricotta on crusty bread or toasted
Get the recipe for Slow-Roasted Plum Tomatoes With Garlic and Oregano.