Kitchen Tricks and Tips From Our Expert Cooks
Basting Without Burning
Tomato-based barbecue sauces, teriyaki sauces, and honey glazes contain sugar, which can burn easily. Avoid charring meat or poultry—and ensure that it gets that rich, caramelized finish—by waiting to apply sweet sauces until the last 2 to 3 minutes of cooking. Your patience will be (deliciously) rewarded.