Julie Myers

Editor-in-Chief at Kitchen Stories

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My student days are long gone, but years of back-to-school shopping and class registration have conditioned me to kick productivity and organization into high gear come September. The season induces in me a practically Pavlovian urge to buy pencil cases and notebooks I certainly don’t need. It’s one of my favorite times of the year. 

But rather than go into debt at the stationary store, this September I’ll be channeling my renewed motivation into refining and expanding my cooking skills, and I’m inviting you to come along with me—to master the basics and beyond.

A sneak peak of what’s to come

There’s always something new to learn, whether you’re a beginner or seasoned professional. So for the next month, we’re revisiting the most important skills, techniques, and recipes that, in our opinion, every home cook should have down pat. Whether it’s finding the best way to cook salmon or simply understanding basic recipe vocabulary, we’re here to help.

Recipes to get you started

The best way to learn is by doing—even if that means making some mistakes along the way. Here are a selection of great recipes that serve as a foundation for learning, experimenting, and building confidence in the kitchen:

Omelette with spinach and feta

Omelette with spinach and feta

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Chinese fried rice

Chinese fried rice

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Classic spaghetti carbonara

Classic spaghetti carbonara

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Sweet potato curry

Sweet potato curry

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Sweet potato fritters with guacamole and poached egg

Sweet potato fritters with guacamole and poached egg

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Pesto baked rigatoni with mushrooms

Pesto baked rigatoni with mushrooms

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Chicken Francese

Chicken Francese

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Risi e Bisi (Italian rice and peas)

Risi e Bisi (Italian rice and peas)

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5-ingredient rosemary rib-eye with brothy white beans

5-ingredient rosemary rib-eye with brothy white beans

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Sweet and sour chicken

Sweet and sour chicken

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