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Food Guides

Want to learn how to pick an avocado like a pro? Need the ultimate guide to apples? We've got you covered.

How to Cut a Pineapple in 3 Easy Steps

Whether it's sliced into cubes for snacking, diced for salsa or blended for a smoothies, pineapple is the ultimate refresher. Learn how to slice it with this step-by-step guide.

Sliced avocados on a cutting board, next to a plate of avocado toast.

How to pick an avocado

How do you pick an avocado so that it’s ready to eat when you’re ready to enjoy it? Try these helpful tips.

How to cut a mango in 3 easy steps

Learn an easy technique for cutting a mango with our how-to video, then get delicious ideas and ripening tips.

6 Types of Canned Fish You Should Try

Canned seafood is far more than just tuna. From yellowtail to wild sockeye salmon, check out these delicious varieties from our stores.

Perfect Antipasto Plate

When it’s done right, an antipasto plate will bring a relaxed spirit and friendly, casual conversation to your meal.

Italian ingredients shot overhead, prosciutto, bread, cherry tomatoes, parmesan, fresh pasta, olives

Our Experts Answer All Your Italian Cooking Questions

We've tapped our pros to set the facts straight about olive oil, balsamic vinegar, prosciutto, and more.

Apples

Here are some favorite varieties and what to do with them, based on their textures, flavors and sizes.

White Beans

Beans

An excellent source of protein, dietary fiber and complex carbohydrates, legumes and pulses are flavorful, nutritionally dense, inexpensive and versatile. What more could you ask for?

Berries

Learn about some of our favorite varieties and how to pick them, plus the tastiest ways to enjoy them.

Champagne

Champagne Primer

'Tis the season for bubbly! For many of us, though, this is one of the most daunting areas of the wine section.

Chocolate

Learn how it's made, different varieties, how to melt it, and more!

Coffee

Just a few simple steps are all you need to brew the perfect cup of joe.

oil

Cooking Oils

Not all oils are created equal. In fact, no one oil can be used for all things; instead, each has its distinct place in the kitchen.

Dairy Products

Milk has long been a staple in those parts of the world and the variety continues to expand, as does our love for all things rich and creamy made from it.

Flours

Playing with different flours in your favorite recipes can create new flavors, aromas and textures.

Fruits

From Apples to Tomatoes and everything in between.

Grains

Grains have become hugely popular lately not only because they are super nutritious, but because they are super delicious, too.

Grapes

Grapes make an easy and delicious snack, but why stop there? Try these new ideas to get the most your bunch.

Melons: Cantaloupe, Honeydew, and Beyond

Up your melon game by learning about some of our favorite varieties.

Mushrooms

The rich, savory taste of mushrooms elevates other flavors and evokes feelings of satisfaction—making them essential for everything from special occasions to everyday comfort food.

Nuts & Seeds

Nuts and seeds — raw, toasted, puréed or ground into flour — add flavor, nutrition and texture to just about anything we put them in.

Olives

If you haven't sampled them all, what are you waiting for?

Pasta

Available in a multitude of shapes—and made from wheat, rice, corn, beans, and a host of lesser known grains and vegetables— this simple food has been a staple in almost every major cuisine for millennia.

Rice

As the staple food for more than half of the world's population, rice has earned its reputation as an indispensable grain.

Split Peas & Lentils

Like beans, lentils and split peas are low in fat and high in protein and fiber, and they have the added advantage of cooking quickly without the need for soaking.

Sweeteners

Looking for alternatives to refined sugars? You’ve come to the right place.

Tea

Got your tea? Got your mug? Ready to relax? Let’s make it simple.

Tomatoes

From Orange Persimmons to Sweet 100s, learn about some of our favorite heirloom, grape, and cherry tomato varieties.

Vegetables

From artichokes to winter squash, we've got everything you need to know about vegetables.

Vinegars

With so many vinegars out there, where do we start? The answer depends on how you want to use them.

Whole Grains

Current nutrition recommendations say to “make half your grains whole,” but we wonder, why not just cut corners on the math and go all in?

11 Citrus Fruits That Will Brighten Your Winter

We’ve created this handy list of citrus fruits, including 11 varietals to know and the best ways to use them.

Winter Squash: Acorn, Butternut & Spaghetti

Get to know some of our favorite varieties, plus try easy recipes that showcase them.