Start the new year armed with Jamie’s ultimate kitchen skills. Master these seven essential, versatile techniques and guarantee yourself a delicious year ahead!

COOK THE PERFECT STEAK

Up your steak game with Jamie’s tips for cheaper, super-delicious cuts of beef and his tricks for the perfect recipes.

WHIP UP THE PERFECT OMELETTE

An absolute classic, the simple folded omelette is the ultimate fast food. Master Jamie’s easy technique, choose your favourite filling and enjoy!

LEARN HOW TO FILLET A SALMON

Preparing your own fish from scratch is a fantastic skill for life, and is often much cheaper than buying fillets. It’s easier than you might think, too.

MASTER BASIC PASTRY

The gateway to a whole world of baking, savoury and sweet shortcrust pastry is an awesome recipe to have up your sleeve. Check out Jamie’s cheese-spiked method for the ultimate pie topper.

LEARN TO JOINT A CHICKEN

Buying a whole free-range chicken and jointing it yourself is more cost-effective than buying loads of different cuts. Plus, there’s the added bonus that you’ll be able to make a delicious stock from the carcass.

PERFECTLY POACHED EGGS

A simple skill that can defeat even the most confident cook – Jamie explains how to cook super silky poached eggs every time. Plus he shares clever tip for cooking lots of poached eggs at once!

HOW TO COOK PERFECT RICE

One of the simplest ingredients, but easy to get wrong – perfect rice is basically a question of quantities and timing. Follow Jamie’s approach and you’ll never have stodgy rice again.

BAKE A CLASSIC SPONGE

Unleash your inner baker and get stuck into Jamie’s simple sponge recipe. It’s an awesome introduction to all sorts of cakes and it tastes amazing, too.

When you’re done with these, why not check out our how-to features for more ways to sharpen your kitchen skills?