Even if you’re not interested in making Twix or Peeps at home, Gourmet Makes, the Bon Appétit Test Kitchen video series about recreating processed foods from scratch, is jam-packed with strategies to make your life at work better.
The show is premised on chef Claire Saffitz’s reverse engineering of classic packaged foods. In each episode she recreates a single item—Snickers bars, Doritos, Cheetos—using store-bought ingredients and regular kitchen tools. Along the way she consistently proves it takes more than following a recipe to get a job done right.
Here’s how she’s finding success in her workplace, and how you can do the same to find success in yours.