Octopus might be the quintessential restaurant dish. A total crowd-pleaser with impressive presentation, but somehow so daunting that it seems unreasonable to make it at home (all those legs!). Well, it’s time to get over your fears. “Octopus is easier to prepare at home than you’d think,” says Adam Evans, executive chef at The Optimist in Atlanta and the brains behind our Spicy Charred Octopus recipe. He and associate Test Kitchen editor Claire Saffitz are here to show you how.