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Citrus zest is one of the most under used and under appreciated food items in the home cook’s repertoire. The zest contains a tremendous amount of essential oils and is very aromatic. A surprisingly small amount can really add a good amount of flavor to a dish.
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Mango is one of my favorite fruits. The color, flavor and texture are all great. And mango is also a bit on the “exotic” side, so whenever I make it for guests, they think I’m really cool (hard to believe I know). In this recipe, I show you how to make a fresh mango salsa that is absolutely great on its own (maybe with some chips), but I also love it as a sauce for fish, chicken and pork – o
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The mango (the fruit, not the SNL character) is one of my favorite fruits. The flesh itself is a beautiful color, the texture is soft but not mushy, and the ripe ones are sweet and delicious. However, like avocados, they can be a bit tough to cut. In this cooking video, I want to show you some knif
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I love to incorporate fruit into both sweet and savory dishes. Not only does it get more healthy food on our plate, but fruit can add textures and flavors that really enhance savory food. But you need to be able to slice, dice, cut and chop the fruit in certain ways to get the most of it, and having the knife skills to do so quickly will really help you out. In this technique video, I show you how to dice a pear.
How to Dice a Pear
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Everybody loves a good fruit plate right? Or at least a fruit plate with a bit of cheese, maybe a few nuts thrown in. Well, for that fruit plate, you gotta cut the fruit, and you don't want to be slicing all day. In this video, I how you a technique for quickly and consistently slicing a pear. While the process is actually very simple I love to post videos and articles that show knife skill
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While green salads are great, I’m frequently looking for something…a bit different. And since salads can be composed of just about anything, you don’t have to look too far. In this recipe video I make a simple salad from pear, gorgonzola cheese, walnuts, and endive. The pear, walnut and blue cheese are a classic combination, and taste really great together. I find the endive has the perfect
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Fruit is probably under-used in savory recipes and apples are one fruit that shouldn’t be. In this cooking technique video, I show you how to chop up an apple, which, in this particular case, I used an apple and black bean salsa. But no matter what recipe you’re making, savory or sweet, knowing the right knife techniques will help you in a number of ways.
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Apple and pork is one of those food combinations that is just a natural…remember that old Brady Bunch line “Pork Chops and apple sauce”…well you don’t just make that up, it comes from hundreds, if not thousands, of years of food history.
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Getting things cooked ahead of time is one the keys to actually having fun at your dinner parties. Whenever I have people over, I make sure I get a solid plan together, and get as much as possible done before anyone arrives. Some things however, are easier than others.