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How to Zest a Lemon

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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How to Slice Mushrooms

Slicing mushrooms, or any vegetable really, is no great miracle. It’s just slicing vegetables. But I have seen some techniques that truly make me cringe. Most important, using sloppy knife skills and a poor technique can be unsafe, but it can also be slow, and give you an inconsistent finished product, that makes creating a great dish more difficult.

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How to Cut Corn Off the Cob

I love corn on the cob.  It’s one of the true culinary joys of summer time.  And while I love to have corn on the cob, cooked in the traditional ways…steamed, grilled, roasted with a bit of butter and salt, I also love to use fresh corn as an ingredient in other dishes.  I supposed if I had to, I could use frozen corn (a poor substitute for fresh) or canned (which I don’t know that I woul

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How to Chop Parsley

Parsley is maybe the most ubiquitous of herbs, and I use it all the time…despite my memories of the curly, leathery version tucked into the corners of the buffets of my childhood.  Today, I know to leave the curly stuff in the grocery store and reach for flat leaf, or Italian parsley.  The flavor is actually fairly mild, but it brings that grassy quality of herbs that can be a great addition to

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How to Dice a Mango

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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How to Chop Green Onions

In this quick cooking technique post, I show you how to chop a green onion…or is it a scallion?  Actually it’s both…because they are the same thing.  Not to be confused with a spring onion…which is close, but not quite the same.   Of course, I think they're all very tasty.

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How to Dice a Pear

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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    How to Slice A Pear

    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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    How to Pit an Olive

    Nobody (except maybe your dentist) wants to see you bite into an olive pit.  Those little guys, despite be very small and harmless looking, are hard and rocks, and it could really ruin someone’s day to bite unexpectedly into a pit.  So, is this quick cooking video I show you my technique for removing an olive pit.

    Granted, you can find olives that are already pitted…and if you like them, and can find them…by all means use them.  But, if you come across some that need pitting, you can follow these simple steps:

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