Here is a short cooking video where I show you how to slice an onion. One of people’s chief complaints about slicing onions, is doing so makes them cry. Well, the best way to reduce the tears is to move quickly. And to move quickly, you need to have solid knife skills. Unlike julienne onions, when I refer to slicing,
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Here is a short cooking video where I show you how to clean kale. Kale, much like chard and collard greens, are large leafy vegetables, which are more hearty, and much bigger than spinach leaves. I think they have a great texture and flavor, and make a great side or vegetable for pork and chicken dishes. Typically, you don't want to serve kale raw, as it's quite a hearty green, a
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Now you may ask yourself (quite legitimately), why should I pound out a chicken breast? Well, in addition to the therapeutic benefits of taking out your frustration, several chicken dishes are actually improved by having a uniformly thick (or thin), flat piece of breast meat…which is not the natural shape of a chicken breast. This technique is your chance to mold nature into the form you need
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Said very simply, I cook with a lot of garlic. While I don’t put it in every dish I make (or think I have a heavy hand), garlic is pretty close to universal, and I probably go through a full bulb about every week. For such a small item, garlic packs quite a punch and there’s a whole lot of lessons and tricks to learn. Here, I only show you one.
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I use garlic pretty frequently, and chances are you do to. And given how much we use garlic, it pays to get good at prepping it…breaking up the blubs, removing the skin, and mincing it. In this cooking video, I show you my technique for mincing a garlic clove.
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I use mushrooms all the time in so many different ways - both raw and cooked. And frequently I use a lot of mushrooms. They are bit oddly shaped, and can take a while to cut if you don't have the right technique. And no one wants to spend more time than they have to on prep work. Ideally, you get quick enough with your knife skills, and can send more time cooking and less time chopping.
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I use tomatoes in a lot of my cooking, and much of the time, I simply chop ‘em up and throw them in. However, there are times when my recipe works best without the tomato seeds. So I do a bit more work to remove the seeds from the tomatoes.
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How to Separate Garlic Cloves
Garlic bulbs are tough little guys. The ones you want to buy (the freshest) are tightly packed together, with good strong skins. The only problem is once you get the bulb home, pulling off a few cloves put’s breaking a finger at risk, or grabbing a knife to cut into the whole thing and risk wasting some cloves.