How to Chop Jalapeno Peppers

In this cooking video, I show you how to chop a jalapeño pepper. As I’ve said before, knife skills are a very important part of cooking, and working on those, will make you a better faster and safer cook. As a cook, you can easily spend half (or more) of your time on prep work, so getting fast is...

How to Chop Lemongrass

As I've mentioned several times, developing great knife skills saves you a ton of time and effort in the kitchen. Here’s a quick cooking video showing you how to chop lemongrass. Lemongrass, as its name would suggest has a fragrant lemony sent to it, and can be a great addition to a lot of dishes...

How to Roast a Red Pepper

Roasted red peppers are great as an ingredient in dishes and sauces, but also on their own. As part of anti-pasta plate, on a sandwich, or just a bit of cheese and cracker, they are very versatile. The best thing is that you can do it at home in about ten minutes, and without any special equipment...

How to Stabilize a Mixing Bowl

Here’s a short video showing a trick I use whenever I need to stabilize a mixing bowl. You may ask, what do I need to stabilize a mixing bowl? And that’s a legit question. The most common time I use this technique is when I’m making a vinaigrette – a process that really requires three hands.
Balsamic Vinaigrette

Balsamic Vinaigrette

In this recipe video, I show you how to make a simple balsamic vinaigrette. While many store bought salads dressings are pretty solid, they aren’t as good as you can make at home…and it’s really pretty easy to make one. In this video, I show how to combine the oil and balsamic, with a bit of...

How to Chop Cilantro

Cilantro is an herb that people seem to love or hate. I’ve actually heard that some folks are simply predisposed to find the taste and smell repulsive. Fortunately, I don’t count myself amount them. I use cilantro in several different dishes. It’s a staple in most of the Salsa’s I use, and there...

How to Deglaze a Pan

Deglazing a pan is the first step in making a number of sauces (particularly pan sauces), and a cooking technique that every home chef should know how to do. The process of deglazing uses a liquid to “free-up” or pull off crystallized bits of protein, called fond, from the bottom of the pan. As you...
Dave Beaulieu October 8th, 2010 Other

How to Chop Fresh Oregano

Fresh herbs bring a lot to the table. They are generally available all year long, and can add a complexity and freshness to a dish that dried herbs just can’t do. However, they aren’t always the easiest to use. Their size and shape can make them time consuming to prep. With a little practice though...

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