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How to Peel Fava Beans

There are a whole lot of types of beans out there, but one of my favorites, has got to be the Fava Bean. I really knew nothing about these until that Hannibal Lector movie a few years back, but once I tried them I was hooked. They have a beautiful color, a fairly mild flavor, and a creamy firm...

How to Blanch Potatoes

There are more ways to cook potatoes than I could possibly recount. Mashed and smashed, baked and boiled, fried and fricasseed…if there is a cooking technique, there’s probably a potato recipe for it. In this cooking technique video, I show you how to blanch potatoes, which is a really useful...

How to Blanch Green Beans

In this cooking video, I show you how to blanch (also called par boil) green beans. It’s pretty much the same technique I use across most of my green vegetables; it’s very simple to do; and it helps ensure that you have bright green, properly cooked green beans. Blanching green beans can also be a...

How to Cook Asparagus

One of my favorite vegetables is Asparagus. In the Spring time, when it’s fresh, and local, I can’t get enough of it, and I cook it in some way, shape, or form at least twice a week. Not only is the taste great, but it goes well with all kinds of dishes; from the heaviest red meat, to the most...

How to Blanch Asparagus

I blanch asparagus, just about anytime I’m cooking for a dinner party, and many times when it’s just my wife and I. Blanching the asparagus, allows you to cook it most of the way well in advance, which is a huge time saver when I need it and n this cooking technique video, I show you how to do it...

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