How to Dice a Pepper

Good cooks, have good prep skills. In this video, I show you how to dice a pepper. Knowing the right techniques will help move quicker and save time when cooking meals. And in addition to moving a bit faster, with the right knife skills, you’ll actually be a lot safer as well. I'm using a red bell...

How to Brine

Learning how to brine will benefit you not just for the Thanksgiving Turkey, but throughout the year. And fortunately, it is so simple, that with a quick read, and a view my “How to Brine” video, you’ll have it mastered in no time. With a good brine your recipe (whether it be pork, chicken or...

How to Dice Celery

Chopping celery, and just about all prep work is pretty boring. And the longer it takes, the worse it is. So why not learn the right techniques that will enable to get through the job that much faster? Here, I show you how to do just that. It's actually a pretty simple technique and not really any...

Ten Tips for the Perfect Spaghetti

Now I’m not here to dismiss anyone’s favorite spaghetti. I know we all like Mom’s or Grandma’s version, and know in our heart of hearts, theirs is the best. I understand that that notion, and I’m fine if that’s your stance. However, Grandma’s not always around to make you a plate of the perfect...

How to Toast Pinenuts

I really like to incorporate nuts in my cooking, and pinenuts are among my favorites. I first used them in making fresh pesto, but soon after, I started throwing them in all kinds of recipes. Like most nuts, pinenuts really benefit from a quick toast, and in this cooking video, I’m going to show...

How to Dice Apples

I love a good apple. One that’s crisp and delicious. And they aren’t just for snacking. Biting into a fresh apple, or sliced with some peanut butter is great, but I love to use them for cooking. Most commonly, I dice them up for salads, but they also have a great place in sauces and as garnish for...

How to Cut Carrots

Prep work is never the fun part of cooking, and in this post we focus on prep work. Specifically, how to cut carrots. Now, while cutting carrots is boring and dull, there is a very good reason you want to get good at it; the faster you can go, the less time you need to spend cutting and more time...

How to Clean Shitake Mushrooms

Despite a pretty strong distaste for mushrooms as a kid, in my adult years, I’ve really grown to love our fungi friends. There a broad diversity of types, that all have different flavors and textures…and of course the different varieties lend themselves to certain dishes. In this cooking video, I...
Dave Beaulieu December 29th, 2011 Mushroom

How to Julienne Potatoes

The most common reason to Julienne a potato is for French Fries, (for which I’ve got a really great French Fry recipe here). Whether you bake, fry, sauté them…you still need to cut them. And besides potatoes, knowing how to do the Julienne cut is a critical knife skill for any home cook. The...
Dave Beaulieu October 7th, 2011 Potatoes

How to Clean Portobello Mushrooms

Portobello (at least in terms of size; not necessarily deliciousness) are the “king of mushrooms”. It’s truly amazing how large they can get, and that size allows you do use them in some very unique and very cool ways. I love them grilled, where they pick up a nice charred flavor, and a great...

How to Chop Thyme

Thyme is one of my favorite herbs. Its very distinctive taste goes really well with fish, chicken, pork, beef, and even a ton of vegetables and side dishes. Dried thyme has its uses, and I’ve always got a jar in the cabinet, but I’ll go to fresh thyme just as often. If you’re looking for a more...
Dave Beaulieu September 8th, 2011 Other

How to Julienne a Red Onion

The julienne cut in cooking is to make long thin strips or sticks out of food. Basically a French Fry shape. Generally, making that cut is not too hard, as you can usually cut planks, or slices, and then further cut those planks into match stick shapes. However, in the case of red onions, things...

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