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...
Dave Beaulieu September 7th, 2011 Onion

How to Clean Broccoli

For many, broccoli is a love it or hate it vegetable. I am not one of those people. Some broccoli recipes I really like, others…let’s say I have a tough time with. But regardless of the specific preparation, you always need to clean and prep it. In this cooking video, I show you how to take a...

How to Slice a Potato

Potato dishes come in all kinds of shapes and sizes….and recipes. Some of those recipes, like potato lyonnaise , require that you slice the potatoes into a thin disks. While professional chefs and many experienced home cooks might use a mandoline , most folks don’t have one, and have to rely on a...
Dave Beaulieu July 30th, 2011 Potatoes

How to Clean a Chicken

Here is a simple technique video where I show you how to clean a chicken. I end up cooking a whole roasted chicken at least once a month, and I gotta say, my least favorite part, every single time, is pulling that chicken out of the bag, getting the "parts" out of the cavity, and getting it clean...

How to Peel a Potato

In this cooking technique video, I show you show to peel a potato. Now, I hesitated even putting this video up, because, you know, who doesn’t know how to peel a potato? Well, it’s true that peeling a potato is not the hardest thing out there, but there are some methods that are better than others...
Dave Beaulieu July 11th, 2011

How to Toast Almonds

Toast just about any nut, and you bring out the natural flavors and make the taste more intense. In this cooking video, I show you how to toast almonds. It’s a very simple technique, but sometimes the simplest things can add the touches that make a good dish, outstanding. I won’t toast nuts every...
Dave Beaulieu July 8th, 2011

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. You also get the benefit of adding...

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.
Dave Beaulieu June 29th, 2011 Mushroom

How to Separate an Egg

Separating an egg is a simple, yet fairly important culinary skill. While those who bake and cook a lot of desserts probably know the method cold, some of my fellow savory chefs, overlook the need to separate egg yolk from egg white. Aside from making egg white omelets, there are a number of...
Dave Beaulieu June 26th, 2011

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 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...
Dave Beaulieu June 14th, 2011 Other

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...

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