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...

How to Clean Asparagus

Asparagus is one of my favorite Spring vegetables. I love the nice, clean, grassy taste, and it’s really versatile to cook with. You can grill, steam, sauté it…asparagus also makes a great addition to pasta’s and salads. However, before you do any of that, you've got to get it cleaned and prepped...

How to Make Pappardelle Pasta

I can’t be certain, but I don’t think I’ve ever bought, or even seen pappardelle pasta in the grocery store. It might be in your’s, but I have a tough time finding it. Fortunately, I love homemade pastas, and I love to make pappardelle. In this recipe video, I show you how to cut this pasta shape,...

How to Make Fettucini Pasta

I’ll admit that making your own pasta is a bit time consuming. But, I’ll also contend that homemade pasta is one of the best things you can make at home. While it does take some time, it’s not super hard, and there is a high level of satisfaction you’ll get from making your own. And it’s sooo tasty...

How to Make Pizza Dough

A few years back I started making my own pizza and quickly found the worst part was making and rolling out the pasta dough. The solution, buy the dough!! Today. there is not shortage of places to buy a good quality pizza dough. And while it is available is most grocery stores, I’ve started just...

How to Slice an Onion

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...

How to Clean Kale

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...

How to Pound out a Chicken Breast

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...

How to Peel Garlic

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...

How to Mince Garlic

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.

How to Chop Mushrooms

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...

How to Deseed a Tomato

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. I don’t think it’s ever “bad”, or a complete “no-no” to...

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