How to Dice a Pear

I love to incorporate fruit into both sweet and savory dishes. Not only does it get more healthy food on our plate, but fruit can add textures and flavors that really enhance savory food. But you need to be able to slice, dice, cut and chop the fruit in certain ways to get the most of it, and having the knife skills to do so quickly will really help you out. In this technique video, I show you how to dice a pear. How to Dice a Pear

How to Slice A Pear

Everybody loves a good fruit plate right? Or at least a fruit plate with a bit of cheese, maybe a few nuts thrown in. Well, for that fruit plate, you gotta cut the fruit, and you don't want to be...

How to Make a Roux

Roux making is a fairly fundamental cooking technique that I hope to teach you in this cooking video. At its most basic, a roux is a very simple thing – the combination of fat & flour. For most rouxs the fat used is butter, but it doesn’t have to be…using the drippings/fat from cooked meat for example is very common. The purpose of roux is also very simple – they allow us to thicken liquids into sauces. In this video (and below), I show you how to make a roux.

How to Pit an Olive

Nobody (except maybe your dentist) wants to see you bite into an olive pit. Those little guys, despite be very small and harmless looking, are hard and rocks, and it could really ruin someone’s day to bite unexpectedly into a pit; So, is this quick cooking video I show you my technique for removing an olive pit. Granted, you can find olives that are already pitted…and if you like them, and can find them…by all means use them. But, if you come across some that need pitting, you can follow these simple steps.

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,...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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