How to Poach an Egg

In this cooking video, I want to show you a technique for poaching an egg. I most commonly see poached eggs on an Eggs Benedict, which is one of my favorites, and for years, had trouble making them...

Eight Tips to Cook the Perfect Burger

OK…before I catch too much grief about how wrong I am in my description of The Perfect Burger, allow me a few disclaimers. I love grilling burgers. If given the choice, I’d grill a burger over frying...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

How to Cook a Perfect Filet Mignon

There is no reason to be intimidated about cooking a filet mignon. While I have many friends and family that get nervous about steaks…they really are one of the easier things you can cook. To me, the...

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...

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