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...

How to Braise

I’ve noticed over the past decade or so, that the traditional “cheap cuts” of meat have made a strong surge to prominence on many a fine dining menu. While filet mignon and New York strip steaks...

How to Sear a Scallop

One of my favorite foods to cook is scallops…which is great, because they are also one of my wife’s favorite foods to eat. The flavor is mild, fresh and clean (assuming you have good scallops) and...

How to Stuff a Chicken Breast

I’m betting that you, like me, eat a fair about of chicken. And while, I think the legs, thighs, and wings of the bird are actually amongst the best parts, I’m betting that you, like me, also eat a...

How to Julienne a Zucchini

I try to cook with as many as vegetables as I can. In addition to be healthy for you, they obviously bring a lot of flavors, and textures to a dish. They can also give you a very different experience...

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...

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...

How to Sear Steak

Have you ever had a really bad steak? One with a grey looking, and blah tasting outside & a dry, chewy and gross inside. Of course you have, we all have….and we all never want to have one again...

How to Thicken a Sauce With Corn Starch

There are several ways to thicken a sauce, each with its own characteristics. On method, which I have to admit, I under-utilize is to use cornstarch and a little water. Using cornstarch is nice,...

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