Cutting up an orange or a lemon seems pretty easy. You just take it out, cut off the ends (if you're working with a lemon), and slice it up, right? Wrong. If you want to create a professional presentation for your citrus fruits, there's a very specific way for peeling and cutting a fruit so that you create pith- and membrane-free segments.
So many cooking shows focus on how to perfect food - preparation, cooking, and presentation. But often, so much attention and focus goes into the food itself that the utensils which produce the food, like pans, spatulas, and thermometors, get almost no attention at all.
Work fast and safely in the kitchen and keeping your knives sharp with a steel sharpener. Is important to repeat this regularly, this way we will make our knives live longer, as well as more precision when we use them. Rub the knife over the steel sharpener few times and then cheek with your thumb how is it going.
Ming Tsai, host of the public television series Simply Ming gives tips on using a mandoline.
Learn how to build the perfect barbeque fire. Build the perfect blazing barbeque fire and experience a feeling of primal backyard pride long before the rib-eyes are done.
Chef Jason Hill shows how to use a grill box smoker. This box will turn your propane or gas grill into a temporary smoker. The box is used to hold wood smoking chips. Place the box over the burner to produce smoke flavored food.
This video demonstrates how to use the cork screw attachment on your Swiss Army Knife. The Swiss Army Knife is an important tool to have while backpacking in Europe. It has a variety of uses including opening wine bottles. Begin by putting the cork screw into the cork. Find the middle of the cork and push the tip into the center. Twist the cork into the center. Because cheap bottles of wine often have corks that have deteriorated, it is important to place the cork screw in the center of the c...
The Swiss army knife has a lifetime warranty and is the brand that MacGuyver used in his series so you know that it's good. The keychain side of the knife contains a bottle opener while the other side contains a can opener with a sharp cutting edge. The bottle opener has a flathead screwdriver on its top. You can use it to open bottles of ale when traveling through Europe by using a leverage technique. The top should then easily come off of your desired bottled beverage.
This is a video demonstrating how to open a can with a Swiss Army Knife can opener. To begin, place the can on a flat surface. Open the can opener on the Swiss Army Knife. Make sure that the hook of the can opener is on the outer ring of the can and that the cutting part is on the inside. Use the blade to puncture a hole in the can, pulling up on the handle and pushing the blade along the can. Move the can in a counter clockwise motion cutting along the way. Use the tip of the can opener to p...
What is a lemon zester and how do you use this versatile tool? This Kitchen Utensils how-to video to learn the many uses of zesters. Watch and see how easy it is to zest a lemon or any other citrus fruit.
This video shows you how to properly set up and use a wood chip smoking box on a gas grill.
This video tutorial is in the Food category which will show you how to clean a Coffee Machine Milk Frother on Katarina. Take a jug with about 400 ml of water and pour about 50 ml of the cleaning liquid in it. Mix it and put the frother pipe in the jug and turn on the frother as if you were frothing milk. Run the entire mixture through the frother and thereafter run some clear water through the frother to remove the remnants of the cleaning agent from inside the frother. Repeat this process af...
Know how to get the most out of your new Cuisinart food processor. Get all of the information on the Cuisinart Elite Collection 14-Cup Food Processor. This detailed video tutorial will show you everything you need to know on how to use a Cuisinart Elite 14-Cup Food Processor.
This video tutorial is in the food category which will show you how to clean a coffee maker with vinegar. First you got to remove the used coffee powder from the coffee pot and put it in a compost maker or in the garbage bin. Then add one part vinegar and two parts water in the jug and pour it in to the coffee maker. Turn it on and after the cycle is completed, drain out the mixture of vinegar and water. If the coffee maker is still dirty, repeat the process. Once the pot is clean, flush it w...
A tortilla warmer is a traditional way to keep your tortillas warm at the table. This tutorial shows you a quick and easy way to warm up your tortillas and the warmer in the microwave. Make sure not to microwave the lid!
Falafels area delicious treat to eat. Watch this how to video to learn how to make a middle eastern snack, the falafel. Observe how the Podchef uses a falafel press to make this deep fried snack. They are so easy to make, anyone can make them at home.
Check out this cooking tip from the Milen Show. Cooking doesn't have to be tough or stressful. Find out how to make it quick and easy! Watch this video tip for how to grate cheese the easy way!
If you think that all the videos out there on how to cook on a hibachi are way too fast, then this is the video to watch. This how to video is for beginners. It is a simple video with a few hibachi cooking tricks for any novice to start learning and add their owns.
A sous-vide is an "under vacuum," a method of cooking food sealed in plastic bags and then dipped into a water bath that typically takes up to 72 hours to complete. Why cook your food in plastic baggies, you ask? To make sure all the ingredients come out pure and unadulterated.
You know how writing with your trusty No. 2 pencil gets to be a pain if you haven't sharpened the tip in a while? A sharp pencil produces crisp, pretty marks that enhance your writing, while a dull pencil tip causes smeared and sometimes illegible writing that looks slopping.
In this video, we learn how to use the Cool Noodle Tool to make noodles make from thai coconut, auzzhini, jicama, daikon radish and yellow squash. First, grab a half of a coconut and your noodle tool. Take your tool and scrape the inside of the coconut and you will have coconut noodles in no time! Do this for all of your different vegetables, whichever you prefer. Place all of your vegetable noodles into a large bowl and you can now prepare these with any sauces that you prefer. This tool mak...
Decorating a cake and realize you don't have any of those professional piping bags? Not to worry! If you have some wax paper, then you have everything you need to be able to make your own piping bag for icing! Ice a cake or pastries without a piping bag.
Are you stuck somewhere without a can opener? Has this ever happened to you..you move to a new apartment and head to the grocery store.. pick up a bunch of cheap and tasty canned goods for dinner only to arrive home and realize you forgot to buy a can opener along with them? Not to worry!
Tim Carter, of AsktheBuilder.com, demonstrates the basics about converting your outdoor grill from propane to a natural gas grill. Propane grills have a hose that goes from the propane tank to the grill. Gas grills with have a fuel hose also. But this hose will run from the barbecue grill to your house.
This is a video of how to use a can opener that's a safe can opener, which will not leave sharp edges. You can also reuse the lid to put back on top of the can if all of it's contents are not used.
This video shows you how to use a Swiss Army knife can opener. It is easy to confuse the can opener with the bottle opener. The can opener has a small screwdriver tip and a sharper edge. Cans of spaghetti are good for a quick meal on the train. Put the bottom part of the can opener underneath the lip of the can. Use leverage to poke the top part of the opener through the lid of the can. Move the opener backwards a little and push through again. Keep doing this all the way round the top of the...
Smoking food is one of the best ways you can prepare food, since it both imparts a rich, wood grainy flavor and treats food without needing to add excess oils (which also add extra calories and fat). But what happens if you don't have a large backyard and smoker?
For this to work, you will need to take your pan through a process of heating and cooling. You put it on the stove, start the heat and apply a thin layer of fat on it, with a napkin or brush. This will open up the pours of the pan. As the fat becomes to burn and the pan heats even more, place it on a lower setting on another part of the stove and continue to apply fat. This process repairs the pan, as it pushes the rust away from the pores, so you will have a stronger pan in the end. This wil...
Sous vide, or ultra-low temperature poaching, is transformed into a safe and precise science when you create your own rig in this informative video from Cooking With Geeks entrepreneur Jeff Potter. The essential components of this cooking device are a slow cooker, a thermocouple and a temperature controller. Watch the video to see these components combine into a DiY sous vide rig.
This video about how to clean rusty cast iron. Just follow these steps: 1. To get the rust off, clean it with a Brillo pad or sandpaper. Use water and something to lubricate it while washing it.
Want a quick meal, but the jar won't open? Here are some tips: try slamming it on your kitchen counter-top upside down, but not with enough pressure to break the jar. Another option is running hot water over the lid of the jar, to loosen it up. You can wear rubber gloves to give yourself a better grip, as well. This should solve any hurdles in the way of last-minute dinner preparations.
This Hurricane Stainless Steel Manual Wheatgrass Juicer video demonstration and review from Health Banquet will show you the different parts of this best manual juicer, how to assemble the Wheatgrass Juicer and how simply it juices wheatgrass and barley grass. With this durable, tiny, and easy to clean Hurricane Manual Juice Extractor, you will easily be pulling in this nutritious wheatgrass juice into your diet.
This instructional how-to video is hosted by Simply Ming’s chef Ming Tsai. Watch this cooking lesson as Ming shows you how to flip food in a pan. Tossing food in a pan is a simple technique that any anyone can learn to do. Once you've mastered the art of flipping food you can impress all your friends at your next dinner party.
With summer just around the corner make sure you are prepped and ready for all those barbeques by connecting the propane gas tank to your grill. With the hose on tight you’ll be ready for those hotdogs and hamburgers.
In this video, we learn how to clean your espresso machine with citric acid. First, mix the acid up with some water in a pouring cup. Then, pour this into the machine and run water through the machine to get the boiler filled up with the acid solution. Run it out the steam wand as well so it has a chance to get into all the pipes and valves. After you have done all the steps, run it out once more with just plain water to clean it out of the citric acid taste. Then, you will be able to run the...
Don't cook with a blunt knife. It is dangerous. This is an important tool maintenance video.
This video describes the different parts of a pressure cooker, and how to use it. The pressure cooker consists of a heavy gauge pot and a tight fitting locking lid with a pressure release and a button that pops up when the right pressure is reached. There is also a quick release valve that you can turn manually. There is also a gasket that fits inside the lid to keep the pressure in the pot. To assemble the pressure cooker, insert the gasket under the flanges in the lid, line the lid up on th...
If you ran out of clips to close all those half-eaten bags of chips leftover from the weekend barbecue, this video demonstrates super-easy and useful chip-clip-no-more bag fold.
Many cooks refer to well-seasoned cast iron skillets as the original non-stick pan. A cast iron skillet is a versatile piece of cookware, going from the top of the stove to the oven with ease, provided the handle is also cast iron. The secret to a non-stick skillet is in the seasoning and cleaning process. Improper seasoning, cooking acidic foods and incorrect cleaning methods can all remove the non-stick capabilities. Achieving and maintaining a non-stick cooking surface is uncomplicated and...
You don't need a stove to whip up pasta, soup, vegetables, meat, or even dessert—all you need is a rice cooker! Watch this video to learn how to use a rice cooker to cook foods other than rice.