You don't need to invest in a bakery to get the sort of professional looking cookies you want! All you need are a few tools, some more implements you probably already have, and a few basic decorating techniques to get beautifully decorated cookies! Decorate sugar cookies just like a professional.
In this video, we learn how to make a soup bowl out of a coconut. This will add a ton of flavor to soups or drinks! To do this, you will need to make a wide opening to the top of the coconut. Take a cleaver with a strong, thick, and heavy heel. Then, score through the husk with the cleaver, looking for any weak spots. After you have scored the wide opening, go back around until you break through the shell. Once you break through, use the back corner of the knife to pry back the top. Pull it b...
Learn how to properly dices and mince food. If done right, dicing an onion ensures even cooking and makes your dish look professional. If you've never attended cooking school, chances are that you've never learned this easy method. It only takes two simple cuts. To dice and mince food, you'll need a sharp knife and your food of choice.
Tired of fishing that garlic press out of the gadget drawer? Kitchen Contessa Dani Luzzatti doesn't mince words when it comes to discussing the bitter flavor that happens when forcing a garlic clove through a garlic press.
The best way to roast and barbecue meat and poultry is with a rotisserie. A vertical rotisserie is the best way to save space and stay clean. Know how to get the most out of your new Cuisinart rotisserie. Get all of the information on the Cuisinart Vertical Rotisserie. This detailed video tutorial will show you everything you need to know on how to use a Cuisinart Vertical Rotisserie (CVR-1000).
If you've been using your knife right, and a lot, you've probably noticed that it's starting to show it's age a little. If you want to straighten your knife out and give it an edge again, all you will need is a proper knife steel. In this video, chef Jason Hill will showing you the proper techniques to using a knife steel and also some no no's.
The Braun immersion blender is cheap yet powerful. It is strong enough to crush ice, frozen fruit, nuts, vegetables, etc. and is typically used to make smoothies. Watch this how to video to learn how to make an ice cream and banana smoothie with a hand held blender.
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...
1. This video describes how to warm tortillas. If you have a gas stove, set the burner to simmer and put the tortilla on the burner and keep the tortilla for 8 to 10 seconds on each side. After that transfer it to a pan covered with foil to keep tortilla warm.
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.
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 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...
Microwave ovens are an essential part of modern life. It is important to know how to use them safely.
Learn cutting techniques: chiffonade, julienne, and shredding with Professional Chef Gordon Drysdale and Cooking.com. These techniques will help you to cut like a pro chef.
Also known as the Benriner, we introduce the Japanese mandoline. The Benriner does not have all the functionality of more expensive mandolines (no french fry blade, no waffle cuts) and the finger guard is worthless, but if what you need is veryfine ("superfine") to medium slices and/or fine juliennes, this is equipment for you.
This short and sweet video shows you how to use your Y-vegetable peeler more efficiently. All you have to do is hold it like a pencil. It'll make peeling vegetables much easier. You won't even realize what a simple, ingenious trick it is until you try it. Peeling carrots will no longer be a chore! Hold a Y-vegetable peeler like a pencil.
The idea is to buy a few items from IKEA and use them to make a back garden BBQ smoker. The concept is also know as IKEA hacking and the principles are simple, re-engineer IKEA products to make a entirely different item. This video will take you step by step through the buying, preparing and constructing of your very own BBQ smoker. All plans for construction can be found on their Website and a big thanks to ford for lending garden fork a car for the summer.
There are a few julienne peelers on the market, but how do they work. Watch this how to video for a quick demonstration on the proper or way to utilize a julienne peeler.
At first an avocado looks intimdating to cut. It's kind of squishy and has this huge pit in the center that you just don't know what to do with. So if you've never cut an avocado before, check out this food video by Serious Eats to learn how to cleverly cut, pit, and slice one for optimal presentation.
This video is a tutorial on how to do a bias-cut on a carrot. It is called the bias-cut because the cut keeps the same size on each piece of the carrot. A carrot is one of the most difficult foods to cut because it's shape is not uniform. You need to slice down at an angle for this reason. Your knife motion should not be choppy, but more wave-like. The bias-cut is important because it guarantees that the carrot slices will cook evenly.
Just got a Cuisinart food processor for a gift? A little confused on how to use it? No problem. Know how to get the most out of your new Cuisinart food processor. Get all of the information on the Cuisinart Custom 14 Food Processor. This detailed video tutorial will show you everything you need to know on how to use a Cuisinart Custom 14 Food Processor.
What cooler way to cook your food than with an oriental wok? Check this out if you want some easy steps on how to do it.
This video demonstrates how to use chopsticks. From the people who brought you the Dummies instructional book series, brings you the same non-intimidating guides in video form. Watch this video tutorial to learn how to use chopsticks, For Dummies.
Learn some basic cooking skills with CHOW. These video tutorials will show you how to chop and dice your ingredients to perfection.
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.
Learn this great trick for getting the sharpest knife. You don't need a sharpener. All you need is a coffee mug. It must be ceramic coffee cup to work. This is how to sharpen your knife using cup! What a magical kitchen trick!
Hate going to Chinese and Japanese restaurants (and every other Asian restaurant) because you're absolutely frightened of those chopsticks, and you're too embarrassed to ask for silverware? Overcome your fears and finally learn how to use those chopsticks. This video will show you how to use them properly.
Learn some basic tips on how to marinade with the Rookie Cook. Watch this how to video and learn a technique that is essential if you want to be a good cook. Marinating allows you to infuse great flavor into any kind of meat. Marinades also tenderize meat making it juicy and soft. Follow along with this cooking tutorial to learn how to marinade.
This video shows the proper way to hold a knife and the proper technique for slicing and dicing. Watch and learn how simple it is. Make the knife an extension of your arm by pinching the blade with your thumb and index finger, proceed by placing your other three fingers on the handle of the knife.
Get tips from this how-to video to use the breeze cotton candy machine to produce--cotton candy! Know safety precautions before you start to use the machine. Make sure you lace the sugar seal on the cotton candy machine to keep sugar for getting down to the motor.
Did you know that any time you trot home with a new wok you must season it? While you might think, um, but why would you season a wok? Don't you usually season the food instead? Well, seasoning a wok is not what you think it is (and doesn't involve salt and pepper at all).
Our host today shows us different types of methods for removing rust from your grill or pit. Regular cleaning is described in your manual and consists of removing rust, polishing chrome, and removing coal from the pit. With just supplies from around the house you can clean your chrome for little to nothing. He shows us how the basics of removing grills and what to check for to keep your grill cooking smoothly. In the end, your knowledge of grill cleaning should improve and you are now ready t...
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.
Learn how to use your kitchen cutting utensils properly and safely when preparing food.
Watch this video to learn how to make yogurt, smoked fish, pepper more efficiently, frost a cake quickly, and a cheese cutter. Alton Brown shows how to do all these things on the David Letterman show.
You may be surprised to learn that your vegetable peeler can serve many functions - this video will show you.
So you love to grill food but it's the middle of winter and too cold to grill outside, what are you going to do? The answer lies in this video series on stove top grilling. Let our expert show you how you can grill all your favorite food on a stove top grill pan without any of the hassle of outdoor grills.
Garlic is a great addition to many delicious recipes but it can often be a very time consuming process even just to peel. This article will show you a great trick that will make peeling garlic fast and easy.
Bento is the Japanese style of pre-packed lunch that might be the most efficient and stylish lunch delivery system ever conceived. This video will teach you how the basics of making a Bento, and is the first video in a series on the topic.
In this clip, Chef Jason Hill talks all about kitchen shears (or kitchen scissors). In order to be the best cook you can be, you will want to make sure you have the right shears. Shears are designed for cooking and work a million times better than a knife or normal pair of scissors for things like cutting through bone. Check out this chef's tip and make sure you choose the right pair for you.