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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
J. Falk of TrailGear demonstrates how to open a can without using any tools, such as can openers, knifes or sharp objects.
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.
Learn how to use your kitchen cutting utensils properly and safely when preparing food.
If you recently unearthed your silver from storage hoping to use the pieces to set your holiday table, you may have been a bit disappointed at how tarnished all those spoons and forks look.
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).
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?
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.
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.
A rocket stove is a "rocket" combustion approach to preparing meals, which provides high combustion efficiency and efficient heat transfer to the cooking pot. Research suggests (through practical experience) that by using a rocket stove, you could save at least 50% of fuelwood, which is a significant savings for anyone's financial situation.
If you've ever eaten a thinly sliced vegatable, there's a good chance that it was cut using a mandoline slicer! Learn how to use this utility effectively.
Keep your grill clean for both health and taste reasons. When it builds up old crust it will give off a burned flavor and the blackened bits create carbon, a carcinogen. With a clean grate, you'll get those gorgeous charred cross marks -- the sign of a healthy grill.
Grill Guru Ted Reader chastises everyone for not cleaning their grill! Ted shows how easy it really is. A clean grill is a happy grill, is a safe grill. Learn how to clean a grill by watching this video tutorial.
In this cooking video series, learn how to make some easy George Foreman Grill recipes. Chef Brandon Sarkis shows you how to cook everything from zucchini and potatoes to tilapia and ribeye steaks.
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.
I first heard the term molecular gastronomy while watching an episode of Bravo's Top Chef a few seasons back. Intrigued by the concept, I sought to find out more about this modern, deconstructed type of cookery. If you happen to be around foodies and the topic of molecular gastronomy comes up (which very likely will at some point) you'll want to have a few points to contribute and maybe even give them a run for their money.
This video describes how to set a basic table. First we have to set the placement on a table with a napkin. Next keep a dinner fork, salad fork, and sea food fork on the right side of the placement. Next keep a dinner knife, tea spoon, and soup spoon on the left side of the placement. Next keep desert spoon, desert fork, and bread plate on the other side of the placement. Next keep the dinner plate on the middle of the placement. Next place the soup bowl on that dinner plate. Next put the wat...
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...
Have you ever been caught with nothing to eat but canned soup or tuna fish and no can opener in sight? In this video, AJ Conover demonstrates how to open a can with a hammer and nail. First make sure the hammer and nail are very clean. Use the hammer to lightly pound the nail into the can's lid creating holes. Be careful not to pound too hard and drop the nail into the food inside the can. Hammer enough holes to make an opening around the edge of the can's lid and then pry the lid up and open...
This video will show you how to clean your Java coffee machine. When your machine says "clean ready", do the following: Press the Rinse button, empty the tray and replace it. Press Rinse once more. Place a J25 cleaning tablet in the top of the machine to remove all the sticky oils. Close the lid and press Rinse once again. This process takes about 15 minutes.
In this quick and easy how to video, chefs Anne and Beau from the Food Network's show, Worst Cooks, teach their recruits some new knife skills. In this lesson, they demonstrate how to properly "julienne" a bell pepper. Julienne is a French term used to describe a type of cut for vegetables that cuts them into long, thin strips. The chefs demonstrate this technique, and offer some tips to get you in the groove. You can learn to chop your veggies like a pro in just over a minute.
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Don't cook with a blunt knife. It is dangerous. This is an important tool maintenance video.
Tokoname Kyusu is a well known Japanese company that specialized in teapots. Before using your brand new teapot for brewing tea, it must be properly treated and boiled. This utensils & equipment how to video gives a detailed explanation for the pretreatment and cleaning method for Japanese Kyusu teapots.
So you finally got your new cookware, now what? Watch this how to video as the Podchef shows you his new cast iron pans and the best way to season them. Seasoning cast iron pans makes them last longer and cook your food better.
This tutorial cooking video will teach you how to use a pressure cooker. A pressure cooker is a valuable tool for any cooking.
The spatula is one of a cook's most important tools. Chef Jason Hill explains why you should buy a high heat rated, heat resistant rubber spatula. Learn how to choose a good spatula by watching this video cooking tutorial.
Learn how to use your steam wok to prepare great meals with steam! Use a steam wok properly.
Cast iron cookware is a must-have in any kitchen. But before you start cooking, learn how to properly season those pots and pans.
Christmas is near, which means Christmas cookies. And if you love cars and cookies, this video will show you how to produce your own cookie cutters in the shape of your favorite Porsche. This technique could also apply to other vehicles, as well.
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.
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.
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...
Often times a recipe will call for a sticky ingredient like ketchup, honey, or jam preserves. And if you're one to follow the recipe at a precise level, you'll definitely toss that ingredient into a measuring cup or spoon. But once you dump the ingredient out a lot of it gets stuck on the measuring tool.
It's a classic dilemma parodied in so many TV shows and movies we now roll our eyes every time we see it: Two women are trying to pry open a jar of jam (or some other condiment) but, despite their best efforts, the lid just won't pop. So they enlist the help of a pretty boy who lives next door to finish the "manly" job.