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.
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.
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 is how to open a metal can with the corner of a knife. First, you must find a knife that has a ninety-degree angle where the corner is a sharp point. A cleaver, like the one shown in the video, type of knife would be best. You use the corner to puncture the can and continue puncturing it as you rotate the can. Make sure to tilt the knife outwards after you puncture. Puncture successively and simultaneously rotate the can so that each puncture mark starts where the last one left off...
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 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...
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.
Properly measure liquid and dry ingredients Diane Morgan describes the basic technique for measuring ingredients, which is critical to baking. There are two types of measuring cups, one for liquids and a different type for dry ingredients that need to be leveled off, such as flour or sugar.
Hack a two litter bottle and turn it into an orange juicer. Watch this cooking how-to video and find out how to make it. If you like the taste of freshly squeezed orange juice you might want to watch this.
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!
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.
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 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...
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...
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.
This video shows you how to properly set up and use a wood chip smoking box on a gas grill.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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...
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!
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.
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.
Funnels are necessary for a bunch of different types of food prep, but that doesn't mean you have to blow your money on one at the grocery store. If you're trying to feed your family on a budget this holiday season, simply craft the funnel yourself!
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.
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?
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 the recommended cleaning techniques for your Lynx Grill. The Lynx grill has many innovative features and understanding how to use each grill feature can make you more proficient user of the grill.
Did you try to impress your friends with chopsticks but it didn't work out? Then try making cheater chopsticks the next time you go out for sushi. In this how-to video we show you the step by step process of using and making cheater chopsticks with rubberbands. Follow the cheater chopstick guidelines below.
In this tutorial, we learn how to clean a coffee machine. First, get the filter out of the machine. After this, run hot water through the coffee machine and let it drain out. Clean off all the instruments that are on the machine to get it completely clean. Then, you will want to run the steamer through to rinse out any impurities as well. After you have ran water out, run it through a couple more times. When finished, you can start to brew coffee and enjoy a more delicious and fresh cup than ...
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.
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.
This video shows how to preseason a cast iron skillet. If it has rust or is flaking, it will need to be seasoned. Wash the skillet in warm, soapy
Many of us have grown up being wary about using pressure cookers, thinking the food doesn't come out tasting as good as it does through other cooking methods. No need to worry! Gourmet Magazine explains that it's not the pressure cooker that's the problem; you just need to pick recipes that benefit from the use of the pressure cooker. Here to show us how with a simple and delicious lamb and bean recipe, you will be taken through the recipe step-by-step. The ingredients are simple, including l...
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.
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.