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.
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?
Elizabeth Karmel, author of Taming the Flame, demonstrates how to light a charcoal grill.
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!
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!
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 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.
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...
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...
Don't you hate when you reheat your food and it is still cold in the middle? Watch this how to video and let the Rookie Cook show you some easy ways to reheat food. Reheat your food and find the perfect temperature.
Learn some basic cooking skills with CHOW. These video tutorials will show you how to chop and dice your ingredients to perfection.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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).
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.
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...
Have a delicious stew recipe you'd like to make, but want to cut the cooking time in half? Then, pressure cookers are perfect for you. Actually, pressure cookers can heat up a nice soup or goulash three times faster than regular cooking times! If this sounds good to you, then you need one of these suckers. And if you're lucky enough to own a IMUSA brand pressure cooker, this video with Chef George Duran will give you the tips and tricks to mastering your IMUSA pressure cooker.
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.
During the holidays, many recipes call for cracked black peppercorn (it's much fresher and much tastier than regular pepper in a plastic seasoning jar).
Microwave ovens are an essential part of modern life. It is important to know how to use them safely.
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...
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!
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.
J. Falk of TrailGear demonstrates how to open a can without using any tools, such as can openers, knifes or sharp objects.
Learn To Hack a Glue Gun and turn it into a Small Electric Stove to heat up your food. Its cheap to make and very helpful for when you don't have anything to cook you food with. Find out how by watching this video. All you need is a hot glue gun and some paper clips. Watch this video cooking tutorial and learn how to build a mini electric stove.
Cast-iron provides one of the best cooking surfaces for any cooking. Learn how to season it to perfection.
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.
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.
Learn how to use the smoker box feature on 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.
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.
A Food Network chef gives the low down on seasoning a cast iron pan. Cast iron pans need to be seasoned before use because it will make your pan stick resistant and last a lifetime. Another plus of seasoning your cast iron pan is that you will not have to use any additional oil when you are cooking. The cast iron is a great heat conductor and the whole pan heats evenly instead of just in spots. To season a cast iron pan you will need to take a neutral oil, vegetable oil works fine, and rub it...
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 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...
This video shows how to care for your cast iron pan. The guy explaining made some chicken the night before and was to tired to clean the pan. He says never to use soap on cast iron. Run some hot water over the debris that was left in the pan. He uses a scrub brush to get into the edges. Take some salt and pour it on, it's alright to put a lot on. Rub the salt around and rinse it out. Use a towel and wipe it dry. Then put it on the stove with medium high heat for five minutes. Every so often i...
Feeling like MacGyver? Create your own cooking spray in a few simple steps. Reach in your cabinet and make your own homemade cooking spray. Here are a few ways to make it at home.
Don’t toss foods into the freezer willy-nilly and hope for the best! Storing them correctly preserves taste and texture. Learn how to freeze food properly.
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.
"Foodborne illnesses are responsible for more than 75 million illnesses, more than 230,000 hospitalizations, and approximately 5000 deaths each year in the United States." In this six-part video lesson, learn about the basics of food safety in a commercial food enviornment. In the first video, three types of contamination are gone over as well as how improper handling can allow food to become dangerous to your patrons. In video two, learn about proper holding times and temperatures, and what ...