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How to use a chef knife

How to Use A Chef’s Knife

Today I’m going to show you how to use a chef’s knife to cut a variety of fruits and vegetables. If you have to buy one knife for your kitchen, …

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Garlic Shallot Puree

This garlic shallot puree recipe is my secret ingredient for most recipes that call for fresh pure garlic. I first learned this recipe from my friend Homaru Cantu, of the …

Photo of oyster in hand to illustrate How to open an oyster

How to Open an Oyster

Want to know how to open an oyster? Oyster shucking is easy if you have the right tools. I swear by my Dexter-Russell Oyster Knife, which I’ve had since I …

Salting eggplant

Salting Eggplant

Salting Eggplant is an important step before making eggplant parmesan or any other eggplant recipe. To prepare the eggplant, cut it into slices and place on a wire rack. Salt …

How to Dice Bacon

How to Dice Bacon

Have you ever wondered how to dice bacon without it slipping and sliding all over the place? It’s much easier to dice bacon for soups or salads when it’s semi-frozen! …

high altitude baking tips

High Altitude Baking

Posted by Veronica Hill My first experience with the perils of high altitude baking happened in the winter of 1992, just a week after moving into our 6,000-foot-elevation home in …

Checking Fish Doneness 2

Checking Fish Doneness

In this video, I share a few grilling tips on checking fish doneness. Learn how to tell if your fish is done when cooking it on the grill.

Cooking Chicken Breasts Evenly

Cooking Chicken Breasts Evenly

Cooking Chicken Breasts evenly requires the chicken to be the same thickness. In this video, I explain why pounding chicken breasts is a good idea when heading out to the …

Tomato Gardening Tips

Tomato Gardening Tips

Have you ever seen big, juicy heirloom tomatoes at your Farmer’s Market and wanted to ask the grower about their tomato gardening tips? Growing tomatoes is more tricky than you …

How to Zest a Lemon

How to Zest a Lemon

In this quick video tutorial, I’m going to show you how to zest a lemon. Lemon zest is such a wonderful and versatile ingredient. You can use it in desserts, …

How to Cut Butternut Squash

How to Cut Butternut Squash

In this quick video tutorial, I’m going to show you how to cut butternut squash. This can be a tricky vegetable to work with, so I want to show you …

Cooking Perfect Steak

Cooking Perfect Steak

Cooking perfect steak is easy with this simple method I learned during culinary school. Now, you’ll always know the correct steak cooking temperature!

oiling your grill

Oiling Your Grill

In this episode of “Chef Tips,” I share some of my favorite tips for oiling your grill. Before throwing your meat on the grill, soak a rag in a bit …

How to Grate Ginger

How to Grate Ginger

In this quick episode of “Chef Tips,” I show you how to grate ginger. Fresh ginger is delicious in so many recipes!

How to Roast Garlic

How to Roast Garlic

Learn how to roast garlic in this easy video tutorial! This roasted garlic recipe requires just one head of garlic, some aluminum foil, and a drizzling of olive oil. When …