Cut up a whole chicken at home and save money. All you need to cut up your poultry is kitchen shears and a chefs knife. Begin by butterfling the chicken and then proceed to cut the whole chicken into eight pieces.
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. ...more
Garlic is one of the oldest herbs. At one time, garlic was used as a vegetable for all of its health properties. Mince garlic; add a bit of salt and you can 'smash' it in to a paste with your chef's knife. Watch this how to video to learn how to use a chef's knife to bring out ...more
After years of making do with a cheap knife, I finally bought a really good 8" chef's knife—a Henckels, although I was also eyeing a Global santoku. It quietly but literally changed my life. I don't have amazing knife skills, but having a great piece of equipment in my hands ...more
First, you want to just lie your chicken breast flat on a cutting board surface. Next, you want to hold the chicken breast down with your non dominate hand and take your chefs knife with your dominate hand and begin slicing the chicken breast horizontally, take care to not cut ...more
This video shows how to crave a whole chicken. You will need a sharp chefs knife. Cut off the legs of the chicken. Slice them where the thigh meets the chicken breast. As you look at the chicken breast you should notice that there is a large breastbone that travels the length ...more
1. Peel the mango from top to bottom. Using the Y-shaped peeler, work your way around the mango, removing the skin. If the fruit is not quite ripe, keep peeling it away until the pulp is bright yellow. As you expose more pulp, use a paper towel to hold the peeled mango so it d ...more
Do you grip a knife like a club? Do your tomato wedges fall apart in seedy clumps? Recent Top Chef winner Hung Huynh demonstrates his famous knife skills. The quicksilver cook showed how to julienne squash and a speedy way to slice meat. Definitely try this at home.
Improve your knife and cooking skills in the kitchen by learning to prepare chicken paillards (pounded chicken cutlets) from whole skinless, boneless chicken breasts in this instructional video. Ingredients needed are a cutting board, a chef's knfe and a boneless chicken breas ...more
We manage to eat everything from a pig's body, even if you aren't aware of it. For example, jello is made from the collagen of pig (sometimes cow) bones, hooves and connective tissue. But what about pig tails? This video recipe will show you how to grill up some delicious bar ...more
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 sci ...more
Knives gone dull? This chef's guide offers instructions on how to sharpen your kitchen utensils using a knife steel. It's easy! So easy, in fact, that this free video tutorial can present a comprehensive overview of the process in just under three minutes' time. For detailed i ...more
Use erasers to make a crafty casing that'll hide and protect your thumb drive. You will need two beveled pink erasers, a cutting board, a large chef's knife, a 1 gig USB flash drive, a pencil, a rotary tool, and a utility knife. This pink eraser USB drive is cute & useful.
Chris Cosentino, executive chef of Incanto and founder of Boccalone, loves to use cuts of offal in his cuisine. Here, Chris uses a razor, a blowtorch, and a carving knife to butcher a whole pig’s head, which he uses to make porchetta di testa (a salami made from the meat and s ...more
Mark Dommen, chef-partner of San Franciscos One Market Restaurant, advises viewers against the wrong approach: Do not use a dull knife, do not carve at the dining table (as much as you might want to), and do not hack at your bird willy-nilly. This video demonstrates all the wr ...more
Every true chef knows that with every use of a knife the edge begins to curl. This how-to video demonstrates how to use a sharpening steel to keep your knives sharp all the time. Sharpen the knife with a steel after every use to re-align and remove the curled edge from the knife.
Check out this two-part series. It's not for the faint of heart. In the first part, executive chef Sean Rembold of Marlow & Sons walks you through butchering a rabbit. In the second part, he shows you how to make a delicious, mouth-watering rabbit cacciatore with creamy polent ...more
This video demonstrates the method of deveining shrimp: i.e. removing the digestive tract from the shrimp. The digestive tract runs along the back of the shrimp. For this, you will need large raw shrimp, a knife, First, you will need to remove the shell. Peel it away by starti ...more
In this tutorial, professional chef Jason Hill shows you how to cut up a chicken into eight parts and get more bang for your buck. Follow along as Jason shows you exactly where to cut and pull for any recipe. To cut whole chicken, you'll need a good pair of kitchen shears and ...more
In this video chef Jo Pratt demonstrates how to make sweet onion and dolce latté cheese tarts with pear and walnut salad. This is taken from her recent recipe book. The ingredients needed for this is one sheet of regular puff pastry, some caramelized onions, some thyme leaves, ...more
Professional Raw Food Chef, Elaina Love, shows us how to prepare this raw vegan sour cream using coconut flesh. It sounds tasty already! Ingredients: Young coconut – ½ cups Hemp seeds – 1 ¼ cups Lemon juice – 3 tbsp Raw apple cider vinegar – 1 tsp White miso paste – 1 tbsp Sal ...more
Watch Chef Hubert Keller whip up a coffee cake that will fill your house and taste buds with the comforting aromas and flavors of cinnamon and sugar. Ingredients 1 package dry yeast 3 tablespoons sugar 1/3 cup warm water 1/2 cup sour cream 1/2 cup cold milk 1 large egg 1-1/2 ...more
Developing your knife skills are the true way to becoming a better cook, or chef, in the kitchen. And lesson 101 for developing those knife skills are dicing, slicing and mincing. In this video, chef Jason Hill shows you the techniques that he uses for dicing and slicing onion ...more
Chef John Gargone explains in detail on how to handle a knife, and also shows a knife cutting demonstration blind folded. Chef John shows you how to speed slice with a French knife. He uses a 10" knife and a 16" knife for more heavy duty chopping. You want high carbon steel so ...more
Check out this video cooking tip from The Chef's Toolbox in Australia. Watch this tutorial to learn how to cut a whole pumpkin like a chef. Cutting a whole pumpkin for recipes is easy with a little know-how, see how to do it right here. Points to remember for cutting a whole ...more
This video shows the proper way to sharpen chef's knives. Chef Leigh Hudson prefers using synthetic Japanese water stones. He shows how to soak three stones; the first a 400-800 grit stone, the second stone is a 1000 grit stone and the third stone is a 3000 grit stone. The 300 ...more
Chef Gordon Ramsay teaches a customer how to sharpen a kitchen knife. The lesson he gives here is little more than giving the knife an edge with a filing tool which is a short metallic rod the size of a knife. We frequently see chefs using sharpening knives this way although t ...more
Kirkwood Community College's Chef David shows you how to sharpen knives in this episode of gazetteonline presented by Gazette Food Editor Anne Kapler. Chef David takes you through the process of sharpening a knife using a whet stone highlighting common misconceptions associate ...more
Chefs know that dull knives are more dangerous than sharp ones, and knives need to be steeled regularly. Sharpen your knife with this how-to video on using a steel.
Making salsa is not just a delicious thing to do to tomatoes, it can also be educational. In this instructional video you will learn how to turn basic ingredients into a tasty, healthy recipe. Just follow along with the suggested ingredients then grab some tortilla chips and e ...more
Get a taste of the tropics by learning how to prepare a delicious pineapple. Watch this video to learn how to peel and cut a pineapple. You Will Need * A chef’s knife * And a ripe pineapple * A paring knife * And an apple corer Step 1. Cut off the ends of the pineapple Cut ...more
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 yo ...more
In the kitchen, as important as it is to have great, fresh food and a hygienic cooking area, if your knives are dull, you won't be getting much done (unless you're cave-manning it, then good luck to you!). But if you are wondering how to get your blade back into the shape it w ...more
Check out this video cooking tip from The Chef's Toolbox in Australia. Watch this tutorial to learn how to roast capsicum peppers like a chef. Roasting capsicum red peppers is easy with a little know-how, see how to do it right here. Points to remember for Roasting capsicum: ...more
Making your own baby food is easier than it sounds—and it’ll save you money, too. You will need fresh fruits and vegetables, lean beef, lamb, poultry, or pork, a vegetable brush, a vegetable peeler or paring knife, a chef's knife, a cutting board and a food mill, processor or ...more
It is important to have the proper tools and knives in any kitchen. In this how to video Chef Paul explains how to keep your knives in great working condition. Learn about the various steels and characteristics of a great knife.
Cutting and deboning your own chicken at home can save you money in the long run. In this how to video Chef Paul explains how and where to cut on a chicken to remove the bones in the breast meat. Be careful with knives.
Chef Desireé shows the kids good knife technique and demonstrates several cuts with a potato. The right skills for cutting will improve the quality of the meals prepared. Watch this video cooking tutorial and learn how to use good knife technique while preparing food. Part 1 o ...more
In need of a new knife but don't know which one to get? In this how to video Chef Jean Pierre explains what knives are best for your kitchen and what their functions are. Never choose the wrong knife again.
Don't know how to perfectly chop your veggies? In this how to video Chef Jean Pierre shows you the proper way to dice a bell pepper with a serrated knife. Now you can enjoy cooking all your bell pepper recipes.
This how-to video is an easy guide to essential kitchen knives every home cook needs. Chop, slice, pare and carve through any meat or veggie with the proper knife. Learn about carving, boning, pairing, steak, cake, serrated knives and a standard chef's knife. Find the one that ...more
Chef Roberto Santibanez demonstrates how to use a mango fork. Insert a mango fork into either end of a mango. Using a paring knife, peel mango lengthwise. Using a sharp knife, cut mango lengthwise around the pit. Serve. Use a mango fork. Click through to watch this video on ma ...more
If you like cucumbers, then you'll love this unique Asian salad tossed in a tangy Thai dressing. You will need fresh basil leaves, fresh coriander leaves, lime, shallot, small red chili pepper, cucumbers, green onions, fish sauce, shrimp paste or sauce, soy or tamari sauce, a ...more
So you love the idea of delicious dinners from farmers market finds, but that idea isn't going to cook itself! Maybe your mama was one hot Italian lady but she only knew how to push the power button on the microwave. No matter the challenge or limitation have no fear, local co ...more
Kat Malone shows how to carve a roasted chicken. Once you remove the twine, set the chicken on its side on the cutting board. To accomplish this, use a chefs fork and a sturdy knife. Stick the fork at the point where the thigh and drumstick meet. You'll then pull on the fork a ...more
Meggan and Ettore Ravazzolo from kissthecook.com shows us how to dice an onion using the proper technique. for safety, Ettore starts with using a wet towel under the cutting board so that it doesn't slide. Peel the onion and cut in half, cut each end off, using a really larg ...more
Chef Dan Bobo explains the proper way to clean and cut a whole pineapple, putting safety and cleanliness first. The first step is to wash the pineapple. Then, you can start cutting it: First, try to find the flattest side of it by rolling it over the table. Then, hold it firml ...more
In this video from FoodNetworkTV Chefs Anne and Beau teach the Worst Cooks in America how to chiffonade basil. This is a knife skill. This give the basil a "ribbon" look to it. To do this, layer 3 or 4 leaves, then roll the basil, then you make tiny slices in that basil and be ...more
Find a nice, heavy and soft mango. Inside the mango there is a large oval pit. By viewing the shape of the fruit you will be able to tell the location of the pit. Set the mango on a cutting board so the pit is vertical. With your chef’s knife cut down the side of the pit and a ...more
Dull knives in the kitchen are not only slow, but possibly the most dangerous threat in your home. In this entertaining and informative video, Bruce Trettor teaches how to properly sharpen your own knives with a hand-held sharpener. He explains how to test the sharpness of you ...more
You've seen the professionals on TV and the chefs in the restaurants chop and dice food with ease and precision - and they never cut themselves! Food Network's chefs and TV hosts Anne and Beau teach some of America's worst cooks how to dice a zucchini. If they can learn, so ca ...more
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 f ...more
Professional chef Michael Symon demonstrates the knife skills he uses to make cutting citrus fruits into membrane-free segments easy. * With a sharp knife, cut away all the fruit's peel, including the white pith. * Slide your knife between the membrane and the flesh of the fr ...more
Ice cream sandwiches are always a hit! Join Chef Ralph Pallarino as he shows you how to make them! Just grab some vanilla ice cream and some chocolate chip cookies to get started! You will need 1 package large chewy chocolate chip cookies, 1 gallon vanilla ice cream, 1 package ...more
Failed out of veterinarian school? No problem, just watch this video tutorial on dissecting a chicken (avian) to get you back on your feet. This demonstration and lecture of is by an eminent anatomist that will show you how to do it correctly. Get out your scalpel (or carving ...more
When a recipe calls for chopped chocolate, it can be hard to decide which tool to use for the job. Chocolate-breaking forks, sold in many specialty stores, may easily break chocolate into chunks, but they also punch holes in cutting boards and scratch countertops. Paring knive ...more
Chiffonade (pronounced chef-fon-nahd), a culinary term for finely slicing leafy herbs or vegetables, is easy to master and makes a simple garnish of basil look even more elegant. Here's how to do it: Stack clean, de-stemmed leaves of basil (or any other leafy green) in piles o ...more
Cakes. They're delicious and we eat them at birthdays, weddings, and wakes (that aren't ours). In the splendorous world of culinary creations, there is no comestible that allows for such decorative flexibility as the cake. It can be simple, it can be complex. It can be amazing ...more
Deviled eggs are the classic American picnic dish, and Chef Hubert Keller has just the perfect recipe. Try it out! Ingredients 7 hard cooked eggs, completely cooled 3 tablespoons low-fat mayonnaise 1 tablespoon Dijon-style mustard 1/8 teaspoon Kosher salt 3-5 drops Tabasco® ...more
We're the ultimate foodies, but when it comes to preparing shellfish we get more than a little intimidated. Requiring heavy duty shell removal using knives and knick knacks that look like they belong in a doctor's office, the task is usually one who choose to skip. But after ...more