How to Create Magic at the Dinner Table

How To : Cook a whole roasted red snapper

The red snapper. The perfect main course for any occasion. This whole roasted red snapper fish is the finest communal meal out there. A whole fish cooked on the bone, along with hearty accompaniments. The best way to cook this is by stuffing it with herbs and cooking it in foi ...more

How To : Turn four queens in to aces magic trick

This is a slight of hand magic trick. You show four cards. The top card is a Queen of Spades. Place the Queen of Spades on the table. The bottom card is a Queen of Hearts. Shake the cards. The four cards are now Aces. To do this trick, you need a gimmick card. Use double stick ...more

How to Do magic tricks : The missing glass

For this trick you need a glass, a coin and a large piece of paper. 1. Sit at the table. 2. Put a coin on the table surface. 3. Cover the coin with a glass. 4. Wrap the glass with a paper. 5. Pick up the glass with a wrapping and uncover the coin. 6. While uncovering move both ...more

How To : Make fish moilee Kerala style

Explore authentic Indian cuisine without having to go to India! Learn from Vah chef, Sanjay Thumma how to make a delicious fish moilee Kerala-style in this cooking tutorial. Surprise your dinner table with something new with this recipe for Indian fish moilee!

How To : Make a stuffed cabbage

Expand your dinner table selection, with help from ths wonderful and easy recipe for stuffed cabbage. Include this as a side dish to a main meat dish, and nobody will leave your dining table unsatisified. For this recipe you will need: cabbage, white wine, chicken broth, carro ...more

How To : Make a Korean potato side dish

This great, non-spicy potato side dish recipe from a master Korean foodie, aeriskitchen, will leave you stunned with its simplicity of preparation and excellent taste. The tutorial walks you through the process step by step, from the shopping cart to the dinner table. It inclu ...more

How To : Make a chicken out of a napkin

This video tutorial shows you step by step how to fold a cloth napkin into a chicken. No, it's not a live chicken, it looks like one you would buy at the grocery store. Just grab your napkin and follow along to impress your friends at the dinner table.

How To : Do the pepper and soap trick

A quick and easy, yet amazing, dinner table trick that you can do with just a glass of water, ground pepper, and a drop of soap. It seems that pepper is afraid of soap! Agreat way to entertain your family and friends.

How To : Steam vegetables

Steamed vegetables are a nutritious and quick choice for any dinner table. We show you two ways to properly steam vegetables - in a basket and by blanching. You will need broccoli, cauliflower, green asparagus, green beans, salt, olive oil, water, pepper, a saucepan, steamer, ...more

How To : Make simple and quick deviled eggs with Amy Chow

Need a simple dish to prepare for Thanksgiving that's not time consuming but will still make a big, flavorful impact at your dinner table? Then deviled eggs are the perfect recipe for you. Check out this video to learn how to prepare simple deviled eggs with regular or Dijon ...more

How To : Identify different types of dinner glassware

Don't know much about the dinner table? You know the basics: you eat from a plate, you use silverware to shovel it in and you drink from glassware. But what about if you're at a fancy dinner? Would you be able to distinguish a juice cup from a champagne glass? A white wine gla ...more

How To : Fold a pleated fan napkin

If you’re in need of a fancy napkin setting then try this pleated standing fan design. It only takes seconds to make. Start by folding on inch folds back and forth. Then fold the pleating in half, flip the mess over and let it spread out naturally. You’ll need cloth napkins an ...more

How To : Fold a rectangular tablecloth

Whether it's a free-for-all picnic buffet or a formal 12-course dinner, your table should be notable for its abundance, not for the tablecloth's abundance of wrinkles. This step by step tutorial teaches you how to fold your tablecloth so it will not wrinkle.

How To : Grill churrascaria-style

Churrascaria? What's that? It's a meat-lover's dream… if you're in Brazil. But you don't have to travel abroad to enjoy the meaty goodness of this awesome grilling party! A churrascaria is an all-you-can-eat Brazilian steak house that features an amazing array of spit-roasted ...more

How To : Make Pumpkin Pecan Pie with Hubert Keller

Perfect the making of Pecan Pie with this recipe. With both pecans and pumpkins, it's two holiday favorites in one that every Thanksgiving dinner table will certainly welcome. But then again, that's not to say it can't be enjoyed any day of the year! Ingredients 1 single cr ...more

How To : Make cheesy crab and corn quesadillas

Tired of the same old quesadillas? Try this awesome recipe out for crab and corn quesadillas. It's great for any Mexican-style dinner. You can even make miniature versions of these for appetizers at parties! Put creamy seafood and corn quesadillas on the dinner table in just ...more

How To : Microwave corn on the cob

Corn is everywhere, and there are a large amount of methods for preparing it. If you're a corn on the cob kind of guy, you may be fascinated to know that a microwave is all you need to cook it. Bring the fresh taste of summer to the dinner table in a few short minutes by using ...more

How To : Cook Yummy Scallops

Scallops are delicious and make an exotic addition to the dinner table. Luckily, they are not difficult to prepare. Check out this tutorial and learn how to make scallops so good they will impress your friends and family. You Will Need • Scallops • Salt and pepper • Cast-ir ...more

How To : Make honey & sesame seed chicken

Watch this video to learn how to make a basic honey and sesame seed chicken. This delicious dish will be generating raves around the dinner table. Ingredients: A plate of sesame seeds Dark soy sauce Blossom honey Vegetable oil five pieces of skinless chicken Fresh coriander fo ...more

How To : Reduce your salt intake

Need to cut back on the sodium? Limiting your daily salt intake can help prevent major diseases. Here's how to cut the sodium out from your diet. You Will Need: • Low- or no-sodium packaged food • Herbs • Vinegar • Lemons Step 1: Read labels Read labels when you shop. If ...more

How To : Fold napkins into envelope shapes

Fashioning a napkin into a tidy envelope shape is one of the easiest ways to make each table setting look first class. Learn the art of napkin folding, perfect for entertaining guests! You Will Need * A cloth napkin * An iron * Starch Step 1: Iron the napkin Iron the napkin ...more

How To : Perform the Rolling Cigarette Trick

Pub magician Christian Lee demonstrates how to perform the rolling cigarette trick. All you need is a cigarette, a table and some magic. By skillfully blowing on the cigarette it will appear as if you are moving it with your mind. Brilliant!!! Perform the Rolling Cigarette Tri ...more

How To : Magically push a pepper shaker through a table

Try some real magic out, or real illusionary... watch to see how to magically push a pepper shaker through a table. For this magic trick, you'll need a pepper shaker, a large napkin, a coin, and of course... a table. This video will show you the magic revealed, and it's quite ...more

How To : Make an origami lotus flower from a napkin

With this how-to on the ancient Japanese art of paper folding, you'll learn how to make a strikingly beautiful water lily from a paper napkin. For complete, step-by-step instructions on assembling your own paper lotus flower, watch this origami how-to and, if you like, read al ...more

How To : Place a table setting

Follow these simple steps and learn the fundamentals of setting a perfect table for your next dinner party. This video is an easy guide to setting a formal table. Your forks always go on the left side, the salad fork on the outside, the dinner fork closest to the plate. Rememb ...more

How To : Magically push a coin through a table

Try some real magic out, or real illusionary... watch to see how to magically push a coin through a table. For this magic trick, you'll need a quarter (or other coin) and of course... a table. This video will show you the magic revealed, and it's quite simple, and definitely a ...more

How To : Knit a Flower Napkin Ring

Here's a lovely way to brighten up your table for a dinner party or a lovely gift to give to someone else. Knit a FLOWER NAPKIN RING. Knit an I Cord. To knit an I Cord, you can refer to the article and video demonstration here. Make the I Cord long enough to fit around a ro ...more

How To : Arrange casual and formal place settings

Lifestyle expert Clinton Kelly shares tips for setting the table for a dinner party, either casual or more formal. For a casual dinner party he recommends using only a water glass and a non-specific wine glass. The plate goes in the center with a napkin in a ring placed on top ...more

How To : Set a table easily

To set the table for a formal dinner, place a plate a little bit to the left of the center of the meal sheet. Place two forks to the left of the plate, The smaller fork is for the salad, and should be placed on the outer side. The inner fork is for the dinner. Place two knives ...more

How To : Make a Christmas table centerpiece from an antler

Danielle Proud shows you how to make a beautiful Christmas table centerpiece for your Christmas dinner! Your guests will be amazed at how incredible your table looks. This amazing display catches light and looks simply magical. All you need is an old pair of deer or elk antler ...more

How To : Spread a deck of cards

In this magic card trick tutorial, learn how to spread a deck of cards and impress your spectators. Magicians use this trick to show off their skills, but it's deceivingly simple to perform. This magic trick is also known as a table spread or a flourish.

How To : Be a good host

Learn how to be a good host. Party-planning can be tricky, but you don't have to be Martha Stewart to be a good host. Step 1. Decide whom to invite Decide whom to invite. Choose guests who will get along, but don’t be afraid to push the envelope. Mix Democrats with Republica ...more

How To : Create a frequency distribution in Microsoft Excel

New to Microsoft Excel? Looking for a tip? How about a tip so mind-blowingly useful as to qualify as a magic trick? You're in luck. In this MS Excel tutorial from ExcelIsFun and Mr. Excel, the 15th installment in their joint series of digital spreadsheet magic tricks, you'll l ...more

How To : Perform some beginner's magic tricks

This video is a demonstration of a number of basic magic tricks: how to melt a coin through a table, the flip trick, the pass, the French drop and a number of card tricks. Techniques demonstrated include lapping, card control, card force, the move and more! Perform some beginn ...more

How To : Properly set a table

To properly set a table for an informal four course dinner, keep in mind that a soup course, a salad course, an entree and a desert will be served. First, add the service plate or charger to the table. Place it directly in front of the guest two inches from the table. It will ...more

How To : Dump data from an Excel pivot table with a macro

New to Microsoft Excel? Looking for a tip? How about a tip so mind-blowingly useful as to qualify as a magic trick? You're in luck. In this MS Excel tutorial from ExcelIsFun, the 229th installment in their series of digital spreadsheet magic tricks, you'll learn how to dump da ...more

How To : Do a reverse two-way lookup in Microsoft Excel

New to Microsoft Excel? Looking for a tip? How about a tip so mind-blowingly useful as to qualify as a magic trick? You're in luck. In this MS Excel tutorial from ExcelIsFun, the 149th installment in their series of digital spreadsheet magic tricks, you'll learn how to take a ...more

How To : Tilt glassware and defy gravity

Check out this quick and easy instructional magic video that will show you how to tilt glassware and defy gravity! All you need are a few sturdy matches and some glasses to set on a table. Practice this nice magic trick that will easily impress your friends. Soon you'll be per ...more

How To : Create an amortization table in Microsoft Excel

New to Microsoft Excel? Looking for a tip? How about a tip so mind-blowingly useful as to qualify as a magic trick? You're in luck. In this MS Excel tutorial from ExcelIsFun, the 515th installment in their series of digital spreadsheet magic tricks, you'll learn how to create ...more

How To : Automatically create pivot tables in Excel 2007

New to Microsoft Excel? Looking for a tip? How about a tip so mind-blowingly useful as to qualify as a magic trick? You're in luck. In this MS Excel tutorial from ExcelIsFun, the 218th installment in their series of digital spreadsheet magic tricks, you'll learn how to an Exce ...more

How To : Set a table properly

In this video tutorial, viewers learn how to set a table. Begin by putting the plate in the middle. Put a smaller plate for the bread to the upper left side of the plate. Then you can choose to put the napkin beside the forks or on the plate. Forks will be set on the left side ...more

News : A Quick Homage to Our Benefactor

Without Richard Channing Garfield the world would be a much grayer and less interesting place today, at least for all of us. He created Magic in college, playtested it throughout, accidentally found a publisher for it, and wound up the the most well-known and successful paper ...more

How To : Hold a dinner conversation with Japanese etiquette

This video language lesson explains how to hold polite dinner conversation in Japanese, focusing on traditional Japanese table etiquette. At the beginning of a meal, a typical thing to hear is "itadakimasu". Translated literally, it means, "I will partake." When finished with ...more

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