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Okay, lemon spirals on cocktails aren't exactly necessary, but they're clever, cute garnishes that are simple to make if you're in a rush and need to throw them on several dozen cocktail glasses for a party. This tutorial teaches you how to create lovely lemon spiral garnishe ...more
Drying herbs using this method works well for herbs like basil, mint and tarragon. Herbs that don't have the fleshy body like sage Drying herbs like tarragon can be a bit trickier than fleshy herbs like sage. Tarragon is said to be great for your blood pressure and is a wonder ...more
Creamed honey is a delicious variation of regular honey that is sweeter and less dripping. Creamed honey is crystallized honey, and you can make your own creamed honey by using a little 'starter' honey and mixing it in with your regular honey.
Anuja and Hetal from Show Me The Curry show how to roast Sooji. Sooji is otherwise known as semolina which is purified wheat used for making pasta. Semolina is known as Sooji in India and is used in many many dishes as a grain and sometimes as a meat substitute. Some recipes l ...more
This tip provided by The Food Channel shows you how to quickly make some delicious honey butter. To make some great tasting honey butter, do the following: You will need a 1/2 pound of butter, 1/8 cup of honey, 1/4 teaspoon of vanilla extract and some cinnamon to garnish. Slic ...more
This how-to video is about how to make homemade ginger and garlic paste. This video is provided by Anuja and Hetal, and they explains us the simpler method of preparing ginger and garlic paste which is used in most of the Indian dishes. Materials and ingredients required: 1) ...more
Its a flavor explosion! Take some cilantro, add in a little Calcium Chloride and Sodium Alginate, and give some crab cakes a new twist! The pearl is one of the most useful treats of Molecular Gastronomy. Learn how to make corn cake with bbq crab and cilantro pearls. You will n ...more
Check out this video cooking tip from The Chef's Toolbox in Australia. Watch this tutorial to learn how to use rosemary and thyme like a chef. Using the fresh herbs rosemary and thyme in recipes is easy with a little know-how, see how to do it right here. Points to remember f ...more
We didn't know that how you cut ginger can impact how it tastes until we saw this video. According to the tutorial, the type of cut you should make to a piece of ginger depends on what you need the ginger for. Check out the video to learn how to prepare ginger in three ways: ...more
Looking to add some spice to your dinner but not a fan of straight wasabi? In this tutorial, learn how to make a light and fluffy foam with wasabi that you can serve over fish, sushi, salad or any other light dish that needs some spice.
Making lemon zest isn't hard and doesn't take a long time, especially if you have a lemon zester. A zesting tool is the number one preferred way to get that lemon zest with no mess and no fuss. So, in the first video tutorial, see how to make lemon zest with a zester. Use a ze ...more
Butte can be very decorative and festive. In this how to video Chef Paul talks about flavored and decorative butters. Watch and learn how to shape and mold butter into any shape for garnishing dishes.
Garnishes may sometimes feel as something that we thinks is too difficult to do. Don't fear in this how to video Chef Paul talks about food presentation and how to garnish your dishes. Watch and learn how to make a great tasting dish stand out even more with fresh food and herbs.
Holiday dinners can be the same every year, but many are starting to switch it up, making new traditions and getting a new dining experience for everyone at the table. It’s not unusual to see sweet potatoes on an Easter dinner menu or lamb at Thanksgiving dinner. Some people ...more
No sushi dinner is complete without the pickled ginger. Ginger is used between sushi courses to cleanse the palette and get you ready for the next delicacy. Ginger is a necessary side dish for sushi, so if you are planning on making your own Japanese food, check out this tutor ...more
Japanese cuisine is a favorite of many rail-thin celebs for a reason: It's both delicious (luxurious may be a better word) and really, really healthy. That's because true Japanese cuisine is made mostly of raw ingredients - fish and a lot of vegetables. Inject some authentic ...more
Okay, so knowing how to make chocolate curls isn't exactly a necessary culinary skill, but when it comes to dessert making, how much of that dessert is there more for show than for taste? We're thinking it's 50/50. Plus, if you're a chocolate lover then chocolate curls may jus ...more
CHOW Associate Editor Corinne Trang teaches you how to use lemongrass in your cooking. 1. To use your lemongrass in your cooking, first strip away the dry outer leaves, and cut away the stumpy end and the dry leafy ends. 2. Chop each lemongrass stalk into pieces. 3. Next, you ...more
Interested in making your own garam masala at home? With the right ingredients and the proper techique, it's easier than you'd think. So easy, in fact, that this free video cooking lesson can present a complete overview of the process in about seven minutes. For more informati ...more
This video from FoodWishes.com demonstrates how to make garlic Parmesan croutons. This is a great recipe for homemade croutons which will be much better than the ones you can buy at a store. He first mixes olive oil and finely mixed garlic and lets it infuse for a few hours a ...more
Have you ever had ginger and watched it go bad because you had no use for it right away? Well, now there is a answer to that problem. The only thing you will need is a cup and some water and of course your ginger. First, pour some water into a jar or cup of some sort and then ...more
Chef Jason Hill uses this garlic puree for most recipes that call for fresh garlic. The addition of the shallot gives this puree more depth. It keeps up to ten days covered in the refrigerator, and keeps frozen for up to six months in the freezer. The ingredients are garlic an ...more
Johnny O shows how to smoke garlic that adds a great flavor to other dishes. Any recipe that calls to be seasoned with garlic can use the smoked garlic for a new and unexpected taste.
Love the taste of fresh ginger, but hate throwing out dry, moldy roots? Solve the problem by storing it in the freezer. Whenever you have a hankering for fresh ginger, just grate the still-frozen root into your favorite recipes. Ginger will lose some of its potency in the free ...more
Why spend money on fancy garlic-flavored olive oil when you can make it yourself at home? Karen Holmes shows how to add pizzazz to a favorite dish with this easy and elegant garlic olive oil.
We can't get enough of fresh herbs in our cooking, but that's just the problem: About 2 days after we purchase our sprigs of thyme and sage they look sadder than Ashton Kutcher's last romantic comedy. So if you're curious as to how to make your pricy herbs last longer, check ...more
In this video, we learn how to make raw vegan vanilla extract. First, take whole organic vanilla beans and chop them into small pieces. After this, place the pieces of vanilla into a high speed blender along with 1 c of purified water. Start blending this on high until you hav ...more
In order to prepare Compound Butters, you will need the following: butter, blackberries, lemon, fresh dill, potato masher, 2 bowls, a fork, and waxed paper. Place blackberries and butter in a bowl. Mash them with a potato masher. Set aside. Zest one lemon. Chop fresh dill. Pl ...more
Rita Heikenfeld from AboutEating discusses some of the flowers that are not only beautiful but also edible. It is important not to eat flowers that have been sprayed with chemicals. Some of the more common edible flowers are the zinnia, petunia, and the marigold, which has a d ...more
Holly Chegg shows the best way to peel and chop fresh garlic in a quick way! She first shows us how to peel off the skin in a perfect manner using a simple technique that everybody should be able to do. It is practically fool proof. She then shows us some easy ways to chop up ...more
Karen Solomon teaches the secrets of making your own homemade butter in simple steps. First take a clean odor free jar and pour in one container of heavy whipping cream with room temperature. Now close the jar with its lid and start to shake the jar. Keep shaking the jar for a ...more
Check out this video cooking tip from The Chef's Toolbox in Australia. Watch this tutorial to learn how to peel, chop and crush garlic like a chef. Peeling garlic for recipes is easy with a little know-how, see how to do it right here. If there is a little green germ in the cl ...more
Check out this video cooking tip from The Chef's Toolbox in Australia. Watch this tutorial to learn how to use leeks and lemongrass like a chef. Using leeks and lemongrass in recipes is easy with a little know-how, see how to do it right here. Points to remember for leeks and ...more
Don’t laugh—butter sculpture is a true art form that originated in Tibet in the 7th century. It is now one of the highlights of many American harvest fairs. Learn how to make your own butter sculpture. You Will Need: * Butter * A cool room * Ice water * Materials for the fram ...more
Herbs add flavor and dimension to all types of recipes. This how to video demonstrates how to use use different dry and fresh herbs in your cooking. Learn all about bay leaves, parsley and chives, tarragon, cilantro, thyme, sage, rosemary, oregano and marjoram.
Container gardening is a great way to grow plants, vegetables and herbs without needing a lot of space. Herbs do especially well and can be grown right outside your kitchen door. In this video, you'll learn how to use an old farmer's market basket to make a great container gar ...more
Garnishes not only add flavor to your beverages, but they also serve as attractive decorations that liven up cocktail hour.
In this tutorial, we learn how to make "weed" butter. To make this, you will need: 3 c water, 1/2 lb butter, and 24 grams of bud. First, you will need to pour your water into a pan and boil it over high heat. Then, add the butter in with the boil and melt the butter all the wa ...more
If you're a home cook, peeling garlic is probably not your most favorite part of preparing a meal. Sure, the first one or two bulbs are a cinch, but once you start peeling garlic in larger quantities the inevitable stickiness arises and the garlic becomes harder and harder to ...more