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 wonderful addition to things like soups and stews. Its also adds wonderful freshness to an early morning omelet. After a rough chop and time to dry, these herbs will hold their color and flavor until you are ready to use them....
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 delicious citrus flavor and is used in bath oils. Impatiens are edible (just the flowers, not the leaves) and come in a variety of colors.
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.
Fresh herbs can transform almost any dish. Watch this how to video and let Bon Appetite show you how to chop herbs for your recipes. Learn to chop and mince herbs with woody stems or leafy herbs. Even get tips on how to chiffenade mint and basil leaves.
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 like Upma require that the Sooji be roasted before being added into the recipe. This video shows you the easiest way that you can roast Sooji in your microwave so that it can be used in various Indian dishes.
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.
Patti Moreno shows us how to freeze herbs you've cut fresh from your garden.
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 zesting tool for the peeling, and make sure to wash the outside of the lemon thoroughly to remove dirt and residue. Then zest away!
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.
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.
Dry rub is a must for great tasting barbecue and this basic and easy to make BBQ Dry Rub does the trick. It works real well with pork, chicken, and beef, and it's cheap to make. Start with this recipe as demonstrated by one of the BBQ Pit Boys and then add your own spices to make it your own special rub for your next B-B-Que.
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.
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 have a pure vanilla liquid and there are absolutely not bumps or husks left in the blender. There should be no fibers or husks on the side of the blender. Place your hand on the side of it to make sure your blender isn't ge...
Sometimes the best way to improve your cooking isn't to find new dishes, but to find new ingredients! Learn how to make ginger garlic paste with Chef Sanjay. This paste goes wonderfully with many Indian dishes.
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.
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 just be the perfect addition to your creme brulee or chocolate ganache cake.
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.
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.
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.
For anyone new to cooking, this basic tutorial shows us how to mince garlic, an ingredient often used in a variety of recipes. If you are going to mince a clove of garlic, you will need to separate the clove from the bulb. Before you mince your garlic, you will need to peel it, which is simple. Simply take a heavy gauge knife and smash it against your clove. The skin will break away very easily so that all you have to do is pull it off. Cut off the hard end of the garlic clove and then smash ...
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.
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.
Homemade vanilla extract is tastier and less expensive than many commercial brands, and it makes a great gift!
Transforming a plain old plate into a work of art is just a simple garnish away. Learn how to make edibile garnishes.
Prosciutto bits have a milder flavor than bacon. It is also leaner as it comes from the leg of the pig.
In this video, we learn how to make cold pressed nut butter. First you will need to have a crusher that will not juice the nuts it will just crush them. Put your nuts into this and then start to run it. You can add in some raw cashews, raw Brazil nuts, almonds. You can use any type of nuts that you want inside of your butter. Turn the machine on and continue to add the nuts, pressing down with the lever at the top. After this, the nuts will come out at the bottom inside the bowl. To make this...
In this tutorial, we learn how to make raw macadamia nut butter. First, you will need to take some raw macadamia nuts and a food processor. Pour the macadamia nuts into the food processor. Then, let this spin for around five minutes or until the butter has started to form. There should be no chunks left in the mixture, the oils should come out and help the mixture blend. After this is finished, scoop the butter out and you will taste an amazing raw macadamia nut butter. This will also work fo...
This video tutorial will show you how to make cannabutter or in laymen terms, marijuana butter. There are various ways to making this spread, but the video will show you how to make it using these items:
Using fresh horse radish root from the ground, Rem shows how to make fresh horseradish. First, wash it thouroughly. Use a potato peeler and a knife to peel as if peeling a potato. Make sure to do this in a well ventilated space, or outside. Split the root in half to remove any deep spots. Its now ready to grind. Using a blender, add white vinegar, sugar, two teaspoons , mayo, 1/3 cup, add enough vinegar to come just short of covering the ingredients. Blend on high until its no longer lumpy. Y...
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.
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 clove, make sure you remove it, because it is known to give people indigestion.
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 and shallots. Learn how to prepare this recipe by watching this video cooking tutorial.
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.
Watch this how to video to learn a special cooking technique called chiffonade. Create popular garnish with herbs, spinach and more.
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 freezer, but not enough to make a significant difference. When previously frozen ginger thaws completely it develops a sodden texture, so once frozen it's best to keep it that way. Frozen ginger is also a little bit easier t...
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.
In this video, Tonya shows us how to make whipped shea butter for your hair. Ingredients are: organic shea butter, green tea butter, aloe vera butter, peppermint essential oil, tea tree essential oil, and rosemary extract essential oil. Pour all of your ingredients into a large bowl and then mix together with a spoon until it's well combined. Use as much of each ingredient as you want to make the right consistency for you. After this, use an electric mixer to mix this all together until it's ...
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 way. After this, add the ground up buds to the water and butter and stir while the mixture is still boiling. Turn the heat down, then let this simmer for 15 minutes. Now, strain the mixture with a coffee filter and into a ...
In this tutorial, we learn how to make garlic parsley butter. First, wash your parsley and then chop it up. Make sure it's completely dry before you chop it. Then, combine this with unsalted butter and mix together well. Sprinkle in some salt to the bowl, then sprinkle in some fresh pepper. Add in some minced garlic, then continue to mix together until combined. Try the butter to make sure it has enough ingredients, then continue to add salt if necessary. Place the mixture into foil, then rol...
In this video, we learn how to make homemade butter from scratch. First, you will need to take some heavy cream that is ultra-pasteurized. Once you have bought your cream, you will need to add some salt to it so it tastes less bland. Pour the cream into the food processor and let it run for a while until it thickens. Then, it will break into liquid buttermilk and butter. From here, you will be able to separate the butter from the milk and use the fresh butter on what you would like! You can a...