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....
Save your soda from going flat. The last drink will be as good as the first, even with 2 or 3 liter drinks!
Coca Cola is pretty ubiquitous by now, and no matter where you go, from Morocco to the United States, you'll always find someone throwing down a nice cold Coke. Coke is also, unsurprisingly, one of the most recognizable drinks in the world.
Dan "The Lobster Man" Zawacki demonstrates how to make campfire lobster tails. First, quarter lemon halves. Then, butterfly the lobster tails by pushing on the tail. Use shears and cut the underside of the lobster down the middle. Flatten the tail a little more and use a knife to slice the lobster open. Pour clarified butter onto the lobster meat and squeeze lemon juice onto it. Butterflying the lobster will make it cook a lot faster in its own juices in the shell. Wrap the buttered lobster t...
Sinigang or Pinoy stew is one of the most famous and favorite meals among the Filipinos. It's also one of the most easiest to cook. Also, there are many ways to cook it, only the ingredients varies. The following tutorial is the most simplest form of cooking sinigang. This is my version of what is called sinigang na bangus.
Radish rosettes are an elegant and beautiful way to garnish any savory dish - and fortunately, they are also easy to make! This video shows you a quick and easy method to carve a few rosettes out of large radishes, using a small paring knife. Dress up any salad or veggie platter with this technique!
Now that Halloween has come and gone, it's officially the holiday season: In less than two months we'll faceroll our way through Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year's. And as we all know, the holiday season is also the season of gluttony. While we advise you to limit your portion sizes and only have one serving of your favorite dishes this holiday season, we definitely don't think you should avoid good food.
Eyeball cupcakes: Trick AND treat! In this free video cooking lesson, you'll learn how to prepare eyeball cupcakes that are equal parts delicious and disgusting. For more information, including a full recipe, and to learn how to make Halloween cupcakes yourself, take a look.
You can buy heavy cream or whipping cream at the grocery store, and then mix it in an electric mixer at home. Set your mixer to medium high (and make sure you've set up a shield of plastic wrap to protect against spatter!) and mix for five minutes. Then pour and drain, and you've got homemade butter!
With a stand mixer, making bread has never been easier. So, if in the past, you've shied away from making bread because of its complicated process, you don't need to worry anymore, especially with this crusty French bread. But don't be fooled by the crisply baked (but delicious) crust, the inside is so soft it will melt in your mouth. Check out this full video recipe for crusty French bread.
In this how-to video, you will learn how to make Spicy Octopus Sushi. You will need nori, rice, masago, scallions, spicy sauce, tempura flakes, wasabi, lettuce, avocado, octopus, a table spoon and a mixing bowl. You will first roll up two balls of sushi rice into 1 1/2 inches in diameter. Wrap the balls with a third of a 1/2 sheet of nori. Close the ends with some rice to make the ends stick. Grab a small mixing container and spoon and add a small palm full of tempura to it. Add a few pinches...
Learn how to display canapes artfully and elegantly. This is a great piece of information for making your appetizer exceedingly impressive to guests. This elevates the dish to a caterer's status of presentation.
Chris Cosentino cleaning a beef heart. I have received a lot of questions about how to butcher a beef heart. I recently made a video to answer these questions. After the break you will find a recipe for beef heart tartare.
Peeled walnuts are so expensive, and they are so hard to shell and peel at home. Shimmy the walnuts out of that papery covering by rubbing them in between a towel. Daniel Duane goes panning for golden walnut nuggets in this cooking how-to video.
Here is a video that shows you a quick and easy technique to frost a square cake. Not only will you learn how to make a perfectly smooth cake but also how to add decorative ruffles.
Slicing soft, fresh cheeses, like chevre, can become a sticky mess. The cheese either clings to the knife or crumbles into an unwieldy pile. To get perfect slices every time, head to the medicine cabinet and grab the dental floss. Wrap the floss (use unwaxed and unflavored) around your fingers and then use to slice through the cheese. Floss works for slicing cheesecake, too.
This adorable 3D duck cake cake is a great way to celebrate your baby's birthday, while amazing the whole family! In this video, you'll learn about carving a cake, covering it with rolled fondant, and decorating with polka dots. You'll also learn about modeling a 3D duck with fondant and gum paste. All the details are included—head, eyes, and beak. Download the wings template here.
An elegant take on the traditional ganache. For this recipe, you will need: 1 quart heavy cream, 2 ounces loose black tea (Earl Grey workes best), 1/2 ounce rose water, 8 ounces sugar, 2 1/2 pounds of chocolate and 8 ounces softened butter. Make a black tea and bergamot infused ganache.
If you want to make cakes that look professional and almost good enough to sell, then meet gumpaste, your new BFF. A mixture of sugar, water, egg white and gelatin, it's a sweet, pliable cake decorating material that's as easy to shape as polymer clay.
Treacle toffee, also known as Bonfire Toffee, is a traditional dessert enjoyed on Guy Fawkes Day and Night in the UK. If you want to get into the spirit of the holiday and have access to treacle watch this video to learn a recipe for treacle toffee.
Are you a connoisseur of sushi? Then you know that the best sushi is fresh sushi. While you could go sit at a sushi bar and order your favorite tuna sashimi, you can just as easily make your own at home.
In this tutorial, we learn how to decorate a carrot cake. First, apply icing all over the top and the sides of the cake. After this, apply sliced pecans to the side of the cake using your hands to press them on. After this, use your icing to create squares in the cake to make equal size pieces. Then, use orange and green icing to create carrot shapes on all of the individual squares. Once you're finished making the carrots, you will be ready to cut this up and serve. If you want more icing, y...
This little bear will look irresistably adorable wherever you happen to place him. Whether he's on a children's birthday cake or he's miniaturized for cupcakes, the fuzzy white bear will charm all.
TV dinners are a thing of the past for most health-conscious Americans, but did you know you can make your own delicious frozen TV dinners and microwave them whenever you want? This video will give you tips for creating your own TV dinners for the grown-ups.
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 you the proper techniques to using a knife steel and also some no no's.
This lion is all bite and no bark. After all, how can anyone be intimidated by a chubby wubby lion with a bemused expression, fluffy fur, and a heart made of fondant? This fondant lion is a perfect addition on top of a cake or cupcake if your little guy - or gal - loves animals.
Snowballs are usually associated with the winter holidays and Christmas (who could forget the most famous snowball of all time, Frosty?). But that doesn't mean you can't enjoy their plump, cute round shape the rest of the year?
Clinton Kelly teaches us how to prepare an easy radish appetizer in this tutorial. First, take a radish and cut off both ends. Next, scoop out a little bit of the center of the radish going in a circular motion with a pairing knife. Now, take softened butter and place it into a plastic bag and push into the corner. Snip off the corner of the bag, then fill the middle of the radish with butter and sprinkle with kosher salt. Next, place this on a platter with a bed of kosher salt on the bottom ...
In this tutorial, we learn how to make caramel apple dip. You will need: 16 oz cream cheese, 1 c brown sugar, 4 tsp vanilla extract, and some skim milk. First, combine all the ingredients into a large mixing bowl, then whisk together. Add milk as you go to help thin out the mixture. Mix this together for several minutes until you get a smooth and creamy texture and the cream cheese is broken up completely. After this, pour your mixture into a serving dish and serve with cut up apples. Enjoy t...
We admit it sounds kind of gross that you need to use glue to put your cake together, but we promise this is not even close to your childhood Elmer's. Rather, cake glue is a special concoction made of water and a thickener. These ingredients make the cake glue edible.
Why settle on just pork chops or ribs when you can string up the entire pig? Serious Eats posts an great slide show on roasting a whole pig, from materials to the process to the perfect pig roastin' sauce.
In this tutorial, we learn how to make a Philly Cheese steak sandwich. Get a good piece of meat, black pepper, salt, onions, sugar, olive oil, havarti cheese, pepper, and onion to make this dish. Start off by caramelizing your onions in a sautŽ pan by adding a little bit of sugar to them while they cook. After this, sautŽ your peppers with salt. When finished, season your meat with salt and pepper, then cook it until it's thoroughly cooked. After this, open up a roll and cut your meat into th...
In this tutorial, learn how to make everyone's favorite breakfast staple - sausage. There is nothing like a perfectly crispy link and in this tutorial from CHOW, master sausage-maker Ryan Farr of 4505 Meats will show you how easy it is to get it right in just a few short minutes. Hint: think butter!
In this clip, learn how to make a surprisingly delicious recipe that is great for Halloween or April Fools Day. These "puke puddles" or "vomit cookies" spread out into a disgusting looking puddle and look like..well.. throw up. If you can stomach the sight of these little buggers, you will be glad you did, they taste great! This is a great activity to do with kids, too. Have fun!
Tiramisù is the world's most popular Italian dessert, with delicious layers of sponge cake and brandy (or liqueur), usually with powdered chocolate and mascarpone cheese. This particular classic Italian dessert is the perfect balance of fresh whipped cream, mascarpone cheese and coffee liqueur. Check out the entire video recipe for this tasty classic style tiramisu dessert.
In this video, Dan the Lobster Man instructs on how to make "Campfire Lobster Tails." Dan starts out with two New Zealand coldwater tails. First, he instructs us to quarter some lemons. To open the tail, take the tail and push down on it - you should hear the shell crack. Take a pair of lobster shears and cut in the middle, breaking the tail a little more, and slice down the middle of the meat. Take the melted butter and pour it on the middle. Squeeze some lemon juice in there as well. Butter...
Thermal cooking saves energy costs and preparation time, so why not try out this delicious recipe using a thermal cooker? You'll learn how to make a fruit cake inside a thermal portable cooker, which could get you addicted. Give it a try, see if you're a thermal cooker.
Nicko demonstrates how to make hash browns using tomatoes. The ingredients used are potatoes, grape tomatoes, spinach, salt, pepper, and vegetable oil. The potatoes first must be grated while the spinach and tomatoes seasoned with salt and pepper are combined and fried so they are wilted down. The excess moisture in the grated potatoes must be squeezed out in order to allow them to be easily fried. A flat, palm-sized lump of hash browns must be put into the oil to help seal them together unti...
In this video you will see how easy it is to make delicious donuts by simply using a tube of biscuits. To make quick and delicious donuts with tube biscuits, follow these easy steps: 1. Remove the biscuits from the tube an press a hole in the center of each one by using a plastic bottle cap. 2. Add some oil to a frying pan, just enough to cover the bottom. Preheat to 350 degrees. 3. Drop the biscuits in the oil and fry each side until golden brown, about 10-20 seconds per side. 4. Place them ...
Tired of the same old noodles? Well, bring a little vegetarian flair to noodles by using fresh cut carrots. But this is only if you really love carrots. You have to. Because they're carrot noodles. Give it a try and see the whole recipe for carrot noodles in orange-ginger glaze.