Hot Food How-Tos

How To: Make & decorate a beach-themed cake

Did you ever want to make the perfect cake to go along with a party by the beach? a friend's birthday party? Are you not very savvy with decorating cakes? Well here's your chance to impress everyone, Wilton Cake Decorating is here to help. See these two lovely ladies show you step by step how to make a simple, yet amazing beach themed cake. Learn how to make flowers out of tubed icing, magnificent umbrellas out of Kraft candy melts, an ocean out of butter cream icing, the shore out of granula...

HowTo: Eat a Human

Every once in a while, we highlight a questionable Faux-To on WonderHowTo. For example, tested false by Mythbusters and others, the tennis ball car break-in method appears to be completely debunk (even though Russell Crow pulls it off in his latest film, "The Next Three Days").

How To: Don't Buy Vitamin Water—Make Your Own Healthier Version at Home Without All That Sugar

How many of us actually drink enough water? It's one of the easiest ways to improve your health, but most people don't get nearly as much as they should. We've grown so accustomed to soda, coffee, and sugary juices that water just seems bland by comparison. That's why drinks like VitaminWater are so popular. They're marketed as being just like water, but better tasting and with even more vitamins, minerals, electrolytes, and antioxidants. Who wouldn't want all the benefits of drinking water a...

How To: Make Indian butter milk from curd

Sanjay Thumma teaches the secret of making north and south Indian buttermilk from curd. For the south Indian type finely chop down some green chilies, curry leaves, coriander and a crushed piece of ginger. Use some roasted cumin and roll it down to powder it as shown. Blend a cup of curd with 2 cups of water and add a pinch of salt to it. Finally add all other ingredients to the buttermilk to complete it in south Indian style. Now for the north Indian style add some cumin powder and chaat mas...

How To: Make perfect rice in a cast iron skillet

In this video, we learn how to make the perfect rice in an cast iron skillet. First, place 1 cup of basmati rice into the skillet with 1 and 1/2 cup of water. Now, add in 1 tsp of butter and 1/2 tsp of salt into the skillet and turn it on high heat, and let it come to a simmer. Once it starts to simmer, stir it and turn the heat to low, then cover it. Let it sit for 20 minutes, and don't uncover it while you're waiting. When the 20 minutes is up, remove the lid for three seconds, then place t...

How To: Make your instant gravy taste like homemade

If you've gotten the store bought instant gravy as a way to save time, but have found that the taste just isn't up to what you'd really like it to be, there's still a way to get that savory homemade taste with just a few extra ingredients! In this video you will learn how to combine things such as mushrooms, sherry, and other great things to make a great tasting gravy!

How To: Cut up a chicken for saute

It is usually less expensive and fresher to purchase a whole chicken as opposed to pieces. In this two part tutorial, learn how to cut up a whole chicken for cooking with Rob Hinsley, head of Hospitality & Catering at Stoke on Trent College in the UK.

How To: Set Up a Coffee Station at Your Buffet

When having a large dinner party or family gathering, having a coffee station set up saves the Host/hostess a lot of busy work. Guests like getting their own beverages rather than having to ask for one, and the coffee station is the key solution. Plus, one can serve several kinds of coffee and even tea at the same station.

How To: Cook pig's head

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 skin from a pig’s head). Squeamish viewers beware: It gets graphic.

How To: Sharpen a knife like Gordon Ramsay

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 the motions are so fast that we don't know what they are actually doing. Ramsey, through teaching the customer slows the process down so that we can see what is going on and hence, how to do it.

How To: Make a beef jerky omelette

In this tutorial, Skinny and Mini teach us how to make beef jerky omelettes. The ingredients you will need are: 2 tablespoon finely chopped beef jerky, 3 eggs, 1 tablespoon butter, and 1 handful of shredded mozzarella. First, you will heat up your pan over medium heat and let the butter melt inside the pan. Next, sautŽ your finely chopped beef jerky inside of the butter until it's hot. After this, add in your eggs and cook on high until you can scrape the edges and the egg, then add in your m...

How To: Make Korean apple kimchi

Kimchi is a traditional Korean dish that is as tasty as it is spicy. This video tutorial demonstrates how to make apple kimchi in your own kitchen. Follow the provided guidelines or add a few delicious changes to suit your taste.

How To: Make boorma

This video demonstrates how to make a traditional Armenian dessert called boorma, which is similar to baklava. The ingredients are phyllo dough, chopped walnuts, sugar, cinnamon, and butter. Lay out the dough and butter it, then sprinkle the nuts over the dough. Roll the dough around a thin wooden dowel, and remove the dowel. Place the roll on a buttered tray. Make a syrup with boiled sugar and water with a little lemon juice, then allow it to cool. Bake the boorma and allow them to cool. Cut...

How To: Make beer battered onion rings

If there's one artery clogger that's worth the health effects, it's definitely beer battered onion rings. Lucky for everyone, this deep fried snack is really easy to make. All you need is beer, onions, and some deep frying equipment. This video tutorial walks you through the process and offers some helpful tips on making your onion rings the tastiest.

How To: Make edible grape and olive centerpieces

Meghan Carter visits Chef Jason Hill to discover the secret to creating beautiful and delicious edible centerpieces. Jason, host of the YouTube Channel Chef Tips, shared the essential elements for an attractive green and purple grape centerpiece as well as how to make something your guests will want to eat. You can also try creating the olive tower.

How To: Make Pac-Man shaped cupcakes

Follow this fun technique for creating Pac-Man cupcakes with two different colors of frosting. You can do this on cookies and cakes, too. Kids can line the muffin tins, mix the ingredients, spoon the batter into the muffin cups and of course, supervise the icing. Make Pac-Man shaped cupcakes.

How To: Prepare Moringa Tea

Moringa oleifera is one of the most rich sources of nutrients and vitamins that our body needs. It is rich in calcium, potassium, beta-carotene, Vitamin C, and iron. Moringa can be prepared as a vegetable or included in soups, but mostly just the leaves and fruits are used. Others prefer to drink it as tea.

How To: Make crunchy tempura flakes for sushi

Vraymond02 shows how to make crunchy tempura flakes. Start by peeping a pan that will be used for draining. Mix your wet ingredients together, then put flour, water, and egg whites together to form your batter. Strain your batter, then heat your oil on high heat. Pour your batter slowly into the oil; drain when you're done. It should be crispy when done. If it's poured too fast or too much is poured at once it will bake a big dough ball that won't be right. Break the pieces up, wait 5-10 minu...

How To: Make healthy pasta

Thinking pasta is too heavy for your new diet? Think again. Pasta can provide a healthy meal rich in fiber and vitamins. Follow these steps to make healthier choices for your next pasta dinner.

How To: Prepare leeks for soups

Leek's are related to the onion family. They are sweet like onions when they are cooked, but unlike onions make your eyes water when you cut them, they have long straight white stalks with tough green leaves. Select white fresh stalks with bright looking green leaves, and avoid damage. To prepare the soup cut the stalk of the green leaf and reserve them to make stock and trim the surface of the base.Under running water cut the leek for two halves and wash thorughly between the layers. Slice t...

How To: Dry basil and tarragon without them turning brown

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....

How To: Make a Hawaiian sushi roll

Are you tired of paying the high price of take-out sushi? If you wish that you could save on eating out and want to learn how to make your own Hawaiian rolls then this is the video for you! A Hawaiian roll is like a California roll but with a twist; it's star ingredients are shrimp and mango. Wow! your guests or even your family by learning a few quick tricks on ,how you can make these easy rolls at home.

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