Cooking Tips and Techniques (19)

Here you will find step-by-step methods and tips to improve your culinary knowlege and skills.
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Here we will show you the step-by-step method on how to carve turkey. It will take the mystery out of that task and boost your confidence when serving that bird for special occasions!


Learn a few easy tricks to making smooth and savoury turkey gravy.


Removing the bone from a chicken thigh is more than just a quick and easy process: it is an excellent way to cut down actual cooking time. Spend a few moments in the kitchen boning a chicken completely, and you are well on your way to a series of quick and easy meals.


Don't let pastry intimidate you: homemade pie crusts are far better than the store-bought variety. Here we will show you the step-by-step techniques and give you tips on how to achieve the best pie crust.


To fine tune your culinary skills, here we show you the step-by-step method of removing tomato seeds. It's useful in making salsas, stuffed tomatoes, tomato concasse and fine dining garnishings.


Cutting up a whole chicken can be an intimidating task for those of us who are so used to buying supermarket packaged chicken pieces. However, once you've learned how to do it, it becomes easy. Plus, most importantly it will save you money! Buying a whole chicken is cheaper than buying the pieces, and the leftover parts can be used for making soup stocks. The same method can be used for cutting up duck and other fowl.


Chicken stock is a staple in any non-vegetarian kitchen. It's used as the base for soups and sauces and adds flavour and richness to rice dishes, stews and pastas.


Happily, the process for boning a chicken breast is a very simple one: you'll master the method in no time at all!


How nice it is to start your morning with a good breakfast of eggs, especially if it's eggs benedict. To do that you need to know how to poach the eggs. Here we'll show you how and say goodbye to messy, broken, gooey poached eggs!


Onions are used in the kitchen in one dish or another nearly every week. The most common complaint about cooking with onions is the "crying" sensation that occurs when they are sliced, diced, or cut into in any way. The best way to avoid crying when dicing an onion is to use a very sharp knife and to move as quickly as safety permits. This technique can also be used on another member of the onion family, the shallot .


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