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...
In this tutorial, we learn how to cook your green beans so they keep their color. The secret ingredient you can add to your boiling water while cooking your green beans is ice! This will help the green and yellow colors from appearing in your green beans! It will keep the color a beautiful green and not mix in any other colors. To start, put enough water to cover the green beans in a saute pan and then heat it up, put in the green beans and as you cook them add in ice cubes. When finished, ad...
This how-to video is about how to make Paksitani style "Aaloo palak.‚" Ingredients needed:
In this tutorial, we learn how to make a simple Caesar salad. First, cut up some romaine lettuce and then wash it thoroughly. Now make your own croutons by slicing bread in 1/4" slices and making them into cubes. Next, place olive oil, parsley, salt, and pepper into a bowl and add in freshly grated parmesan cheese. Now toss your croutons into the bowl and soak in the oil, then lay on a baking sheet and cook until golden brown. Now, take one egg yolk and add it in with minced garlic and olive ...
If you're an asparagus newbie, this video will make you an asparagus pro! Learn how to tell if your asparagus is fresh or not. And also, find out the difference between the green and white asparagus vegetable. If you didn't know the secret behind white and green, you'll be surprised!
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!
This how to cooking video shows you how to make vegetable stir fry in a light white sauce. This vegetable recipe is easy and fast to make. Use any of your favorite veggie's for this recipe. Watch this video lesson in cooking to learn how to prepare stir fry vegetables in a light white sauce.
It's quite unfortunate, but most of us don't possess a french fry press at home (you know, the big clamping machine with square cut shapes on the bottom to produce perfectly cut french fries at fast food joints).
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.
Chef Sanjay Thumma teaches the secrets of making Indian moon dal pakoda (green gram fritter) in simple steps. To start take some green grams that are split with their skin on and soak for 30 minutes. Add them to a blender, blend it for a minute and transfer it to a bowl. Add cumin seeds, chopped onions, ginger, curry leaves, coriander, spring onions and green chili with a pinch of salt and mix them all nicely. Now heat oil in a vessel. Make small balls with the mixture and fry them in the oil...
Watch as Gordon Ramsay comes into your kitchen to show you how to cook like pro. Tonight he shows you how simple it is to make a simply antipasto with make marinated mushrooms. Marinate mushrooms with Hell's Kitchen Gordon Ramsay.
Beans don't have to be boring! This recipe shows you how to make a delicious side dish using primarily navy beans and white beans. After soaking and cooking the beans, you can add herbs and pancetta and end with this palate pleaser. Make an herbed navy and white bean side dish.
Watch this how to video to learn a quick way to cook frozen veggies without a microwave. Cook frozen veggies without a microwave.
Grill this vegetable medley and liven it up with fresh herbs and vinaigrette. This cooking how-to video is part of Everyday Italian show hosted by Giada De Laurentiis. Italians are masters at transforming simple, everyday ingredients into dishes that are quick, healthy and satisfying. On Everyday Italian, Giada De Laurentiis shares updated versions of homey recipes from her Italian family. She'll show you easy dishes that are perfect for every occasion: a weeknight meal, dinner party or cozy ...
If you're not a fan of warm or hot carrots, it's probably because you haven't tried the right ones. These oven-roasted carrots are sure to change your mind about warmed up carrots. This recipe from Katie Barszcz is almost dessert-like, which makes it the perfect side dish for a Thanksgiving feast.
Blintzes are thin pancakes that have their origins in Russia. Like French crepes, they can be eaten with either savory or sweet toppings. Some examples of what you might add to a blintz are honey, sour cream, butter, cottage cheese, and even caviar.
In this video, we learn how to make different kids of pickles with Lauren and John Orren. First, start with roasted beets and remove the skin, then cut them into equal sizes. Now, toast 1/2 tsp fennel seed, 1 tbsp mustard seed, 1 tbsp black peppercorn, and 4 allspice berries over medium heat. Then, add in 2 cup white wine vinegar and 2 c water and with: 1 bay leaf, 4 sprigs thyme, 3 garlic cloves, 1 cinnamon stick, 1/2 tsp Aleppo chile, 1 tbsp salt, and 2 tbsp turbinado sugar. Last, add in 2 ...
Do you not have a steamer? Or time to wait as your vegetables steam? In this video you'll learn how to steam your broccoli in the microwave. Quick and easy in the microwave to immediately serve and enjoy on their own or with any meal. Yes, the microwave will produce some perfectly steamed greens, with a pinch of salt and maybe some butter.
A very easy to make recipe using simple ingredients like salt, butter, potatoes (of course), etc. Learn how to make mashed potatoes in a step wise way using by viewing this video. The different part about this video is that the entire recipe involves no gravy. If, for some reason you don't like gravy or you want to try a different method of cooking potatoes just for experiments sake, see this video.
Intro to Camotes Older Filipinos love eating camotes, also known as sweet potato fries, for breakfast. Aside from filling your stomach completely, it also has fewer carbs than regular white rice.
Watercress is an extremely healthy plant when consumed, however it can also be deadly if you select the wrong plant! How exciting. This video will teach you how to recognize the good and bad kinds of Watercress in the wild and use them as an effective wilderness food source.
Eggplant is a great summer vegetable that's hearty enough to replace meat in some dishes! They are big and odd-looking though, and most people don't know how to tell if they're ripe and delicious. Watch this video to find out how.
Tindora is a green vegetable which is popular in many parts of India and is known by many names (ivy gourd, kovakai, tondli, giloda…just to name a few). It resembles a watermelon but is only the size of your little pinky. Tindora can be cooked as a subzi all by itself or mixed with other vegetables like potato. Tindora are also used in many sambar recipes. When you’re running out of vegetables to cook, don’t pass up Tindora in the grocery aisle and try this simple, yet delicious subzi recipe.
The sweet potato is a healthy, versatile ingredient that you can use in many ways. In this video, you'll learn a variety of ways you can cook sweet potatoes, from baking to grilling. You'll also get some great suggestions on topping the sweet potatoes for added flavor.
A purée is a great side dish for any dinnertime meal, because it's a healthy and creamy substance from fruit or vegetables. In this video recipe, you'll learn a vegetable variety, full of butternut squash.
Korean cuisine is largely rice-based, like many other Asian cuisines. One distinguishing characteristic, though, is the profusion of side dishes present in Korean cooking. In this Korean food video series, learn how to make an easy stew recipe called kimchi chigae. This dish’s main ingredient is kimchi, but it calls for kimchi that has been sitting around a bit longer. An increased amount of fermentation is a desirable quality that affects the flavor of the stew significantly. Get step-by-ste...
Bhavna shows us how to store ginger, garlic and green chili paste. The demonstration is done with ginger. Cut the ginger into small pieces. Skin can be left on or if you prefer you can remove the skin. Put the pieces of ginger into the food processor and blend. After the ginger has blended, remove and put into a bowl. Add lots of salt for freezing. Fold the salt into the ginger. Place into plastic containers for freezing. The same process is done for garlic and green chilies. When you are rea...
How to prepare bok choy for Chinese food
If you are in the mood for a quick dinner, check out this video. In this tutorial, learn how to eliminate all of that mess and waiting that comes along with using your oven and make a super fluffy baked potato in your microwave!
It’s the chop of choice for almost any vegetable—from basic oblongs and spheroids, like garlic, onions, and potatoes, to the more irregular oddities, like mushrooms, rhubarb, and sun-dried tomatoes.
Do you like Pakistani style urad daal? Well, with this video, you can make your own with the following ingredients:
This tutorial shows us how to fry bok choy, into a spicy, garlic, and ginger side dish. The entire cooking time is only about 2-5 minutes on high heat. First Preparing the bok choy, cut the leaves off the stalks then put the leaves to the side for now, this helps the stalks cook but not over cook the leaves. After the bok choy is chopped up and you stick everything in the pan (expect the leaves of the bok choy). After the vegetables are soft you add the flavor (garlic, red chili flake, and gi...
In this video watch Michael Zbyszynksi, explain how to make carrot caviar in this video. He starts with a beaker of ordinary carrot juice mixed with sodium alginate -- a derivative of seaweed -- at a ratio of 2 grams of sodium alginate to 250 grams of carrot juice (a 0.8 percent solution). He then uses a syringe to drop small beads of the solution into a bath of water with a couple grams of calcium chloride dissolved in it. The calcium chloride hardens the sodium alginate from the outside in,...
Take some peeled and cleaned mushrooms and put them in a bowl. Coat them really well with some extra virgin olive oil. Mushrooms are very porous and they soak up a lot of what you put on them so you have to make sure that you use enough olive oil to be sure that they are well coated. Then gently use your hands to toss them in the bowl. Next coat them with some Tamari Soy Sauce and gently toss them in the bowl with your hands one more time. Before you eat them let them sit for up to 24 hours. ...
Twice baked potatoes are great but for Thanksgiving why don't you try twice-baked sweet potatoes! Ingredients you will need:
Need to know how to mince garlic without having it stick to your knife? Then you need this quick guide from The Kitchn. With the proper technique, chopping garlic can be easy. So easy, in fact, that this free video cooking lesson can present a complete overview of the process in about two minutes. For more information, and to get started mincing garlic yourself, take a look.
Chef Elliot Prag of the Natural Gourmet Institute shows Sunita Reed how to make shiitake mushrooms taste like bacon and bring out their Umami flavor. All you need is olive oil and sea salt. Learn how to make shitake mushrooms taste like bacon - the concentrated umami flavor is key.
Julienne-cut vegetables is just a fancy way of saying very skinnily-cut vegetables. But chefs use the term to sound cool and professional (or at least we think so). Either way, when it comes down to food, presentation is definitely half the battle.
Stay tuned for the always enjoyable Cooking With Dog. This cooking show is hosted by a DOG named Francis! The show currently focuses on how to make popular Japanese dishes. This video demonstrates how to make vegetable tofu nimono (vegetable tofu stew).
Forget the Indian take out tonight, watch this how to video and learn how to make a delicious Indian dish. In this video Manjula shows you how to cook green beans and peas. This dish goes great with any dal.