Cooking and Food Videos
These culinary arts videos demonstrate simple cooking techniques and recipes and offer easy-to-follow tips to help you improve your skills in the kitchen. We'll be adding more from time to time, so check back often!
The best way of sharpening a knife is with a whetstone. Learning the right way to use a whetstone may take a bit of practice, but once you get the hang of it you'll be able to keep knives razor sharp, and save time and money.
Sautéing is a form of dry-heat cooking that uses a very hot pan and a little bit of fat to cook food very quickly. This hot fat helps brown the food's surface, which in turn helps develop complex flavors and aromas. Tossing the food in the pan ensures even cooking, and helps keep the pan hot, too. This video demonstrates the technique while making a delicious sautéed green beans dish.
Good knife skills helps improve the quality of the food you cook by ensuring uniform cooking times and making it look nicer. This video demonstrates the allumette
, two slender knife cuts that are perfect for lending a touch of elegance to soups, salads and other vegetable preparations. They're also the starting point for two other common knife cuts, the small and medium dice.
Braising is a great technique for cooking tough cuts of meat like beef chuck, shank, or brisket. A moist-heat cooking method, braising helps break down connective tissues in these less tender cuts of meat, leaving it juicy, succulent and delicious. This video shows you how to make braised pot roast.
The key to caramelizing onions is cooking them slowly over a low heat. That helps cook out the moisture in the onion and gives a chance for the onion's natural sugars to develop that golden-brown color while ensuring that the onions don't simply burn in the pan. See how it's done in this short video.