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Knife Skills: The 4 Knife Cuts Every Cook Should Know. The first step to great food is great knife skills.

Knife Skills: The 4 Knife Cuts Every Cook Should Know

Check out more Knife Skills this way! [Photographs and video: J. Kenji Lopez-Alt] Learning how to cut properly can make the difference between seeing kitchen work as a chore and a joy. It can mean the difference between unevenly cooked dishes and poor flavor development, and excellence. Basic Knife Skills. Home - Skills for Chefs. Fascinating Fruits And Vegetables Art By Dan Cretu. Remember how your mom always tells you to eat your fruit and vegetables but somehow chocolate and meat always win instead?

Fascinating Fruits And Vegetables Art By Dan Cretu

Fact is, fruit and vegetables are good for you, and they are good for art as well, in the hands of the right artist. Dan Cretu is a conceptual artist who likes to play with his food, sorta. He takes advantage of the bright colors of fruits and vegetables and creates food sculptures like this. Almost looks good enough to eat!

Here are just some examples of his food sculptures but you can find more on his Tumblr and Facebook page. Recommended Reading: Samantha Lee Plays With Her Food With Deliciously Stunning Results. Freebie: 21 Food Vector Line Art. Freebies, Vectors September 14, 2014.

Freebie: 21 Food Vector Line Art

How to make a quick and easy salad dressing. In the restaurant business, we are obsessed with gross profit (GP).

How to make a quick and easy salad dressing

This is the percentage of the price of a dish that is left over once you have paid for the ingredients. It is the money left to pay your staff costs, rent, rates, insurance, energy and everything else. High GP means more money in the bank. By my reckoning, the highest GP dish I have eaten was at the restaurant of a French chef with multiple Michelin stars. It was a single, circular slab of ice-cold, deafeningly crispy iceberg lettuce, cut just under an inch thick, dressed with a pink peppercorn dressing. It was, in fact, a delicious salad. Salads have come a long way since the 1970s, when the British only ate them one way: a few leaves of lettuce, some unripe tomatoes and a boiled egg, all drenched in salad cream. Beginner cooks often find salad dressings surprisingly intimidating, considering there is no heat involved, and very few ingredients. . • Which oil you use matters. 300 Sandwiches » The way to a man's heart is through his stomach.

Jamie's Home Cooking Skills. Technologies. Fruit turned Animal Art: 30 Creative Creations. Metric Food Measurement Converter for Recipe Ingredients. Conversion guides - How to cook - BBC Good Food. 3 Great Recipe Bookmarking Sites. Show Me the Information – The Power of Video. Shortly before 6 this morning, my wife and I were awakened to the delightful aroma of baking focaccia bread.

Show Me the Information – The Power of Video

Our daughter Anjali (recently written up in our local paper) had dropped in to bake some bread because the oven isn’t working at her place. Before leaving for her 7 o’clock shift at the hospital, Anjali shared a piece of hot focaccia with her dad. It was wonderful!!! When I asked Anjali what recipe she’d used, she replied that it had come from the Youtube channel Show Me The Curry. After tasting the focaccia, there was no doubt in my mind that a Youtube video had effectively given Anjali all the information she needed to create a mouth watering treat! There are countless learners in classrooms everywhere who would struggle to be successful with a written recipe. ShowMeTheCurry - YouTube. Healthy Home Cooking. Sustainable Seafood. The Marine Conservation Society (MCS)... ...had advised many of the celebrity chefs in January’s Channel 4 ‘Big Fish Fight’ series.

Sustainable Seafood

The programmes are dedicated to catching eating and cooking fish and MCS hopes it will encourage individuals to try something different when it comes to their next fish supper. If you and/or your learners watched the programmes and they served up more questions than they answered, then you will find all the help you need in the Marine Conservation Society Sustainable Seafood ‘at-a-glance’ Guide. Clean Ears Everytime. Michael Pollan’s Book, Food Rules, Brought to Life with Animation. IdealChef. How To Peel a Head of Garlic in Less Than 10 Seconds. Flower Power Eggs – Bell Pepper Ring Molds for Sunny Side Up Eggs! Digg Who needs expensive copper or stainless steel egg or pancake ring molds when you can use pretty, bright bell peppers?

Flower Power Eggs – Bell Pepper Ring Molds for Sunny Side Up Eggs!

For those of you alive in the 1970′s, travel back in time with me for just a minute. Remember “Flower Power?” This was a slogan of the anti-war protest raging in the country when I was a teen.That is exactly what these eggs in pepper rings look like – the bright, round flowers that were plastered on posters, walls and even our clothes back then. You can even play some Simon and Garfunkel while you eat these Flower Power Eggs to complete the ambiance. There’s no recipe, really, just three steps: 1) Cut bell peppers into 1/2 inch rings; 2) Place in a non-stick lightly oiled skillet; and 3) Crack an egg in the middle of each ring and cover and cook over low heat until done. Foodskey - The Science of Food and Drink.