How-To

How To Carve A Watermelon Whale

You have the same question? How To Carve A Watermelon Whale! Here is an easy first watermelon carving project that the kids will love. Chef Harvey Rosen, author of the most comprehensive series of garnishing books ever compiled, created this spectacular fruit salad filled watermelon centerpiece for the National Watermelon Promotion Board (who shared the …

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How to Clarify Butter

Have you ever wondered how to clarify butter and why you would want to? In order to be “clear” about how to clarify butter, you need to know exactly what you are clarifying. Butter is made up of milk solids, water and butterfat (the ingredient that makes butter so delicious). Clarified butter is realized when …

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How to Cook With Cheesecloth

Cheesecloth is a handy tool for all sorts of kitchen jobs. Get tips on how to cook with cheesecloth. Cheesecloth. It’s such an interesting kitchen tool—a piece of fabric used for culinary applications. Wondering how to cook with cheesecloth? The lightweight cotton cloth (no, it’s not actually cheese!) is super useful in the kitchen, whether …

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How to Build a Stove-Top Smoker?

You can’t always smoke outside, but with a stove-top smoker you can always smoke somewhere. How to build a stove-top smoker Smoking meats is a wonderful way to cook. It keeps the food moist, it adds wonderfully complex flavors and the delicious aromas don’t hurt, either. Of course, smoking has traditionally been considered an outdoor-only …

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How to Cut and Trim an Artichoke?

Artichokes are at their peak during the month of May. If you’ve been buying your artichokes canned, you don’t know what you’re missing. I know what you’re thinking… but cutting an artichoke is easier than you think it is. And fresh artichokes make all the difference! Stuffing the Artichoke Much like bell peppers, artichokes can …

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