Basic Knife Skills Video
Chef Peter Hertzmann's Guide to Holding & Cutting with Kitchen Knives
Lot's of us own a butcher block full great knives but do we really know the most effective way to use them. I am very excited to bring you this video from Peter Hertzmann, the creator and illustrator of his own web site called à la carte and author of a incredible new book on knife skills call...
Caesar Salad Recipe Video
How to Make Caesar Salad VideoIf you want a good Caesar Salad recipe and learn a little about the history of this classic salad dressing, check out my post but if you want to see a step-by-step video deminstration, I've found these on YouTube that I think you'll enjoy. I'll be adding more video as I find them but this first one is pretty good and shows you the ba...
Chocolate Plus Water Equals Mousse
This morning I was reading an article in the New York Times by Melissa Clark called For Your Sweetheart, and More. Obviously the article talked about preparing a wonderful stay-at-home meal today as an alternative to going out to a restaurant.
One of the recipes she offers up is a dessert recipe for Bittersweet Chocolate Mousse with Fleur de Sel (Salt). Ok, this soun...
Clarified Butter and Ghee Cooking Video
How to Make Clarified Butter and Ghee on VideoClick on my article, How to Make Clarified Butter and Ghee to learn more about the advantages of cooking with these types of butter but if you want to see how it is done visually, here are two wonderful videos showing you the process.
How to Prepare Clarified Butter Cooking Video
How to Prepare Ghee
Cod Provencal Video Recipe
Cod Provencal Cooking Video
If you ever thought about preparing Cod Provencal, here is Chef Michael from L'Experience on the Isle of Man showing you how in thiis YouTube video. I am a big fan of cooking videos and there seems to be more and more of them appearing on the Internet every day. Some are marginal quality but some of them are pretty good.
You can see he us...
Egg Yolk Separator Video
Pluck - The Amazing Sunny Side Out Egg White SeparatorA few weeks ago my wife took my daughter up to New York City to visit a college friend Kerry. While there they were looking through some magazines and found this product called Pluck but it also may be called Sunny Side Out or that may be the name of the company that produces it. I'm not sure but I can say it is a ...
Hollandaise Sauce Recipe Video
How to make a classic Hollandaise sauce video demonstration
We all love our Hollandaise sauce with our Eggs Benedict but did you know this classic sauce is great on fish and meats?
This is a very cool video of how to make Hollandaise Sauce at home. Hollandaise is an egg based sauce that is very rich that has been flavored with a little lemon juice, butter and cayenn...
How To Carve A Turkey Video
Carving A Turkey - Videos
I have been asked in emails, "How Do I Carve A Turkey?"
Great question but difficult to answer with words. I guess I could discuss which turkey parts to start with and how to find the leg joint connected to the body and whether to slice the breast meat or cut off the entire breast and slice but I think it will be a lot easier to show you.
How To Cut Up a Chicken Video
How To Cup Up A Whole Chicken VideoLearning how to cut up a whole chicken into pieces will not only save you a lot of money, but you are more likely to have fresher chicken to cook with. It may seem like more work to do it yourself, but with a little practice, you'll be able to do it with ease. Doing it yourself also means you'll have the carcus that can used in makin...
How To Make A Perfect Omelet
So You Want to Make the Perfect Omelet
This morning I decided on a two egg omelet and completely messed it up. I have made hundreds of omelets in my life and most of them have been fine but this morning it was a mess. I thought I did everything the same way I always make them but obviously something was off. I think it was the salsa I tried adding to the interior of ...
How to Measure Ingredients Video
Peter Hertzmann's Video Guide to Measuring Liquid & Dry Ingredients at Home
Did you know there are right ways and wrong ways to measure out ingredients. I have just about every type of measuring tool available but after viewing Peter Hertzmann's video, Measuring Up in the Kitchen below, I now realize that not only do I often use the wrong tool for measuring but m...
How To Stir Properly
Peter Hertzmann's How to Stir Video
There are more reasons to stir when cooking than you have imagined. Here Peter Hertzmann shows you in his well thought out and detailed cooking video called "Stirring Conclusions" the reasons to stir, the different utensils to use for stirring and how to stir properly. You may have thought you knew how to stir but you may be surpri...
How to Tie A Roast Videos
How To Tie Meats To Roast & Why You Should Do It
I put together a collection of cooking videos that I thought best represent how to tie a roast before cooking. To some more experienced cooks or those who love to tie knots, this may seem simple but to those of us who were never scouts or just don't tie that many roasts, this can be very helpful. I could explain ho...
How To Truss a Chicken Cooking Video
There are lots of debates whether one should truss a chicken or not truss a chicken when roasting. I guess this argument goes on with duck, turkeys and other meats too but this page is here to SHOW you how to truss a chicken if that's what you want to do.
To learn more about trussing a chicken, check out How To Truss A Chicken.
Just How Important Are Recipes?
How to Cook A Recipe
Have you ever thought about the importance of recipes? When I started The Reluctant Gourmet web site years ago, it was more about teaching cooking techniques than posting a lot of recipes. It is my belief that if you learn a number of basic cooking techniques, you'll be able to prepare hundreds of recipes.
For example, if I show you how t...
Salt | All About Salt Video
Chef Peter Hertzmann's Video Guide to Salt and How To Use It To Season Food
Everything you wanted to know about salt and why it is the most important seasoning in the kitchen. Professional chefs depend on it to bring out the flavor of the ingredients they are cooking with. This video, Salt of the Season, by my friend Peter Hertzmann, author of Knife Skills Illustrate...
Saute Cooking Videos
How To Saute Cooking VideosOne of the most important cooking techniques you can learn is how to saute properly.
Once you learn how to saute, you can prepare hundreds of recipes by substituting ingredients. For example, learn how to saute onions and your can saute most vegetables. Learn how to saute a piece of fish and you can substitute most types of fish. The same i...
Sauteed Sea Scallops On Grilled Pineapple Recipe
How to Saute Sea Scallops with Grilled PineappleA Valentine's Day Cooking Video
For the last few days, I have been trying to inspire the guys to cook their favorite Valentine a stay-at-home romantic dinner. You can see a list of my blog posts at the end of this blog but also be sure to check out my Squidoo: A Romantic Valentine's Day Dinner because it will give you a...
Shaping Pizza Dough Video
This is the second step after you've made your homemade pizza dough (see How to make pizza dough video) and to me the step that takes the most practice and will determine how well your pizza turns out.
I've tried using a roller, stretching it by hand and even tried tossing it in the air like they do in pizzerias all with mixed success until I watched this video from ...
Smoke Roasting Technique & Video
Stove Top Smoked Salmon
If you learn the technique of Smoke Roasting properly, you can smoke-roast a chicken breast, fish, shellfish and even a steak. It's all about learning the technique.
We are hearing more and more about true barbecue on the food tv and in the cooking magazines. This is where you slow cook food like ribs and chicken at lower temp...
Souffle Omelet Video
Here is the late Chef Robert Reynold's cooking video of preparing a souffle omelet. You can find the recipe associated with this video at Souffle Omelet Recipe.
You can learn more about Chef Reynolds and his culinary school, The Chefs Studio here. This short video was made by James Thomas It was made by Jim Thomas of flybynightproductions for Robert Reynolds.
Strawberry Shortcake Video
Strawberry Shortcake Video by Chef Robert Reynolds'
I've had the privilege of getting to know Chef Reynolds and want to share this cooking video demonstration he made of preparing Strawberry Shortcake. You can find the entire recipe on my blog at Chef Reynolds' Strawberry Shortcake.
If you want to lean more about Chef Reynolds, check out my Novice to Pro Interview. ...
Vintage Food Commercials
I was working on a new Pinterest board for Favorite Food Memories and started thinking about some of the foods I enjoyed as a kid and then some of the jingles associated with those foods. I grew up in the fifties and sixties when television was transitioning from black and white to color. Times were different back then and so were the commercials. I thought I would fi...