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Basic cooking tips and tricks to make your everyday life in the kitchen easier.

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Latest Blog Posts for Cooking basics - tips and tricks

  • Basic cuts at a glance.
    on Feb 23, 2010
    There are several different cuts to discuss, so we will give you a crash course with the names and the dimensions. Then we will show you how to accomplish each cut in upcoming posts. Large dice - 3/4 inch cube. Medium dice - 1/2 inch cube. Small di...
  • Knife buying tips.
    on Feb 22, 2010
    Now that we covered the basics of some knives, and showed you a maintenance routine for your knives, its time to give you some tips on picking out knives for yourself if you haven't done so yet.Every cook should have the proper tools, and the process...
  • Knife sharpening 101
    on Feb 21, 2010
    Ok we have covered the basic knives up to this point, with the exception of a few. we will touch on those when applicable in later posts. I think its time to go over some knife maintenance.One of the most annoying and unsafe things to encounter in th...
  • Using a boning knife.
    on Feb 20, 2010
    A boning knife is an important knife for any cook who is after boneless cuts of meats. They are used specifically to cut meat away from the bone. When used properly it will insure that the maximum amount of meat is taken off the bone cleanly.Differen...
  • Common uses for a paring knife.
    on Feb 19, 2010
    There are dozens of diferent paring knives out there, with blades and handles in different shapes and sizes. Some are for specific tasks, but most are all-purpose. A good paring knife makes the prep go so much easier and faster. The most common types...
  • Common uses for the carving knife.
    on Feb 18, 2010
    Carving knives are used for carving meats such as large roasts, turkey, ham and most larger meats and also filleting very large fish. You can cut veggies or other foods using the appropriate carving knife, but I would recommend using another knife mo...
  • Common uses for your chefs knife.
    on Feb 17, 2010
    The chef's knife is so versatile that you don't actually need any other type of knife. It would be better to have certain knives for certain tasks, for ease and to save wear and tear on your chef's knife. We will give you some basic jobs for certain...
  • Correct grip for the chefs knife (french knife).
    on Feb 16, 2010
    The chefs knife or as sometimes it is called french knife is probably the most important knife that you are going to own, being used in excess of 65% of the time. So we are going to cover the grip, then move onto the different ways to use the knife.T...
  • Intro to knives.
    on Feb 15, 2010
    Knife skills are one of the most important parts of cooking, we will be devoting several posts to this subject. Good knife skills help improve the quality of the food and saves you time in the kitchen as well. So we will start with the basic knives a...
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