How to Peel and Slice a Grapefruit

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A grapefruit knife with its serrated edges and slightly bent tip makes sectioning a grapefruit easier, but a regular knife will do. ⇓ You may also listen to the instructions by pressing the play button below MATERIALS NEEDED Grapefruit Grapefruit Knife INSTRUCTIONS TIPS All grapefruit are hand-picked, no mechanical harvesting is ever used. If you are … Read more

How to Crack Open Coconut | Tips

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A shell of a whole coconut is extremely hard. While some people will tell you the smash it against a concrete floor to crack the shell, you are likely to lose many of the juices inside. Instead, try shelling a coconut with five simple tools: a hammer or mallet, a long metal skewer, a butter … Read more

Fried Chicken in a Crisp Coating | Step by Step

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Fried chicken is one of the world’s great basic dishes. In America it ranks as a na­tional institution—albeit one subject to infinite variations from region to region and cook to cook. Some people insist that the chicken be fried in the fat from smoked bacon; others swear by lard, still others by pea­nut oil. Inventive … Read more

The Chinese Technique of Stir Frying

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Using this centuries-old Chinese tech­nique, you can fry morsels of meat and vegetables in minutes by tossing them briskly against the side of an intensely hot but well-oiled pan. Because the cook­ing time is so short, flavor and juices do not have time to escape. Meat stays moist and tender; vegetables come out crisp. Before … Read more

How to Prepare Mussels


Before cooking, mussels must be carefully scraped and washed to remove barnacles, sand, and the “beard” that attaches them to the poles or ropes on which cultivated mussels grow. ⇓ You may also listen to the instructions by pressing the play button below MATERIALS NEEDED Small knife Brush INSTRUCTIONS STEP 1: With a small knife, detach … Read more

How to Fillet a Round Fish


Round fish, such as salmon, cod, and mackerel, have 2 fillets that can be cut from either side of the backbone. A well-sharpened filleting knife works best for cutting smooth, even fillets. ⇓ You may also listen to the instructions by pressing the play button below INSTRUCTIONS STEP 1: Starting just behind the head, cut … Read more

How to Peel and Segment a Lemon

How to Peel and Segment a Lemon

Segment lemons using this method to leave only crescents of flesh. INSTRUCTIONS STEP 1: Trim the ends from the lemon. Set the fruit upright and cut away the skin and white pith, following the curve of the fruit. STEP 2: With the lemon in your hand, slide a knife down one side of a segment, … Read more