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How To: Garnish Your Food

Make even weeknight meals special—these super easy techniques will have you finishing your dishes like a pro! Curls & Twirls. Use a vegetable peeler to shave large curls from wedges of Parmesan cheese or milk chocolate bars. For example: Top salads or pasta dishes with curls of Parmesan. Arrange chocolate ... more

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How To: Carve Your Meat

How to carve boneless roasts Boneless roasts, like rolled pork tenderloin, boned and tied leg of lamb, and beef are easy to carve. 1. Hold the roast steady with a long-handled meat fork. 2. With the knife held perpendicular to the cutting board, cut across the grain into thin uniform slices. Cut ... more

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How To: Make Gravy

How to make an easy and delicious gravy. Ingredients • pan juices from any roast and roasting pan • 1/4 cup dry white wine • 4 tablespoons unsalted butter • 1/2 cup plain flour • 5 cups chicken broth • 1 teaspoons salt • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper Directions • ... more

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How To: Use Honey in Baking

To substitute honey for sugar in recipes, start by substituting up to half of the sugar called for. With a little experimentation, honey can replace all the sugar in some recipes. When baking with honey, remember the following: Reduce any liquid called for by 1/4 cup for each cup of ... more

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How To: Make Pan Sauces

Learn how to make a incredible pan sauce. If you want to elevate your cooking skills to a new level and add a whole lot more to your gastronomy repertoire, learn how to make a simple pan sauce. With this technique in your cooking bag of tricks, you can turn ... more

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How To: Cook with Herbs

Boost the flavour in your recipes by using fresh herbs. Herbs are fun and easy to grow. When harvested they make even the simplest meal seem like a gourmet delight. By using herbs in your cooking you can easily change the flavours of your recipes in many different ways, according ... more

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How To: Bake the Perfect Biscuits

Discover the secret to delicious, evenly baked biscuits. Step 1: Line a flat baking tray with non-stick baking paper. The tray can have a small lip (slightly raised edges), but biscuits will not brown evenly in a tray that is too deep. Step 2: Do not crowd biscuits – it’s ... more

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How To: Bake Better at Home

Nothing beats a homemade cake and to avoid a flop you need more than just a good recipe. GETTING THE RIGHT MIXTURE A cake’s texture depends on the ratio of ingredients used and the method in which they’re mixed. Sifting Flours are sold pre-sifted these days, so there’s usually no ... more

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Grilling Secrets: Steak

Grilling Secrets for the Perfectly Grilled Steak There is nothing quite like a good, juicy steak cooked on a grill. But, many people don’t know grilling secrets such as the best cuts to use, what size they should be, how long to cook the steaks, and marinades to use. Choosing ... more

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How to Use Chopsticks

Get to grips with chopsticks Place the first chopstick so that thicker part rests at the base of your thumb and the thinner part rests on the lower side of your middle fingertip. Bring your thumb forward so that it traps the stick firmly in place. At least two or ... more

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