Tips and Tricks

How To Chop An Onion Without Tears

Keep onions in the chiller for 10-15 minutes before cutting them and always use a sharp knife to cut them.

How to Peel Garlic Faster

Take the back of your knife in the base of your hand, and smash the keel with your palm. Use a little bit of elbow grease so that the skin peels off after one hit. Repeat this on the whole clove to crack it. Then you turn it to the side and cut off the wooden tip.

Ensure the herbs stay in place

When chopping herbs, toss a little salt onto the cutting board; it will keep the herbs from flying around.

Avoid the cutting board to smell of garlic

Smash garlic cloves inside a resealable plastic bag with the back of a knife. That way, your cutting board and knife won't smell

How to make the veggies look bright and appetizing

Plunge vegetables in ice water after blanching (boiling) them so they maintain a bright color.

Want to know if your oil is hot enough for frying?

Want to know if your oil is hot enough for frying? Here's a tip: Stick a wooden skewer or spoon in the oil. If bubbles form around the wood, then you are good to go.

How to extract more juice from a lemon

To get more juice from a lemon, heat it in the microwave for 10 seconds, roll it on your work surface, then squeeze

How to get smooth mashed potatoes

For smooth mashed potatoes, push them through a food dicer while hot, then blend in a mixture of hot milk and butter

How to make garlic paste easily

Mince garlic with salt. It will jump around less and be easier to chop into a paste if desired.

Tip while cooking fish

Fish tends to fall apart when you turn it, especially when grilling. So why turn it? It's usually thin and cooks fast

Tip while grilling barbecue

Instead of messing around trying to oil the barbecue grate, lightly coat the outside of your meat or burger patty with oi

How to peel eggs easily

Eggs are easier to peel if you put them under cold running water right after taking them off the stove. Once they are cool, roll and crackle them on the counter. Start peeling