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How To : Turn your fresh tomatoes into crushed

Ian Knauer, food editor from Gourmet Magazine, is going to show you how to turn fresh tomatoes into crushed tomatoes in no time. First, you must take a fresh tomato and just slice it in half, now grab a 4 sided grater and start grating the tomato using the large holes. You sho ...more

How To : Make a beautiful fruit basket

If you're looking for a fabulous gift, why not check out this tutorial with Martha Stewart and see what to do to create a beautiful fruit basket. Bananas, apples, peaches, grapes, cherries, oranges, pineapple, kiwi, tangerines - any fruit you want! Of course, make sure you're ...more

How To : Open a fresh young coconut

In this tutorial, we learn how to open a fresh young coconut. First, you want to grab a sharp and large knife, then go around the coconut cutting the husk off. After you have done this, you should be down to the nut of the coconut. Some areas of the husk will be thicker than t ...more

How To : Carve a watermelon baby stroller filled with fruit

This watermelon baby carriage is just waiting to get rolled into a baby shower! When traditional gifts like baby bibs and ginormous baskets of diapers and pacifiers won't cut it, this stroller is all that and then some. Carved out of a single piece of watermelon, the stroller ...more

How To : Open a coconut with no tools

Follow along as Coconut Chris teaches us how to open a coconut in under a minute. - You can use a metal spike, but the most common way to open a coconut "Hawaiian Style" is to smash it on a rock. - Do this until the husk starts to break, when it does peel it off. - Tap the coc ...more

How To : Ripen fruit quickly

This quick video for the home chef teaches us how to ripen fruit quickly. Not quite as quickly as this video ends, but more quickly than it would otherwise. A must for anyone who has ever slapped their forehead at the sight of the pile of green bananas at the supermarket and l ...more

How To : Prevent a banana from ripening too quickly

This video gives tips on how to keep a banana from ripening too quickly. Bananas are popular because they're inexpensive, they're tasty and they are relatively easy to get locally. The banana in the demonstration has a few brown spots but is reasonably fresh. A fresh banana wi ...more

How To : Slow down banana ripening

You buys bananas, but you never seem to eat them because by the time you get your banana craving, they've morphed into soft gooey black apparatus of evil. If you're bananas are blackening quicker than you can scarf them down, next time, slow down the ripening process by separa ...more

How To : Open up a coconut in three different ways

This video is presented by Coco Joe from CocoJoesCoconuts. The video starts by demonstrating the technique for getting the coconut water from young coconuts. Coco Joe first uses a coconut opening tool by inserting it into the top part of the coconut and prying off the very top ...more

How To : Peel a dragon fruit (also known as a pitahaya)

Interested in peeling a dragon fruit by hand? With the proper technique, it's easier than you'd think. So easy, in fact, that this free video lesson can present a complete overview of the peeling process in about a minute's time. For more information, and to get started peelin ...more

How To : Clean and cut a whole pineapple

Chef Dan Bobo explains the proper way to clean and cut a whole pineapple, putting safety and cleanliness first. The first step is to wash the pineapple. Then, you can start cutting it: First, try to find the flattest side of it by rolling it over the table. Then, hold it firml ...more

How To : Remove coconut husk with a machete

Love coconuts but don't know how to open them up? This how to video demonstrates how to strip a coconut husk in under two minutes. Use a machete and a piece of wood to remove the husk and cut open coconuts.

How To : Cut a mango like a flower

What could be more romantic than serving your partner with a tasty mango shaped like a lovely flower? In this video, learn exactly how to slice and peel a mango in the shape of a rose and melt the heart of any lady.

How To : Cut into a fresh pineapple

In order to cut into a fresh pineapple, you will need a sharp knife and a cutting board. Clean the pineapple first. Rinse it really well under running water. You will need to remove the top and bottom. Turn it on its side. Cut the top off. Then, cut the bottom off. Now, stand ...more

How To : Prepare cantaloupe

In this tutorial, we learn how to prepare a cantaloupe. First, cut the top and the bottom off of the cantaloupe. After you have these cut off, take a sharp knife and cut from the top to the bottom of the fruit. Cut just the skin off, making sure you get the least amount of ora ...more

How To : Make grilled pineapple

Grilled pineapple makes a juicy side dish to whatever you’re barbecuing. Step 1: Clean the grill Clean your grill so the fruit doesn’t stick. For a charcoal grill, light some coals; with a gas grill, set it on high and close the lid. After about 20 minutes, let the grill cool ...more

How To : Select and prepare Jackfruit

Have you ever heard of the East Indian fruit Jackfruit or Kanoon? The Jackfruit is one of the largest of fruits and almost every family in Thailand has a Jackfruit tree in their backyard. You can learn how to properly select a Jackfruit based on ripeness and learn the proper w ...more

How To : Cut open a coconut

In this tutorial, we learn how to cut open a coconut. Coconuts in nature look different than they do when you buy them at the grocery store. They come in green, orange, and yellow. The white ones you see are shaved off before you buy them at the store. To open up a coconut, yo ...more

How To : Cut fancy citrus fruit wedges

Check out this short video tutorial from Rouxbe on how to cut fancy citrus fruit wedges. This video will support your cooking experience and will provide you with additional relevant information during your culinary time cutting citrus wedges. There are two ways you can cut f ...more

How To : Determine whether cantaloupes are ripe or not ripe

The cantaloupe is a troublesome fruit for some melon shoppers, because it's a really hard fruit to tell the ripeness of, like most hard-shelled melons. If you've been riddled with how to bring home the ripest and freshest cantaloupe melon, then YourProduceGuy has answers for y ...more

How To : Prepare figs

Roasting figs with port makes delicious appetizer, or dessert. Fig season is from the end of June to the end of August.

How To : Carve a watermelon centerpiece

Handling a 15 pound watermelon is no easy task. This video offers a demonstration on how to create a beautiful centerpiece for your table using basic strategies and handling techniques on your watermelon. Peel the outer green layer of skin off the watermelon to expose the pal ...more

How To : Carve a papaya in a flower design

In this video, we learn how to carve a papaya flower design. To start, you will want to take a sharp object and outline the drawing you want to make. Carve this onto the papaya, then remove the skin as you are making different shapes. If you want to do a large flower design, c ...more

How To : Cut the cheeks off a mango

This video give you a step by step in how to cut your mango cheeks, and owszat shows you how to do it. Using careful tactics on the mango, you can see a slight edge. Where you distinguish your mango's center point is where you will be cutting from. Tear off your stem to have a ...more

How To : Pit and dice an avocado

Check out this short video tutorial from Rouxbe on how to pit and dice an avocado. This video will support your cooking experience and will provide you with additional relevant information during your culinary time pitting and dicing avocados. To cut an avocado, first remove ...more

How To : Prepare a mango

Skinny and Mini teach us how to prepare a mango in this tutorial. The correct way to cut this is to hold it up and cut down in the mango, avoiding the seed. Next, turn it around and do the same thing to the second side. You can still eat the other sides of the mango, just cut ...more

How To : Choose the perfect ripe avocado

Learn how to pick out that perfectly ripe avocado and find out how to avoid the bad ones. You don't want to get home with an old avocado or one that isn't ready to use in time for that party.

How To : Prepare a honey dew

In this video, we learn how to prepare a honey dew. Start off by cutting the end off of the honey dew. After this, cut the other end off of the melon as well. Next, you will take the knife and cut from the top to the bottom, curving the knife. Cut behind the white part so ther ...more

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