In this video from C4Bimbos we learn how to cut a cantaloupe. This also works for a watermelon, she says. Slightly cut off each side - top and bottom - so that you can stand it up. Now you want to shave each side down. Using a sharp knife is the best way to go! Get all of the green part off. Now, turn it over to get the rest of the outside off. Now, cut it right in half. With a large spoon, scoop out all of the seeds and put them in a bowl. Cut the cantaloupe in perfect slices and you are rea...
In this episode of the Produce Picker Podcast learn how to cut open a pomegranate and avoid the mess that is usually associated with getting the seeds out of a pomegranate.
A persimmon is not ready to eat until it has a soft consistency like jelly or pudding, though the fruit can be harvested and brought inside while still hard, so long as the branch the fruit hangs from is picked along with it. One way to be sure that a persimmon is ready to eat, is to press a finger against the skin of the fruit. If a fingerprint is left, the persimmon is ripe and delicious. Once they start getting soft they go bad very quickly, so it's good to prepare them so you can eat them...
This is a simple, creative way to decorate your fruit salad - put it in a melon bowl!
Fruit cream anmitsu is a delicious Japanese dessert foreign to most Western tongues. In this video, you will earn how to make it at home from scratch. Make sure there is an Asian grocery store near your house, as it requires a number of ingredients not stocked in most Western supermarkets.
FoodWishes will show you how to make an apple swan with this short little video. This project is simple and quick.
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 flat relying surface. Cutting about five millimeters from the center point on each side, making one slice that releases your cheek, and doing the same for the other side leaves you with two mango cheeks and the center p...
You bought a whole bunch of strawberries on sale, but you don't want them to go bad. CHOW contributor Daniel Duane shares his trick for keeping farmers’ market strawberries fresh and making them last longer. Just follow this cooking how to video for great tips on keep fresh fruit longer.
Chris Ferguson shows an alternative way of making fruit salad with a deck of cards.
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 will still be sweet. If a banana ripens too quickly it gives a fermented taste. Then you have to throw it away, which is like throwing money away. How do you keep a banana from ripening too quickly? Put it in the fridge. D...
This decadent recipe makes the perfect decoration for many desserts and its combination of sweet and tart will excite your taste buds! Relish this Candied Citrus recipe. Make candied citrus.
Avocados are one of the most popular fruits in the Americas, but determining whether one is ripe or not is somewhat arcane for many people. Watch this video to learn what to look for in an avocado and make sure you buy the ripest ones.
Eating a pomegranate for the first time can be a daunting task. This great tutorial by RawKristen demonstrates, step by step, how to wash the fruit, cut it open and which parts to eat. Both nutritious and delicious, the pomegranate is an excellent addition to your diet that you shouldn't pass by during your next visit to the grocery store. This tutorial covers helpful knife handling techniques and tips, advice on how to choose a ripe fruit and how to get the most out of what is inside.
Do you need to cut a banana but you do not want to dirty your cutting board? Watch this video tutorial by Cook the Geek to learn how to safely cut a banana without a cutting board.
Watch as Gordon Ramsay comes into your kitchen to show you how to cook like pro. In this video he shows you how to make roasted pineapple with mascarpone cream. This recipe starts with these uniquely salt baked pineapples. Enjoy! Make roasted pineapples with Gordon Ramsay.
Watermelons are delicious and juicy, but they also cause a mess when you try to carve them most of the time. Not if you do it this way! Watch this video to learn how you can cube a watermelon without getting sticky juice everywhere.
Pineapple and bananas make a great complimentary dish to go along with pork or shrimp or many other items you are cooking. First you want to make a rum glaze. Start by melting down some butter. Add some dark rum, pepper, and some brown sugar to the butter. Then stir it up and set it aside. Take some bananas and cut off both ends of the banana leaving the skin on. Then cut the bananas in half length ways. Put them skin side down on a baking pan. Next take a pineapple and cut the top and bottom...
Ah coconuts, such a delicious...seed? Yeah, it's technically not a nut, but who cares. It tastes excellent once you get it open, which is no easy task. Ever wondered how to open a coconut without resorting to hammers, screwdrivers, chisels, or other unwieldly tools? Filmed in Hawaii at the Polynesian Heritage Centre this video explains how the Polynesian people do it - and it's so easy once you know how.
In this how to video Chef Paul demonstrates how to make baked apples. Take brown sugar and mix it with butter to stuff inside the apples. Get creative and stuff the apples with dried fruits. There are several things you can do one the apple is baked, watch and learn.
Learn how to make fruit that crackles and fizzes in your mouth. The process is a mix of science and cooking that employs the use of dry ice. This is a narrated video that also discusses the necessary safety precautions of using dry ice.
With the arrival of fall come persimmons. One of the kinds of persimmon called Fuyu persimmons, also called sharon, are in season from September through December. What you need to look out for is that they are firm and have a nice orange color overall with smooth skin. If a persimmon does not comply to this, let it ripen on the counter until it reaches a bright overall coloring and then just eat it or use it in a salad. There are two types of persimmons, the Fuyu is better suited to be eaten ...
The user "MJenks13"(Susan) from Youtube shows an easy trick that you can use to cut a mango for a delicious Fruit Salsa. You will need a mango fruit and a knife. It's ideal that the mango is ripe, so that it has a stronger flavor and the pulp is easy to cut. Mango fruits have a long flat seed in the center. Hold the mango vertically keeping the stem upwards and then cut a slice of mango along the length of the fruit. Do not cut from the middle, but a little to the side of the stem, so you don...
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.
Pesticide residues remain in most fruits and vegetables, even after being washed with detergents. Pesticide residues are not removed normally from fruits and vegetables, even after washing. The reason? Pesticides are oil-based, and as we know, oil and water do not mix. Oil is usually not removed by water, certainly not tap water, which introduces other problems. The solution is to use a special kind of water called Kangen Water. Fred Brown, Vegas Buzz Featured Columnist and water expert, give...
Successful avocado slicing depends on not following the banana model of peel first, then slicing. Avocados are best sliced with the skin still on.
If you love mangos but go to the store and find them too unripe to purchase, buy them anyway and make mango dal! Mango dal is an Indian dish of unripe mangoes cooked with yellow lentil.
"Preparing Pomegranates" Video Food Tip of the WeekPreparing pomegranates can be a pain. All those arils (that's the delicious, juicy part that covers the seed) squirt on your clothes while the papery white pith sticks to your fingers -- and everything else. Save yourself some hassle by prying open pomegranates over a bowl of water. The heavy arils will sink to the bottom while the pith and the spongy skin of the fruit will float -- making it easy to skim them off the surface.
Not everyone likes papaya. But a lot of times the sweet fruit is simply misunderstood. They require different methods of preparation which most people just don't feel like doing. But trust us, biting in to a juicy piece of papaya is totally worth the work.
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.
In this tutorial, we learn how to open a coconut to drink the milk. To start, you will need to grab a large bowl and place the coconut over it. Then, use a knife to hit it with the blunt side. Hit all around the coconut until you have cut an even edge around the middle of the fruit. You can also use a coconut to beat the knife into the coconut to open it up. From here, you can pour the milk from the coconut into a large bowl. Then you can drink it or use it in a recipe, enjoy!
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, carve layers into the papaya to make the flower look more realistic. Take time to carve the different petals, stems, and other details. This is a fun way to make something beautiful with your food, and can double as a cen...
A fairy princess party isn't the same without fairy wands! Eschew traditional conceptions of wands and create wands that are both girly and good to eat by watching this tutorial on how to create fruit wands!
A good snack to prepare is green mangos with chili. It is found on every street corner in Malaysia. You will need green mangos, sugar, coarse salt and dried Thai chiles. Make green mangos with chili, salt and sugar.
Cutting fruits can be difficult if you don't know how to do it. Not only that, but it can result in you wasting precious fruit that you could have easily eaten. So in this tutorial, you'll find out how to cut a pineapple using a simple and easy method. It's a fruit that looks hard to cut, but in reality is quite simple. Enjoy!
Jackfruit, also known as katal in Hindi, is an interesting tree species of the mulberry family that produces fruit (also called jackfruit) that is a vegetable before it ripens and becomes a fruit once it ripens. Weird, we know.
Step 1. Understand that opening a coconut requires a considerable use of precise force. Because you are using a knife or cleaver, it is very important that you keep your fingers and other body parts away from the blade. Step 2. Clear off a stable cutting surface. Step 3. Begin scraping off the white, sinewy upper layer around the pointed top of the coconut, using your knife. Scrape off the top layer until a brown ridge is revealed around the base of the pointed top. Right where this brown lay...
Use this quick and easy tip for chopping sticky dried fruit. The dried fruit can often stick to itself and become very difficult to chop into distinct pieces. This is important for baking cakes or other dessert recipes that require the ingredient.
You can dump canned fruit in a bowl and call it a fruit salad. But you can’t call it delicious. Watch this video to learn how to make fresh fruit salad.
Whether you're making a strawberry shortcake recipe, strawberry jam, or even a refreshing strawberry smoothie, make preparation easy when creating your favorite strawberry recipes with RecipeTips.com's strawberry slicing, dicing, and mashing tips. Slice, dice and mash strawberries.
Chef Charlie Trotter demonstrates how to make oven-dried fruit chips; Fruit slices oven dried to a perfect crisp. He slices banana, apple, and strawberry before putting them in the oven. Make oven-dried fruit chips.