How To: Keep strawberries fresh by storing them properly

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.

How To: Cut and prepare papaya

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.

How To: Prepare a pomegranate for eating

In this tutorial, we learn how to prepare a pomegranate for eating. These are very messy fruits, so make sure you place it on a surface that has a plate underneath it. Take a sharp knife and cut down the center of the pomegranate until you reach the bottom. Now, quarter the halves and push the skin back so the seeds are exposed. As you do this, you can pick the seeds off and eat them, or place into a bowl to eat later on. When finished, enjoy eating these delicious seeds with your favorite fl...

How To: Cut fruit

In this video series, our expert will teach you how to prepare and cut a variety of fruit. Get expert advice on preparing pineapple, oranges and papayas.

How To: Prepare and eat an avocado

On the subject of avocados, do you know how to properly prepare and eat the fruit? Compare your techniques to those of Mike's in this video. Learn how to properly prepare an avocado for eating with a little guidance from this instructional.

How To: Hull a strawberry

With the use of a handy dandy straw you can quickly and easily remove the hull of a strawberry. You might still have to remove a couple leaves but by starting from the bottom of the strawberry and pushing the straw up through the top you should cleanly remover the middle.

How To: Make Filipino ginisang ampalaya (sauteed bittermelon)

Panlasangpinoy gives a tutorial on a nutritious Filipino vegetable recipe Ginisang Ampalaya (Sautéed Bitter Melon). Bitter melon is said to have high iron content and have antidiabetic property also. First cut two ampalaya into thin slices and add salt and luke warm water, then leave for 5 minutes. After that, put it into a cheese cloth and squeeze to remove water. Add cooking oil to the heated pan then add 1 tbsp minced garlic and sauté until it gets golden brown. Add one large onion, one la...

How To: Make fruit salad with lemon oil

Making a fruit salad is easy with just a few simple steps. First, peel, core and cut some pineapple. Next, peel and cut up some mango. After that, remove the pulp and juice the orange and grapefruit. Add all the fruit to the serving dish. Place the raspberries around the edge of the dish for appearance. Now add the red currants and chopped basil. Drizzle with lemon oil and sprinkle with sugar to complete the dish.

How To: Carve a watermelon basket

Using food as a platter or bowl to serve food in is a genius idea. Because once you're done digging into the fruit salad inside this watermelon, you can then eat the "bowl"! Well, maybe not the rind. But you get the point.

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 comes equipped with wheels, a sun shade, and a handle for pushing.

How To: Choose a perfectly ripe Tommy Atkins mango

Just because the grocery store sells produce, doesn't mean it's all good and ready to eat. Mangos are a particularly tricky fruit to get right… er… ripe. Tommy Atkins mangos the more common mangos, and are usually grown in Mexico (originally Florida). When choosing a Tommy Atkins mango, you need to look for a mango without bruising and with as much color as possible. Green is not quite ready yet. Red is excellent, but a beautiful mix of red and yellow is the best.

How To: Cut and serve a dragon fruit (also known as pitahaya)

Interested in cutting up a dragon fruit? With the proper technique, it's easier than you'd think. So easy, in fact, that this free video cooking lesson can present a complete overview of the process in about two minutes. For more information, including the full recipe, and to get cutting up your own pitahayas, watch this video guide.

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.

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 separating them instead of leaving them in a bunch. Fresh!

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 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...

How To: Segment an orange like a chef

Check out this video cooking tip from The Chef's Toolbox in Australia. Watch this tutorial to learn how to segment an orange like a chef. Segmenting orange fruits for recipes is easy with a little know-how, see how to do it right here.

How To: Make oven-dried fruit chips

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.

How To: Cut kiwi

Kiwi is quite the ironic fruit. It's to-die-for exotic sweetness is countered by it's very difficult exterior, which is rough and soemtimes hard to scrape off. Luckily, this food tutorial will run you through several ways to choose, peel, and slice kiwis.

How To: Wash, cut, open, and eat a pomegranate

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.

How To: Use fruit cutting tools

On this episode of FoodGear add a little spice to your summer fruit consumption. At a standard kitchen store, you should be able to find every kind of fruit cutting gadget under the summer sun. Watch this instructional cooking video for advice on choosing grapefruit knives, strawberry holers and melon ballers. Remember, a fruit cutting tool won't actually make the fruit taste better.

How To: Cut citrus segments

Citrus segments make refreshing additions to salads and desserts, but the bitter white pith and chewy membranes sometimes detract from the deliciousness. To make citrus segments -- sometimes called "supremes" -- the only tool needed is a sharp paring knife. Cut the top and bottom off the fruit, then carefully cut away the peel and pith, leaving as much of the fruit as possible.

How To: Peel and eat a cactus pear

The cactus pear, or better in known in some grocery stores as the prickly pear, is an underrated fruit, mostly because of the spines that you have to deal with. In this video you will learn about the different types of prickly pears, and the best method to peeling and consuming your pear. Be prepared to get a few pricks in the process!

How To: Eat green mangoes in the Vietnamese tradition

In this tutorial, we learn how to properly eat green mangoes the Vietnamese way. The ingredients you need are: washed cold green mangoes, a peeler, a plate, sugar, a spoon, a bowl, and fish sauce. First, peel your mango until it's all the way free of the skin and cut the mango into slices. Now, in your small bowl you will pour in fish sauce and add in sugar, then mix together. Now, you can dip your mangoes into the sauce and eat as much as you like! This is a delicacy in Vietnam and how they ...

How To: Prepare a persimmon for eating

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...

How To: Grill bananas and pineapples

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...

How To: Clean fruit with vinegar

Keeping things clean is very important to prevent food born illnesses. Washing fruit is important. You can take care of many problems by just running them under water. You can use white vinegar and hydrogen peroxide to clean fruit. Start by spraying some white vinegar on the fruit and then a little hydrogen peroxide. After you spray the fruit with white vinegar and hydrogen peroxide rinse it in water and that will wash all the vinegar and peroxide off of the fruit. The vinegar and peroxide wi...

How To: Make a classic fruit clafoutis with Alton Brown

Alton Brown makes a classic fruit dessert, cooking it in hot coals. Follow along as he shows the step by step process of making this French treat. This cooking how-to video is part of Good Eats show hosted by Alton Brown. Pop culture, comedy, and plain good eating: Host Alton Brown explores the origins of ingredients, decodes culinary customs and presents food and equipment trends. Punctuated by unusual interludes, simple preparations and unconventional discussions, he'll bring you food in it...

How To: Pick and open a coconut

Getting into the inside of a coconut can be tough but this episode will show you an easy and quick way to crack open a coconut. Leave the tools in the garage. Forget about trying to cut the shell. All you need is a sturdy kitchen knife and a flick of the wrist.

How To: Determine whether watermelons are ripe or not ripe

One of the hardest fruits to determine the freshness of is the watermelon. It's the biggest question in the produce department of grocery stores, so you're not the only one having problems. This video from YourProduceGuy gives you the tips to finding out what to do when picking out a fresh and perfectly ripe watermelon and the local store. There's a sweet spot for every fruit.