You don't have to know what kathal pulav means (jack fruit pulao, or jack fruit plus rice pilaf) to enjoy its mildly sweet and rich flavor. Jack fruit is a supersized fruit (the largest tree-borne fruit in the world, in fact ) comes from a Southeast Asian tree that grows in tropical regions.
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.
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, you are going to need a machete, which is a very large knife. Make sure the knife is sharpened, then hold the coconut on the handle and slice it at an angle using the machete. Use force when cutting so the coconut comes op...
Papaya's are a tropical fruit that is very healthy and a little sweet. But knowing when it's ripe is the true challenge. It boils down to a few factors that include color, smell and other visual cues. In this video you will get tips on what to look for as well as alternatives to getting your papaya to ripen.
Grapes as dessert? After watching this food video you'll think twice about these juicy purple orbs. While we think popping some grapes into our mouths is delicious enough as it is, this recipe combines grapey goodness with icy coldness for a delicious, almost popsicle like snack.
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.
Lemons have been keeping away scurvy for hundred of years because of their long rotting time, but did you know you can preserve them so that they last for a year? This video will show you how to do it. Preserved lemons are great for Moroccan cooking.
Generally if you can get your knife through a peach and produce smaller, more bite-sized chunks, that's good enough. We're not all too picky about how beautiful our peach slices look when we're scarfing one down post workout, but sometimes it's important to give a good presentation.
Cantaloupes are most in season during the summer, so enjoy these sweet and juicy fruits while they're still ripe! If you're afraid of cutting one apart—or just don't know how to—check out this food tutorial to learn how to remove a cantaloupe's skin and then slice it up.
One of the truest art forms in grocery shopping and produce picking is getting the perfect watermelon. Not everyone knows how to do it properly, and some just do it without realizing what they are actually checking for. In this great video you will learn the techniques and the signs of what makes a great watermelon. But even with all that, as he says in the video, it's still 10% luck.
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!
What's the best way to make sure your fruits, specifically melons, are staying fresh and tasty? Wrapping and storing your melons properly is the key to freshness. YouProduceGuy has the tips you need to make sure you wrap your melons perfectly for long-lasting fruit delight, so you can have it ready for a quick healthy snack from the fridge, or even have on display before you cut into them for a party.
YourProduceGuy has some tips and information about determining the ripeness of Crenshaw melons in the produce department of your local grocery store. Crenshaw melons are a part of the muskmelon group, which includes honeydew melons, also. Watch the video and find out how to tell if it's ripe or not yet ready to eat.
Every fruit has a tell. A tell is the perfect way to determine whether or not the fruit is ripe or not, and this video tip from YourProduceGuy will show you exactly what that tell is for honeydew melons. Watch the whole melon video, to make sure you don't bring anymore rotten honeydews home from the grocery store.
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.
In this video, we learn how to carve a mango creatively. First, cut small circle in the middle of the side on the mango. Next, cut out circles around the middle to make a cute flower shape! Make sure you take the middle peel out so you can see the yellow of the mango show through. Carve in leaves on the side where the petals are. Continue to carve a smaller line to make the image look shadowed. Use your own talents to make this all your own and be as creative as you'd like to be. When finishe...
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 the others. Next, use the corner of the knife to knock the top corner of the coconut. After this, take the knife and stick it into the hole that you made. Wedge it in there slowly, then turn the knife towards you and cut ...
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 the middle seed out. Next, cut the mango into squares while it's still in it's skin, then pop the mango up and you can eat it straight out of the skin. You can also use a knife after this to cut the pieces out and use in...
Berries, berries, berries! That's what you get in the summertime satisfying fruit dessert. It's a fresh berry pudding, full of strawberries, blueberries, raspberries, and blackberries. It's unbelievably tasty.
Love mangos, but never got around to eating fresh ones? Are you addicted to mango juice and mango yogurt? Well, nothing beats the fresh test of a real, freshly cut mango, so you have to go out and get some, but before you do, you're going to need to know the proper way to slice and dice these fruity beasts.
What's the perfect party platter for summer? Watermelon. But you have to present this party centerpiece in a beautiful manner to impress your guests, and this video will show you how to turn a simple watermelon into a stunning centerpiece with just one simple but sharp paring knife. It's amazing what you can do with a few twists and turns and a little patience. Great for a party or a special night at home. Carve a watermelon into a party centerpiece.
In this tutorial, we learn how to make a bunny shape out of an apple. First, grab your apply and cut it in half using a sharp knife. Next, cut a quarter out of one half of the apply. Now, take that cut quarter and cut out the very middle of it. Next, make a v-shaped cut on the outside of that same quarter. Next, cut another quarter out of that same half and make the same cuts as the one before. Cut two more quarters out of the remaining apple and remove the skins. Place the apples in an ice b...
If you've been eating peaches the same way since you were little and wish for a different approach, this next tutorial should help. In the video, you'll find out how to prepare peaches using two easy methods: grill and broil.
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...
In order to cut into a fresh pineapple, you will need a sharp knife and a cutting board.
In this clip, learn how to make Betty's most elegant dessert - strawberries romanoff! This tasty twist on summer fruit is a great, simple dish to serve your guests when dinner is done. You will lick the bowl when you finish these sweet babies - they are so good!
Coconuts are delicious, but such a pain to break open… why is that? Though that mystery may never be solved, the mystery of cracking open a coconut can be. This video teaches you just how to crack open a coconut. He does struggle through his attempt, showing you that it is a very hard task, but gives you a very successful alternative to opening it when all else fails.
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.
In this video, we learn how to open a coconut with a sharp stick in the ground. You will want to start off by pushing the coconut into the stick, breaking apart the outer shell until you get to the middle. Depending on how experienced you are, this can take just a few minutes or it can take a while. Be careful not to push your hand into the sharp stick, as you can severely injure yourself. When the coconut comes out of the shell, you can clean it off and use it for food, or use the shells as ...
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!
In this clip, learn how to peel an orange in the healthiest way possible. This way is easier for people with muscle problems because you use a knife, keeps you hands cleaner and retains part of the rind so you stay even healthier and get even more vitamins and minerals. Follow talk show host Jenny Jones as she demonstrates a fast, delicious and efficient way to enjoy more citrus.
In this clip, Sunny Anderson shows you how to saute plantains into a crispy, naturally sweet side dish like they do in Mexico and the Caribbean. All you need are plantains and butter and a few minutes of time so you'll be ready. Enjoy!
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!
Need to know how to open a durian? It's easy! So easy, in fact, that this free video tutorial can present a detailed, step-by-step overview of the peeling process in under a minute. For more information, and to get started opening durians yourself, take a look!
Need some help figuring out how to pick the perfect avocado? Learn how with this green grocer's guide. As you might expect, once you know what to look, feel and smell for, the process of selecting ripe avocados is a simple one. So simple, in fact, that this clip clocks in at just 26 seconds. For more information on how to tell when an avocado is ready to be eaten on the day of purchase, take a look.
There are a lot of different fruit smoothie recipes out there. This particularly delicious-looking recipe includes the traditional smoothie fruits strawberries, bananas, and oranges, with a bit of lime and salt to give it a bit of a kick that many of the other recipes out there lack. Cool yourself off and get healthy at the same time with this delicious recipe.
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.
Not sure what to get your sweetie on Valentine's Day? Everybody loves food! Although they may wait to eat their present AFTER the date in order to stay fitted into their dress or pant, an edible gift might be the way to go this year! In this video presented by the "Original Naked Chef", learn how to make a decorative edible rose for Valentine's Day. Give a gift your loved one's taste buds will enjoy!
What could be more romantic than serving your partner with a tasty mango shaped like a lovely flower?
Raw foodists believe that to get all the nutritional value out of food, you cannot cook the food. Cooking the food, they believe, eliminates many of the necessary nutrients for our survival and development. In this video tutorial, Jonsi of Sigur Ros and his boyfriend, Alex, shows you how to make a raw strawberry pie, from all raw ingredients. You'll need lots of nuts, lots of strawberries, and a blender.