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How to Season a Tagine

Authentic clay or glazed ceramic Moroccan tagines are wonderful pieces of handmade cookware used to create flavourful Moroccan dishes. Unglazed clay tagines in particular impart a unique earthy nuance to tender, slow-cooked stews. Whether you buy a tagine online or purchase one in Morocco, it should be “seasoned” before its first use to both strengthen it and, if unglazed, remove a raw clay taste.

Chinese Chicken Chopping

Step by step instructions with images and video – Chinese-style cutting is the cutting of a whole chicken into smaller, serving-size pieces of bone-in chicken. You can use this style of cutting for any Asian dish or other recipe that calls for chicken cut into serving-size pieces.

Steaming Vegetables

How to Steam Vegetables

The goal here is to have your vegetables perfectly cooked and ready to serve just before you sit down. And, ideally, all of the vegetables finish cooking at the same time. Here’s how you do it.

Cooking with Alcohol

How to Cook using Alcohol

Many dishes incorporate alcoholic beverages into the food itself. Such dishes include coq au vin, chicken cacciatore, and boeuf bourguignon. More modern examples are beer grilled chicken and bratwursts boiled in beer. Adding beer, instead of water, to chilli during cooking is popular. An overnight marinade of chicken, pork or beef in beer and spices is another example.

How to Whisk Egg Whites

How to Whisk Egg Whites

Beating egg whites tips and hints – How to make fluffy egg whites – Whisking egg whites traps air in them, increasing their volume. The air in whisked egg whites helps cakes, soufflés and other dishes to rise.


How to Fill and Shape Empanadas

Empanadas are a favourite snack, and they taste delicious no matter what they look like. But we’ve seen those rows and rows of perfect empanadas in bakeries and can’t help but aspire to attractive empanadas that don’t leak, break, or collapse in the oven. We’ve made lots of empanadas, and at least one in every batch still explodes in the oven.

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