9 Techniques & Tools Recipes for Vegetarians

Drew Glover • March 17, 2015
Do you have a wonderful idea for baking or cooking but don't know how to get it accomplished? This place has tons of tips and techniques to help take your ideas to reality. Learn tips on how to cook from professional chefs and cooking instructors.Maple Glazed Pecans | Hungry for the Holidays
1. Maple Glazed Pecans | Hungry for the Holidays
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These toasted nuts are anything but standard. They're sweet and salty, with speckles of sesame seeds, perfect as a quick treat for holiday guests.
2. Quick Cooking Tip: How to Cut an Avocado
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Opening, slicing, pitting, and cutting an avocado is so much easier than you ever thought possible! In this video learn how to open an avocado and keep that beautiful green color from turning brown.
3. Expert Tip: Rolling the Perfect Tart Shell
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When you've taken the time to prepare tart dough from scratch, you want the finished dessert to look as delicious as it tastes. In this Grokker Premium video Executive Pastry Chef Emily Luchetti teaches you the insider's tips and tricks on how to expertly roll out your dough and form it into a perfect tart. If you want to learn how to make the tart dough itself, just click on Chef Emily's profile and watch her Grokker Premium video on the topic, all part of her Baking Basics collection. Enjoy!
4. Kitchen Basic: How to Segment an Orange
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A lot of dessert recipes call for segments of citrus, whether it's orange or lemon or grapefruit. Pastry Chef Emily Luchetti shows how to quickly and simply segment oranges for a beautiful garnish for you plates, also called supremes. Premium video in the Baking Basics series.
5. Easy Dessert: Two-Ingredient Chocolate Sauce
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How easy can making a homemade chocolate sauce be? Easy as pouring it on top of ice cream, desserts, crepes, and pretty much anything your heart desires! Pastry Chef Emily Luchetti shows how super easy it is to make a delicious sweet and rich chocolate sauce in this Grokker Premium video.
6. Choosing & Preparing the Best Strawberries
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Not many people think about picking the perfect strawberries. Many just pick a bunch and suffer through the ones that aren't that good. Well, Pastry Chef Emily Luchetti shares her desire to be picky when it comes to choosing strawberries. Learn tips like picking the bright beautiful red strawberries over the other ones with white spots and little advice like adding a little sugar to the strawberry to bring out that extra flavor. You'll never have to eat strawberries that are not as tasty as they should be by watching this Grokker Premium video.
7. Silky Smooth Chocolate Ganache
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Believe it or not, the secret to a smooth, glossy ganache is a microwave. A double boiler is pretty, but risks adding moisture to the chocolate which can cause it to split. Watch Sage Russell in this Grokker Premium video as he prepares the perfect ganache with some added orange zest to give it some zip. Sage finishes the ganache off as delicious truffles but the ganache is perfect on ice cream or as a tart or pastry filling.
8. Red Pepper Relish
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This simple red pepper relish is a great tart accompaniment. Serve it an appetiser on bread, or as a condiment for any meat or fish dish. The key is getting the right peppers, so follow Sage's lead in this Grokker Premium video and you will have perfected this sauce in no time.
9. Kitchen Basic: How to Cut a Pineapple
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There are so many great dessert recipes that include pineapple, but many people take a shortcut and use canned pineapple. Don’t use canned pineapple! Fresh pineapple will make your dessert taste soooo much better! In this Grokker Premium video, master baker Emily Luchetti will give you tips on what to look for when picking out a fresh pineapple and some simple techniques for how to cut up a pineapple in just a couple of minutes.
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