Thursday, January 12, 2012

Cooking Tip #11

Here's a great cooking tip from Laura Dolson in an article she wrote on on September 5th, 2011 called - Ten Tips for Easy Vegetable Preparation - Vegetables Made Quick and Easy. For more information, and to read all ten tips, go to -

Have The Right Tools and Know How to Use Them

Get a good chef's knife, learn how to use it, and keep it sharp. When you know you can cut up a big mound of vegetables in just a few minutes, you are much more likely to do it. This one tip has given our family a greater variety and quantity of vegetables.

You don't have to spend a lot of money to get a good knife. The TV show "America's Test Kitchen" reviewed chef's knives and recommended one that was about $25--and it will last the rest of your life. Learn how to use the one you choose by taking classes at a kitchen equipment store, or watching TV shows that give technique guidance.

Tip: Don't try to cut too fast at first. Build up your speed gradually. Soon you will be chopping like a pro.

For some jobs, a food processor is also very helpful. It can shred a zucchini or turn cauliflower into “cauli-rice” in a few seconds.

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