How to Cook Food Basics

white rice in a colander

Perfect Rice

In this lesson we are going to look at how to boil perfect rice. The last thing you want is for your rice to be all stuck together. So I am going to show you how to cook perfect rice every time.

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poached egg on a muffin

Poaching an Egg

So many people get this wrong, but poaching an egg is actually very simple. You just need to follow a few basic rules. In this lesson I will show you the Do's and Don'ts of Poaching an Egg

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ball of pizza dough

Making Pizza Dough

We are going to look at making some pizza dough. This is a great skill to have because this pizza dough can be used for more than just pizza making. You can make Calzone, garlic bread with it as well.

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slab of puff pastry

Making Puff Pastry

It is true that puff pastry is probably easier to just buy it ready made, but there is something very satisfying about making your own. This is a hard lesson to learn, but worth every minute you spend on it.

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1 large orange pumpkin

Peeling a Pumpkin

When it comes to Halloween you are going to need a Pumpkin or two. We use Pumpkins to make Jack 'o' lanterns and making deliciously creepy recipes, like Pumpkin pie or even Pumpkin soup.

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Cooking Terminology