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Gourmet Cooking 101

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Whether you are just starting out or you're an expert in the kitchen, here are some tips, techniques, and suggestions that everyone can use to develop their cooking skills. Some of these lessons are very basic and others are definitely more advanced. Jump right in, give them a try, and remember to have fun. If you have some great cooking techniques of your own, please share in the comments or send me an email!
  1. How to Make Pasta
  2. Techniques for Cutting Fruits and Vegetables
  3. How to Prepare Fresh Seafood

How to Make Pasta

Making Pasta

Making your own pasta is a skill every cook should now. It's a very simple process and uses only three ingredients. Your dinner guests, however, will be deservedly impressed. Let me show you how easy it is with my step-by-step tutorials.

Techniques for Cutting Fruits and Vegetables

Some fruits and vegetables can be a bit stubborn when it comes to their preparation - tough skins, strange shapes, or difficult seeds to remove. This can be such a turn off that many will not even attempt to prepare them at home. But don't despair, every fruit and vegetable has a trick or two to make it a snap to peel and cut.

How to Prepare Fresh Seafood

There is nothing more delicious than properly prepared fresh seafood. Great fresh seafood is a world apart from frozen. For the uninitiated, though, trying to figure out how to cook a live lobster or how to open an oyster can seem daunting. Here are some tips and techniques to make you an expert seafood cook!

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