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A Chef's Life
Vivian visits the famous Skylight Inn to talk cabbage and see how they make coleslaw.
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Vivian explores the origins of dried peas and their place in Southern food culture.
Watermelon isn't typically an ingredient to cook with, but it works with creams and fats.
Vivian loves spring onions and shows how she plans to use them in an upcoming event.
How to Steam
Vivian demonstrates the keys to properly steam food like a professional chef.
How to Sweat
Learn how to sweat vegetables and why its the foundation for so many recipes.
How to Sauté
Chef VIvian Howard shows how to properly sauté, a technique many people misuse.
How to Sear
Searing, or browning meat, is an important step in properly cooking flavorful meat.
How to Supreme
Learn why supreming citrus is Chef Vivian Howard's zen technique.
How to Stew
Stewing is a technique that is often confused. Learn how to make a proper stew.
How to Poach
Poaching is a commonly heard technique, but not one that many people try. Learn how.
How to Broil
Broiling was big in the 80s. See why Vivian Howard thinks we should bring it back.
How to Braise
Braising has become an increasingly popular way to cook meat. Learn the keys to success.
How to Grill
You can grill almost anything, even inside. Learn how to grill the right way.
How to Roast
When you roast, you cook in the dry heat of an oven. Find out what else you need to know.
How to Deglaze
Deglazing sounds fancy, but its actually an easy way to build flavor at home.
How to Caramelize
Caramelization pulls the sugar out of an ingredient and browning them.
How to Deep Fry
Don't be afraid to deep fry at home. You can do it!
How to Pan Fry
Pan frying exists between sautéing and deep frying. Get tips to do it correctly.
How to Temper
Temporing involves adding hot liquid to eggs without scrambling them.
How to Blanch and Shock
Learn why this simple technique is a great preliminary step for many vegetables.
How to Quick Pickle
You can pickle at home without any mason jars. Its easy!
How to Purée
Puréed foods are smooth and add a richness to a dish. Learn how to get them just right.
How to Steep
Steeping isn't just for tea. Learn how to add this technique into your cooking repertoire.
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