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Anatomy of a Geoduck

How to Prepare a Geoduck We go behind the scenes at last year’s South Beach Wine & Food Festival to show you how to prepare the most delicious clam in the world. I often say eating geoduck is like kissing a mermaid. Try it and I guarantee you’ll agree. The giant clam can be daunting…  Read More

Andrew Zimmern Cooks: How to Kill a Lobster

How to Kill a Lobster Dispatching a lobster is most likely what’s preventing you from cooking it at home, but learning the proper and most humane way to do it will make it less intimidating. I believe the most humane way to kill a lobster is to first put it in the freezer for 5…  Read More

Andrew Zimmern Cooks: Chicken Lollipops

How to Make Chicken Lollipops Looking for a fun presentation for chicken wings or legs? Learn how to make chicken lollipops, an easy frenching technique where you scrape the meat away from the bone to create a lollipop shape. The chicken will be more succulent and easy to eat with its bone handle. Learn how…  Read More

Andrew Zimmern Cooks: How to Prep Lemongrass

How to Prep Lemongrass I love cooking with lemongrass. It’s a staple of many Asian cuisines that lends a unique citrusy aroma and flavor to soups, curries, marinades, stir-fries, dumplings and dipping sauces, even cocktails. Peel away the dried, tough outer layers, trim the top of the long stalk, pound the root end with a…  Read More

Andrew Zimmern Cooks: How to Truss a Chicken

How to Truss a Chicken My digital series, AZ Cooks, is all about culinary literacy. I want to give you the tips, techniques and recipes you need to become a better cook—from demystifying essential dishes from cultures around the globe to teaching basic methods for peeling, chopping and preparing everyday ingredients. Learning to truss a…  Read More

Andrew Zimmern Cooks: How to Prep Ginger

What’s the easiest way to peel fresh ginger? The best tool for prepping ginger is something I guarantee you have in your kitchen cabinet: a spoon. Because the irregular-shaped root has thin, delicate skin, a spoon can easily scrape it away without much waste. It’s also much easier to get into all of the nooks and crannies…  Read More

How to Make Whipped Cream

Make Whipped Cream from Scratch, It’s Easy Canned whipped cream doesn’t even compare to freshly whipped cream. It’s so easy to make, and in my opinion, the best way to top off my favorite dessert—key lime pie. Really, the only mistake you can make is over beating it and turning your cream into butter. When making whipped cream, it’s…  Read More

How to Open a Restaurant

Ever dream of becoming a restaurateur? OpenTable has partnered with hospitality consultant Alison Arth to create How to Open a Restaurant: The Modern Restaurateur’s Guide to Starting & Growing a Restaurant Business. The guide provides prospective restaurant owners with the tools they need to succeed, hitting on topics like funding, staffing and restaurant technology. It’s also chock…  Read More

4 Common Knife Mishaps (& How to Fix Them)

Oops, I messed up my knife. A few nice knives can elevate a home cook from good to great. However, investing in those items isn’t cheap– precisely why any dings, nicks or rust can be a real heartbreaker. Don’t fret, there are some easy ways to keep your knives in ship shape. Here are four…  Read More

What Everyone Ought to Know About Knives

Knife Care 101 Every chef says the same thing, “If I had to pick one tool I couldn’t live without, it’d have to be my knife.”  Guess what, it’s a cliché… but it’s true. When it comes to gadgetry, I am all about the latest and greatest new phone, tablet, watch and camera. But in…  Read More