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How to cook Spanish Tapas: cookery lesson by award-winning chef

So, something about chopping, why chefs never cut themselves, well, hardly ever… you don’t want to be going like that. What is the origin of the word tapas? It comes from when you had a drink in the summer and there were lots of flies around in the heat and you put a little piece…

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Cookery lesson: How to preserve lemons

So these are preserved lemons that I made last year and you make them by packing them into a jar very tightly with salt and spices and lemon juice. And what you get is a very floppy malliable piece of lemon and you don’t eat the pulp you take that off and this is the…

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How to dice, slice and chop onions: cooking lesson

Basic skills. How to dice and slice an onion. The way you hold your knife, be confident with it and hold it nearer the blade, if you hold it near the end, you don’t have control. So the action is almost like a sawing action so the tip of your knife doesn’t really leave the…

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