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Cooking techniques

Preparing fruit and vegetables
  1. Chopping chillies

    Skill level: Easy

  2. De-seeding tomatoes

    Skill level: Easy

  3. Grating lemon zest

    Skill level: Easy

  4. How to cook asparagus

    Skill level: Easy

  5. How to cook chips

    Skill level: Easy

  6. How to prepare a pomegranate

    Skill level: Easy

  7. How to roast vegetables

    Skill level: Easy

  8. How to sharpen a knife

    Skill level: Easy

  9. Knife skills: how to finely chop

    Skill level: Easy

  10. Learning to chop: dicing an onion

    Skill level: Intermediate

  11. Learning to chop: slicing an onion

    Skill level: Easy

  12. Learning to chop: the 'chiffonade' or shredding technique

    Skill level: Intermediate

  13. Learning to chop: the 'julienne' technique

    Skill level: Intermediate

  14. Preparing artichoke hearts

    Skill level: Intermediate

  15. Segmenting citrus fruit

    Skill level: Intermediate

  16. Skinning peppers

    Skill level: Easy

  17. Skinning tomatoes

    Skill level: Easy

  18. Toasting and skinning hazelnuts

    Skill level: Easy

  19. Zesting citrus fruit

    Skill level: Easy

Meat, poultry and eggs
  1. Browning meat

    Skill level: Easy

  2. De-boning and butterflying a leg of lamb

    Skill level: Advanced

  3. How to boil eggs

    Skill level: Easy

  4. How to bone a chicken thigh

    Skill level: Easy

  5. How to bone lamb shoulder

    Skill level: Intermediate

  6. How to brown mince

    Skill level: Easy

  7. How to carve a roast chicken

    Skill level: Easy

  8. How to carve roast pork

    Skill level: Easy

  9. How to cook pork chops

    Skill level: Easy

  10. How to cook scrambled eggs

    Skill level: Easy

  11. How to cook steak

    Skill level: Easy

  12. How to deglaze a pan

    Skill level: Easy

  13. How to fry eggs

    Skill level: Easy

  14. How to joint a chicken

    Skill level: Advanced

  15. How to joint a rabbit

    Skill level: Intermediate

  16. How to make meatballs

    Skill level: Easy

  17. How to poach an egg

    Skill level: Intermediate

  18. How to roast a duck

    Skill level: Easy

  19. How to separate eggs

    Skill level: Easy

  20. How to tie a butcher’s knot

    Skill level: Easy

  21. Preparing and cleaning chicken livers

    Skill level: Easy

  22. Scoring skin

    Skill level: Easy

  23. Searing meat

    Skill level: Easy

  24. Spatchcocking chicken and poultry

    Skill level: Intermediate

  25. Testing whether turkey, chicken and poultry are cooked

    Skill level: Easy

  26. Whisking egg whites

    Skill level: Easy

Fish and shellfish
  1. Butterflying prawns

    Skill level: Intermediate

  2. Choosing cooked lobster

    Skill level: Easy

  3. Cleaning and de-bearding mussels

    Skill level: Easy

  4. How to clean and fillet sardines

    Skill level: Intermediate

  5. How to clean and prepare squid

    Skill level: Intermediate

  6. How to cook salmon

    Skill level: Easy

  7. How to fillet cooked fish

    Skill level: Easy

  8. How to fillet round fish (mackerel, trout, etc.)

    Skill level: Intermediate

  9. How to skin and fillet a flatfish

    Skill level: Intermediate

  10. Peeling prawns

    Skill level: Easy

  11. Removing the meat from cooked lobster

    Skill level: Advanced

  12. Scaling, gutting and cleaning a round fish

    Skill level: Intermediate

Pasta
  1. How to cook perfect rice

    Skill level: Easy

  2. How to make couscous

    Skill level: Easy

  3. Making pasta dough by hand

    Skill level: Intermediate

  4. Rolling pasta using a pasta machine

    Skill level: Intermediate

Desserts, baking and pastry
  1. Breaking chocolate

    Skill level: Easy

  2. Caramelising sugar with a blow torch

    Skill level: Intermediate

  3. Chaffing scone dough

    Skill level: Easy

  4. Covering a pie with a pastry lid

    Skill level: Easy

  5. Crimping the edge of a pasty

    Skill level: Easy

  6. Decorating a cake with chocolate transfer sheets

    Skill level: Intermediate

  7. Folding

    Skill level: Easy

  8. Glazing with egg wash

    Skill level: Easy

  9. Greasing and lining cake tins

    Skill level: Easy

  10. How to assemble a tiered wedding cake

    Skill level: Advanced

  11. How to blind bake pastry

    Skill level: Easy

  12. How to cover a cake with fondant icing

    Skill level: Intermediate

  13. How to cream butter by hand

    Skill level: Easy

  14. How to fold egg whites into a mixture

    Skill level: Easy

  15. How to ice a cake with buttercream

    Skill level: Easy

  16. How to ice a cake with royal icing

    Skill level: Intermediate

  17. How to ice cupcakes

    Skill level: Easy

  18. How to ice cupcakes with poured fondant

    Skill level: Easy

  19. How to knead bread dough

    Skill level: Easy

  20. How to line a rectangular cake tin

    Skill level: Easy

  21. How to line a round cake tin

    Skill level: Easy

  22. How to make a paper piping bag

    Skill level: Easy

  23. How to make a Swiss roll cake

    Skill level: Intermediate

  24. How to make caramel and praline

    Skill level: Intermediate

  25. How to make choux pastry

    Skill level: Intermediate

  26. How to make Italian meringue

    Skill level: Intermediate

  27. How to make two-tone icing

    Skill level: Easy

  28. How to marzipan a fruit cake

    Skill level: Intermediate

  29. How to pipe chocolate decorations

    Skill level: Intermediate

  30. How to pipe icing decoration on a cake

    Skill level: Intermediate

  31. How to shape and fill vol-au-vents

    Skill level: Intermediate

  32. How to shape Danish pastries

    Skill level: Easy

  33. How to shape hot water pastry for a raised pie

    Skill level: Easy

  34. How to shape pizza dough

    Skill level: Easy

  35. How to temper chocolate

    Skill level: Advanced

  36. How to test for stages of sugar syrup

    Skill level: Intermediate

  37. Icing a cake with chocolate ganache

    Skill level: Easy

  38. Kneading bread with oil

    Skill level: Easy

  39. Knocking back

    Skill level: Easy

  40. Lining a tart tin with pastry

    Skill level: Intermediate

  41. Lining a tart tin: preparing the pastry case for shrinkage

    Skill level: Easy

  42. Lining a tart tin: trimming the pastry

    Skill level: Easy

  43. Melting chocolate

    Skill level: Easy

  44. Preparing ramekins to cook soufflés

    Skill level: Easy

  45. Removing cakes from a cake tin

    Skill level: Easy

  46. Removing vanilla seeds from pod

    Skill level: Easy

  47. Rolling out pastry

    Skill level: Easy

  48. Rubbing in

    Skill level: Easy

  49. Shaping a loaf of bread

    Skill level: Easy

  50. Steaming a pudding

    Skill level: Intermediate

  51. Testing to see if a cake is cooked

    Skill level: Easy

  52. Using a food processor to pulse ingredients

    Skill level: Easy

  53. Using fresh yeast

    Skill level: Easy

  54. Using piping bags

    Skill level: Intermediate

  55. Whipping cream by hand

    Skill level: Easy

  56. Working with filo pastry

    Skill level: Easy

  57. Wrapping a pudding for steaming

    Skill level: Intermediate

Sauces, pastes and condiments
  1. De-glazing pan gravy

    Skill level: Easy

  2. How to make salad dressing

    Skill level: Easy

  3. Making herb butter

    Skill level: Easy

  4. Skimming stock

    Skill level: Easy

  5. Thickening a roux to make béchamel sauce

    Skill level: Easy

  6. Thickening gravy using beurre manié

    Skill level: Easy

Other
  1. How to knead bread dough

    Skill level:

  2. Lining a tart with a cartouche (baking blind)

    Skill level: