Even highly original and visionary artists use the same simple techniques to prepare their canvases or achieve basic visual effects. It's the same in the kitchen. Cooking involves a great deal of creativity and personal expression, but there are a few basic prep steps, like zesting a lemon or pitting a cherry, that are pretty much the same for both professionals and amateurs.

In this article, we'll take you step by step through several techniques that will come in handy when preparing a variety of fruit. We'll start with tips on how to juice citrus on the next page.

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