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Food Prep Methods

The Food Prep Methods section deals with the techniques used to prepare a variety of dishes. Read about how to properly boil water, cut an onion with out drawing a tear and everything in between.

How to Carve Meat

After the menu has been planned, the groceries bought, the table set, and the cooking done, one of the more formidable tasks involved in holiday meals and dinner parties still remains -- carving the meat. To help you carve the main attraction like a pro, follow the helpful guidelines in this article.

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Blanching Questions

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How to Carve Meat

Learn how to carve meat to ensure you enjoy your meal to its fullest. You'll find carving tips for beef roast, leg of lamb, and more in this article. See more »

Preparing Chicken

Preparing chicken is an important early step in the cooking process. Find tips on shopping for chicken, breading chicken, and more at HowStuffWorks. See more »

How to Cut Up Chicken

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How to Prepare Chicken

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