Welcome to Culinary Know-how
We know you have a very busy life, but that shouldn’t stop you from learning as much as you can about food and drink. At Oyster Venom, we think the best way to learn is by watching video footage of some simple skills that will make your life so much easier.
In order to save you time, we have searched the internet for some great footage to improve your culinary skills.
The following video clips will vary from skills being taught by well known chefs to lesser known ordinary people who are really good at conveying their knowledge. Then you can focus on quickly learning new things delivered in a speedy, simple, and straightforward format.
These videos aren’t just for beginners, we are sure that even the more experienced cooks will be able to learn something new.
Of course, we will be adding new information all the time to keep you up to date with new skills and new ways of mastering the basics as well.
We have split the information into categories so you can search more easily for what you want.
Great Video Footage
If you speak to anyone connected to the culinary world they will tell you that a good knife is the best investment you can make and will transform your ability to prepare food. They will also tell you that a blunt knife or one that is out of alignment, is worse than having no knife! So keeping your knives sharp and honed is really important and here’s how. Thanks to Culinary Institute of America
Thanks to: Culinary Institute of America
Learn to cut large, medium and small dice, along with roll cuts and tourner technique. These are more professional cuts and although they may be a little more time consuming, they can help transform a dish for a special occasion.
Thanks to: Bruno Albouze
These 3 techniques can seem time consuming at first, but once you’ve got the hang of how to make the all important first cuts, you’ll never use any other technique.
Thanks to: Tasty
Thanks to: Hair Ghotra
Thanks to: Chef John
Thanks to: Chetna Makan
Good chefs and fishmongers make this look very easy, but it’s essential to have a good, flexible sharp knife. If your particular piece of fish is oily or slippery, just put some salt on your finger tips to help you grip the skin.
Thanks to: Passionate About Fish
Read and Learn
Thanks to: Morley Butchers
More and more of us are thinking about growing our own produce. There is something wonderful and very satisfying about growing your own vegetables so here's a calendar of what you can grow and when to plant in the UK.
Thanks to: Love Your garden