From late February through June, we're thrilled to be twisting, snapping, peeling, and pinching as many crawfish as we can. Crawfish boils are a Southern staple (especially in Louisiana and Mississippi), and we want to arm you with the secrets.
How to Peel Ginger
Maneuver around the nubs.
How to Peel Root Vegetables
Root vegetables like turnips, rutabagas, and potatoes taste better when you haven't harmed yourself while preparing them. Daniel Duane shows you how to peel root veggies without peeling your knuckles.
Hate Peeling Garlic? Microwave it!
Dread the tediousness of peeling garlic? In this CHOW Tip, Jenny Stewart shares a secret to getting the task done with minimal effort: Microwave your garlic for about 20 seconds before peeling it. This won't completely remove the husk, but it'll make the garlic cloves slide out with surprising ease.