Of course I am familiar with the knife slam technique to peel a clove of garlic but any tips to peel a head. For some reason, I can never get the gathering of paper at the top open and then struggle to get out the individual cloves. D'oh!
In the case of peeling kiwis, a paring knife or vegetable peeler seems like the obvious answer—but it's not the correct one. David Pistrang of CHOW.com shows you the best way to remove the skin, using a spoon.
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.