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Help! Videos of basic techniques needed

texanfrench | Feb 7, 201409:40 PM

The problem is this: My DH (Mr Tex) has retired, and has recently been learning his way around the kitchen. His mother taught him a few things long ago, but most of that has gone down the memory hole. Things like oiling a saute pan before the vegetables go in, turning down the heat when things start to smoke, etc. He has become very proficient at knife skills (chops an onion faster than I do) and has mostly learned not to put them in the dishwasher, though an occasional paring knife still sneaks in. He learned through videos that he found online.

So does anyone know of any videos that show how to oil a saute pan, and how to saute veggies without scorching them, maybe the difference between simmering and boiling, and othier basic techniques? If I try to help, he just turns the job over to me.

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