Video Spotlight: Peeling Garlic the Easy Way

A little over a year ago, I was asked to make a series of short, one to two minute video clips for the website where I previously wrote this blog.  The series was to be called “Kitchen Secrets”, but unfortunately this website never got their video library off the ground.  I’d completely forgotten about these clips, but came across them the other day, so decided to post them to Season to Taste.  They were done in one take and unedited, so FoodNetwork-quality they are not!   However, for those of you who have taken my cooking classes, this will all look and sound very familiar to you!

 The first in the series features me demonstrating the easiest ways to peel garlic. One thing I should have added to this video was one of my other favorite “kitchen secrets”—how to get that garlic smell off your fingertips!  Simply rub your hands on something stainless steel while running them under water and the smell will be COMPLETELY gone.  This is easiest if you have a stainless steel kitchen sink–just rub them on the bottom or sides of the basin while the water is running.  If not, you can (carefully!) use the back of your chef’s knife and get the same results.   

  Next time I’ll show you how to chop a shallot.  Stay tuned!

Click here for more information about Tracy’s Connecticut cooking classes, or to read her The Secret Ingredient Blog.

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One Response to “Video Spotlight: Peeling Garlic the Easy Way”

  1. Cavolo Says:

    Great tips Tracy!

    To remove the garlic smell, they also sell stainless steel in the shape of bar soap. I wouldn’t trust myself using a knife 🙂

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