How To: Cut a pretty flower food garnish from a carrot

You want to know the real reason you pay so much money to dine at four and five-star restaurants? Well, the quality of the food is obviously a factor. But the biggest discrepancy is quite simply the presentation. Order something as simple as pan-seared tuna with sesame seeds and it'll come drizzled in a posmodernist Pollock-esque pattern of soy sauce and a miniature dragon made out of a carrot. It's pretty impressive stuff, almost as impressive as what your bill will be.

How To: Make a creamy coleslaw with a food processor

Can you imagine anybody who doesn't like coleslaw? In restaurants, it's one of the most popular sides to any meal. It's also the most popular salad topping. And it's not hard to make at all, especially with a food processor. You can prepare delicious slaw right at home, for the whole family. Check out this video recipe for creamy cole slaw from Chef Hubert Keller.

How To: Make an easy Southern-style potato salad

Enjoy the taste of a summertime potato salad? Then you can't pass up this masterpiece of Southern glory. This video recipe will show you the perfect way to make a delicious, soul food potato salad. This potato salad is creamy with the perfect balance of ingredients and seasoning. It's easy, simple and a real crowd-pleaser. It can easily be customized to suit your liking.

Make Great Depression meals: Dandelion salad

94-year-old Clara shares economical and delicious meals from Depression-era American homes. This episode: Dandelion Salad! Dig up dandelions and discard flowers, roots and dead leaves. Soak in clean water and rinse 3 times. Repeat twice more, if necessary. Dry leaves once they are clean. Arrange leaves in bowl. Pour lemon juice and olive oil over leaves. Mix salad with a spoon or your hands. Enjoy! Follow Clara's instructions and you will have a fresh, delicious and very economical salad stra...

How To: Make a Thai-style green papaya salad

This authentic green papaya salad is made in a North Thailand way that is sure to keep you coming back for more! No only will you learn this magnificent recipe, but you'll learn how to make sure you have the perfect papaya from the grocery shop, which can be a bit tricky.

How To: Form a tomato rose salad and food decoration

Tomatoes have long been salad staples, but never have they adorned your salad quite like this before. Turn your daily salad from ordinary to sexy fabulosity by cutting and folding up this beautiful tomato rose. Excellent as a garnish on most food dishes as well as a bowl of salad, this tomato rose is easy to make and impressive in show.

How To: Make a endive pear salad with the Barefoot Contessa

After a visit to the fromagerie, Ina makes one of her favorite salads. Follow the Barefoot Contessa and learn how to prepare an edvine pear salad with a lemon vinaigrette. The ingredients you need for this recipe are: fromagerie, pears, walnuts, Champagne vinegar, dijon mustard, egg yolk, salt, pepper, olive oil, and lettuce leaves.

How To: Make a Caesar salad from scratch

Watch this how-to video and see how The Canadian Living Test Kitchen makes a killer Caesar salad. This Caesar salad will be a crowd pleaser at the next dinner party. To make this salad you will need: mayo, vegetable oil, Parmesan cheese, white wine vinegar, dijon mustard, anchovy paste, garlic, romaine lettuce, and croutons.

How To: Make a healthy beef taco salad with Ellie Krieger

A taco salad from a restaurant can pack more calories than a Big Mac and a Whopper combined! In this clip, nutritionist and Food Channel hostess Ellie Krieger will show you how to cut the fat and calories in half at home. This salad is super easy to make and is full of flavor and nutrition. Try this salad for your lunch today! Yum!

How To: Make a great chopped salad

Salad is a common side dish that goes well with any meal. It not only provides needed greens to the body, but can be made in a variety of different fashions. So, in this tutorial, you'll find out how to make a great chopped salad for you and your family to enjoy. It's easy to make and will go well with anything. Enjoy!

How To: Make heart of palm salad

Chef Mark Militello demonstrates how to make hearts of palm salad; the crunchy, exotic, heart of a palm tree is united with an aromatic vegetable broth to form a unique salad. Make heart of palm salad.

How To: Make cole saw

This video from The Rookie Cooks is a demonstration of how to make cole slaw. He uses bagged cole slaw mix with cabbage and carrots already shredded. He adds six tablespoons of sugar and a tablespoon of onion powder and mixes it. He then adds a quarter cup of vinegar and mixes it again. He lets it sit for about 15 minutes. He then adds about three quarters cup of mayo and a tablespoon of salt and mixes it. He puts it in the fridge to let it chill before serving. This video is an easy-to-follo...

How To: Create an elaborate cucumber tomato border garnish for a salad

Let's face it: When it comes to most elaborate food garnishes at restaurants, we go "Oh! How pretty!" and then toss it aside so we can chow down on the food, the beautiful adornment forgotten forever. Not so with this salad food garnish. Made from fresh cucumbers and tomatoes, this salad border is both beautiful and delicious. Easy to make yet impressively placed, it'll definitely garner you garnish compliments at your next soiree.

How To: Make a fresh healthy mung bean sprout salad with Betty

In this clip, learn how to make an absolutely delicious salad using two of Betty's favorites: mung bean sprouts and fresh raspberry vinaigrette dressing. This salad is power-packed and contains a ton of protein, vitamins and minerals and is practically calorie free! If you are watching what you eat or just looking for something fresh and healthy for summer, give this recipe a shot. Enjoy!

How To: Make a delicious surfer's coslow salad

Want to make the notorious coslow salad? This video will lay it out for you. All you need to do is watch, because it's simple, consisting of lettuce, pepper, carrots and other simple, yet yummy ingredients. Everything a surfer loves, that's why this one's called the surfer's coslow salad.

How To: Make an easy tomato and basil salad with mascarpone and bleu cheese mousse

A tomato and basil salad sounds like a simple delight, right? It is, and the only thing that can make it even better is a mousse with a delicious blend of mascarpone and bleu cheese. Eric Brennan, Executive Chef at Post 390, created a tower of garden-fresh tomatoes with layers of basil and a decadent and creamy mascarpone-bleu cheese mousse. No slaving over a hot stove here and a real crowd pleaser.

How To: Make Italian pasta salad for over 100 people

This video demonstrates how to make Italian pasta salad for over 100 people. Start with sun dried tomatoes. Reconstitute them in hot water. Slice and dice up mozzarella and provolone cheeses. Then slice and dice Genoa salami into small pieces. Repeat with sopressata. Chop up marinated artichoke hearts. Add canned black olives, Kalamata olives and green olives. Next, fill a large bowl with tricolored Rotelli pasta. Drain the tomatoes and add them to the pasta. Mix in all the other ingredients....

How To: Make a raw kale & avocado salad

The raw food coach will take you through the process of making a fantastic salad made of kale and avocados perfect for any one who follows a raw vegan diet. Avocado is full of healthy oils and just tastes fantastic. Kale is chocked full of vitamins and nutrients. By adding oil and salt your kale will transform into a soft and lovely texture.

How To: Make a chicken salad

Franklin Chef Becker shows you how to prepare a great chicken salad with off the shelf products. To make this salad, wash your lettuce, then add lemon juice, vinegar and olive oil. Mix peppers, cucumbers, scallions, salad, and chicken to complete this low carbohydrate dish for health watchers. Don't ingest any e-coli.

How To: Make a Mediterranean salad with tahini dressing

Did you know that people living in the Mediterranean, just off the coast of Italy, have been proven to have the longest life spans in the world? Centenareans abound in this region, and not because it's a blessed or special niche of longevity. Rather, it has everything to do with the Mediterranean diet.

How To: Make a Russian salad

Sanjay Thumma of VahRehVah teaches how to make one of the most popular salads, the Russian salad. Make a dressing by mixing 2 tsp of cream and 2 tsp of mayonnaise. Add a pinch of salt and pepper powder. If desired yogurt can also be added in the dressing. Add boiled potatoes cut in small chunks in a bowl. Potatoes make 70% of the vegetables on this salad. Add in boiled beans and carrots. Optional chopped onions and chopped spring onions can be added if desired to enhance taste. Add the dressi...

How To: Make an easy crab salad

Learn to make a tasty, elegant crab salad dish that's as easy as it is delicious! Add about 8 ounces of backfin cooked crab meat with any bones or cartilage removed to a large bowl. Measure 2-3 heaped tablespoons of light mayonnaise and toss gently with crab meat. Chop about 1/4 cup of celery and add to mixture, toss. At this point, you could also add onions, peas, or other ingredients. Mix in 2 teaspoons of chopped capers. Cover mixture and let sit in refrigerator for at least an hour to all...

How To: Prepare a fresh and easy arugula salad

Celebrity natural foods chef, Bethenny Frankel, shows you how to make a delicious argula salad (The Steve Jobs Salad) guest starring Justine. Healthy and easy, this recipe is perfect as an appetizer, lunch or dinner. Follow along with this cooking how-to video to learn how to prepare this fresh arugula salad. Top of the green salad with cherry tomatoes, pine nuts, and olive oil.

How To: Make Thai spicy noodle salad with Kai

Thai noodles make a basic salad a little bit more filling. This easy recipe makes for a highly flavorful and satisfying dish. You will need noodles, cucumber, carrot, sugar, chilies, vinegar, and Thai fish sauce. Watch this video cooking tutorial and learn how to prepare spicy noodle salad with Thai chef Kai.

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