How-ToEpicurious challenges chocolate expert Amy Guittard of Guittard Chocolate Company to guess which chocolate is more expensive. Guittard breaks down baking chips (aka chocolate chips), white chocolate, dark chocolate, and cocoa powder. For each type, the connoisseur looks at and taste tests each chocolate before guessing which chocolate costs more. Once the prices are revealed, Guittard explains why a specific chocolate costs more and dives into specifics on how each chocolate is prepared.
How-ToOne day, you will be in a market, and you will pass the coconuts. They will grab your attention. You'll say to yourself, "I'm going to buy this coconut." You settle at the register, and bring your groceries home. You put most of them away. As you hold up that last item, you will ask yourself: "Why did I buy this coconut?" At least we can help answer how to open it!
How-ToEpicurious challenged meat expert Elias Cairo of Olympia Provisions to guess which one of two deli meats was more expensive. Cairo breaks down cuts of salami, ham, bologna, mortadella, hot dogs, sausages, and prosciutto. For each round of deli meats, Cairo visually scans, smells, and taste tests each meat before guessing which deli meat costs more. Once the prices were revealed, Cairo explains why a specific deli meat costs more and dives into specifics on how each deli meat is prepared.
How-ToWatch these humans take a "crack" at this challenge! It might seem easy, but the "yolk's" on them! It's an egg.
How-ToHow do you even handle one of these safely? Watch, as we softly encourage 50 people to carefully deconstruct one of our favorite fruits!
How-ToSure, avocados are great mashed into your guacamole, or (shudder) spread onto your toast, but how do you get it there from it's fruit form? 50 people try their best! How do you cut, slice and serve a mango? We asked 50 (yes, fifty) people and got...well, a variety of techniques - and fifty different approaches to mangoes...
How-ToKnifemaker Will Griffin of W.A. Griffin Bladeworks shows Epicurious how to choose the best Chef's Knife for your culinary needs. The bladesmith provides an overview of the differences between carbon steel and stainless steel, blade shape, blade thickness, blade length, double bevel vs single bevel, hidden tang vs full tang handles, knife balance, and much more. Griffin Bladeworks is in Red Hook, Brooklyn. Notable knife brands used include Wüsthof, Tesshu, and Korin's Togiharu line.
How-ToHow do you slice a Mango? We asked a variety of people and got...well, a variety of techniques!
How-ToEpicurious challenges cheese expert and noted author Liz Thorpe to guess which one of two cheeses is more expensive. Liz breaks down parmesan cheese, goat cheese, gruyère cheese, feta cheese, and blue cheese. For each round of cheeses, Liz visually scans, smells, and taste tests before guessing which cheese costs more. Once the prices are revealed, Thorpe explains why a specific cheese making process costs more and dives into the specifics of how to make the different cheeses.
How-ToIt's as American as...buying it from the store, I guess. 50 people are asked not to hurl this baseball sized fruit, and to spare their primary cares from a bruising. They're coming- they're coming for pie. Nothing can keep those doctors away, now.
How-ToCould you even imagine if we did this one with hot peppers?
How-ToNot too many layers to peel back here! Watch, as fifty people trade their fears for tears (in the good way?), and learn the best way to attack the imposing allium. The real trick, though, is to remain emotionally distant from your onions next time you cook. Easier said than done...
How-ToWe show you how to make 3-ingredient cheesecake.