A-Z of basic cooking skills

There are many basic cookery skills you can learn to apply in the kitchen and make a wide range of tasty meals and snacks. Below is information on a wide range of cookery skills, many of which include simple step-by-step videos to guide you through. Simply click on the letter that describes the cookery skill you are looking for (eg. click on D for ‘Dicing’).

A   B   C   D   E   F   G   H   I   J   K   L   M   N
O   P   Q   R   S   T   U   V   W   X   Y   Z

A

Almonds

Apples

Apricots

Asparagus

Avocado

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B

Bain marie

Beetroot

Beans

Blanching

Bouquet garni

Bread

Broccoli

Bun glaze

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C

Cabbage

Carrots

Cauliflower

Celeriac

Celery

Chantilly cream

Cheese

Chocolate

Chicken

Chillis

Courgettes

Cous cous

Creme anglais

Croutons

Cucumber

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D

Deglaze

Dicing

Dumpling mix

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E

Eggs

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F

Fatless sponge mix

Flour

Frosting a glass

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G

Garlic

Ginger

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H

Herbs (chopping)

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J

Julienne (creating)

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K

Kitchen knives

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L

Leeks

Lemons

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M

Macedoine

Melon

Meringue mix

Mirepoix

Mushrooms

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O

Onions

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P

Pane

Paper piping bags

Parmesan cheese

Parsnips

Pasta

Pears

Pepper

Peppers

Pork medallions

Potatoes

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R

Raspberry coulis

Roux

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S

Slicing

Swede

Sweet chilli mayonnaise

Sushi

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T

Tomatoes

Tortilla crisps

Turkey

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V

Vanilla sugar

Vegetables

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W

Water chestnuts

Water icing

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Y

Yorkshire Puddings

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Cooking spices

Cooking spices

Just imagine how bland our food would be today without the addition of some spice in one form or another. It would be rather difficult to find many recipes that do not contain one or two spices, if not more.

Kitchen equipment

Kitchen equipment

Essential kitchen equipment - all the essential utensils and equipment you need in your kitchen. Don't buy anything until you have read this!

Herbs for cooking with

Chopping dill

This shows how to chop dill but the same method can be used for chopping most of your herbs when required.

Stocks and sauces

Bread sauce

This recipe for bread sauce is quick and easy to make. This bread sauce recipe uses breadcrumbs and a cloute to make a delicious sauce.