Fruit and vegetables

Preparing fruit and vegetables in not always just a question of randomly peeling, chopping and hoping for the best.

Our Cooks' Questions has answers ranging from how to crack a coconut, how to skin tomatoes, and how can you tell when a pineapple is ripe.  Should you add salt to aubergines, and should you add hot or cold water for boiled potatoes?  We have all the answers here.

Delias techniques here show you how to dice and chop onions (but not, how to not cry...), how to make perfect mashed potatoes, how to steam potatoes so that your roast potatoes are crispy on the outside and fluffy on the inside.  How to prepare a mango and how to steam asparagus.

Click on the links below to see how to slice and chop onions and how to skin tomatoes but first, make sure you have the right knives

How to Slice and Chop Onions

How to Skin and de-Seed Tomatoes

Fruit and vegetables Cooking guides

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