Techniques

Before tackling a recipe, there are some basic cooking skills everyone should know. In our Techniques special, we feature some of the world's best chefs including Jacques Pepin, Thomas Keller and Tony Bourdain, who will demonstrate classic and simple dishes.

From This Episode

Anthony Bourdain decides he's satisfied with Carlos' perfect medium-rare steak. 960 1280

  

Chef Scott Conant of Scarpetta makes homemade pasta. 960 1280

  

Chef Conant, entangled in his own spaghetti. 960 1280

  

Chef Conant's finished spaghetti. 960 1280

  

Chef Thomas Keller seasons an unbaked chicken with a light dusting of salt. 960 1280

  

Chef Laurent Tourondel of BLT Burger demonstrates how to shape the perfect hamburger. 960 1280

  

Chef Tourondel shows off the delicious finished product, a good medium-rare hamburger. 960 1280

  

Chef Dave Pasternack shows the camera the perfect Canadian lobster. 960 1280

  

Chef Jacques Pepin debones a chicken right through the center, breaking it into 2 filets. 960 1280

  

Chef Pepin shows the cross section of the cooked chicken. 960 1280

  

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Scott Conant shows us how to make tomato sauce. 960 1280

  

PERFECTLY sauced pasta. THIS is how you do it! 960 1280

  

Laurent Tourondel demonstrates how to make a perfect hamburger. 960 1280

  

The legendary Jacques Pepin makes an omelet. 960 1280

  

Dave Pasternak with lobster friend. 960 1280

  

Thomas Keller "approaches" a chicken. 960 1280

  

Boeuf Bourguignon at Les Halles. 960 1280

  

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