VIDEO: Saveur Basics

In our Basics series, we tackle the simple kitchen tasks. No job is so small that it doesn't deserve to be done perfectly.

We're delighted to introduce SAVEUR Basics, our newest video series which brings us back to—well, back to the basics. From dicing an onion to making a ribbony basil chiffonade, from peeling a butternut squash to pitting an avocado, these quick-hit techniques (most take 30 seconds or less) are the foundation of any professional-level mise en place; mastering them at home makes cooking faster, simpler, cheaper, and way more fun. Watch them all here, or click into each individual video below.

Is there a basic technique you'd like to see us cover in an upcoming video? Drop us a line and let us know at testkitchen@saveur.com