DIY food

Culinary demonstrations by chefs and sustainable food enthusiasts, and the craft behind the making of food.
How to Roast Chestnuts with organic chestnut farmer, Chris Foster

How to Roast Chestnuts

Cut a small opening in the raw chestnut skin, roast, peel, and eat! Chestnut season runs between October and December so you’ll find organic farmer, Chris Foster, busy harvesting and distributing chestnuts from the 350 chestnut trees on his small farm on the outskirts of Portland, Oregon. With ample chestnuts, Foster was kind enough to […]

How to Hold a Chef's Knife

How to Hold a Chef’s Knife

Chef Melinda Casady, co-founder of Portland’s Culinary Workshop, demonstrates how to properly hold a 10 inch chef knife for safety and ease of use.

How to Make Honey Sweetened Apricot Lavender Butter

How to Make Honey-Sweetened Apricot Lavender Butter

In this video, Marisa McClellan—from her new book Preserving By the Pint— demonstrates how to make a apricot lavender butter using honey instead of sugar. The written recipe is included in the post.