These six tricks for the kitchen are both useful and fun. Chef Davy Devaux teaches how to accomplish some simple techniques for making things easier.
He begins with a boiled egg, placing it in a jar with some water. After shaking the jar for a few moments, the egg shell practically falls off on its own. The next trick also involves shaking, this time with a bulb of garlic in a jar. After doing that for a little while, he takes out the extra skin, then does it again with the cloves until they are all ready for use. After that he peels a kiwi with a glass, much faster than trying to do it with a knife.
Next he takes a banana and sticks a sewing needle in, then slides it around. He continues this along the length of the banana. He suggests to give this banana to a friend who didn’t see what you were doing so that they can be surprised by the “magic” of the already-sliced banana. Then he takes a paprika or red bell pepper and shows how to easily remove the core and slice it from the bottom to the top, cutting it very efficiently. Finally, he slices around a potato, then boils it, and the peel slides off easily. These interesting kitchen tricks are sure to come in handy at the next meal.