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How to: trim broccoli like a pro

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Cooking Class: Use it all…this is how you do it!
How to: trim broccoli like a pro

Chef Nicky Morse, food stylist based in Columbus, Ohio and the San Francisco Bay area , shows how to trim broccoli like a pro.

This video shows step-by-step how to process broccoli like a professional chef.

The technique used is helpful for anyone cooking on a budget, trying to maximize their money. It’s also helpful for people who want to know what to do with broccoli stems, leaves and stalks.

The cost of food seems to be going up on a daily basis. It’s good to know how to maximize the amount of ingredients you are buying, and when to know what yo ucan do with food you buy on sale.

The process is fairly simple, although most people do not know that broccoli leaves and stems are edible. To me they are the best part of the broccoli. When I was a kid, I remember broccoli being sold with so many more leaves. I miss that broccoli for sure. It’s very hard to find unless you have a good farmers market by, or you grow it yourself.

Hopefully the process in the video I use for showing you how to trim broccoli for cooking, salads, etc… is helpful.


Please watch the video for step-by-step instructions.

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