Eating the seasons is never more fun than when picking your produce! In this lesson, Amanda shares her pro tips on what's in season when, why in-season produce is better and more affordable, and when it it makes sense to go with frozen. She also sheds light on choosing organic vs. conventionally grown produce. Back in the kitchen, you'll learn how to get a head start on your weekly food prep, including foolproof ways to store fresh herbs and other finicky produce.
When you hear the words "Italy" and "vegetables" you probably think tomatoes — maybe because tomato sauce is one of the most brilliant inventions since, well, ever. But Italy grows an incredible variety of vegetables, including some, like corn, that Americans generally claim as their own.
Believe it or not, Beni had to audition for MasterChef Jr. by videotaping herself cooking at home. Find out how to make the same appetizer that started her MasterChef adventure: garlic shrimp with asparagus and homemade chickpea hummus. You'll learn how to blanch vegetables, properly sauté shrimp, and even make crispy chickpeas that are perfect for healthy snacking!