Apple Cider Custard Tart

This classic northeast specialty using one of New York’s most abundant fall fruits is typically made in pie form, but gets upgraded here to an elegant tart. Check out this video to see how CIA student Mia Lopez prepares our Apple Cider Custard Tart. Find the recipe:

Cantaloupe Roll Cake

Satisfy your sweet tooth and enjoy a relaxing moment as you watch CIA student Jessica Wang prepare this roll cake. For this superb summer treat, fresh cantaloupe is combined with whipped cream and rolled up in a fluffy cake—it’s as simple as that.

Cleaning Leeks

Leeks are a mild member of the onion family notorious for being sandy and challenging to clean. Watch this video for the easiest play to make sure your leeks are squeaky clean for your recipe.

Cornbread Dressing

Stuffing, dressing, whatever you call it…this recipe is a must-try. Inspired by the abundance of chiles in San Antonio, this cornbread stuffing gets an added kick from sausage, poblanos, and jalapeño. Check out this video to see how CIA student Sherry Brubaker prepares this recipe. Find the recipe:

Egg Sandwiches the CIA Way

Every CIA student spends a whole day in their Culinary Fundamentals course focused on the many different ways to cook an egg. Check out how Joaquin Cariaso transformed this knowledge into some mouth-watering egg sandwiches for National Egg Day back in June. Watch the video.

How To: Bake in a Water Bath

So, the recipe calls for baking an item in a water bath and you’re not quite sure how to do it! Just follow our step-by-step instructions for setting up a water bath. We’ll also explain the safest way to get it into the oven and why it is important to […]

How To: Choose a Pan

Learn how to choose the right plan for the right applications from the experts at the CIA.

How To: Cook and Sear Fish

Cooking fresh fish is easy when you know how. Learn about cuts of fish, how to handle delicate filets, preparation, seasoning, tools to use, and tips to avoid overcooking.

How To: Cut (Suprême) Citrus Fruit

Suprême refers to the classic culinary technique of removing the flesh of citrus from the pith and the membrane in between citrus segments. It sounds fancy, but we’ll show you how easy it can be to suprême fruit for use in salads, desserts, and other recipes.

How To: Cut Carrots

The best way to ensure that vegetables cook evenly is to cut them into same-size pieces before adding them to recipes. Learn the foolproof method from the CIA for cutting carrots into the same size, from tip to root.