05/19/2011 11:21 am ET Updated Dec 06, 2017

BGSK Book Prep Video: How to Brown Meat

In the next few weeks, we are going to get you as "prepped" as possible for all the fabulous recipes our book has to offer -- it's out on May 24th! -- with our first official video series on BGSK. Last week, we brought you How-To Devein Shrimp (it's cheaper to buy 'em shell on) and today, we're moving onto browning meat.

In many of the recipes in In the Small Kitchen, the instructions begin by telling you to brown meat. But if you're not a seasoned cook -- and hey, we weren't all that seasoned when we started this blog -- you may want to know more about that. What is browning? Does it involve chocolate? Or brown sugar?

Whatever your questions, you'll want to check out these step-by-step instructions for some of the basic techniques written about at length in the "Prep School" section of our book, and now -- here! --on our site too. Recipes in the book include a top-secret, heart-winning Beer Beef Stew and a BGSK version of Paella. But if you're too hungry to wait, these blog recipes also feature browned meat--Late Summer Chicken Stew, Creamy Chicken-Chorizo Casserole, and Slow-Cooker Beef Stew with Red Wine.

Stay tuned for more book prep videos to come over the next few weeks!

-- Cara and Phoebe, THE QUARTER-LIFE COOKS

(Special thanks to Oscar of Rivaucci for doing such a fantastic job with these videos!)