Picks and Pans Review: Food on Video

updated 12/10/1990 AT 01:00 AM EST

originally published 12/10/1990 AT 01:00 AM EST

>TRUCS OF THE TRADE Watch 53 celebrity chefs, food writers and California vintners perform 93 time-saving tricks (J rues to the French): how to peel a pepper, seed a tomato, cut a mango, core an artichoke, grate a lemon without clogging your grater, dry-poach a pear, string-cut a cheesecake with floss, blowtorch a creme brulde, quick-chill champagne and more in this snappy 72-minute production that is marred only by the excessive brand-name dropping of the tape's sponsor. (Kobrand, $19.95; 800-448-2449)

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