Have you watched chefs on TV effortlessly flip an egg or pancake without using a spatula? Do you want to be able to do that and impress your friends with your skills? In this lesson, you’ll learn how to flip food in a sauté pan and reflect upon how you learn new skills.
Sautéing vegetables is a great way to prepare a quick, healthy side dish. Now that you know How to Flip Food (if you haven’t yet completed this lesson, do it before continuing here) you are ready to sauté! Sauté means to leap or jump in French.
Can you picture a chef rapidly whisking a bowl of cream or emulsifying a salad dressing? It is a common image that showcases skill and technical ability in the kitchen. With a little practice, you can learn to whisk just like a professional chef.
Have you eaten pesto before? Traditionally, pesto recipes are made with basil. In this recipe, we encourage you to experiment with different kinds of greens and herbs! In this lesson, you will practice the cooking skill of emulsifying by making a pesto.
Do you want to bake with confidence, like the professionals on TV? Do you want to make soft, chewy cookies and flaky, tender biscuits? Baking techniques are key to achieving the right textures and flavors in baked goods.
In this lesson, you will practice various kitchen recipes, skills, and techniques while making a delicious grain bowl. This recipe has you combine multiple skills to make a complete meal using a flexible recipe that can adapt to any season and whatever vegetables you have available to you.
Sometimes the best recipes begin with the ingredients you happen to have in your house. Along with some essential tips, and, if you need it, help from a friend, you can create and discover new recipes all on your own!
As a final project, you will be demonstrating your improved kitchen abilities by making a recipe of your choice and documenting your cooking process. This is an opportunity to practice what you’ve learned by making a dish that is meaningful for you.
The ingredients we put into our cooking can sometimes have deep personal meaning behind them. Chances are you already have some ingredients with a special place in your heart. This lesson gives you a chance to reflect on those ingredients.
Do you see cooks and chefs preparing food without measuring or without even looking at recipes? Do you want to be able to cook with that kind of freedom? Learning how to approximate recipes and measurements is an important part of learning how to cook.