Cooking Level 1

Getting Started: Basic Techniques

Learning to cook shouldn't take decades. We broke down the skills into component parts so that you can get up to speed as fast as possible. The goal is to cook without recipes. Good luck!

Table of Contents:

  • πŸ₯š How to Boil Water (Boiling, Simmering, Steaming & Poaching)

  • πŸ₯” How to Cook with Air (Roasting & Baking)

  • 🍳 How to Play with Fire (SautΓ© & Pan-Fry)

  • πŸ”ͺ How to Wield a Knife

  • πŸ₯— The Balanced Salad

  • 🧊 How to Hack Your Freezer

  • πŸ₯ͺ Lunch 2.0

  • ⏲ How to Stride Ahead (Meal Prep)

πŸ₯š How to Boil Water (Boiling, Simmering, Steaming & Poaching)

πŸ₯” How to Cook with Air (Roasting & Baking)

🍳 How to Play with Fire - Sauté & Pan Fry

  • Introduction to Pan Cooking 

  • Teaching Food to Fly - How to SautΓ© Vegetables - video 🎬

  • How to Caramelize Onions 

  • How to Scramble Eggs  - video 🎬

  • How to Fry an Egg - video 🎬

  • French Toast 🎬

  • Pan-Seared Chicken (Chef Dennis Mabasa) 

  • Pan-Seared Fish - video

  • Burger Bar 

  • Steak - video 🎬

πŸ”ͺ How to Wield a Knife

πŸ₯— The Balanced Salad

🧊 How to Hack Your Freezer

πŸ₯ͺ Lunch 2.0

πŸ›’ How to Stride Ahead (Meal Prep & Grocery Shopping)

  • The Philosophy of MaxF (w/ Claire Conly, VP Analytics @ Thumbtack) 🎬🌟

  • How to Write a Grocery List πŸ““

  • Selecting & Storing Produce πŸ““

  • Pantry Stocking & Organization πŸ““

  • Meal Prep Reference Guide πŸ““

πŸš— Parking Lot (Maybe)

  • Homemade Applesauce - video 🎬

  • Homemade Jam

  • Bone Broth

  • Chicken & Vegetable Soup

  • PurΓ©ed Vegetable Soup

  • How to Simmer Lentils

  • How to Mince Garlic (w/ Chef April Word)

  • How to Cook Bacon

  • Stir Fry 

  • Fried Rice

  • Baked/Roasted Fish πŸ““

  • Measuring & Converting πŸ““

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