Cooking Without Recipes πŸ‘¨β€πŸ³βš‘οΈπŸ³

(aka Cooking Level 1)

Learning to cook shouldn't take decades. We broke down the core cooking skills into component parts so that you can get up to speed as efficiently as possible. The goal is to cook without recipes. Good luck! πŸ§‘β€πŸ³

Symbol guide: 🎬 = video | πŸ““ = reference guide |⚑️ = hack | 🌟 = guest star

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©, Scramble, Sear & Stir 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 & Grocery Shopping)

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““

  • How to Shop Like a Pro πŸ““

  • Selecting & Storing Produce πŸ““

  • Pantry Stocking πŸ““

  • Stocking the Fridge πŸ““

  • The 10 Min Meal System w/ Gary Rabkin 🎬🌟

  • Economical Cooking πŸ““

  • Date Night Dinners πŸ““

  • Pantry-Only Meals πŸ““βš‘οΈ

  • High Leverage Meal Prep πŸ““βš‘οΈ

  • Healthy Snacks πŸ““

  • Healthy Weeknight Meals πŸ““

πŸš— Parking Lot (Maybe)

  • The Five Levels of Home Cooking

  • How to Slice a Melon - video 🎬

  • Homemade Applesauce - video 🎬

  • Homemade Jam ⚑️

  • Bone Broth ⚑️

  • Chicken & Vegetable Soup

  • PurΓ©ed Vegetable Soup ⚑️

  • How to Simmer Lentils

  • How to Mince Garlic

  • How to Cook Bacon

  • Chicken Salad Sandwich

  • Stir Fry 

  • Fried Rice

  • Baked/Roasted Fish πŸ““

  • Trader Joe’s Best Of πŸ““

  • Costco Best Of πŸ““

  • Measuring & Converting πŸ““

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