Posts Tagged ‘cooking tutorials’
Garlic is a frequent ingredient that shows up in my dishes. I love it! Mincing the garlic releases the flavor, making it all that much better. I typically use a garlic press, but if you don’t have one, you can still mince you’re garlic for maximum impact. This video from Rouxbe shows you how.
A sharp knife is a cook’s best friend. Keeping your knife sharp makes everything you do easier, from chopping onions to slicing a roast. I used to be one of those cooks who sharpened my knife about once a year. No wonder everything was so difficult! Then I took a knife skills class and learned the importance and value of keeping my knives sharp. That has made the single biggest difference in my cooking skills. This video demonstrates how to hone your knife, something you should do every time you use it.
I would love to go to culinary school. But I since I have no desire to be a professional chef, nor a year and $30,000 to spare, I won’t be doing that. So I take classes from local recreational cooking schools and adult education centers. It’s fun, but usually more about the fun than about actually learning great cooking techniques.
Love the internet as I do, I turned to it a year or so ago and discovered Rouxbe, the on-line cooking school for home cooks. I love this site! The tutorials are so well done and easy to follow. I can find tips on all the techniques I need to use and great explanations of why different things are important. So, I’m thrilled to be a part of the Rouxbe affiliate program, which allows me to post some of their great content on this site. As part of Rouxbe’s affiliate program, I have the power to give you a free, full-access, no-videos-barred, 14-day pass to their site. All you have to do is go to the Rouxbe Online Cooking School and redeem the 14-day Gift Membership. After the trial, you can join for as little as $29.95 per month; however, there is no obligation. It’s awesome! Check it out.
My goal this year is to not only help you improve your venison cooking skills, but all of your cooking skills because if you love everything about cooking, you’ll love cooking the venison.