Think Like a Chef: A Beginner's Guide to Cooking with Confidence

Kenny Monroe, Chef/Farmer

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15 Videos (38m)
    • Introduction

      0:45
    • Class Project

      0:50
    • Farmers Market

      1:20
    • Pantry

      5:34
    • Cookware

      2:22
    • Knife Safety

      2:07
    • Knife Skills

      4:28
    • Emulsified Vinaigrette

      3:22
    • Seasonal Grain & Radish Salad

      2:11
    • Roasted Fingerling Potatoes

      2:14
    • Sautéed Kale

      4:09
    • Pan Roasted Chicken Breast

      5:32
    • Plating

      1:22
    • Thank You

      1:07
    • Hungry for More?

      0:25

About This Class

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This is a course in the basic building blocks of cooking geared towards beginner-intermediate home cooks.  We want to teach you the techinques and skills necessary to cook good, healthy, seasonal food without following exact recipes. You will learn how to identify products and determine their quality, where to find the best ingredients, what cookware you should have & what staple pantry items you should keep stocked.  You will learn some of the most important basic cooking techniques and how to do them, and the most important ways to build flavor. Lastly, you will learn how to use those techniques to create healthy, seasonal & flavorful dishes like pan-roasted chicken breast with fingerlings and kale, and a radish and grains salad with pea shoots and celery root.

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Great intro course for people who are just starting to learn to cook.
Good intro. Even though I knew most of the initial steps/ingredients/tools, I'm definitely still an amateur. I did learn about some of the oils, cutting, and basting that I hadn't thought of before. Plating could've been talked about some more. Bowls vs flat plates (but I'm nit-picking at this point).
That was great. Thanks.

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Kenny Monroe

Chef/Farmer

Kenneth Monroe is the Co-Head Chef & Director of Culinary Operations and Events at North Brooklyn Farms. He likes to cook locally and with the seasons, preferably outdoors, and loves to grow what he cooks.

i: @nbk_farms @kennethkmonroe