I have heard all of the excuses and believe me, I understand and can relate to them all.
Whether it's coming up with new ideas your kids will eat...
Dishes to make your spouse and friends swoon...
Or just trying to decipher the confusing instructions in a new recipe you want to try out...
If you are like most people I know, you are frustrated by cooking.
You know that using fresh, whole foods and preparing your own meals at home is the healthy way to eat. But the planning, shopping and prepping takes time - and you're busy! You might even think: It's just easier to let someone else do the cooking so you resort to take-out, fast food and prepared foods more often than you'd like to admit.
But the Good News is that COOKING DOESN'T HAVE TO BE THIS WAY!
Let me explain...
Well, for starters, I am someone who understands where you are coming from because I used to be in the same boat!
Long before I became a chef, I was a regular guy who loved to cook and really loved to eat great food. I even considered myself a pretty good cook, but in reality, I had my 5 or 6 "go to" meals that I could confidently prepare and they never let me down.
The problem came when I wanted to try something new. I'd open up my cookbooks and go searching for something that sounded good and seemed like something I could tackle (this was before thousands of recipes existed on the internet, of course, and we all had to stockpile cookbooks for new ideas).
Sometimes these new recipes would turn out OK, sometimes great, but often they did not turn out at all - and I never knew why. I didn't know what I had done "wrong" and what I could do next time to correct it.
Eventually, my passion for cooking, my frustration with recipes, and my thirst for knowledge led me all the way to Culinary School. It was there I learned a very important lesson: Cooking is NOT about recipes. Cooking is about learning the fundamentals - I call them Basic Cooking Methods - and using those fundamentals as building blocks for cooking anything, and everything!
For me, that lesson cost me $40K and 2 years of my life...
But for you - it's going to be a whole lot easier than that!
Here's the simple process in a nutshell:
Learn the Fundamentals -the Basic Cooking Methods behind all Cooking.
Pinpoint the ingredients you like (or have) and apply the appropriate method.
Enjoy an endless variety of unique dishes that you can dream up every single day.
We've all heard the parable: Give a man a fish, he eats for one day. Teach a man to fish, he eats for life.
The same thing is true of cooking...
If you begin every cooking endeavor by searching for a recipe, you are DOOMED to a lifetime of searching for new recipes PLUS all of the risk that comes from learning something new every time you cook and being unsure of the outcome.
But... if you learn just ONE Cooking Method, you can begin every cooking endeavor by taking a look in your kitchen to see what ingredients you have on-hand. Because you know a reliable cooking method, you can be confident in the outcome no matter what you are cooking!
If you know someone who can just "whip up" great meals all the time without needing recipes - for some people this is a Mother, Father, Grandparent - this is exactly what they are doing.
Think about it...
It's a Tuesday night. You are getting home later than you expected and you have nothing planned for dinner.
What do you do?
Do you stop for take-out?
Heat up a frozen dinner in the microwave?
Get on your phone to look up a recipe, try to remember if you have all of the ingredients at home, stop at the store to buy what you need?
I don't know about you, but this is something that used to happen to me all the time!
Now imagine a different scenario...
You just go straight home. You open your refrigerator and cupboards to see what you have. You pull out some very simple ingredients that you have on-hand. You choose your favorite cooking method, maybe tonight it's Sauté. 30 minutes later you are sitting down to a simple, healthy delicious meal that you whipped up on the fly.
To me, this is what Cooking is all about...
This is the best part.
What I am sharing with you is powerful; it's true...
But what is also true is that this is simple, and anyone can learn it.
Anyone can become a better cook!
Remember: It's 3 Steps:
So What is Stopping You from Cooking
Awesome Meals Every Night of the Week?
It asked this question at the top of the page, but perhaps now the answer has changed a bit...
The only thing stopping you from cooking the meals you can be proud of - for yourself and your family every night of the week - is the simple knowledge and confidence that comes with learning Basic Cooking Methods.
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Burn Your Recipes Volume 1 Table of Contents
Chapter 1: Welcome and How to Use this DVD
Chapter 2: The ONLY Pots and Pans You Really Need
Chapter 3: How to Choose the Right Pots and Pans for Your Stove
Chapter 4: The Essential Kitchen Hand Tools to Make Your Prep Easier
Chapter 5: The Three Biggest Threats to Food Quality
Chapter 6: Six Ways to Protect Your Food and Keep it Wholesome and Fresh
Chapter 7: The System Used by Professionals to Ensure Food Quality
Chapter 8: The Four “Must-Have” Kitchen Knives
Chapter 9: The Beginners Guide to Understanding the Parts of Any Knife
Chapter 10: Be Confident with the Knife in Your Hand by Choosing the Correct Knife
Chapter 11: How to Keep Your Knives Sharp and Safe
Chapter 12: Holding the Knife for Accuracy and Safety
Chapter 13: Mastering the Classic Knife Cuts
Chapters 14—21: The Definitive Guide to Expertly Cutting the Most Common Household Fruits and Vegetables—Quickly and Easily for Picture-Perfect Results Every Time (Part 1):
Chapter 14: Filet of Green Pepper
Chapter 15: Bias Cut for Stirfry Vegetables
Chapter 16: Dicing an Onion
Chapter 17: Dicing a Shallot
Chapter 18: Julienne of Onion
Chapter 19: How to make Round Items into Sticks and Cubes
Chapter 20: Mince Garlic and Ginger for Fresh Seasonings
Chapter 21: How to Chop Parsley and Basil for Everyday Use
Chapter 22: The Slicing Knife
Chapter 23: The Paring Knife
Chapter 24: Putting it all Together
Chapter 25: How to Choose the Right Knife for the Right Job
Chapters 26—32: The Definitive Guide to Expertly Cutting the Most Common Household Fruits and Vegetables—Quickly and Easily for Picture-Perfect Results Every Time (Part 2):
Chapter 26: Diced Honeydew and Cantaloupe Melon
Chapter 27: Diced Watermelon
Chapter 28: An Easy Method for Preparing Pineapple
Chapter 29: Tropical Fruit - Kiwi and Mango
Chapter 30: Tree Fruit—Apples and Pears
Chapter 31: Stone Fruit—Peaches and Plums
Chapter 32: Sectioning Citrus Fruit with Skill and Precision
Chapter 33: Getting the Most out of Meat by Correctly Using the Boning Knife for Cleaning and Portioning
Chapter 34: Congratulations and Volume 2 Preview
How to Master Taste, Nutrition and Heat toTransform your Cooking from Fair to Fantastic
You will discover:
Burn Your Recipes Volume 2 Table of Contents
Part 1: 7 healthy elements in food that you may be cooking away
Chapter 1: Developing Your Cooking Vocabulary
Chapter 2: Carbohydrates
Chapter 3: Proteins
Chapter 4: Vitamins
Chapter 5: Fats
Chapter 6: Liquids
Chapter 7: Minerals
Part 2: Getting the most exciting flavors into your meals with 6 kitchen staples
Chapter 8: How to tell the difference between Herbs and Spices, and how to choose the right ones for your cooking
Chapter 9: Bouquet Garni Sachet – how to leave flavors in your food without leaving herbs and spices behind.
Chapter 10: Nuts – Add flavor, color, texture to any meal.
Chapter 11: Vinegars – Why acids are necessary for cooking chemistry
Chapter 12: Fats and Oils – Flavors, nutrients, and conductors of heat
Chapter 13: Condiments - Instant flavor profiles for any cooking method
Chapter 14: Pasta, Grains – Dried items to have at your disposal to compliment any meal.
Part 3: What Chefs know about heat that cookbooks never tell you
Chapter 15: The Two Basic Types of Heat and their Benefits and Drawbacks in Cooking
Chapter 16: The 4 Changes in Food When Cooked
Chapter 17: The Basic Elements of Recipes Revealed: Now Start Discovering Your Own Recipes!
The Secrets of Basic Cooking Methods
Burn Your Recipes Volume 3 Table of Contents
Part 1: Basic Cooking Methods Revealed.
Chapter 1: Roasting
Chapter 2: Sautéing
Chapter 3: Deep Frying
Chapter 4: Pan Frying
Chapter 5: Grilling
Chapter 6: Boil
Chapter 7: Poach
Chapter 8: Simmer
Chapter 9: Steam
Chapter 10: Braising
Chapter 11: Stewing
Part 2: The three parts of all sauces you must know to improve all meals immediately
Chapter 12: The difference between stocks and broths
Chapter 13: Chicken Stock
Chapter 14: Beef Stock
Chapter 15: Roux
Chapter 16: Cornstarch Slurry
Chapter 17: Beurre Manie
Chapter 18: Egg Yolk Liason
Chapter 19: Reduction
Chapter 20: Bechamel Sauce
Chapter 21: Veloute Sauce
Chapter 22: Brown Sauce
Chapter 23: Tomato Sauce
Chapter 24: Hollandaise Sauce
Chapter 25: Beurre Blanc
Part 3: The secrets of retaining flavor, color, texture and nutritional qualities in vegetables.
Chapter 26: Fiber: Keep your cooked veggies firm and crisp with a common pantry item
Chapter 27: Flavor: Which vegetables to choose for greatest fresh flavor
Chapter 28: Color: Learn the secrets to treating green white, red and yellow vegetables differently to keep them bright and fresh
Chapter 29: Nutrients: The two main ways cooking can destroy the nutritional value of vegetables and how to avoid them
Chapter 30: The 7 Rules of Vegetable Cookery
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A visual guide to how heat effects food
so you can control heat vs heat controlling you!
A complete resource of cooking terms and definitions!
A great easy-to-use quick reference of the Mother Sauces, foundations of all sauce-making!
A quick start guide to vegetable cookery
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To Your Cooking Success,