Have you ever wanted to become a Master Chef? Now you can with this exclusive guide that will teach how everything you need to know in order to become the master of your kitchen. Because we strongly believe everyone can benefit from home cooking (who doesn't need more fun in their lives?), the Homemade Recipes' family decided to write up this comprehensive guide for those just venturing into the culinary world. From braising to baking, these are tips that will assist cooks of all levels! Let's start having some fun!
What To Expect
By reading this comprehensive guide, you can expect to become a master of your kitchen! Throughout the confines of these pages, you should be able to secure information that will assist you in your culinary adventures for years to come. We portray many of the skills that top culinary schools in the nation teach chefs prior to them working in world renowned kitchens! There are numerous recipes that we provide step-by-step instructions for, as well as the necessary knowledge and images, to assist you in creating your own incredible meals. Unlike other resources, the information you find in our posts will include everything you need to know when cooking a meal. We make it easy for novice chefs to learn valuable culinary skills that will allow them to take the food they grow at home and transform it into meals that will amaze their taste testers! From traditional cooking techniques such as steaming, braising, roasting, and broiling to information regarding the hottest ingredients being utilized in the kitchen, we cover everything you need to know how to cook like a professional.
Cooking with fresh herbs and produce is vital when adding flavor to a meal and luckily, they are rather easy to grow and do not take up a lot of room. With your own personal spice rack and produce aisle growing outside of your home, you will have the freshest ingredients to showcase in your meals, giving you a major advantage over some of the top chefs in the nation! We give you the knowledge to take your home-grown ingredients and transform them into delectable meals that are great for any occasion!
So You Think You Know The Basics
In this guide, we start off with the basics because we know that any beginner should have an understanding of them prior to attempting anything in the kitchen. You may not have an understanding of the culinary equipment you will be using, giving us reason to explain what tools you need, why you need them, and how to use them. Although you have your basic home garden, we will give you an understanding of what you need to purchase for you refrigerator, freezer, and pantry so you will always have the basic ingredients to cook nearly anything. From there, we will teach you about cooking techniques and when the best time to use them is. With this crash course in culinary expedition, you will be on your way to cooking like a chef in no time!
How To Be A Master Chef In 10 Days is a guide written for people who have never cooked anything that wasn't microwavable in their lives! This being said, if you have some skills or experience in the kitchen, we'll have guides on specific cooking techniques you can skip over to in the future. This guide will be presented in a way that is meant to facilitate the learning process for beginners, but if you are an intermediate home chef, some of the posts might be worth skipping.
Prior to embarking on this course, it is important to know the following in regards to the ingredients and instructions that are being used in our recipes:
- When we say “milk,” we are talking about whole milk. It is up to you if you would like to use another type of milk as an alternative. If you do use an alternative, it is important to know that fewer fatty products will have an effect on the consistency of your foods.
- The term “eggs” will always mean large eggs unless stated differently.
- Butter is always unsalted, allowing you to decide how much salt you want in your meal. We recommend that you do not substitute margarine for butter unless you are not able to indulge in dairy. They both have the same amount of fat and calories, but the common consensus is that butter has a flavor that is significantly better than margarine.
- Dry ingredient measurements are level. This means when measuring dry ingredients, you will use a measuring cup and something flat to level off the excess. When measuring brown sugar, make sure to pack it firmly.
- Oven temperatures are measured in Fahrenheit.
- Measured salt is table salt, and black pepper is freshly ground. You can also use kosher salt or sea salt if a recipe states that you can salt it “to taste.”
Use these tips while reading:
- Prior to trying a recipe, make sure to read through it completely! Also, don't forget to read the tips we include after the recipe! This will ensure that you have all of the ingredients and tools you need, comprehend the steps, and have enough time to prepare the dish. Reading the entirety of the recipe will also allow you to decide if you would like to alter the recipe to match your taste.
- Preheating broilers and ovens at a minimum of 10 minutes prior to cooking is imperative as well. Grills should be preheated for a minimum of 15 minutes as well. Placement is important too! Make sure to put all of your food on the middle rack of your oven unless the recipe calls for a different rack.
- Don't forget to use a pan that is appropriate for the measurements you are using! Pan size can make or break your dish.
Recommendations For More Cooking Information
While we hope that this guide covers everything you need to know about cooking, we also want to ensure that you have other sources of information in relation to tips and tricks you can use along your culinary learning journey. We recommend that you check out this free kitchen cheat sheet. This is where you can find some great tips for everything in relation to cooking. Cooking techniques, knife skills, and tools for the kitchen are just some of the things that this list goes over. This list also includes a list of basic ingredients that you should always have in your refrigerator, freezer, and pantry, making cooking a breeze! You can even access this list on your smart phone while at the grocery store! Don't hesitate to check out more irresistible recipes and valuable cooking information, which can be found here. Pinterest is one of the most plentiful sources of great recipes on the internet, allowing you to find tons of great recipes right at your fingertips!
What Should I Do After Reading This Guide?
You may be wondering what you should do after you've finished this comprehensive guide… We recommend using this valuable information as often as possible! Whether you are simply cooking a meal for your family or throwing a raging holiday party, all of the information that you need to do so should be found within this course's posts. The great thing about these posts is that you can always have it on hand to refer back to. Our memories are not that great, and we know that there are plenty of people that can't memorize an entire course, meaning it is phenomenal that you now have access to all of this information! You should find that these posts are worth their weight in delectable dishes!
Now that you have finished the introduction, we're sure that you understand just how we are going to teach you everything you need to know about cooking. Remember, cooking is not only a career, but a fun hobby that can even be a great bonding experience. So check out this course and let's get started with teaching you everything you need to know about cooking!
Your journey doesn't end here; it's only beginning! In our next post, we'll go over how to organize your kitchen so that it's chef-friendly. Click here to check it out!
Don't forget to catch the next part of our guide to How To Be A Master Chef In 10 Days! We love hearing your feedback and comments, so let us know if you have any other tips for beginner cooks or your thoughts on this series. HomemadeRecipes.com was founded to create an online community where foodies, epicureans and chefs can share recipes and learn new ones! We need your help, however, in creating this community where you can come, share and learn. If you love to cook, love food or have some great recipes and ideas you’d like to share with us, shoot us an email and make sure to stay in touch on Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest! We’re always looking for contributors and want to hear from you.
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