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Khan academy but for cooking?

  1. Sep 15, 2011 #1

    Pengwuino

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    Khan academy.... but for cooking?

    You know what would be epic genius pants? Like, a khan aacademy type website, but for cooking. Where they take people through even the most simplest of task like boiling water and opening bottles. I wonder if such a place exists?

    DISCUSS!!!!!!

    oh and a site like that would be cool if you know it.......... ok not on how to open bottles but basic cooking stuff.

    DISCUSS ALREADY!!!!!!!1
     
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  3. Sep 15, 2011 #2

    Evo

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    Re: Khan academy.... but for cooking?

    I could do it, I have training and techniques from basic to Haute Cuisine.
     
  4. Sep 15, 2011 #3

    Pengwuino

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    Re: Khan academy.... but for cooking?

    Stop making up words
     
  5. Sep 15, 2011 #4
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    Evo! I would definitely watch these videos! I need to learn how to cook! :(
     
  6. Sep 16, 2011 #5

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    I could take people from basic to just beyond basic, using videos. People that wanted to go much further would have to get a feel for food prep, knife maintenance, selection of pots and pans (and maintenance of those), control of cooking heat, oils, fats, etc, that have a "feel" to them and can't be just tossed off in asides in standard cooking shows.

    I could spend a whole show (an hour at least!) illustrating the differences between cooking with butter, peanut oil, olive oil, and lard, using one or two simple foods as examples. Cooking temperature is critical, and it seems that nobody addresses it anymore.

    My wife loves baking desserts and pastries. There has not been a can of Crisco in our larder for over 30 years. That stuff is nasty.
     
  7. Sep 16, 2011 #6
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    It would beat eating frozen pizza, pizza rolls, egg rolls, etc..., all the time.
     
  8. Sep 16, 2011 #7

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    I should mention that my mother and my grandmother did all their deep-frying in lard to keep the food as light and fat-free as possible. Hot, hot lard and very small frying batches made it work out. When those women fried clams, potatoes, etc, they never went for fast volume. If the oil/fat temperature wasn't up to snuff, there was no cooking.
     
  9. Sep 16, 2011 #8

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    Can you attend an adult-ed HS course in your college town? You might get into a good cooking course. Even if the course is less-than-optimal, you should be able to pick up some pointers.
     
  10. Sep 16, 2011 #9

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    With our combined knowledge, we'd have it covered. You can grill and do American classics. Soups, roasts. How to butcher meat, clean and fillet fish. I can cook Mexican, French, Italian, Mediteranean, some N African, and Southern US homestyle. We both bake breads, I make pasta, pastries, cakes, cookies, homemade fudge, truffles...
     
  11. Sep 16, 2011 #10

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    Can you get on TV and kick RR's A$$?
     
  12. Sep 16, 2011 #11

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    BTW, My grandmother and mother had a certain "vibe" in the kitchen. It was like dancing, and I think I "get it" when I am putting something together that I think is going to be great. I remember being told to get sage, basil, oregano, etc. It was nice to graduate from go-fer to helper.
     
  13. Sep 16, 2011 #12
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    YouTube already has this. You can watch some of the great chefs of the world, and many lesser cooks, prepare just about anything.
     
  14. Sep 16, 2011 #13

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    Can't wait!
     
  15. Sep 16, 2011 #14

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    Re: Khan academy.... but for cooking?

    "Haute cuisine" is French for "hot food".
     
  16. Sep 16, 2011 #15

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    I always thought it just means your kitchen is high, not less than 12 feet.
     
  17. Sep 16, 2011 #16

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    This thread is making me hungry already...

    Rhody... out...
     
  18. Sep 16, 2011 #17

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    If that is the case, then my kitchen is haute(r) than most, because my house is on a high hill. Evo's kitchen is definitely low-land. If Kansas was closer to the ocean, they would need dikes, like the Netherlands.
     
  19. Sep 16, 2011 #18
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    "Hot" in French is "chaud."
     
  20. Sep 16, 2011 #19

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    And "cold" is named after a famous psychoanalyst. :tongue:
     
  21. Sep 16, 2011 #20

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    lisab was making a joke. But yes, it should be clarified. It's fancy French cooking as opposed to French peasant food. I love both.
     
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