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#1 g0withefl0w

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Posted May 09 2012 - 08:58 PM

Hi all new to posting in the forums but been reading for about 10 years I am a proffesional chef and did not go to school was just lucky to have a foot in a door and people willing to teach. If anyone wants advice or want to know why there cooking is not coming out as planned. let me know and id be glad to help.

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Posted June 14 2012 - 12:50 PM

Hi all new to posting in the forums but been reading for about 10 years I am a proffesional chef and did not go to school was just lucky to have a foot in a door and people willing to teach. If anyone wants advice or want to know why there cooking is not coming out as planned. let me know and id be glad to help.


I would love to learn about culinary arts and do something part time working with food. I am trying to get out of debt and don't have the money right now to be able to attend culinary arts classes or schools, but I would love to learn.

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Posted June 19 2012 - 10:43 AM

have you ever worked as a cook or in food service? if not i can give you tips i didnt go to school just had to learn as i went it might be hard to jump into service or catering, but i would recommend either starting applying as a prep cook especially if you know someone who might be able to teach you on site. research the background of the food you will be preparing or cooking at the restaraunt. start working on your knife skills, julienne some stuff onions peppers. work on dicing,chopping etc. easiest station is going to be the pantry/cold side or the fryer. when you do go in work hard and show and eagerness to learn, and be positive chances are even if you dont know alot about the food if you have a good attitude and work hard the boss will like you and teach you. community college has great classes that arent expensive that will give you basics. keep in mind though its not a glamorous career alot of stress you have to cope with, long hours on your feet,keep an even head and work through when your behind on stuff,get used to smelling like food touching raw food alot and being in a kitchen all day. thats just the downsides but there are alot of upsides, great adrenaline rush during service, producing good plates is very gratifying, and you learn alot about food others have no idea about, there is alot of science behind the process of cooking from start to end. if you have any ?s just let me know
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Posted March 14 2013 - 10:55 PM

My boyfriend might be interested in cullinery.
I have a question,
in cullinery, does it boost you to get a Diploma in the area?

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Posted April 07 2013 - 04:26 AM

I went to culinary school.. It was good
For history of food and to study food
But I learned more from just being in
Kitchens and doing it.. Yea it helped
Get my foot in the door but , I'd recommend
Learning on your own.. Knife cuts and
Multitasking are very important
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Posted June 05 2013 - 12:22 PM

It would be awesome to learn some new techniques. I've never had a chance to pick up new techniques, so I basically cook how I was taught how which can get pretty boring. It would be great to have an area to pick up new things and maybe share recipes with other users who have the interest.

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Posted June 05 2013 - 12:32 PM

Knife cuts and
Multitasking are very important


I like good food, so it would be great if I knew how to prepare it.

Could you perhaps explain to us some basic techniques and tips? Cooking for Dummies style would be nice :).

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Posted June 06 2013 - 05:47 AM

My boyfriend might be interested in cullinery.
I have a question,
in cullinery, does it boost you to get a Diploma in the area?


Only if you go to the top named culinary schools. A local associate's degree and lobor board cert won't get you anywhere. I am a chef and in all my years not one restaurant asked me if I had a ACF Cert, or degree.

On the job experience is everything.
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Posted June 08 2013 - 02:37 AM

That's where I got my experience as a professional cook. Even then, I still love to learn new techniques and recipes.

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Posted June 08 2013 - 01:30 PM

This is the free school thread, so let's start exchanging our culinary knowledge.

One of the chefs should start :2thumbsup:.

Admitedly I can't add much to this thread, but I promise to be a good student :).

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Posted June 09 2013 - 04:35 PM

You can't cook or learn cooking from the net. Cooking is sensual, the internet is hand slutting. Cooking is a great art, the job of coooking is about how to bring art down to the level of wanting to kill yourself.
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Posted June 09 2013 - 05:22 PM

You can't cook or learn cooking from the net. Cooking is sensual, the internet is hand slutting. Cooking is a great art, the job of coooking is about how to bring art down to the level of wanting to kill yourself.


I think the same is true for any art, actually. All art is passion and skill combined.
Passion isn't something to be thought. Skill is, though.

Recipes, knowledge, techniques and tips can be shared on the internet just fine.

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Posted June 09 2013 - 07:05 PM

What kind of knife skills should we learn. I know, keep fingers clear.
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Posted June 10 2013 - 05:05 AM

What kind of knife skills should we learn. I know, keep fingers clear.

^^^
This.

Some more questions:
What's the right way to hold a knife?
How to chop an onion quickly?
How to peel a grapefruit (the professional way)?

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Posted June 13 2013 - 02:49 AM

Knife skills? Use a Mandolin. As for cooking skills...we can give hints and techniques, but in the end it's up to the student to practice at home.

“Becoming a dissident is not something that happens overnight.  You do not simply decide to become one.  It is a long chain of steps and acts.  And very often during this process, you do not really reflect upon what is happening...You don’t want to become involved with the dirt that is around you and one day, all of a sudden you wake up and realize that you are a dissident, that you are a human rights activist.” – Vaclav Havel, former Czech President (1993-2003) & activist

 

We are told to remember the idea, not the man, because a man can fail.  He can be caught.  He can be killed and forgotten.

But four hundred years later an idea can still change the world.

 

"...You can't build a dream, without a plan...." -- Jefferson Starship ("It's Not Over", "No Protection" Album, 1987)


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Posted June 13 2013 - 03:21 AM

Knife skills? Use a Mandolin. As for cooking skills...we can give hints and techniques, but in the end it's up to the student to practice at home.


Sure, we'll practice. :2thumbsup:
What shall we cook today?

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Posted June 16 2013 - 03:30 AM

If you want to start a class, this is how you go about it :)

http://www.hipforums...?t=339169&f=594

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Posted June 16 2013 - 03:35 AM

Starting a thread is not starting a class. Skip has to approve the request for a class and he will add it to the list of classes available in The Free School.

I hope to see you there.

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Posted June 16 2013 - 03:52 AM

Starting a thread is not starting a class. Skip has to approve the request for a class and he will add it to the list of classes available in The Free School.

I hope to see you there.


Thank you for the info :).
It would be great to have a class on cooking, which doesn't focus just on vegetarian food. Or even if it is solely vegetarian, would focus more on the preparation and cooking techniques.

It looks like no one is really interested to be the teacher, though...:(

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Posted June 16 2013 - 04:06 AM

Maybe some one will come along and pick it up, Lively. I hope so.

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Posted June 16 2013 - 10:41 PM

Heck I was about to give her some cooking advice.

“Becoming a dissident is not something that happens overnight.  You do not simply decide to become one.  It is a long chain of steps and acts.  And very often during this process, you do not really reflect upon what is happening...You don’t want to become involved with the dirt that is around you and one day, all of a sudden you wake up and realize that you are a dissident, that you are a human rights activist.” – Vaclav Havel, former Czech President (1993-2003) & activist

 

We are told to remember the idea, not the man, because a man can fail.  He can be caught.  He can be killed and forgotten.

But four hundred years later an idea can still change the world.

 

"...You can't build a dream, without a plan...." -- Jefferson Starship ("It's Not Over", "No Protection" Album, 1987)


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Posted June 17 2013 - 02:08 AM

Heck I was about to give her some cooking advice.


Will you open a class?

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Posted June 19 2013 - 01:02 AM

No. But Ill still give you a few ideas.

What is it you want to learn about cooking? The first and foremost is the ability to be patient. Impatient cooks fail big time.

Then you have to be attentive.

Then you need accuracy.

Then you need good taste.

After that it's all technique.

Ask any questions and I'll see what I can do to help you.

“Becoming a dissident is not something that happens overnight.  You do not simply decide to become one.  It is a long chain of steps and acts.  And very often during this process, you do not really reflect upon what is happening...You don’t want to become involved with the dirt that is around you and one day, all of a sudden you wake up and realize that you are a dissident, that you are a human rights activist.” – Vaclav Havel, former Czech President (1993-2003) & activist

 

We are told to remember the idea, not the man, because a man can fail.  He can be caught.  He can be killed and forgotten.

But four hundred years later an idea can still change the world.

 

"...You can't build a dream, without a plan...." -- Jefferson Starship ("It's Not Over", "No Protection" Album, 1987)


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Posted June 19 2013 - 03:56 AM

No. But Ill still give you a few ideas.

What is it you want to learn about cooking? The first and foremost is the ability to be patient. Impatient cooks fail big time.

Then you have to be attentive.

Then you need accuracy.

Then you need good taste.

After that it's all technique.

Ask any questions and I'll see what I can do to help you.


You're great, thanks :)
Patience and accuracy won't be a problem.
Good taste? I know if something tastes good or not, but don't necessarily know what to add to make bland food better.

Can you perhaps give me a suggestion/recipe to try?

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Posted June 21 2013 - 02:14 AM

Let's start with something simple. Ramen Noodles.

Yeah, Ramen Noodles. Like what's so special about that, right? Well, try this...

1. Get a small pan and bring 2 cups of water to a boil.

2. Add the brick. But NOT the broken pieces. Just the brick.

3. Do not add the seasoning yet.

4. Bring it to a boil and let it boil for 3 minutes.

5. Strain the noodles, disposing of the water.

6. Add 1 cup of water to the pan. Make sure the heat is cranked up.

7. After the noodles are drained, pour them from the strainer back into the pot.

8. Add seasoning and gently stir. Bring the water to a boil again, and when it's boiling reduce the heat to low.

9. Cover the pan.

10. Simmer, stirring often.

11. At this point you decide when to turn the heat off. Some people like having a soupy meal, some people don't. Your choice.


When you cook it like this you're removing the starch and yucky stuff from the meal by draining it. You can enhance the texture by adding one gram of butter to the second boil. If you have a shot glass you may find that you prefer adding the seasoning to the butter, stir it well and then add it a couple minutes before taking it off the stove.


Now ask yourself, do you eat one brick per sitting or more than one? Decide that. figure out how much you want to fix in one "batch". Perhaps share some with friends or still some in the fridge for later. When you add more stuff, you generally need to add more bricks. Cook the bricks first and then add the stuff in the last stage of cooking.


I found that adding sweet peas and sliced mushrooms help add to the flavor. A good mixing is one 6 oz. tin of diced chicken, one 4 oz tin of sliced mushrooms, 1/4 cup of sweet peas and 1/4 cube of Knorr chicken broth. DO NOT ADD THE SEASONING PACKET IF YOU ADD THE KNORR BROTH! The sodium content is bad for you and destroys the taste. Use it like this if you have already cooked two-three bricks of noodles.


You can even add sliced water chestnuts, baby corn and bamboo shoots, if that's your taste. If you do, try not adding the seasoning, but 2 grams of butter along with a few drops of soy sauce to taste.


Ultimately, the skill here is learning how to properly cook the noodles. Also in knowing how to handle the additives to the meal is key. When you add the meats and veggies depends on how much of the flavoring you want those to absorb and what texture you want them at. If you use butter, use butter and not margarine.

So learn how to prepare the noodles and then start experimenting!


Try that and tell me if I pass or fail in my instructions! :chef:

“Becoming a dissident is not something that happens overnight.  You do not simply decide to become one.  It is a long chain of steps and acts.  And very often during this process, you do not really reflect upon what is happening...You don’t want to become involved with the dirt that is around you and one day, all of a sudden you wake up and realize that you are a dissident, that you are a human rights activist.” – Vaclav Havel, former Czech President (1993-2003) & activist

 

We are told to remember the idea, not the man, because a man can fail.  He can be caught.  He can be killed and forgotten.

But four hundred years later an idea can still change the world.

 

"...You can't build a dream, without a plan...." -- Jefferson Starship ("It's Not Over", "No Protection" Album, 1987)


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Posted June 21 2013 - 04:51 PM

Let's start with something simple. Ramen Noodles.

Yeah, Ramen Noodles. Like what's so special about that, right? Well, try this...
...
So learn how to prepare the noodles and then start experimenting!

Try that and tell me if I pass or fail in my instructions! :chef:


Your instructions are very clear, thank you. :)

I don't think I can buy Ramen Noodles here. I have regular homemade ones, so I'm going to use those.

I'm also going to use fresh chicken meat and avoid Knorr products.
What should I season this dish with?

I'm cooking it on Monday and will report the result afterwards :)

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Posted June 28 2013 - 11:27 PM

Well?

“Becoming a dissident is not something that happens overnight.  You do not simply decide to become one.  It is a long chain of steps and acts.  And very often during this process, you do not really reflect upon what is happening...You don’t want to become involved with the dirt that is around you and one day, all of a sudden you wake up and realize that you are a dissident, that you are a human rights activist.” – Vaclav Havel, former Czech President (1993-2003) & activist

 

We are told to remember the idea, not the man, because a man can fail.  He can be caught.  He can be killed and forgotten.

But four hundred years later an idea can still change the world.

 

"...You can't build a dream, without a plan...." -- Jefferson Starship ("It's Not Over", "No Protection" Album, 1987)


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Posted July 01 2013 - 08:22 PM

The recipe turned out great.

Can I have another one? :)