How Food Should Taste
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How Food Should Taste

Create amazing meals without recipes that even the fussiest eaters will love
5.0 (2 ratings)
Instead of using a simple lifetime average, Udemy calculates a course's star rating by considering a number of different factors such as the number of ratings, the age of ratings, and the likelihood of fraudulent ratings.
542 students enrolled
Created by Imran Hussain
Last updated 6/2014
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  • 42 mins on-demand video
  • 5 Supplemental Resources
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • Learn about primary tastes, flavour sensations and aromas
  • Test your tongue to see how to balance meals for you
  • Create your own recipes
  • How to season and balance a meal
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  • Some basic ingredients (see shopping list)
  • Time (min once a month) to carry out exercises

Are you prone to cooking the same food, in the same way but wish you were more adventurous?

Do you actually know how to tell if food is seasoned right? Is your meal balanced or is it too sweet?

Learn fundamental concepts of good cooking that are reusable across all recipes.

This course is for anyone who want to improve their cooking ability and consistently produce tasty meals without following any recipe cards.

One day I was feeling adventurous following the recipes of an outstanding celebrity chef, were I needed to get hold of a particular Bavarian sausage as it added the right flavour “that made the dish”. I popped down to my local supermarket and low and behold they were all out (well, they never actually stocked it). So was the dish doomed, yes … not because I didn’t have the sausage I didn’t how to replicate with another ingredient to get the same affect.

Therefore, I learned how to taste properly, flavour pair and balance tastes and this course is the journey of it.

I break down the course so you can learn to taste properly, at the primary taste level and then how to learn flavour pairings from your favourite meals.

This course is more FUN than functional but it will expand your “foodie” experience and turn you from chef-groupie to rock-star cook!

However, this course is not for everyone:

  • If you are an extreme fussy eater and not willing to try new foods (you will have to try different foods to develop you palette in this course)
  • Expert recipe followers who can get hold of every rare ingredient required for their meals (ALL INGREDIENTS IN THIS COURSE CAN BE FOUND AT ANY LOCAL SUPERMARKET)
  • Lazy people – you will need to dedicate time to expand your knowledge by dissecting flavours of tasty meals (Ideally once a week bit minimum one a month)
  • People on fad diets as there is eating involved (including chocolate)
  • Don’t want to cook for other people period (if you are not a confident cook then this course is for you)

Change the way you think about food!!

Who is the target audience?
  • Anyone wanting to improve their cooking
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Curriculum For This Course
Course Outline
4 Lectures 04:48
Taste & Smell - Understand what chefs and foodies are always raving on about
10 Lectures 16:59

Sweet Taste

Sour Taste

Bitterness Taste

Umami & Spice

The Tongue & Nose Test

The Test Sheet
1 page
How To Taste - Master this to switch on your flavour sensation
4 Lectures 04:52
How to Taste Introduction

Blind & Fussy Eaters

The Taste Experiments

The Test Sheets
1 page
Flavour Pairings - Why certain flavour combinations are so appealing
5 Lectures 08:04
Flavour Pairings Intro

Pair it With Itself

Cheese 'N Onion


Key Ingredient Template
1 page
Create Recipes To Blow Your Taste Buds Away
4 Lectures 05:43
Section Intro


What Works

Recipe Deconstruction Template
1 page
1 Lecture 02:04
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About the Instructor
Imran Hussain
5.0 Average rating
2 Reviews
542 Students
1 Course
Chemical Engineer by day, Food Lover by night

While studying Chemical Engineering I took Food Technology classes and here I started my journey in flavour creation. I also took this fascination in my personal life by trying to create my own delicious recipes. I’ve worked as engineer in different industries but my passion of trying and cooking of new foods has continued.

I have studied on a molecular level interactions of food components and the effects of processing with regards to the texture, color, flavor and quality of a range of food products.

Topics that I have spent 100+ hours on are:

  • ·How you can add preservatives without affecting flavour
  • ·Sources, structure, stability and nutritional importance of color and flavor molecules
  • ·Reducing sugar and retaining flavour by replacing it with natural sweeteners
  • ·The effect of high pressure processes on lipid and fat cells in large scale manufacturing
  • ·Sensory perception of flavor in food
  • ·Stabilisation of water-fat emulsions and creaming of light fats

I've even designed equipment for large scale extraction of sugar from sugar beets; granulation mixers to produce highly concentrated powders (such as coffee or gravy) to reduce packaging.

I have worked with global experts in aroma creation, crafting the first smell the consumer has when they open the food packaging.

Additionally like most students I have worked in the food services. Working in a pizzeria I have spent many shifts coming up with many combinations, this passion for food is evident in my courses.

My aim is to spread this knowledge I’ve gained from an industrial level to small kitchen to help other eager cooks in simple, straightforward terms.