Do you want to be more confident creating your own healthy meals? Do you want the kitchen to be a source of curious learning rather than a stressful deadline? Join this course to learn culinary skills from Chef Nic DeMuth that will take your cooking ability to the next level.
There are a three key skills that most home-cooks don't use that will turbocharge your enjoyment, confidence and ability in the kitchen: Mise en Place, creating a flavor base using salt and oil as tools and building your meal in layers. Your teacher, Chef Nic, a New York-trained health supportive chef and founder of the Up Beet Kitchen, shares these skills and many more, along with liberal splashes of his favorite cooking tips that are guaranteed to elevate your kitchen prowess.
Nic applies these skills though a delicious cashew curry recipe. At the end of the course the final test is for you to create the meal yourself and apply the skills you learned along the way.
In just two hours you can complete this course having cooked a delicious dinner or lunch.
BONUS MATERIAL: We have included an extra mini-series which will help you navigate which tools and equipment you absolutely need in your kitchen and which ones work best.
Chef Nic gives you an overview of what this course will cover.
A chef is anyone who creates food for others. Chef Nic shares how YOU will become a chef throughout this course by looking out for these key things.
Recipes are guidelines rather than rules. Learn how to read and use a recipe when you are cooking.
Food is for healing, not harm. Learn how to keep your food clean and safe throughout the cooking process.
Washing raw ingredients is safer (and often tastier) for us home cooks. Learn how to do it by watching this video.
Learn how chefs measure dry and liquid ingredients.
THE best tip for enjoying the kitchen more: Prepare all of your ingredients first.
This is the #1 habit you can develop to reduce stress in the kitchen.
Learn how to enhance the flavor of your food using salt, spices and other seasonings.
Learn how to build a flavor base to elevate the taste of your food.
That was the fundamentals on how to create a flavor base for your dish using oil and salt. Let's see if you picked up the key bits.
Learn how to remove food particles that are stuck to the bottom of your pan. Those particles are filled with flavor so you want them mixed back into your dish!
Chef Nic introduces to you to the cashew curry recipe. Follow along the next few sections to learn how he applies the theories from Section 2 to this recipe.
Recap how to use oil and salt as tools to draw out and capture flavor in your meal.
There are many options when it comes to cooking oils. Learn which ones to use and avoid.
Salt use can make or break a dish. Learn how to best use salt and to season from a great hight.
Create your dish in layers. Learn how to keep your pan hot while adding ingredients.
Learn when to stir a dish. Chef Nic also shares some tips on pan selection.
Learn how flavor works by activating the various forms of taste: sweet, sour, salty, bitter and umami.
Learn how to add seasoning along with a few secrets about using garlic.
Learn how to deglaze in action to keep the most flavor in your dish (and keep it from burning).
After building a solid flavor base, we begin cooking our ingredients. What did you learn?
It's time for you to test out your new skills.
Health Supportive Chef trained in New York, Critical Care Nurse, Special Forces Medic.
In the hospital over the last five years, I have seen a dramatic rise of diet-preventable disease in my patients. To equip my patients and other families with the skills they need to use food as medicine, I founded The Up Beet Kitchen. It's an online cooking school and meal planner designed to put health back in your hands.
I'd love to hear your story about health, food and cooking.