Class is starting soon and in preparation, I have been reading up on Cooking101, the basics and that ranges from knowledge of the various equipment and tools and their uses to the identification of herbs.
I don’t have the best of equipment here and sometimes wish Mom could just ship some of her stuff to me. She bought only the best and some of the pots and pans could amount to thousands of dollars. I remember one machine she bought when I was little, called Magimix (food processor) and back then, I considered her weird to fork out so much on that thing. But that THING does a lot of wonders but it’s a pity that mom seldom uses it now that we are all grown up and hardly at home.
So perhaps, such practice is passed on to me. I know there are things we can save but it is always wise to spend on good-quality cookware and knives so that they can last serve us well for a lifetime or even generations to come. I know my sis and I would inherit some of her cookware!
Back to my curriculum (which I base heavily on Martha Stewart’s Cooking School), I realised that her website has wonderful resources that we could use, tips and videos that I could watch as I learn my craft. Oh! They have quizzes as well and I top every one of them! I am definitely pleased to have bought the textbook and I must give credit to the team behind MS. Thus far, the information has been useful and comprehensible and I love it when they are supplemented with videos and wonderful pictures. It’s just like some colleges who offer different modes of learning!
I’m excited. I’m going to bring forward my lesson to today (oh! the benefit of being self-taught) as we are running low on food supply! I might as well start my curriculum today! Oops! I realised I couldn’t start as I have not gotten my dutch oven yet! Bummer!
The first set of lessons would be on stocks and soups and there are 9 sessions altogether. I will be going through every one of them and with that, create related dishes for our meals.