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Welcome everyone. Thank you, thanks for coming. I'm Chef Todd Moore from webcookingclasses.com and we’re here to this beautiful wine festival today to teach you how to cook with wine, right.
What I started to realize when I got to culinary school and realized the hows and whys, the science and chemistry behind thing. I started to realize that whether you’re cooking for one or cooking for 10,000, the method is the same. So I'm here today to tell you my five chef’s secrets for creating amazing meals at home. You don’t need to be a chef. You don’t have to go culinary school. I'm going to bring it all to you. It’s very simple to do and there are some great analogies that I'm going to explain this.
We are going to empower you with secret number one. The first thing that I tell you is going to change the way you think about cooking forever. Just this one concept is going to change the way you think about cooking. Chef secret number one to creating amazing meals at home is recipes don’t work. The people are set up for the strict set of instructions that you must follow to create a meal. Nothing could be further from the truth. What other art form has a strict set of instructions.
I mean, do you tell an artist, “Here’s 1.7 ounces of green paint, paint for 22 minutes and you’ll have landscape”. Guys are going to use as much green paint as he wants until the landscape is done. Guitarists use A, E, and C and strum for 17 minutes and you’ll have a song. Guitarist is going to go, “dude, I'm going to strum for as long as I want until the song comes out of me” why can't cooking be like this. Granted, sheet music will tell you what notes but they don’t tell you the intonations. They don’t tell you the things that you interpret and this is what cooking is about.
Cooking is an art form. If it’s an art form, it’s open to artistic interpretation. So a written recipe will not teach you to cook any more than having a sheet music teaches you to play piano. It’s the steps that go into it. So don’t trust recipes. When a recipe calls for one onion chopped, onion this big, and onion this big, I don’t know. When a recipe says cook under medium heat, medium heat on my stove in my commercial kitchen, 60,000 BTU per burner against medium heat in your home kitchen with your nice little glass top stove that gets red. You know big difference in medium heat.
How do you quantify medium? Oh, how about this one. Just cook for 25 minutes. Martha Stewart is taking a more for recipe, this one Martha entrust me, absolutely freaking crazy. You take a Martha Stewart recipe, she says, “do this, do this, and do this, cook for 25 minutes”. How does Martha know? How does Martha know how thick the chicken breast is? How does she know what my pan is made out off? How does she know what altitude I live at? How does she know how medium my medium heat is? How does Martha Stewart sit in her jail cell and tell me what goes on in my kitchen.
I don’t understand this. Cooking is an art form. Chef secret number one, don’t trust recipes. Learn basic cooking methods. The guitarist knows how to strum. I have a friend; he can hear a song on the radio and play it, right? He goes, “oh, it’s A, C, E and bridge to the D or whatever”. But he can hear the song and play it. I can taste things and cook it and you can as well when you understand the basic underline methods. Chef secret number one, don’t trust recipes.
I, thank you for your time and attention. I've really do appreciated to your cooking success. Get back to the kitchen; we’ve got a taste here, we’re going to plate it up, so if you want to come this way and through and we’ll give everybody a taste of the south fresh.