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This is a review of the Thomas Keller Teaches Cooking Techniques I: Vegetables, Pasta, and Egg class from MasterClass!
Keller also teaches
- Cooking Techniques II: Meats, Stocks, and Sauces
- Cooking Techniques III: Seafood, Sous Vide, and Desserts
The MasterClass Instructor – Thomas Keller
This class opens with a look into Thomas Keller’s home kitchen. To introduce his class, he explains his cooking equation and why he is so excited to have this opportunity to share some of his knowledge about technique and fundamentals of cooking. His goal is to create a class that outlines a variety of techniques that viewers can use to make all kinds of amazing dishes.
Thomas Keller is an American chef who has earned countless awards including The Culinary Institute of America’s Chef of the Year award and the James Beard Foundation’s Outstanding Chef and Outstanding Restaurateur awards. He has also been named America’s best chef by Time magazine.
Thomas Keller’s name is synonymous with quality and high standards. The chef and proprietor of The French Laundry, in Napa Valley, and Per Se, in New York, among other restaurants, he is the first and only American-born chef to hold multiple three-star ratings from the prestigious Michelin Guide, as well as the first American male chef to be designated a Chevalier of the French Legion of Honor, the highest decoration in France.
Thomas’ goal for this class is to provide viewers with the tools and foundation to preform some of the most popular techniques and apply them to any recipe when cooking vegetables, pasta, and eggs. This class goes into detail about the essential kitchen tools and ingredients, how to cook vegetables, eggs, and pasta, and lastly Thomas Keller explores his six disciplines of success.
Cooking Techniques I: Vegetables, Pasta, and Egg – Who is it for?
This class is for anyone who is interested in improving their cooking techniques! Thomas Keller does an amazing job walking through each technique and even takes the time to talk about essential kitchen tools and ingredients that will enhance your cooking experience. This class brings together a variety of cooking methods that range from the perfect scrambled egg to making your own pasta. Each technique is broken down so no matter what your experience level is, Thomas Keller provides everything you need to master each cooking process.
MasterClass Thomas Keller – Main Themes
- Practice, practice, practice
- Cooking equation
- Cook to nurture people
MasterClass Workbook – Thomas Keller
The workbook provides a great introduction to who Thomas Keller is and how he learned how to cook. The workbook includes reviews of every lesson, assignments to practice in your own kitchen, and all of the recipes and methods discussed in the lessons. Each lesson also has multiple opportunities to gain access to more information, including more recipes from Thomas Keller, guides for seasonal vegetables, and what essential ingredients you should keep in your home.
MasterClass Cooking Techniques I: Vegetables, Pasta, and Egg Key Takeaways
Thomas Keller has created a very detailed and informative class! This class explores many different cooking techniques for vegetables, pasta, and eggs. Thomas provides excellent guided instruction. He really takes the time to explain the reason for every step of the procedure. This class is broken down into five main sections, kitchen essentials, vegetables, pasta, eggs, and cooking philosophy. These lessons include a wide variety of techniques, including big-pot blanching, glazing, braising, pickling, roasting, baking, meringue, boiled eggs, omelets, pasta dough, and how to make different pasta dishes.
It is the technique. It’s the skills that you acquire through practice that’ll give you the opportunity or give you the ability to really to execute recipes to perfection.
What I really enjoyed about this class were the lessons on eggs. He takes something so simple and brings new life to the techniques. He explores many different techniques that range from perfecting scrambled eggs to making custards and meringues. Even when working with the simplest techniques, he brings awareness to the details and unique properties of each ingredient.
Final Thoughts on Thomas Keller’s MasterClass
This is a great class for those who are looking to improve their cooking techniques! Thomas Keller has created a very detailed and beneficial class that focuses on vegetable, pasta, and egg techniques so by the end of the class viewers can properly tackle any recipe. If you are looking for a class that will advance your cooking knowledge and techniques for vegetables, pasta, and eggs, this is the class for you!
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