From our organizers:
Back by popular demand: Learn How to Cook at the Brooklyn Kitchen! This series is designed to take you from novice cook to culinary rockstar in just 5 weeks. Students will gain legit knife skills, master multiple meat preparations, learn to elevate dishes with sauces, get confident with yeasted doughs, make fresh pasta like a champ, and more! Our objective? To get you the skills you need to make satisfying meals for yourself and those around you. It’s time to throw that dinner party you’ve always dreamed of. It’s time to learn how to cook!
Classes are on Tuesdays at 6:30pm starting September 4 and will run consecutively for 5 weeks.
WEEK 1 – Knife Skills
Topics include mise en place, organization and efficiency in the kitchen; slicing, dicing, and mincing; stir-frying; balancing flavors; fermentation
WEEK 2 – Meat
Topics include safe handling, breaking down chicken, seasoning, braising, the Maillard reaction, breading
WEEK 3 – Sauces and Condiments
Topics include emulsified sauces (vinaigrette and aioli), mornay sauce, herb sauce, pan sauce
WEEK 4 – Dough
Topics include yeasted dough, pasta dough, pate a choux, gluten formation and kneading
WEEK 5 – Culmination
Students will apply what they’ve learned from the previous 4 weeks to execute a meal without recipes!Students will enjoy a full meal at the end of every class.
Knives will be provided, but you are welcome to bring your own.