Don’t be a slave to recipes. Learn how to whip up a meal with whatever’s on hand. It’s a refreshing, culinary concept that could change the way you cook.
Chef and Cooking Instructor, Diane Sheya, encourages home cooks to think outside the recipe box.
“COOK WITHOUT A BOOK” CONCEPTS
Maintain staples in your pantry, refrigerator & freezer
Read cookbooks/recipes for ideas
View leftovers as raw materials for improvising
Develop basic cooking techniques ***this one is important!
Have fun in the kitchen!
BACK TO BASICS
Learn basic cooking techniques-there are many more cooking techniques, but these are the ones you will use a lot!
SAUTÉ: cook quickly in small amount of fat
SEAR: brown quickly very high heat
SIMMER: food cooked gently in liquid at low temperature
STIR FRY: quickly fry small pieces of food in large pan over very high heat
Click on the Studio 5 recipe button for Diane’s “Weeknight Saute”.
“COOK WITHOUT A BOOK” CLASSES :
Tuesday, June 19th Viking Cooking School
www.vikingcookingschool.com to register. Instructor: Diane Sheya
Tuesday, June 23rd University of Utah Life Long Learning
http://continue.utah.edu/lifelong/ to register. Instructor: Vanessa Chang