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Taking Cooking Lessons

Dec. 24, 2013 8:50 am 
Updated: Dec. 28, 2013 9:57 am
I just finished the first "unit" in the Cooking Roadmap online course at Rouxbe. It was mostly about using a chef's knife. I've become pretty proficient with my chef's knife. Only cut myself twice - when I let my pinky and thumb come out from behind the guide fingers.  Next step is a unit on… MORE
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Jan. 28, 2013 1:23 pm 
Updated: Dec. 24, 2013 8:57 am
I wanted to see if making your chicken stock from scratch makes a difference in taste. It has been simmering for 90 minutes so far and all I can say is that the smell is wonderful! I'm going to use the stock as a base for a ham & lentil soup later this week. We'll see how it goes! We usually… MORE
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Jan. 28, 2013 1:20 pm 
I'm taking cooking lessons on rouxbe.com. I love it! Whereas allrecipes.com focuses on recipes, Rouxbe focuses on skills & methods. Just as AllRecipes has cooking videos as well, Rouxbe also has recipes. These two sites really complement each other.  I'm a better cook thanks to them both! MORE
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Jeff Arrowood

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My favorite things to cook
Matalote, Pasta Primavera
My favorite family cooking traditions
Large Sunday lunches after Mass & long discussions at the table
My cooking tragedies
In college my roommate and I made "cream chicken" but we accidentally used Irish Cream coffee creamer instead of real cream. It was aweful!
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