What do you learn in Culinary School? The short answer is a lot. The longer answer is some of what you learn is really boring, some very cool. On the cool side, here's a list of the top ten most popular elective cooking workshops offered by le Cordon Bleu. These classes are held on Saturdays at the organization's “Bleu Ribbon Kitchen,” situated in many convenient locations. These are Le Cordon Bleu's “Enthusiast Cooking Classes,” and are open to all, as space will allow. Workshops are held in fully equipped commercial kitchens with top-of-the-line appliances.
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Recipes and Techniques
I love making pizzas at home. With a few simple tricks, they are easy to make, and the choice of toppings are nearly endless, making it easy to catere to everyone’s tastes, and even the changing seasons. Here, I show you how to make a sun dried tomato and goat cheese pizza.
The demand for trained professionals is rapidly rising throughout the fast-growing food service industry. Over the next few years, the travel, tourism and food industries expect to create more than 30,000 new jobs. High paying positions include Chef, Food Buyer, Caterer, Restaurant Manager, Restaurant Owner, Menu Planner, Event Coordinator and Culinary Instructor, to name only a few.
A Porterhouse steak is a thing of beauty. Part Filet Mignon. Part New York Strip. It’s the most delicious Frankenstein you’ll ever cook. In this video, I show you how to cook a Porterhouse steak insdie on a pan/in the oven. Of course, even those I'm using the oven, the same techniques used here, apply to the grill as well, which I also love to use.
Tomato soup and grilled cheese sandwiches bring back some great childhood memories. Those days it was tomato soup from a can, rather than this homemade fresh version, which has become the new staple in my house. I use a roasted chile pepper, as well as some fire roasted tomatoes, to add to the complexity of the flavors in this tomato soup, and I’m sure that you are g
Boneless skinless chicken breasts are great for the simple reason that there are hundreds of great recipes for them. This recipe for a Chicken Breast with a Mustard cream sauce is one of my favorites. The chicken breasts are easy to sear off in a pan, until they are just cooked through, with a nice flavorful crust on the outside.
New York Strip Steaks, are one of my favorite cuts. It has more flavor than a Filet Mignon thanks to the natural fat in the steak, and a great texture, that's maybe not quite as tender as the filet, but still very very nice. One of my favorite ways to cook New Yorks, is on the grill, but today, I’m going to show you a technique using a cast iron pan.
Chicken breast recipes have become a staple in my house. They are really easy to cook, and very versatile, going well with so many other ingredients. For this recipe, I show you how to make a chicken breast with a morel mushroom sauce. Morel’s are perhaps my favorite mushroom. But they are wild, and can be hard to find.