5 Things You Would Learn in Culinary Bootcamp
Learning to cook can be a lot like basic training — both require discipline, dedication, and drive. You need the right tools, the right techniques, and the right teacher. Too bad there’s no such thing as culinary bootcamp. Or is there?
If you’ve ever wondered what it would be like to take your cooking skills to the next level but don’t have the time or money to attend culinary school, then why not train at home?
Salted, an online cooking school with how-to videos featuring 75 of the country’s best chefs (with more being added every month), will whip you into shape in no time. With videos ranging from the basics (like how to properly fry an egg) to advanced techniques (like dry-aging beef), there’s truly something for everyone. Sign up using promo code DAILYMEAL3 and you’ll receive three months of Salted membership for free.
Ready to start? Here are five fundamentals that every cook-in-training knows:
Fundamental Knife Skills
Ready to slice, dice, and peel like a pro? Salted's video will teach you about a few basic knives and how to use them when you’re cooking.
How to Make Butter
Who knew making this kitchen staple was so simple? Use it in everything from baked goods to sauces.
How to Make Pasta From Scratch
Now that you know how to make fresh butter, melt it on top of your homemade pasta noodles. All you need is a sprinkle of salt and pepper and you’ve got a delicious scratch-made bowl of noodles.
How to Make a Basic Pan Sauce
Whether you’re caramelizing onions or searing short ribs, use all of those brown bits on the bottom of the pan to make a delicious and flavorful sauce.
Simple Roast Chicken
One of the easiest and most elegant meals you can make, roasting a whole chicken is one technique you’ll use over and over again.
To learn more about Salted, or to sign up for their online cooking school, visit their website.
Kristie Collado is The Daily Meal’s Cook Editor. Follow her on Twitter @KColladoCook.