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Old 05-01-2009, 04:34 PM   #1
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Does anyone know of a good online cooking school? I am a decent cook, but I am looking to learn more techniques. For instance, when do you sweat and when do you sauté aromatics? I have many other questions that I think can be covered with a simple online course. I am a good cook, but I need to know if I am cooking things to their full taste potential.

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Old 05-01-2009, 05:00 PM   #2
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Sometimes it takes standing next to someone that is using the technique you want to learn.
I'd be interested in any decent online resources as well... this one's pretty good! I haven't checked Youtube or other video online sites yet.
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Old 05-01-2009, 05:58 PM   #3
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Thanks Wyogal, I basically know the techniques alot of the websites offer as instruction. I like the blog, The cheesecake looks interesting. I mostly cook Italian or old fashioned foods (ie meatloaf etc.) not really desserts. does anyone know of an old fashioned Italian cookbook.
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Old 05-02-2009, 07:50 PM   #4
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if u find a school on line, would u please let me know. thanks
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Old 05-02-2009, 09:41 PM   #5
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[quote=Wyogal;818104]Sometimes it takes standing next to someone that is using the technique you want to learn.
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i concur.
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Old 05-03-2009, 08:45 AM   #6
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Does anyone know of a good online cooking school? I am a decent cook, but I am looking to learn more techniques. For instance, when do you sweat and when do you sauté aromatics? I have many other questions that I think can be covered with a simple online course. I am a good cook, but I need to know if I am cooking things to their full taste potential.
check your local community college for lifetime learning courses offered to adults.
some may be offered online.
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I don't know of any online cooking schools, but I'd suggest you buy Wayne Gisslen's Professional Cooking. It's a textbook used at CIA and a fantastic resource. If it ain't in that book it ain't worth knowing!
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that's the book my school abides by for several different recipes although they mostly give us le Corden Bleu recipe packets.
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I don't know of any online cooking schools, but I'd suggest you buy Wayne Gisslen's Professional Cooking. It's a textbook used at CIA and a fantastic resource. If it ain't in that book it ain't worth knowing!
The CIA's textbook is actually The Professional Chef and it's a great resource. You can get the CIA's study guide(s) too.

It will answer most of your questions.

Amazon.com: The Professional Chef: Culinary Institute of America: Books
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I believe the Gisselin book is Le Cordon Bleu, we used it in school, too. We used the CIA Baking and Garde Manger books as well.
Amazon.com: Professional Cooking, Trade Version: Wayne Gisslen: Books
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