Interactive Cooking School Essentials of Cooking
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(Mar 21, 2005)
If you have ever been stumped by a recipe, ever needed to substitute an ingredient you don't have for one you did, or want to learn how to prepare differnt fresh ingredients, seafood and produce, Essentials of Cooking is for you.
Easy to use on your PC or television, Essentials of Cooking requires no prior cooking experience yet has something for even the most seasoned home cook.
From the Contributor
Essentials of Cooking is an enhanced version of the popular "Cooking Basics" program also by Interactive Cooking School. Essentials of Cooking contains over 130 video demonstrations, 5 cooking guides, printable instructions and unlike previous versions contains all cooking and shopping demonstrations on 2 DVDs so you can use the program on your TV, home computer or both! Included with the program is a waterproof kitchen mousepad with a Food Equivelents Guide.See all Editorial Reviews
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Top Customer Reviews
The program is extremely thorough, and taught me so many things that I wished I had learned from my Mom. For example, the DVD portion provides step-by-step instructions and video demonstrations for basic knife skills, stove & oven cooking techniques (how to saute, fry, bake, etc), buying and preparation guides for produce, meat, seafood, and poultry. I've already experienced several "aha" moments during the video demos - and haven't even gotten to the CD-rom resources yet!
Bottom line: If you already know the basics, look elsewhere. But if you want to learn (or re-learn) the fundamentals, get this program.
This is really educational and can be a drop boring at some points if you are looking for the Razzle-Dazzle that comes with a Food Network show. The chefs don't have that 'dynamic' power to draw in an audience. But they are smart and are patient to show the audience every step in cooking.
Definitely a MUST if you want to increase your knowledge about preparing different foods.