Six Basic Cooking Techniques

Our best-selling cooking class is now a book!

Our first cookbook — Six Basic Cooking Techniques: Culinary Essentials for the Home Cook is available exclusively at our school and though our website, as we gear up for a national launch in March 2018. It is the perfect cooking manual for any home cook who wants to demystify the culinary basics. 

What’s Inside?

For 15 years, we have been teaching students the six basic cooking techniques that lay the groundwork for a solid culinary foundation, and now this vividly photographed cooking manual continues that tradition.

You’ll learn the proper way to:

  • handle a chef’s knife,
  • cook meat to perfection,
  • create impressive pan sauces, and
  • prepare restaurant-worthy vegetable dishes (3 ways)

Plus, you’ll discover which ingredients truly make a difference in a home kitchen (Psst! Kosher salt, extra-virgin olive oil, and Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese, to start).

Packed with recipes, equipment lists, temperature charts, flavor combinations, and fundamental kitchen wisdom, it is designed to answers all of your burning culinary questions:
  • “Is sea salt better than table salt?”
  • “Can I use a garlic press to mince garlic?”
  • “What kind of wine should I use for cooking?”
  • “What is ‘extra-virgin’ olive oil?”
  • “How do I know when meat is done?”


Read our first review! (5 stars from Foreword Reviews)

Take a Peek!

Take a look at a few selected page spreads, to see what all the excitement is about!