In this episode, we start our three part series on cooking techniques. You'll learn the basic concepts behind sauting, searing, and pan roasting, and the ingredients these techniques are best suited.
Understanding all the major cooking techniques and when to use them is a major step towards becoming a more proficient and creative cook. As we talk about the various cooking techniques available to you, try to start thinking of them as tools that you can use to transform ingredients and express yourself creatively.
As the old saying goes, "when all you have is a hammer, everything starts to look like a nail."
Many cooks are only comfortable with a handful of techniques which they use over and over. When you're done listening to this three part series on cooking techniques, you'll understand which tools are best for the job at hand, making you a more proficient cook.