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17 Jan 2012
By Seigfred Dequito
Jan
17
2012

App of the week: Culinary Fundamentals – Cook School

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I am a cooking nerd. So much so that when I was invited to write about Food and Cooking here on Telstra Exchange, I ignored the fact that this is a tech site. No questions asked, let’s do it, add tech later…

App of the week: Culinary Fundamentals - Cook SchoolI am like the grandma of cooking nerds. I have to have cookbooks that define cookbooks like Julia Child’s Mastering the Art of French Cooking (which has an explosion of followers thanks to the movie), Elizabeth David’s classic, A Book of Mediterranean Food and I just got my hands on Larousse Gastronomique. I’m still aiming for Jacque Pepin’s book, La Technique.  I think you get the gist although I’m the only one thrilled here.

Of course I have a food blog. As I don’t want to disappoint, the title that I bestowed upon myself is the “who’s your daddy” of the kitchen, and I have to prepare more than a decent meal everyday. Click this to take a look at my usual schedule.

I am so on the cusp of being overly passionate about cooking, that I tend to go very traditional and to-the-book with fundamentals. I don’t even want to buy apps that give me recipes. I have a no-celebrity-chef-app rule, and I even cringe at the words simple, quick and easy.

If I have a cooking app, it has to teach the right way. That’s why I settled with Culinary Fundamentals – Cook School. It has what I need to know on how to cut, chop, slice, stab, skin, crack, roll and everything about preparing vegetables, any kind of meat and the most common fruits. And for those who get confused with reading instructions, 260 of the 288 instructions have step by step video examples.

I don’t want to ruin the surprise for you but I give this the thumbs-up if you want to know the basics of cooking.

How about your cooking journey? What’s your favourite food or cooking app?

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