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Old 08-03-2019, 09:06 PM
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Chinese style beef broccoli .. suuuuper tender beef slices
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Something my wife likes ... bean sprouts, green onions, tufo, suuuuper tender beef slices
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Old 08-04-2019, 03:43 AM
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How were the beef slices?
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Old 08-04-2019, 03:52 AM
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Looks perfect.
I like to cook one night a week.
Wife needs a break, she has fed 80,000 meals in the last 25 years.
Asian style can be so easy, just need great ingredients.
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Nice!!!
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Dang nice! Wish I could cook better....
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Dang nice! Wish I could cook better....
Have you ever considered taking a few cooking classes? We had a place that would do a different meal every week, it was about $30 a class, and you just picked what meal you wanted to learn. It was different than just following a recipe, as the instructors taught you many basics.
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Great looking meal

It's my turn to cook every night as my wife is disabled - also all grocery shopping is on me as well as cleanup

A lot of good info online to help - Cooks Illustrated - Americas Test Kitchen & so on

Best thing I've learned was having the right tools that work best along with prep work in advance so you're ready to put all together when needed - do some clean up along the way
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Have you ever considered taking a few cooking classes? We had a place that would do a different meal every week, it was about $30 a class, and you just picked what meal you wanted to learn. It was different than just following a recipe, as the instructors taught you many basics.
I have been looking for something like that in the Greater Boston or Cape Cod area. I don't want a class were you have 10 prep bowls in front of you and the instructor tells you to combine them. I am also not looking for "Here is a recipe. Follow it." But something that would teach techniques would really interest me. Either themes like "Chinese Cooking" or techniques like "Mastering the Wok." I'd go for Mastering the Smoker as well.... something along those line. If anyone knows about classes like that in my area let me know.

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Originally Posted by makonnen View Post
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Chinese style beef broccoli .. suuuuper tender beef slices
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Something my wife likes ... bean sprouts, green onions, tufo, suuuuper tender beef slices
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why did I open this thread being pretty hungry
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Originally Posted by Parapapam View Post
I have been looking for something like that in the Greater Boston or Cape Cod area. I don't want a class were you have 10 prep bowls in front of you and the instructor tells you to combine them. I am also not looking for "Here is a recipe. Follow it." But something that would teach techniques would really interest me. Either themes like "Chinese Cooking" or techniques like "Mastering the Wok." I'd go for Mastering the Smoker as well.... something along those line. If anyone knows about classes like that in my area let me know.

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Subscribe to Cooks Illustrated. Watch as many episodes of Good Eats as you can stomach. YouTube is a fountain of cooking info.....look into the Master Class w/ Gordon Ramsey and more, yes, you will have to spend a little money, and a lot of trial and error, but being able to make something better than any restaurant in town in your own kitchen is awesome.

I cook as a stress reliever, and it works. Also, stock your kitchen, and purchase the right tools, that's half the battle. Good chefs knife, nice cutting board, good set of pans, bowls, pots, and you are getting close.

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How were the beef slices?
Suuupper tender!!! LOL
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Guys, this is the recipe I used for the beef broccoli, works great! And the host is cute That always helps.

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Originally Posted by Parapapam View Post
I have been looking for something like that in the Greater Boston or Cape Cod area. I don't want a class were you have 10 prep bowls in front of you and the instructor tells you to combine them. I am also not looking for "Here is a recipe. Follow it." But something that would teach techniques would really interest me. Either themes like "Chinese Cooking" or techniques like "Mastering the Wok." I'd go for Mastering the Smoker as well.... something along those line. If anyone knows about classes like that in my area let me know.

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Take a look at the Masterclass offerings - Aaron Franklin, Massimo Bottura, Gordan Ramsey (twice), Thomas Keller (twice), Wolfgang Puck, and Alice Waters all given extensive cooking lessons.

I love pretty much everything from Kenji Alt-Lopez's Food Lab series. It's all about the why and not just a simple recipe.

Salt, Fat, Acid, Heat from Samin Nosrat is a fantastic cookbook about the why. Thomas Keller's Ad Hoc at Home does an amazing job of the recipe and the why. Everything from Cook's Illustrated and Milk Street.

Try Nonna, she's down your way. She's a grumpy old Italian woman, but has some great food in her store: https://www.nonnaelenaimports.com/nonna-cooks

The classes at Stir in Boston sell out months in advance: Stir Boston
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Matt,

Thanks for all these ideas. I have been looking through them and they are great!!! Thanks again.

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Take a look at the Masterclass offerings - Aaron Franklin, Massimo Bottura, Gordan Ramsey (twice), Thomas Keller (twice), Wolfgang Puck, and Alice Waters all given extensive cooking lessons.

I love pretty much everything from Kenji Alt-Lopez's Food Lab series. It's all about the why and not just a simple recipe.

Salt, Fat, Acid, Heat from Samin Nosrat is a fantastic cookbook about the why. Thomas Keller's Ad Hoc at Home does an amazing job of the recipe and the why. Everything from Cook's Illustrated and Milk Street.

Try Nonna, she's down your way. She's a grumpy old Italian woman, but has some great food in her store: https://www.nonnaelenaimports.com/nonna-cooks

The classes at Stir in Boston sell out months in advance: Stir Boston
also a fantastic 4 part mini series on Netflix

That beef with broccoli looks first class. Well done.

We have a big lodge cast iron wok...I love it.
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Originally Posted by makonnen View Post
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Bottom plate looks awesome, beef and broccoli maybe just a little too heavy with the corn starch or whatever you used as a thickening agent for the sauce

Probably tasted good but that gravy looks a little bit too jellyish for me......
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Originally Posted by Parapapam View Post
Matt,

Thanks for all these ideas. I have been looking through them and they are great!!! Thanks again.

Mike
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also a fantastic 4 part mini series on Netflix

That beef with broccoli looks first class. Well done.

We have a big lodge cast iron wok...I love it.
Of course! Good luck.

NC is right - the show on Netflix is awesome. Also have watched Mind of a Chef a dozen times, especially the first season, Sean Brock in the second season, and Ed Lee in the third.

Ugly Delicious too.
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