SCS 075 | Choosing Knives, Grills, BBQs & Smokers!
Stella Culinary
by jacob burton
2y ago
Download Podcast Episode In this episode of The Stella Culinary School Podcast, picking out knives, and what to consider when purchasing a smoker, BBQ, or grill this summer. And YES, by popular demand, this episode now has time stamps! INTRODUCTION 00:00:00 - My Standard Charming Introduction. A Must Watch! SEGMENT ONE - WHAT KNIVES DO YOU NEED? 00:02:07 - What knives should you buy? 00:04:10 - Carbon Steel vs. Stainless Steel Knives 00:07:00 - Knives Chef Jacob uses on the daily. 00:09:00 - Cutting tomatoes with a bread knife (shame, shame, shame!) 00:09:30 - What bread knives you actual ..read more
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SCS 074 | Hydrocolloids - A Practical Approach
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by jacob burton
2y ago
Download Podcast Episode The practical use of hydrocolloids are discussed, including Xanthan Gum, Lecithin, Agar Agar, and meat glue (transglutaminase). We talk about how these items can help you solve traditional kitchen problems, while not becoming the focus of a dish. Mentioned In This Episode Greek Salad Homework Assignment - https://youtu.be/3uVnAMEdu5A Food Science Videos on Gelatin & Agar - https://stellaculinary.com/fs Beurre Blanc Videos, both classic & stabilized - https://stellaculinary.com/sns Using Meat Glue - https://stellaculinary.com/kp (KP 29 & KP 30) Faceb ..read more
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SCS 073 | Greek Salad Challenge, Dissecting A Dish's Flavor Structure, & Searing Scallops
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by jacob burton
2y ago
Download Podcast Episode In this episode, I lay out the "Greek Salad Challenge" as a homework assignment. The purpose of this challenge is to drill knife skills, and work on creating baseline seasonings through balancing fat, acid and salt. We then carry this concept over into a lesson on how I would recreate the flavor of a hollandaise sauce if all I had was a recipe and had never tasted hollandaise before. This first principals approach to dissecting a dish through flavor structure will allow you to understand and replicate flavor structures at their most basic level. Then, I walk you thro ..read more
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SCS 072 | Acing A Chef Tryout & Banquet Style Execution
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by jacob burton
2y ago
Download Podcast Episode In this episode, we discuss how to ace a chef tryout when applying for a leadership position in a professional kitchen, and how to successfully execute for a large group or banquet. In the questions and comment section, I answer Robert's question on how to execute 10 steaks at once when cooking for family and friends, and Fran's question on how long his home made sausage will last under refrigeration. Follow me on Clubhouse, @JacobBurton, and tune in to ask your questions live, every Friday morning, 7 am PST / 10 am EST. You can watch the live video broadcast as it h ..read more
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SCS 071 | Leaving Your Career for Chefdom, Food Safety, How Fat Affects Bread Dough
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by jacob burton
2y ago
Download Podcast Episode In this episode, Chef Jacob discusses things you should consider if you plan on leaving your career to become a chef, some potential food safety issues with reheating and holding food, and then a break down on how exactly fat affects the flavor and texture of your bread dough. This episode of the podcast is brought to you by Chef Jacob's Culinary Boot Camp and F-STEP Curriculum, your fastest way to learn how to cook like a pro. Stop following recipes and start creating, with Chef Jacob's Culinary Boot Camp and F-STEP Curriculum Video Course, found here: https://stell ..read more
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SCS 070 | Combi Ovens for Precision Cooking, Execution, and Holding
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by jacob burton
2y ago
Download Podcast Episode The combi oven saga continues, with a deep dive into why I bought two more Anova Combi ovens for my professional kitchen, how we are using it to streamline our kitchen execution, and how this translates into the home cooking environment. Topics discuss include: Holding and executing eggs for a busy brunch service, including how to execute a perfect eggs benedict from start to finish. My experiment with reverse searing a tri-tip from start to finish without opening the oven once. How I executed a flawless pulled pork for Superbowl Sunday. Want to participate in the ..read more
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SCS 069 | Prepping for Execution, Menu Design & Balance, Live View Discussion
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by jacob burton
2y ago
Download Podcast Episode In this live episode of the Stella Culinary School Podcast, we begin with a discussion on how I like to prep on my days off to make mid-week cooking execution fast and efficient. I then answer questions on food & wine pairings, how chefs create balance in their menus, and how the pandemic has affected the United States restaurant scene. Audio only version of this podcast can be found on your favorite podcast app, including Apple, Google, and Spotify. Want to stop following recipes and start creating your own? Check out my culinary boot camp and F-STEP Curriculum ..read more
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Gnocchi by Feel + Anova Combi-Oven Review
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by jacob burton
2y ago
Download Podcast Episode In this episode, I give a step by step breakdown of how to make gnocchi by feel, instead of using a recipe, whether it's potato, ricotta, or pumpkin. Then I review Anova's new Combi Oven, also known to the nerd's as the APO (Anova Precision Cooker). There's a lot to like, but a few things that can be improved upon as well. Is it worth $600? You've gotta listen to find out ... that's kinda the whole purpose of this podcast thing ... I mean, if I gave you all the info in the podcast description, then I may as well write a blog post, but then I'd be a blogger, and ya'll ..read more
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SCS 067 | Food Writers Are Parasites + Tender Stir Fried Meats
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by jacob burton
2y ago
Download Podcast Episode This episode goes off the rails quite a bit, but still turned out great, which I know you expect nothing less. We really hit our flow about 28 minutes in, once I figured out that the comments, ONCE AGAIN, were not loading properly! In this episode, we talk: About crypto currencies and how it will affect restaurant profit margins in the future. The biggest mistake people make when designing their home kitchens. How to create juicy, tender meats for stir fries. Why we use oils when sweating aromatics. Why I would never do a cooking competition. And finally, why I thin ..read more
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SCS 066 | Why Grandma's Beef Stroganoff Wasn't That Good
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by jacob burton
2y ago
Download Podcast Episode In this episode, we get the ball rolling with an update on the pressure cooked ribs experiment, where I went wrong, and how I scrambled to fix the issue to still get a delicious dinner on the menu. Then I give you an epic breakdown of how to create the best beef stroganoff ever, without using a recipe, by shooting the entire dish through the F-STEP lens. I walk you through the process I use when first trying to understand the basic building blocks of a recipe, and then how I reconstruct it using flavor structure, technique, and execution to make it my own. Then we ta ..read more
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