Online Class

Cooking Mistakes

What Can Go Wrong & How To Make It Right
Free!

Fix your most common cooking mistakes with guidance from Sur La Table'’s senior resident chef Joel Gamoran!

Skill Level

Beginner

What You Get

  • 6 Streaming HD video lessons with anytime, anywhere access
  • Class materials, including recipes
  • Hours of close-up instruction
  • Answers from your classmates in our virtual classroom
  • Closed captioning available (web only)

How it works

  • Once you purchase, find your class in your class library.
  • Watch on any device anytime.
  • Find downloadable class resources in the class viewer.

Class Overview

Stop making the same cooking mistakes over and over again! Join Sur La Table senior resident chef Joel Gamoran in his free mini-class and become a more confident cook today. Start by setting yourself up for cooking success with the right knives and kitchen tools, and learn essential cutting techniques that will keep you safe and help you cook more efficiently. Then, master homestyle mise en place, or "everything in its place," and explore kitchen timing basics so that your dishes always hit the table together and at their best. Moving on, find out how to fix — and even avoid — common cooking mistakes such as gummy pasta, dry chicken and tough steak. Along the way, pick up techniques for perfectly seasoning any dish and many more methods to create meals that are always well-executed and mouthwateringly delicious.

Lesson Breakdown

1. Ouch! You've Cut Yourself
15:33
Meet your instructor Joel Gamoran, senior resident chef at Sur la Table, and preview the techniques you'll learn in class. Then get started! Hone your knife skills as Joel demonstrates the proper way to handle a sharp blade. Plus, discover which three knives are essential in every kitchen.
2. Poor Kitchen Timing
11:00
3. Under-Seasoning or Over-Seasoning
11:42
4. When Pasta Goes Wrong
12:54
5. Dry Chicken
18:53
6. Steak Mistakes
13:17

Recommended with this class

  • Cast iron pan
  • Instant-read thermometer
  • Meat tenderizer

Taught by

Joel Gamoran
Joel Gamoran
Joel Gamoran is Sur La Table's senior resident chef in New York City and a seasoned chef-instructor. He attended the Culinary Institute of Florence and The Culinary Institute of America before becoming executive chef of his first restaurant at age 23. Today, he teaches enthusiastic home cooks around the world and is a regular instructor at Sur La Table's 57th Street kitchen.

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