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Movie Monday: Kitchen Fundamentals

Sometimes, it seems as though recipes are written in another language. Slicing, dicing, mincing, paring, what's the difference?

In our Kitchen Fundamentals DVD, Chef Dave Christopherson from the University of St. Thomas demonstrates a wide variety of food preparation techniques. He covers fundamentals of preparation including types of knives, proper hand washing, and the difference between various cuts.

The second half of this 40 minute DVD reviews the basics of cooking including broiling, braising, steaming, and more! This video is age appropriate for grades 6 to adult. The clip below, compliments of SeeMe Productions, is a great overview of the material covered in the full length DVD. Being able to see what Chef Christopherson is doing as he explains it really helps the lessons resonate with viewers.

 

Customer Reviews:

“Frequent onscreen captions reinforce both safety and technical tips, and good camera angles make the lessons easy to follow. This well-constructed program touches on all the basics and is a useful classroom resource.” - Booklist

“What better way to learn basic food preparation techniques than from a professional chef demonstrating from his own home? Christopherson performs demonstrations in real time, making the steps and methods easy to follow, while also peppering his instructions with plenty of practical tips…” -Video Librarian

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