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Need suggestions for giving cooking lessons

Hank Hanover | | Sep 3, 2010 04:41 PM

You people are gonna love this. I'm about the last person that should give lessons in cooking but this Korean lady in the neighborhood wants cooking lessons and I have agreed to give her some.

I'm not sure what her skill level is. She says she can cook a little, mostly Korean dishes. She wants to learn how to cook American dishes.

I figure for the first lesson, I need to determine her skill level with knives. I thought we would slice and chop some vegetables. Chop some onions. Chop some potatoes. Slice some carrots, potatoes and wedge some onions.

Sweat some chopped onions then make a soup with chicken stock, chicken parts, noodles, carrots and celery.

Roast some vegetables with some olive oil, salt pepper and maybe some garlic powder.

Saute some cubed potatoes to a crisp brown color.

Then we will eat it all and discuss it.

In the first lesson, she will have been exposed to peeling, chopping and slicing veggies. She will have been exposed to sweating veggies, sauteing potatoes and roasting veggies and making a soup.

If I can pull it off in 60 - 90 minutes, it will have been a good start.

Any comments on how I should approach this? And what my first lesson plans should include.

Btw, she isn't a vegetarian.

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