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SCS 014| Salad Greens & Dressings

Stella Culinary School Podcast Episode 14 | Salad Greens and Dressings

In this episode of the Stella Culinary School Podcast, we start a four part series on basic Garde Manger, also known as the "cold kitchen". In the discussion segment, we talk about flavor structure and how it applies to making your own mixed greens. In the technique segment, we go over the building blocks of a vinaigrette, including the science behind vinegar, and why it's so important in flavor extractions. Then, in the culinary quick tip, how to properly wash and store your salad greens.

SCS 013| Espagnole Sauce

The Five French Mother Sauces

In this episode of The Stella Culinary School Podcast, we finish our five part mother sauce series with a lesson on Sauce Espagnole. Also known as Sauce Brown, Espagnole is the base inspiration for modern day demis and pan sauces. In the discussion segment we go over the evolution of Escoffier's version of Espagnole into modern day demi-glace, and in the culinary quick tip, the three components you need to finish a pan sauce for optimum flavor balance.

SCS 012| Sauce Tomat

The Five French Mother Sauces

In part four of our five part mother sauce series, we talk about Sauce Tomat, the base for many variations of modern tomato sauce. We finish up our talk on thickening agents, with a quick discussion on purees, bread crumbs, and food grade gums like Ultra Tex 3 and Xanthan Gum. In the main technique segment, we go over Escoffier's classic recipe for Sauce Tomat, and then cover some modern variations.

SCS 007| Braising, Poaching & Roasting

Stella Culinary School Podcast Episode 6| Braising, Poaching and Roasting


In this episode, we continue our three part series on basic cooking technique with a lesson on braising, poaching and roasting. In the discussion segment, Jacob answers Scott's question on becoming a chef, and some of the hurdles he will have to overcome in the process. And in the Culinary Quick Tip, we talk about Sous Vide, and how it can be applied to the braising process.

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