What we're about

Do you want to cook more at home? ...and have success? This is where you will replace effort with skill. I share techniques, tips, science --for you to think like a chef.

​I am a personal trainer for your kitchen. My goal is to elevate your comfort level in the kitchen by replacing effort with skill. I sharing information on cooking methods (rather than recipes).

My focus is on beginner and novice cooks who —for whatever reasons— want to cook better and have it become second nature (an automatic pilot mode) when they step into the kitchen.

I will explain what to expect, and how to get there. We'll start with color, shape and size --- and end with timing, temperature and flavors.

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Video Event: SHORT-ORDER COOKING

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Since we've been in "shelter in place" I have been cooking verrrrry basic meals. My meals are "thrown together" in the literal sense! Oh my, if my culinary instructor saw what I was doing, I'm certain she'd say "What in the world?? --really??" ...and one other thing, I will admit it: I eat from the pan. See the photo, it's one of my meals a couple of days ago. Chard, Chorizo and Cilantro Pesto. And the pesto was quite the mixture too: cilantro, scallions, and oregano from my garden with cashew butter, olive oil, a touch of chicken broth, and salt. In this ZOOM meet up event -- You will watch me cook something! This class is all about "Short-Order Cooking" ---or --- in other words: SIMPLE FAST UNCONVENTIONAL COOKING. I will cook something and explain the whats and the whys. And then you will tell me what food items you have and I will give you ideas as to what to do with it. NOTE: I use the "SAUTE" cooking method when I want to cook a simple fast meal. During this class, in order for me to give worthy ideas, I will need to know: - your dietary needs/guidelines. - your major food & flavor likes and dislikes. Please only RSVP if you are 100% certain you will attend this class. "No shows" block others from attending, so instead please be mindful of others who are eager to attend this class. Fee: Free (donations are what I live on these days, see below) Who: 6 people, including me. I want to keep the numbers low so that each of you has the opportunity to ask questions. Where: ZOOM video. On the day of the meeting, I will send an email to the attendees with a ZOOM link. When: Tuesday, April 7th, 7pm. NOTE: This exact class is offered again at 11am, please RSVP to only one class. Related links: https://www.jonisare.com/how-to-become-a-good-cook/ https://www.jonisare.com/cooking-without-a-recipe-tip/ https://www.jonisare.com/learn-what-to-cook-for-dinner-using-cooking-methods-and-recipes/ Also, do a Google search with keywords: "10 minute meals" "fast cooking" "quick and easy meals" (if needed, add the word "vegetarian") Donations accepted and appreciated. https://venmo.com/jonisare https://paypal.me/jonisare Zelle: [masked],[masked]

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Video Event: SHORT-ORDER COOKING

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