Home cooks today are in serious need of practical instruction on how to be creative, cook with what they have, and make meals not just delicious, but also attractive and aromatic.
Roanoke, Virginia (PRWEB) July 30, 2012
Lakeside Analytics, Inc. today announced the introduction of the Home Cooking Academy online cooking classes, http://www.HomeCookingAcademy.com, the first website to provide a structured learning environment that focuses on both cooking mechanics and cooking thought processes.
"Home cooks today are in serious need of practical instruction on how to be creative, cook with what they have, and make meals not just delicious, but also attractive and aromatic. So much of cooking instruction today is either self-serve, assuming the cook knows what they need to know, or teaches how to follow recipes,” said Mark Jala, founder of the Home Cooking Academy. “That is what the Home Cooking Academy was created to address.”
While on his own quest years ago to learn how to improve his own cooking skills, Jala attended local cooking classes, online cooking classes, purchased cookbooks and magazines, watched cooking shows, and visited recipe websites. He discovered he could make a recipe very well, but lacked the understanding of how all the information he learned tied together to make a consistently delicious meal. Through years of additional research, Jala developed his own exclusive training method he calls the MITPAC Formula ™ which helps students understand not just the mechanics of cooking, but also the thought processes.
“The initial response to the Home Cooking Academy has been exciting,” continued Mark Jala. “When a cook experiences my exclusive MITPAC Formula ™ they finally come to understand how important everything is when preparing and presenting a meal. Learning how cooking methods relates to presentation, which relates to techniques, which relates to ingredients, is fundamental to creating a delicious meal at home.”
“I come across folks who wish they could whip up a tasty meal but don’t know the thought processes of meal creation or what is compatible with certain key ingredients. I don’t necessarily care where it comes from or the Latin name of it. I want to know what that ingredient goes with. I provide that information in the Academy,” added Jala. “Since we eat with our eyes first, presentation is important to build anticipation. I emphasize plating tips whether individual plates or family style buffet.”
When a student at the http://www.HomeCookingAcademy.com, one will learn each month:
- Methods – a cooking method like sauté, pan roasting, braising, etc.
- Ingredients – one or two key ingredients like potato, onion, basil, carrot, etc.
- Techniques – chiffonade, compound butter, the “flip” etc.
- Presentation – how to use sauces, layering, fanning, garnishing, etc.
- Action – a project each month we do together, fully illustrated
- Creativity – based on the project, how to be creative with it
- Quiz – assuring students learn the material, a quiz is provided
- Bonuses – knife skills, appetizers, desserts, and more
The Home Cooking Academy offers a $1 sampler month, and 12 additional months of online cooking classes. Visitors can get a free 4-part video series on 12 Principles of Cooking called “How to WOW Your Family and Friends by Consistently Making Delicious, Attractive, and Aromatic Meals.”