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Culinary Arts

Cookery 303

Jane Tawagen
Enrollment for this class is currently closed.

I. Introduction to cookery
II. Etag Making
III. Peking Duck
IV. Ratatouille
V. Belgian Truffle

Cooking is like painting or writing a song. Just as there are so many notes or colors, there are only so many flavors-it's how you combine them that sets you apart. "Wolfgang, Puck, American Chef, Restaurateur, and Occasional Actor"

Cookery is the art and science of preparing food for consumption by using heat. Cookery is an age-old practice. A primitive human must have found a piece of meat or vegetable cooked in the bushfire by chance. He must have found it edible, chewable, and easy to consume. Probably, he even must not cook deliberately until he knew how to create fire. The simplest method of cooking was holding a piece of meat or vegetable in the fire directly, which is still in practice, with a little sophistication. From the age-old cooking practices to cooking for fine dining, cookery has come a long way with the evolution of humans, their skills, diverse cultures, and equipment. Today, cookery is an inseparable part of our lives that rules our tongues and hearts.


Here is the class outline:

1. Introduction to Cookery


Cookery is defined as the chemical process involving the application and withdraws of heat; proper mixing of ingredients of decision making. It is an art as well as technology.

2. Etag Preparation

Mar 7, asynchronous

Etag, also known as “Igorot smoked meat,” “smoked mountain ham” or “smoked bacon” is salted pork, regarded as part of the life of a Cordilleran from the time of birth until death.

3. Peking Duck Preparation

Mar 5, Synchronous

The dish is said to have originated during the 13th century in Hangzhou, not far from Shanghai. Roast duck was one of the cooked foods sold door-to-door by street vendors, and it became speciality of nearby Nanjing, the first capital of the Ming dynasty.

4. Ratatouille

Mar 26 9:59am .. 10:59am, asynchronous

A beautifully deconstructed ratatouille is composed of sliced colorful vegetables arranged over a garlic-infused tomato sauce and baked.

5. Belgian Truffle

Apr 6 10:58am .. 7:48pm, Synchronous

A chocolate truffle is a type of chocolate confectionery, traditionally made with a chocolate ganache centre coated in chocolate, cocoa powder, coconut, or chopped and toasted nuts (typically hazelnuts or almonds), usually in a spherical, conical, or curved shape.

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