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April Showers Bring May Herbs!
This Quick Reference Herbs Chart gives you the information you need to make even more flavorful dishes than ever before! With this Herbs Chart, you can quickly identify the flavor, function, and pairings of common herbs used in everyday cooking.
Print this chart and stick it on your refrigerator or tape it to the inside of your spice cabinet.
To download simply right click the green link below labeled "Spring Herb Guide" and select "save link as..."
To print, simply click the green link below labeled "Spring Herb Guide" and select the "print" icon in your browser.
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Learn to Cook Here
Complete tutorials that teach you how to think and cook like a chef!
Learning how to cook is both fun and exciting! On this website Chef Ryan Callahan is going to teach you all the ins and outs of the entire world of food, but most importantly he will teach you how to cook.
We begin with Part 1: Culinary Theory - Beginner Techniques. By studying these short, easy to understand lessons you will begin to build the foundation of good culinary practice, and have an applied understanding of what makes food tick.
We continue with Part 2: Culinary Techniques - Practical Applications. This section teaches you the three basic pieces of cooking equipment, and the most important techniques that you need to understand so that you can cook virtually anything! (This section is still being updated)
We finish with Part 3: Recipes Combining Theory and Technique. What is the point of learning if you cannot get hands on practice? These recipes combine culinary theory and culinary techniques to teach you how to cook. Each recipe builds on previous techniques that you have learned, and is specifically created for you to practice one cooking technique. (These recipes are coming soon!)
We hope that you will stick with us for your entire cooking journey! Bookmark this page, and check back regularly as we are always adding new content for you to study and learn!
Chef Ryan In the News
Chef Ryan is always being talked about somewhere! Click here to read or view the most recent news articles about him!
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Draw yourself into a culinary adventure!
Chef Ryan has hired YOU to take on the role of the New Hire Cook at Queen Rosemary's Castle. YOU draw yourself into this culinary experience and learn how to cook, one-on-one, from Chef Ryan! This book has over 400 pages of teaching you how-to-cook, colorable characters, tasty recipes, and personalized tasting journal pages.
Pick up your spatula and favorite colored pencils, and dig right in to Chef Ryan's How-to-Cook Cookbook for hours of illustrated fun! As the New Hire Cook at Queen Rosemary's Castle, Chef Ryan will teach you everything you need to know about cooking flavorful cuisine fit for a queen! Joining Chef Ryan and you, on your culinary adventure, are The Five Flavors! They will help teach you what flavor is and how to properly utilize it as you advance through your cooking journey. But wait! There’s more! Don’t be deceived by the charm of The Flavor Fighters who try to convince you to take short cuts that ruin your food.
Chef Ryan's How-to-Cook Cookbook breaks the mold on the conventional cookbook by adding an interactive and illustrated story line that challenges you to think about the culinary techniques you learn and apply them in at-home learning activities.
Learning how to cook from fun and colorable characters, critical thinking exercises, and at-home activities that challenge you to practice, in real life, what you have learned
Suitable for ages 13+
FUN and INTERACTIVE for Millennials and Gen Z who want to learn HOW to cook!