Foodie Road Show Cooking School

LESSON 1: Let's Start With The Basics

Like learning any subject matter, you must first start at the beginning. Learning the basics builds the fondation that will support the pillars of the subject matter.

Let's first start first with the ingredientsand staples you should have in your kitchen . Cooking is all about the ingredients. The freshest ingredients The right combination of ingredients can make the dish. There needs to be that right balance of flavors and texture that brings out the WOW factor.

Below is a list of all the ingredients you need to have in your home as "the basics."

The Basic Dry Spices

Coarse kosher or sea salt

Red pepper flakes

Chili powder

Black peppercorns

Coriander

Fennel seeds

Paprika

Oregano

Basil

Turmeric

Whole nutmeg

Bay leaves

Cayenne pepper

Thyme

Cinnamon

Garlic powder

Onion powder

The Basic Pantry

Pasta

Couscous

Rice (white and brown)

All-purpose flour

White and brown sugar

Powdered sugar

Baking powder

Baking soda

Corn or potatoe starch

Active dry yeast

Chicken and beef stock​

In The Fridge

Milk

Unsalted butter

Eggs

Parmesan cheese

Fat free plain Greek yogurt

Bacon

Parsley

Celery

Carrots

Lemons

Limes

Oranges

Ginger root

The Condiments

Ketchup

Mayo (low fat)

Extra virgin olive oil

Vegetable oil

Vinegar (rice wine, red, white and cider)

Mustard (dijon and course ground)

Honey

The Veggies

Garlic

Onions (yellow and red)

Shallots

Potatoes (red bliss)

Tomatoes