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Better Than Store Bought: A Culinary Series. Part 2: Stocks 101

Better Than Store Bought: A Culinary Series. Part 2: Stocks 101

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Are you tired of settling for mediocre store-bought products when you could be creating culinary masterpieces at home? Join us for "Better Than Store Bought," a series designed to inspire and empower you to create classic dishes and condiments from scratch.  

Join us for a Virtual Workshop: Saturday, May 18th at 9am EASTERN (Session will last 2 hours and 30 minutes).  

Stock is a flavorful liquid prepared by simmering meat, poultry, fish and or vegetables in water with aromatics (herbs and or spices) until their flavor is extracted.
Stock is the basis for so many dishes, from sauces to soups and stews, it's important to understand the purpose of each ingredient and the properties each one brings to the stock. Some ingredients increase the body of the stock, while others help to clarify it. Some additions and techniques create a more intense flavor, while others add color.

Why is homemade better than store bought?

Freshness and Flavor: Homemade broth is typically made with fresh ingredients, including vegetables, herbs, and meats. This freshness can result in a richer and more vibrant flavor compared to store-bought broths that may contain preservatives or additives.

Customization: When making homemade broth, you have full control over the ingredients and can adjust the flavors to your liking. You can add specific herbs, spices, or vegetables to create a broth that suits your taste preferences.

Quality Ingredients: Homemade broths often use high-quality ingredients, such as organic vegetables and meat. This can enhance the overall flavor and quality of the broth.

Reduced Sodium: Many store-bought broths contain a high amount of sodium for preservation purposes. When making broth at home, you can control the salt content, which is particularly important for those watching their sodium intake.

Nutritional Value: Homemade broths may contain more nutrients and beneficial compounds from fresh ingredients. For example, bone broth, made by simmering bones, can provide added nutritional benefits like collagen and minerals.

What You'll Learn:
- Why is homemade better than store bought?
- What is a Mirepoix?
- What’s the difference between a White and Brown Stock?
- Should I add acid to stock?
- Understand the role of flavorings and aromatics in a stock
- How to make a bouquet garni or sachet d’espices
- How to properly cool and store / freeze a stock
- Make a White Vegetable Stock and a White Chicken Stock

Key Features:
- Hands-on learning experience with culinary experts
- Small class sizes for personalized instruction
- Equipment and Ingredient List Provided
- Focus on homemade, preservative-free cooking
- Recipes & Ingredient Lists are provided automatically with purchase
- Link to Zoom event will be emailed automatically with purchase

Whether you're a seasoned chef or a kitchen novice, "Better Than Store Bought" will equip you with the skills and confidence to create culinary delights that rival your favorite brands. Say goodbye to store-bought mediocrity and hello to homemade excellence. Sign up today and start creating dishes that are truly better than store bought!

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