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You're the Chef - Baking Bread
Tom shows unrivaled faith in Chef Paul by unplugging his bread machine and allowing the master teacher to reveal the best way to make bread. Chef Paul rewards such resolve by crafting Lean Italian Bread, Braided Rich-Egg Bread and Sausage and Cheese Bread. Tom's only complaint? The lack of preservatives will force him to make bread again real soon.
"Cooking Key" Focus: Yeast
You're the Chef - Asian Adventure
Tom's idea of an Asian adventure is an overseas jaunt. Chef Pau's thought is more cost effective but just as tasty: a trip to the grocery store. Without a frequent-flyer mile, Chef Paul creates Southeast Asian Spicy Coconut Pork and Miso-Crusted Red Snapper with Vegetable Nabemono. Tom likes the dishes, but remains miffed that Chef Paul stranded him at curb-side pickup.
"Cooking Key" Focus: Filleting Fish
You're the Chef - Country Cooking
Proving he's not a master teacher for nothing, Chef Paul shows why he won that presitigous recognition by teaching Tom's naïve taste buds a valuable lesson: Beans can be flavorful. Chef Paul makes his case with Pork and Greens, Country Turkey Chili and Black-eyed Peas. Tom is just thankful the lesson didn't include a PowerPoint presentation.
"Cooking Key" Focus: Dried Beans
You're the Chef - Super Souffles
Tom gets chills of excitement when the ice-cream truck visits his neighborhood. As for Chef Paul, he gets chills when soufflés visit hiskitchen. Fortunately, Chef Paul's preferred form of excitement prevails as he makes Frozen Espresso Hazelnut Soufflé, Hot Chocolate Soufflé, Raspberry Soufflé and Sausage, Asparagus and Havarti Soufflé. Poor Tom doesn't even get a Creamsicle.
"Cooking Key" Focus: Béchamel
You're the Chef - Braising Basics
The microwave "defrost" button typically serves as Tom's magic one-step "braising" method. Fortunately, Chef Paul shows the correct way by featuring Braised Lamb in Cabernet Franc with Currants and Dried Plums and Braised Osso Buco with Bacon. He even makes Spaetzle on the side. Thanks to Chef Paul, Tom will never look at his microwave the same.
"Cooking Key" Focus: Lamb