I subscribe to Gordon Ramsey’s channel on Youtube even though many of his recipes are higher-end, more complex and have ingredients that are way out of my price range, I have loved all of the simpler recipes and have loved the ones that we have tried so far.
The above video is 5 basic cooking skills by Gordon Ramsey that most anyone could use: Chopping an Onion, Cooking Rice, Knife Sharpening, removing skin and bones from a fish and Cooking Pasta.
The onion was probably the most interesting and useful as I picked up watching my Mom and instead of top to bottom, cut horizontally, then cut into rings on each side then dicing the rings into pieces.
I had never tried Cardamon and Star Anise to flavor rice and looking forward to trying that. I have put butter or oil in the pasta after it was cooked but didn’t think to put it in the water before adding the pasta. I have never used a sharpener like the one he had, so it would be good to know in case I would ever want to buy one.
The only skill I don’t see myself ever using removing skin and bones from a fish (I haven’t had eaten fish since grade school), but then again, you never know what life might throw at you. Perhaps if there was a zombie apocalypse and that is all there was to eat.