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Start Cooking

By Kathy Maister

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Are you a busy person who just never got around to learning the basics of cooking? We built just for you. You'll learn how to make quick and tasty meals, plus learn the basic cooking skills you'll need. Get ready to start cooking! Many more episodes are available through our Start Cooking video feed, go to for details.

Customer Reviews

What a novel Idea

Congratulations Kathy. This is an excellent podcast and I shall look forward to learning lots of good ideas to add to my menus. I am not new to cooking but you have added a new demension to my recipe collection. The music is just great too, This is definitely a fun way to cook. Looking forward to lots of new ideas.

Learning to cook from everybody’s dream mom

Sorry real mom, but soggy tomato sandwiches and canned ravioli just won’t cut it anymore. I stumbled across Start Cooking while snooping around for a quiche recipe – I’d never made one before but I was having some friends over for brunch and didn’t want to fuss with over-easying instead of visiting. I expected just another text recipe, but instead found this lovely, personable site with fun animated videos of cooking tips from the mom everyone always wanted to have (or be). I was skeptical about watching a video on such a simple recipe, but I learned a lot of extra tips from this one and several of the others I’ve checked out so far. (How come I never thought to de-juice the tomatoes for my seven-layer dip?) I also adore the artful way all that chopping and prep work happens; if only I could accomplish that half as neatly (or quickly). Lots of smart little hints here. Kudos to Kathy Maister for creating a wonderful resource that’s clear, simple, and fun to watch. All the lovely little details like a great soundtrack/sound effects and the flashy star bursts on the knives in the equipment list at the end of each video makes this site both informative and a lot of fun. The general kitchen tips in the blog section are well worth checking out too. All that’s missing is a few more options for vegetarians. Kathy, you’ve put my mom’s out-of-the-packet mac and cheese to shame with your evaporated milk and dry mustard rendition – if you can show me how to master miso and buckwheat noodles this simply, I’ll be filing my adoption papers in the morning.

For those of us who need to start from the very beginning!

I absolutely love this podcast! I'm a total novice when it comes to cooking, and only got through university thanks to frozen left-overs from home and takeout food. I love the videos because they are simplistic and straight to the point, but give you all the information you need, even the very basics. I've only tried the lasagna so far, but got tons of praise for it! Well done, Kathy!

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  • Category: Food
  • Language: English

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