Culinary Arts

Technique: Oven Roasting Overview

Thomas Keller

Lesson time 06:06 min

Chef Keller gives an overview of the meats you’ll be roasting in the next three chapters, including three cuts of beef, two cuts of lamb, and a whole chicken. Then, learn how to calibrate your oven, and the importance of bringing proteins to temp.

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Teaches Cooking Techniques II: Meats, Stocks, and Sauces
Chef Thomas Keller returns with a second MasterClass to teach the essential techniques for cooking meats and making stocks and sauces.
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As a follow-up to his first MasterClass, Chef Thomas Keller devotes his second cooking class to beef, duck, chicken, pork, and veal, and the techniques he uses to prepare them. Learn to sauté, pan and oven roast, braise, fry, and grill, and how to select the best cut of meat for each technique with confidence. Then, learn to make the stocks and sauces that are essentials in Chef Keller’s restaurant kitchens.



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Students give MasterClass an average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars.

More cohesive and focused than the first series. Packed with great information and advice for those open enough to change old, unproductive habits and study in order to improve.

This Master Class has provided me, an amateur cook, with insight, understanding and skills that I could never have obtained on my own. Chef Keller is not only a great chef but he is also an outstanding teacher. His own joy about what he does and his incredible knowledge about his craft is instantly apparent to me and makes the class an absolute joy to watch.

This Master Class helped me gain confidence in, and elevate my home cooking.

Thomas Keller is an almost perfect teacher. Simple, precise and inspiring. He allows us to wonder how we are going to apply what we are learning instead of copying


Comments

Jörg K.

That rack of lamb is a quite big and that means it is from an older animal. You'd want to get the smaller ones, they are much better.

Debra M.

Would love some clarification: Chef recommends air cooled chicken but also brining chicken before cooking. Is there an appreciable difference in the amount of water retention post brining between the chicken that was air cooled when processing and the one that was water chilled when processing?

Lin A.

What do you do with the oil after you’re done? Is it reusable? What’s the best practice for disposing it?

Claudina H.

Thomas Keller is doing this souverain and he's got a really nice and soulful way of preparing the meat. And know: I am not a meat eater ;P

Margaret E.

I didn't know about the air-cooled chicken, great tip. looking forward to making it.

A fellow student

I'm concerned about having raw chicken sharing the same surface as raw meat at room temperature. I think there should be a warning on that.

Yvette P.

Concerning the air cooled chicken. I am curious to know if kosher chicken by default never reaches the level of desired cooking, since it is soaked in water?