Get Cooking at Home Video Series

We are very happy to introduce our  “Get Cooking at Home” video series, developed and presented by The Essential Ingredient Cooking School Prahran. Through these videos, we share with you some kitchen skills, techniques and easy recipes to inspire you to create something delicious and nutritious for those around you.

We trust that this very special collection of videos will help you gain a lot of new skills and dishes to share with friends and family. To view the videos, click on the images below:




Master Pasta: Once you’ve mastered the art of making fresh pasta, you will never look back! Learn how to make fresh pasta at home and be sure to impress your friends and family! In these videos,  we’ll share our tips and tricks for making fresh pasta and the perfect sauces to match: potato gnocchi with roasted tomato sugo, angel hair fresh pasta (using a pasta machine) and aioli sauce – or home made pasta made by hand served with a fresh basil pesto.

Baking Essentials – Dessert and Pastry: If you are new to baking, or simply want to brush up on your skills, here is your chance to learn how to master easy recipes to create beautiful desserts or bake delicious pastries – from a classic French Clafoutis to everyone’s favourite lemon delicious pudding and a savory flaky pastry turned into a pissaladiere (French style pizza).

Baking Essentials – Bread: While baking is a very broad subject, we believe there are few other kitchen activities which offer the same pleasure – both to the baker and to the eater. In these videos, you’ll learn how to prepare Flatbread and Focaccia that are perfect as a snack or side with a nice comforting soup for example, or even on its own. You’ll also learn about yeast and how to know if the yeast is activated, and some valuable hand-kneading techniques for the dough.

Knife Handling: In these videos, you’ll learn how to choose the right knife for each purpose, master its use, sharpen and maintain your knife. You’ll also learn how to debone a chicken, and prepare a chicken traybake perfect for a delicious family dinner.

Christmas Cooking: Would you like to learn how to bake and assemble an amazing gingerbread house, or cook a delicious rolled porchetta with various sides dishes, including duck fat potatoes, cherry & hazelnut stuffing, and a butter lettuce, bean, raspberry, charred nectarines & hazelnut salad? Check out our special Christmas cooking videos, and follow us step by step for more inspiration for the festive season ahead.