Lessons > How to Sweat Ingredients

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Lesson Overview

Sweating is the gentlest dry-heat cooking method. Sweating is commonly the first step or technique used to begin developing flavor in a dish. If sweating is done incorrectly, it can negatively impact the end result.

In this lesson, you will learn how to sweat properly and why it is often benef…

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Lesson Objectives

At the end of this lesson you'll be able to:
  • define what sweating is
  • understand how and why sweating can dramatically affect your cooking
  • properly sweat ingredients
  • understand when it is most appropriate to sweat ingredients

Course Syllabus

START: Watch Lesson Platform Tour
1. Introduction: How to Sweat Ingredients
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2. Complete Your Self Assessment
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3. Why Sweat Ingredients?
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4. How to Sweat Ingredients
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5. Activity | Sweating for Flavor Development
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6. Practice Activities & Recipes
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7. Lesson Quiz
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Practice Recipes

A few of the practice recipes you'll learn in this lesson.

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"This technique is extracting and giving the nice basic taste to the food, and what is also important - it is more healthy and more easy to digest." ★★★★★
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17 Videos | 7 Tasks
Task 1: Introduction: How to Sweat Ingredients
Task 2: Complete Your Self Assessment
Task 3: Why Sweat Ingredients?
Task 4: How to Sweat Ingredients
Task 5: Activity | Sweating for Flavor Development
Task 6: Practice Activities & Recipes
Task 7: Lesson Quiz

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