Building kitchen confidence and skills
 
  Cooking with FRAG was a special live segment that aired during the two-year livestream challenge and was then “Re-Booted” after the challenge for an additional 21 episodes.

His motivation for producing this segment is to teach his viewers the basics of how to cook all manner of cuisine. He has found in his experience that many people are afraid to cook because they just don't know where to start and are worried they will mess things up.

His goal is to build kitchen confidence and to help his viewers make the kitchen more and more a part of their lives, as well as to understand that even if they fail, to try again and learn from their mistakes. FRAG walks viewers step-by-step through the process of preparing each dish so they can follow along and try things for themselves.
FRAG is a classically trained chef with a degree in Culinary Arts. Prior to beginning his 2-Year livestream challenge he spent 7+ years working in professional kitchens preparing all manner of fine cuisine and has experience in every kitchen station and duty.  He loves to teach cooking and sharing practical everyday skills, tips and tricks that he has learned along the way. His hope is that his viewers will come away from the episodes feeling empowered to jump in and go for it in the kitchen.

All Cooking with FRAG episodes that were broadcasted are linked below.
 

Cooking with FRAG "Re-Booted" Episodes

 

*Recipes and Ingredients are posted below all "Re-Booted" episode videos


Cooking at Home (73 min)



Mystery Basket - Nov 2016 (45 min)
 


Black Bean Burgers and Crispy Wedge Fries (36 min)
 


Lemon Poppy Seed Bars (19 min)
 


Pad Thai (36 min)
 


BACON wrapped STUFFED Meatloaf (29 min)
 


Homemade Mac and Cheese (36 min)
 


Deep Fried Chicken Strips! (51 min)
 


Knife Skills and Kitchen Tips! (39 min)
 


Ingredient Spotlight: Polenta (20 min)
 


Mystery Basket - October 2015 (56 min)
 


Chicken Noodle Soup! (31 min)



Nachos! (24 min)



Leftovers! (36 min)
 


Cilantro Lime Rice w/ Garlic Shrimp (27 min)
 


Chicken Alfredo (23 min)
 


Shredded Beef Tacos (22 min)
 

Pizza (12 min)
 

Buttermilk Pancakes (26 min)
 

Potatoes Dauphinoise (32 min)
 

Lo Mein  (29 min)
 

Two-Year Livestream Challenge Episodes


 
Open Faced Pastrami  (28 min)

Ingredients: Mushrooms, Onions, Pastrami, Chicken Stock, Stone Ground Mustard, Havarti Cheese, dense white bread (sourdough)
 


Roasted Vegetables  (55 min)

Ingredients: Broccoli, Onion, Carrots, Herbs, Oil
 


Marinades  (26 min)

Ingredients: Yellow Curry Powder, Cumin, Chili Powder, Green Onion, Garlic, Balsamic Vinegar, White Vinegar, Lemons, Smoked Paprika, Coriander, Pepper (Mill), Red Curry Paste, Limes, Herbs
 


Spice Rubs  (16 min)

Ingredients: Chili Powder, Ground Coffee, Brown Sugar, Yellow Curry, Cumin, Cayenne Pepper
 


Glass Noodles  (30 min)

Ingredients: Fish Sauce, Sweet Chili Sauce, Cucumber, Radish (Daikon), Carrot, Sugar, Snap Peas, Glass Noodles, Shrimp, Cilantro, Mint, Basil
 


Red Beans and Rice  (23 min)

Ingredients: Brown Rice, Red Beans, Herbs, Butter
 


Fresh Produce Selection and Preparation  (25 min)

Ingredients: Seasonal vegetables from the Farmers Market
 


Shrimp/Scallops with Spinach and Orange Butter  (26 min)

Ingredients: Scallops, Shrimp, Spinach, Butter, Orange, Thyme
 


Golden Garlic Soup  (60 min)

Ingredients: Garlic, Yellow Potatoes, Carrots, Celery, Red Onion, Thyme, Chicken or Vegetable Stock
 


Pan Seared Fish  (23 min)

Ingredients: Thin White Fish, Flour, Butter, Lemon, Capers
 


Rack of Lamb w/ Rosemary Mint Glaze - Part 1  Part 2  (39 min)
Smoke Alarm Blooper

Ingredients: Lamb, Rosemary, Mint, 1 Orange, Stone Ground Mustard, Honey
 


Duck Fat!  (34 min)

Ingredients: Duck Breast, Brussel Sprouts, Cherries, Red Wine
 


Knife Skills  (46 min)

Ingredients: Onions, Tomato, Red Potatoes, Bell Peppers, Basil & Carrots
 


Fruit Platter - Aesthetics, Color, Sorting, Cutting & Peeling  (46 min)

Ingredients: Assorted Fruits & Melons
 


Chicken / Rice / Veloute  (33 min)

Ingredients: Chicken Breast, Flour, Butter, White Rice & Spinach
 


Salmon - Searing, Fish Temperatures & Pan Sauces  (35 min)

Ingredients: Salmon, Capers, Lemon, Butter & Flour
 


Meat Fabrication - Sinew & Proper Tools  (23 min)

Ingredients: 1 Beef Tenderloin, 1 New York Strip & 1 Whole Chicken
 


Soup Stock  (45 min)

Ingredients: Onion, Celery, Carrot & Meat Scraps from Fabrication Episode
 


French Onion Soup  (76 min)

Ingredients: Onions, Beef Stock (From Stocks), Gruyere Cheese, Parmesan Cheese, Chicken Stock, Black Pepper & Sherry
 


Red Sauce / Pasta  (43 min)

Ingredients: Garlic, Fresh Tomatoes, Canned Tomatoes, Onions, Basil & Fresh Oregano
 


Rice w/ Vegetables + Pico de gallo  (87 min)

Ingredients: Rice, Mushrooms, Onions, Fresh Garlic, Green Curry, Oil, Cilantro, Tomato & Lime
 


Braising!  (117 min)

Ingredients: Pork Tenderloin, Green Onions, Chicken Stock, Onion, Garlic, Quinoa, Black Beans, Apples & Limes
 


Potato and Leek Soup + Simple Pasta  (90 min)

Ingredients: 5-7 Yellow Potatoes, 3 Leeks, 1 Container Chicken Stock, 1 White Onion, 4 Garlic Cloves, Dried Thyme, Olive Oil, 1 Jar Pasta Sauce, 1/2 Pound of dried pasta (your choice on type), 1 Package chicken sausage, 6 small or 3 large zucchini, 1 White Onion or Leeks & 1 Can of diced tomato heck
 


Split Pea/Ham Soup and Chicken Fabrication  (83 min)

Ingredients: 2 bags split peas, 1 Ham Shank or Ham Steaks or Ham Lunch Meat, 2 Containers Chicken Stock, 1 White Onion, 3 Cloves Garlic & 1 Whole Chicken
 


Everything Eggs!  (96 min)

Ingredients: 1 Dozen Eggs, English Muffins, Ham Steak or Canadian Bacon, 1 Lb Butter & White Vinegar


Knife Skills  (37 min)

Ingredients: For practice: Potatoes, Carrots & Zucchini


Chicken Fried Steak and Mashed potatoes  (63 min)

Ingredients: 1 steak (your choice), 6 Red Potatoes, Butter, 16% Cream, One pack or tube sausage, 2 Eggs, Flour, Cream, Paprika, Salt & Black Pepper


Beef Stew  (116 min)

Ingredients: 2 LB Stew Meat, 1 White Onion, 6 Red Potatoes, 2 Containers Beef Stock, 3 Large Carrots, 1 Stalk Celery, Garlic, Red Wine, 1 Stick Butter, All Purpose Flour & Frozen Peas or Corn


Salads/Pallet  (40 min)

Ingredients: Dressing: 1 Shallot, 1 Clove Garlic, Balsamic Vinegar, Olive Oil, Fresh herb of your choice (thyme, basil etc), 1 Lemon, Salt, Sugar - Salad: Mixed Greens, Fruit or dried fruit of your choice, Nut of your choice, Bread for croutons (can be stale or leftover), Cheese of your choice


Curry Chicken Salad  (59 min)
 

Red Curry Vegetables  (71 min)

Ingredients: 1 Jar red curry paste, 2 Cans Coconut Milk, Broccoli, Zucchini, Carrots, 1 White Onion, Asparagus, Bell Peppers, Garlic, Shallots


Mushroom Risotto  (57 min)

Ingredients: 1 White Onion, 2 Cloves Garlic, 2 Containers Chicken Stock (1 qt each), 4 cups Arborio Rice, 1.5 lb Mushrooms


Chicken Cordon Bleu  (67 min)

Ingredients: 1 Boneless/Skinless Chicken Breast, Ritz Crackers, Prosciutto or other Ham, Canola Oil, Cheese (Swiss/Pepperjack etc), Flour, Egg, Milk


Pan Steak  (30 min)

Ingredients: 1 NY Strip, 1 Head Broccoli, 1 Lemon, Olive Oil, Canola Oil