Building kitchen confidence and skills
  Cooking with FRAG is a special live segment that aired during the two-year livestream challenge and was then “Re-Booted” after the challenge as an occasional production.

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 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, followed by details of his kitchen broadcasting setup.

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

Cooking With FRAG Broadcasting Setup

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Broadcasting System:

Corsair Vengeance Series Military Green C70 Mid Tower Computer Case (CC-9011018-WW)


EVGA GeForce GTX 660 SUPERCLOCKED 2048MB GDDR5 DVI HDMI DP Graphics Card 02G-P4-2662-KR

AVerMedia Game Recorder -C985 Live Gamer HD. Game Capture/ Live Stream HD 1080p (X3)

Intel Core i7-4790K Processor (8M Cache, up to 4.40 GHz) (BX80646I74790K)

Corsair Hydro Series H110 280 mm High Performance Liquid CPU Cooler

Corsair Vengeance 16GB (2x8GB) DDR3 1866 MHz (PC3 15000) Desktop Memory

Western Digital 3 TB SATA III 7200 RPM 64 MB Cache Bulk/OEM Desktop Hard Drive, Black

SilverStone ATX12V/EPS12V 850W Silver PFC Power Supply ST85F-P ST85F-P (Black)

Asus 24x DVD-RW Serial-ATA Internal OEM Optical Drive DRW-24B1ST (Black)

ASUS BW-12B1ST/BLK/G/AS 12X Blu-ray Internal Burner Drive with Disc Encryption - Black - Retail Box

Windows 7 Professional SP1 64bit (OEM) System Builder DVD 1 Pack (New Packaging)

Camera Gear:

Canon VIXIA HF G20 HD Camcorder with HD CMOS Pro and 32GB Internal Flash Memory (X3)

Aurum Ultra Series - High Speed Mini-HDMI to HDMI Cable - (15 FT) (X3)

Manfrotto 196B-2 143BKT 2-Section Single Articulated Arm with Camera Bracket (Black)

Vivitar VPT2457 57-Inch Tripod (Black) (X2)

Wasabi Power Battery (2-Pack) for Canon VIXIA HF20


Shure BLX14/P31 Instrument Wireless System with PGA31 Headset Microphone, H8


CowboyStudio Photography/Video Portrait Umbrella Continuous Triple Lighting Kit

KAEZI 85 Watt Studio Light Bulb 5500K CFL Day Light (X2 for umbrella lights)


CowboyStudio 45W Compact Fluorescent CFL Daylight Balanced Bulb (X7-Parts-out ceiling lights)

100% ACRYLIC FELT-1281, 72" WD X 1 YD - BLACK (Used on background)