Chef Jonathan Locke has led professional kitchens in San Francisco, in Santa Fe, and in Minneapolis for more than 20 years. In this series he brings his energy and expert food knowledge to these high-quality instructional videos.

MICROWAVE OVENS - Ever wonder how a microwave oven actually cooks food? The mystery is solved as Chef Jon uses a basic microwave to explain how microwave ovens cook. He also discusses safety and cooking techniques and demonstrates easy recipes that can be made in minutes. 16 minutes

SUPERFOODS - Chef Jon presents nutrient-dense foods in delicious recipes. Featured foods include avocado, black beans, blueberries, broccoli, cantaloupe, dark chocolate, oats, onions, salmon, spinach, sweet potatoes, tomatoes and yogurt. Chef Jon demonstrates how to enjoy these superfoods in a quesadilla, Asian salmon salad, sweet potato casserole, oatmeal muesli, and oatmeal chocolate chip pancakes. 17 minutes

KNIVES - Knives are a chef's best friend and an art tool - if you know how to use them properly. In this film, students will learn how to handle knives of all sizes as Chef Jon demonstrates a small paring knife to a large cleaver. Safety and knife handling tips are also covered. Get an "edge" in the kitchen! 17 minutes

SALADS - Chef Jon works his creative magic with healthy, well-presented salads. With more than 20 years of experience, his wisdom comes to life as he demonstrates and discusses salad-making techniques, nutrition information and fun facts. He keys in on green, fajita, horiatiki, tabouli, fruit and pasta salads.

BREAKFAST - Chef Jon's favorite meal is breakfast! In this engaging video, he demonstrates techniques, discusses nutrition, and shares fun breakfast facts. Watch as he prepares smoothies, scrambled and fried eggs, omelets, French toast, pancakes, and breakfast burritos.

CAKE DECORATING - Beautify your cakes with direction from Chef Rick Forpahl, an experienced cake decorator. Learn proper hand techniques and how to use tools and equipment. He demonstrates basic decorating techniques including star, rosette, sweet pea, rose, stems, writing, and leaves. 20 minutes

YEAST - "Knead" or want to learn the know-how of bread making? Discover the skills and taste the rewards of making yeast breads in this film! Chef Jonathan Locke demonstrates the fundamental basics of the art and food science of yeast breads. Viewers will learn measuring and mixing techniques as well as what it takes to transform ingredients into a finished loaf of bread. 24 minutes

MUFFINS - Chef Jonathan Locke knows that muffins are easy and FUN to make! Watch as he demonstrates how to make healthy, tasty muffins in just a few minutes. Viewers will learn ingredients, yummy "stir-ins", and proper mixing and baking techniques for a variety of great-tasting muffins. 17 minutes

FOOD SAFETY - Clean, separate, cook, chill - the key processes to keep food safe! With more than 20 years of kitchen experience, Chef Jon shares his extensive knowledge of safe food preparation, food-borne illness, clean-up and storage. This comprehensive video is an essential component of any food-teaching program. 16 minutes

*Closed Captioned. Each program includes Teaching Materials.

#12140/12902007Grades 10 to A $359.95 *CC Streaming Available

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