Joel Gamoran is the National Chef for Sur La Table and host of the television cooking show "Scraps." His first cookbook, "Cooking Scrappy," was published in 2018.
Mint and Ginger Chocolate Truffles
Mint and ginger are just one option for your truffle-making adventure. With Joel's infusion technique, you can customize your truffles (orange-cardamom anyone?) to make truly personalized gifts.
Pan Roasted Chicken Breasts with Gravy
Everyone loves chicken, especially with a thick pan gravy. Joel shows you how to deglaze a pan for maximum flavor, introduces you to the "airline cut," and shares a catering tip.
Zucchini Frittata with Parmesan and Sautéed Onions
Joel shows you how to mix and match your way to a perfect frittata. Along the way, you'll learn knife techniques, how to flip food like a pro, and a novel way to keep onion tears at bay.
Vegan Fruit Crisp with Whipped Coconut Cream
Dessert without measuring? Yes, you can! Freestyle your way to a fruit classic and dairy-free whipped cream. Learn the perfect ratio for the topping and the secret to keeping a crisp, well, crisp.
Little Gems Salad with Avocado, Tomatoes, and Garlic Mint Vinaigrette
Take your salads from ordinary to extraordinary with Joel's tips and tricks. Hone your knife skills, make a garlic paste (with no smelly hands), and create a perfectly balanced homemade dressing.
Sweet Corn Soup with Fried Leeks
This creamy corn soup is topped with crunchy fried leeks for an impressive dish with minimal ingredients. A homemade stock makes sure no parts of the corn or leeks go to waste.
Honey Braised Lamb Shoulder with Chermoula
Succulent lamb shoulder with a North African chermoula is an ideal (and delicious) way to perfect your braising technique. Plus, learn how to choose braising cuts and a quick citrus-juicing hack.
Carrot and Sweet Pea Risotto with Carrot Top Pesto
Creamy risotto doesn't have to be intimidating! Sweat an onion without breaking a sweat, see why and how cutting food on the bias affects taste, and make pesto with the most unusual ingredients.
Today's catch? Crispy fish cakes with yogurt sauce. Learn how to poach fish, make adjustments when cooking without measurements, and use a quick hack for perfectly shaped cakes.