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Chef John's Masterclass I -
Authentic Chinese Cooking

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Class Start Date: SEP 10, 2022

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A Rare Opportunity to Learn
Authentic Chinese Cooking From Chef John

Whether you're a novice in the kitchen or a professional, Chef John will teach you how to prepare delicious and authentic Chinese dishes to skyrocket your culinary skills to the next level.

Taught By the World's Master of Chinese Cuisine

Welcome! For over 35 years, I've been cooking authentic Chinese cuisine from leading 5-star kitchens to varies restaurants throughout the world. My decades of experience have taught me that when I grasp the traditional context, I can feel the joy of innovation in cooking even more. I also found that the source of delicious food, in terms of history and region, has the same vein, and everything is well-connected. When cooking becomes a wonderful journey of discovery, we obtain the most immediate and wonderful reward, which is health and happiness.

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My passion for traditional Chinese cuisine began in 1987, when I was only 17 years old. I was fortunate to become an apprentice under several master chefs at a top restaurant group in Shanghai. I developed a deep understanding and appreciation of Chinese cuisine's various styles and unique techniques. I went from Shanghai to some of the world's greatest kitchens, becoming a chef at a 5-star hotel and working in the highest levels of the culinary industry. In 2009, I won the Huaiyang Cuisine Gold Award at NTD's International Chinese Culinary Competition in New York City. I'm also proud to get the highest rating in The New York Times for my Chinese restaurant in New Jersey. Today, I have 7M+ loyal fans across social media platforms, where I demonstrate my cooking skills and share innovative dishes to my devoted followers.

Throughout this exciting course, I'll teach you how to cook delicious Chinese dishes that can be easily prepared – even if you have no previous cooking experience. In 13 engaging video lessons, you’ll become an aficionado at selecting the best ingredients, cooking techniques, knife skills, choosing and using condiments, enhancing flavor, and much more. By the end of the course, you'll have a solid understanding of Chinese cooking techniques, and the confidence to continue creating delicious Chinese dishes on your own. It would be an honor to have you join us!

The Roots of Authentic Chinese Cuisine
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Chinese traditional dishes go back thousands of years, with an incredible outpouring of creativity and ideas. From ancient times to the present, people have been exploring the link between man and nature. The cooking of Chinese food, fundamentally speaking, is to explore the relationship between the human body and nature. For example, Confucius once said: “Do not eat food out of season.” He meant that your diet should be in accordance with the seasons. The principle is that diet must conform to the laws of nature, which in turn conforms to energy changes between heaven and earth, and that leads to improved health and well-being.

The wisdom of healthy eating is deeply rooted in every corner of Chinese culture. Behind the cooking methods that have been refined through history and passed down from generation to generation, there is not only the wisdom of life, but also a hidden, yet extremely important message -- through this food culture, it helps us respect and awaken the memory of the Creator of nature, and enhance our understanding of all things in the world.

Prepare 5-Star Restaurant-Quality Chinese Food in Your Own Kitchen
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With over 35 years of experience, I’ll share all my culinary “secrets” to take your cooking skills to a professional level. My course covers all Chinese cooking basics, and includes guided step-by-step preparation of 8 delicious and authentic Chinese dishes. Each video lesson is engaging, fun and simple to follow. Unlike other cooking lessons that lack essential details, move too quickly, or are difficult to understand, I’ll guide you step-by-step so you can easily follow along until the dish is completed. The course is self-paced and accessible on all your devices, so you can watch the lessons at your convenience, and rewatch them as many times as you need.

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  1. Introduction

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    Welcome to Chef John’s kitchen! Meet the award winning chef and learn what you have to look forward to in this exciting course.

  2. Chef John's Journey: Learning from the Masters

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    Discover how Chef John became one of the most popular and sought-after Chinese chefs in the social media world. You’ll learn how his passion for authentic Chinese cooking took him from his hometown, Shanghai, to the greatest 5-star kitchens in the world.

  3. Kitchen Setup – Essential Tools and Cookware

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    Before you start cooking, learn which essential tools—from knives to wok—you should always keep in the kitchen. No special equipment or tools are required for this course! You’ll still be able to easily cook these delicious meals in a frying pan.

  4. Knife Skills

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    Learning proper knife skills is essential for Chinese cooking. Chef John shows you various cutting techniques, and the best ways to practice and improve your skills. You’ll also learn how to properly sharpen and hold these cutting tools.

  5. Essential Spices and Condiments

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    Learn Chef John’s many culinary tips for using key spices and condiments to add and enhance flavor to any dish.

  6. Shanghai-style Sautéed Deep Fried Shrimp

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    This classic Shanghainese dish is fried until the shrimp are delectably crispy, and then soaked in a savory sauce. A delicious and easy-to-prepare authentic Chinese dish.

  7. Cucumber Slinky Salad

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    Not only is it because this wonderful dish is cut into such a fun shape, which is called ‘coir raincoat’ in Mandarin, the flavor is simply scrumptious!

  8. Crispy Pork Belly

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    This favorite Chinese dish has crispy skin on the outside, yet is juicy and jam-packed with intense flavor on the inside. Learn why Chef John’s pork belly takes this authentic recipe to an entire new level of deliciousness.

  9. Stir-fried Beef With Oyster Sauce

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    Made with melt-in-mouth tender steak slices, crisp vegetables and umami stir fry sauce, Chef John add his expertise to one of the most classic Chinese stir-fry dishes.

  10. Cantonese Steamed Fish

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    Cooked to silky perfection then drizzled in a light savory sauce, the fish is steamed and dressed with julienned scallion and ginger. The fillets are melt-in-your-mouth buttery soft!

  11. Deboned Whole Chicken With Chestnuts

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    This is a traditional Chinese dish from Haiyang cuisine with a twist. First marinated, fried, braised, deboned, and then stuffed with chestnuts and steamed till fall-apart tender.

  12. Sweet & Sour Pork

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    Another beloved Chinese favorite that’s double fried for extra crispiness, and includes juicy pork, pineapples, onions and bell peppers in a tangy sweet and sour sauce.

  13. Sautéed King Oyster Mushrooms

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    Earthy, aromatic, and very savory, the meaty King Oyster mushrooms are the centerpiece for this elegantly presented dish.

Testimonial
Beyond expectation

It met my needs beyond expectations. For many years I tried looking through other cookbooks, but certainly this provides the most authentic recipes and cooking techniques.

John G.
Canada
Heavenly Feast

“Perfect and turned out heavenly feast for my family. Don't have words to praise you enough. Thank You Chef !”

Naveedah R.
United Kingdom
Just the Best

“I am hooked.. every recipe that I make is just the best, I get many compliments.”

Michele M.
United States
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I’ll Show You How to Cook the Most Popular, Delicious and Easiest Chinese Dishes

When choosing which Chinese dishes to include in this course, I wanted them to meet a certain criteria. Each dish had to be representative of authentic Chinese cuisine, extremely popular, easy-to-master, and can be prepared in your own home kitchen. The 8 classic Chinese dishes that I’ve selected create a wonderful balance between meat and vegetables. They include 2 seafood dishes, 4 meat dishes, 2 vegetarian dishes, and 2 bonus dishes to be unlocked, each of which has their own distinct cooking characteristics. For the 2 special vegetarian dishes, their main ingredients are cucumber and king oyster mushroom. I’ll show you a nifty knife technique to demonstrate the amazing versatility of cucumbers.

We will cover the most practical cooking techniques such as stir-frying, roasting, steaming, frying, wet-frying, deep frying, pan grilling, and more. I’ll also share with you many of my most coveted culinary “secrets,” including my deep-frying technique to ensure that shrimp has the best taste with crispy skin and very tender meat. You’ll also learn my unique method for achieving the perfect balance between sweet and sour for 'Sweet and Sour Pork', and other techniques that you won’t find anywhere else. After learning these methods, you’ll gain more confidence, and can start can experimenting with different ingredients on your own that will inspire more recipe ideas.

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No Special Equipment or Hard-to-Find Ingredients Required

Preparing authentic Chinese food need not be complicated or high end for the average cook. No wok or restaurant-style pro burner? No problem! While a Chinese wok is traditionally used for Chinese food, you can still make restaurant-quality dishes in a frying pan on your stovetop. For the most part, we will be using the most common seasonings found in your kitchen that make preparation simple, fun and hassle-free. Of course, we will also use some unique seasonings in Chinese cuisine, such as cooking wine and oyster sauce. They’re easy to find in a regular grocery store or a Chinese supermarket. You can also find them online.

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You’ll Master the Most Common Chinese Cooking Techniques

My course will give you a basic understanding of Chinese cooking, including knife techniques, various cooking styles, proper cookware, and the most commonly used condiments. I’ll teach you how Chinese food magically combines these condiments to create the exquisite flavors you love, as well as the reasoning behind each choice so you can reach a new level of control over taste.

I’ll also show you how to choose and combine wonderful ingredients, and which preparation and cooking methods to use for enhancing their properties – such as how to ensure that beef is juicy and tender, how to remove the fishy smell of shrimp, which type of pork belly to use for crispy roast pork, and other “insider” culinary knowledge. By gaining a deep understanding of the ingredients, you’ll better understand how to bring out their wonderful taste, no matter which recipes you’re preparing.

There is one other special thing about this class -- I will use both "restaurant professional-level practice" and "home-style practice"" for a few selected dishes. This will not only meet the operating environment of most home kitchens, but if you are willing to challenge yourself, you can choose professional-level practices that will let you further elevate your culinary skills!

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Create Delicious Solo or Group Meals With 8 Versatile Dishes

Whether you’re solo dining, creating a dinner for another person, or a large group, these dishes provide amazing versatility to fit all your dining needs. I’ve included a wide range of options, including appetizers, main dishes, meat and vegetarian dishes. You can simply cook a 'Fried Shrimp' or a 'Crispy Pork' dish, which is perfect with a glass of beer or a soft drink. Or, you can choose two dishes to make a wonderful meal for two, which is true comfort food when served with white rice. Another option is to show off your new Chinese cooking skills at gatherings, since the menu is diverse enough to satisfy a dinner party of 4 to 6 guests.

The beauty of Chinese cooking is that it conveys your 'warm heart' with food. You can enjoy food and be happy just by cooking, and pass that joy to other people.

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I ’ll Show You the Entire Cooking Process From Preparation to Plate

This is a unique opportunity to observe every single thing I do on the cooking table to create classic Chinese dishes. I’ll show you how to evaluate the temperature of the oil, what is the “huo hou” (control of heat), the best time to add seasonings, and how to know when a dish is finished by the color and condition of the ingredients. By showing these details in the most visual manner, it will help you retain this crucial information, and deepen your understanding, so you no longer have to figure out recipes by yourself. You’ll quickly master the specific cooking skills to create each dish, and become more confident to cook additional Chinese meals on your own.

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FREE Bonus Lessons!
Learn My Two Specialties Recommended by The New York Times

In these two bonus lessons, you’ll learn two of my most beloved and delicious specialties, "Shanghai wonton" and "Fish balls with salty egg yolk", which have been recommended by The New York Times. "Shanghai wonton" is fragrant and just a sip can warm your stomach. The other dish uses fresh fish and egg white to make fish gluten, cooked with salty yolk -- the unique combination of these ingredients creates a taste sensation that is unparalleled!

E-Cookbook

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Shanghai Wonton Soup
Shanghai Wonton Soup

The Shanghai wonton soup surprises not just because the dumplings are so generous and meaty, but because the broth is flavored with dried baby shrimp and seaweed. The soup is enriched by cooked egg that has been painstakingly sliced the width of noodles.

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Fish Balls with Salty Egg Yolk
Fish Balls with Salty Egg Yolk

Made from fish paste only, the fish balls are fried to perfection and coated with salted egg yolk sauce for an oozy cream and extra umami.

Exclusive Membership in My Student-Only Facebook Group
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After the course is launched, you’ll be an exclusive member in my Facebook group for students who purchased the course. You’ll be able to ask questions after each lesson or seek assistance when struggling with new cooking techniques. My team and I will be happy to answer any of your questions, and provide any assistance that you may need during your culinary journey. You’ll make friends with other like-minded members who will keep you motivated and on-track until you become a master at Chinese cuisine.

FB Group Operation: Sep 10th, 2022 - Sep 10th, 2023
You’ll Gain a Deep Understanding Of…
  1. The authentic flavors of Chinese cuisine, and how to properly prepare classic home-cooked Chinese dishes, refreshing dishes in addition to classic home-cooked dishes.

  2. The various Chinese cooking techniques, including stir-frying, roasting, braising, steaming, deep-frying, basting, preparing dressings, and preparing sauces and seasonings.

  3. The most versatile 5 sauces, from refreshing and appetizing fruit-based sauces to zesty chili sauces, which can be used for many dishes or added as a finishing touch.

  4. Mastering the "timing" of cooking, such as when to add seasonings, when to put ingredients into the pot, and no longer needing to memorize the order of recipe steps.

  5. Knowing how to identify the "state" of food changes during the cooking process, such as knowing that an ingredient is fried when its surface is "slightly burnt,” and it’s braised when the sauce has a "thick" texture, etc., so that you can cook perfectly prepared and delicious food without relying on recipes.

  6. How to choose the best ingredients, and choosing the appropriate cooking method according to the characteristics of the ingredients to elevate flavor.

  7. How to use condiments and seasonings to create authentic Chinese cuisine.

  8. Various knife techniques and cutting styles

    And much more!

Who is This Course For?
Beginners

Beginners

Tired of Chinese take-out? You may love Chinese food, but lack the necessary skills to prepare it at home. Chef John will teach you basic cooking and knife skills to prepare easy-to-master Chinese dishes in your own kitchen. No special equipment or hard-to-find ingredients required. Even if you have no basic knowledge of ingredients and knife skills, you want to start your own cooking career, learn cooking from scratch with me, and take the first step.

Beginners

Adventurers with a Passion for World Cuisines

You’ll spend hours searching for suitable recipes over the internet, which is time-consuming with multiple recipes for the same dish. You can’t know which ones to trust. Spend a lot of time researching and comparing recipes, and can't find a very suitable recipe. Chef John is a trusted Chinese cooking teacher with 35 years of experience and over 7M+ fans Globally. During each video lesson, Chef John will teach you the most delicious and beloved classic Chinese dishes with easy-to-follow instructions.

Beginners

Aficionado / Foodies Who Love to Explore Flavors

Most recipes on various websites and throughout social media skip important details and are difficult to follow. You also won’t know if you’re actually getting authentic world cuisine from the thousands of chefs posting recipes online. Chef John is a world renowned master chef of Chinese cooking, so you can rest easy knowing you’ll receive the highest level training.

Beginners

Passionate Chef

You may feel like you’re stuck at the same level, and running out of ideas. Chef John’s cooking course will skyrocket your cooking skills to the next level. You’ll learn advanced knife and authentic Chinese cooking sills that continue to improve your culinary expertise.

FAQ

About this class

Q: Where do you take classes? When do you start?

This is an "online course". Course videos are pre-recorded, not live broadcasts. We use pre-recorded videos to ensure that the course content is presented with the highest quality.

After the course is online, you can watch it on TasteLife.tv through your mobile phone, tablet, or computer anytime, anywhere without time and place restrictions.

Q: How long can I watch the course? How many times have you watched?

Course content can be viewed unlimited times at no additional cost.

Q: Can I ask Chef John questions after purchasing the class?

Of course! After purchasing the class, you can go to the "Course Discussion Club" to find the exclusive Facebook group link. You are welcome to join the private group to interact with Chef John and classmates worldwide.

Q: After the bonus-lesson is unlocked, where do I go to watch it?

Successfully unlocked bonus-lessons will be listed in the class chapters one after another, so stay tuned for updates. We will also send you an email to notify you when the class is updated.

Q: When does this class start?

The class will start on Sat, 9/10/22. This course is pre-recorded and online, so you can watch and rewatch all the lessons at your convenience.

Q: Can a person participate in the class from a non-US country?

Yes! Courses can be viewed online from any country. The class videos are all pre-recorded and are not limited by time difference. You can take lessons at your convenient time.

About my purchase

Q: Does the class fee include all lessons?

Yes! The cost includes the main course, a total of 8 dishes.

If the number of participants successfully unlocks bonus courses, it will also be included.

Q: I haven't received a successful payment notification after purchasing. How can I confirm that the purchase has been completed?

After the payment is completed, we will send a notification email for the successful purchase of the course. There may be two reasons for not receiving it:

1. The email fell into the spam email.
2. When filling in your email, you accidentally typed in the wrong character.

You can log in to the TasteLife.tv website and click "Class" in the account dashboard. If the order shows "Payment Completed", it means that the course purchase is successful.
If you still need the notification letter of successful course purchase, you can try to find it in the junk mail first. If you don't find it, you can contact us, and we will help you deal with it.

Q: Can I get a refund after watching the class?

Refunds are only available before the official start date of the class.
After the class starts, no refunds will be made after viewing the class. All of our classes provide a trial lesson, you can watch the trial lesson to see if it meets your needs, and then decide to buy.

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Q: What do I need to prepare before class?

This is a repeatable online course, it is recommended that you decide which equipment you need to buy after watching pre-recorded videos.

Equipment:
Oven, electronic scale, timer, thermometer

Utensils:
Knife, cutting board, wok, cooking pot, non-stick frying pan, baking sheet, wire rack, strainer, spatula, kitchen scissors, spice grinder, spoon

Q: Will you tell me where to get the ingredients used in the class?

Most of the ingredients, herbs and seasonings used in the class can be purchased in most markets or large supermarkets. For a few specific seasonings, the brand name will be provided in the electronic version of the recipe. If the ingredients are difficult to obtain, substituted ingredients will be suggested for your reference.

Q: I have another question that is not listed here.

You can email to us directly: service@tastelife.tvand we'll be happy to help!

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