How I Learned To Cook a Souffle -Top Chef University To-Go App

I am no grand cook. In fact, I usually try to stay out of the kitchen as much as possible, but ever since I installed the Top Chef University To-Go App onto my iPad 2, I look forward to trying new cooking techniques and recipes. I was approached to try this app, and since I love the Top Chef show, I figured it would be worth a look and maybe I would even learn a little something. I was blown away by the detailed level of information and instruction that is in this app. If you have a desire to learn how to cook better or to try new cooking techniques, then the Top Chef University To-Go App is a perfect choice.

{What’s Can You Learn?}

Well, pretty much anything you want to. Top Chef University To-Go has over 200 lessons divided into 20 different cooking courses that are taught by 11 of the most successful Top Chef contestants. Fun, right? The lessons are all done through short, concise videos that show you exactly what to do step by step. This made it easy for me to follow along, and there were no questions left to ask, or no opportunities to goof up a recipe.

You can start out learning the basics. From knife skills, to setting up a pantry and what pots and pans or other kitchen equipment to invest in, the Top Chef University To-Go app walks you through everything you need to set yourself up for success in the kitchen. Check out a portion of the knife skills basics video below.

Do you know how to braise something? Yeah, I didn’t have a clue. Until I downloaded this app that is. Along with basics in the kitchen, they teach you various cooking techniques as well, including braising, confit, frying, broiling, roasting and so much more!

I know, I know, that is all fine and good, but the basics are kind of boring. Don’t worry, there are plenty of delicious and challenging recipes to try out too. I adore Chinese food, and was so thrilled to see that they have courses designated to different ethnic foods.

First things first though. Me being me, of course I would open the app and decide that I needed to try out one of the most difficult recipes. See, I have always wanted to try and make a souffle, but I had no idea how. Luckily, there is a handy little lesson on how to do just that in the Top Chef University To-Go App. So this is going to be the first recipe I try out. Keep your eye on Twitter for my photo to see whether I pass or fail!

{Buy It} 

The Top Chef University To-Go App has actually managed to make cooking fun for me, and that is saying a lot. If you enjoy cooking, but have been looking to branch out as far as type of cuisine you cook, or techniques you use, then you are going to love this app. Top Chef University To-Go is available through the i-Tunes Store, Google Play and Samsung Apps, and it is free! So go download it now and get cooking!

What is one cooking technique you have been dying to learn?


  1. souffle scares me! Sounds like a fun app! I took a knife class and loved all the tricks. I just want to take some simple cooking classes so I can pick up the fun tricks.

  2. Okay I totally need this. My birthday is this weekend, I just might treat myself! There are quite a few things I don't know how to do yet.

  3. This is so useful! I've been dying to learn how to make croissants.. not a technique but something that definitely takes skill

  4. That is a pretty cool app! I'll be sure to check it out once I get an iPhone since the Windows phone is seriously lacking in the apps department.

  5. Oh I seriously need to download this, I'm terrible in the kitchen this would be a great help!

  6. I like trying out new apps, especially when they are free. I like to think I know my way around the kitchen but I am sure I could learn a thing or two from this!

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