Welcome to the Home Cooking Collective (HCC), a community for aspiring home cooks to learn how to make delicious flavor-packed food.
Here at HCC, I’m sharing my learnings, tips and tricks with the ultimate goal of you being able to cook without guidance or recipes. And through a combination of science and intuition, you will be able to whip up a delicious meal, planned or unplanned.
Below, you’ll see a list of various guides, recipes, and workshops I recommend for various levels of cooking.
If you’ve just started learning how to cook, my Guide to Getting Started in Cooking walks through how everything from grocery shopping to stocking your pantry to cookbook recommendations. It’s also a great resource if you’re moving into a new home and need to purchase equipment and pantry ingredients.
Ever wondered how chefs, on the fly, seem to be able to put together wildy interesting flavors into a coherent, delicious dish? Understanding how to balance flavors is a key part of this effort. A Guide to Developing Flavor explains how to build a dish from scratch – and it comes with a free, nifty PDF listing tons of different flavor combinations for you to experiment with.
Indian cooking can feel overwhelming and intimidating, but it doesn’t have to be that way. In my Guide to Indian Cooking: All About Spices, you’ll learn what spices are most important in Indian cooking plus how to cook with them.
In the United States, pasta is an absolutely classic weeknight favorite. But if you’ve ever wondered why the pasta you make at home doesn’t taste as good as a restaurant’s, you’ve come to the right place. Here’s a Guide to Cooking Great Pasta, which offers a lot of tips and tricks for, well, making delicious pasta at home.
A Guide to Making Great Homemade Thin-Crust Pizza is my most popular guide on the website, and for good reason! First of all, everyone loves pizza, and second of all, it is a monstrous, step-by-step guide on how to make pizza, from the dough to the toppings.
Most Popular Recipes
Looking for a quick weeknight recipe or weekend project? I’ve got you covered.
Zoom Workshops: Hands-on Learning
Looking for more hands-on learning? My private and group workshops offer an in-depth look into a particular subject, such as homemade pizza or Indian spices.