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The Northwest Method Express

The Northwest Method Express

By Jonathan Kinney
Tony, Jonathan and other "Method actors" weigh in on topics related to cooking, learning, and maximizing your success in the kitchen.
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Episode #40 - The One About Documenting Your Journey
In this episode, Eric and Jonathan talk about how using social media can help you track your progress in the kitchen, and showcase your experiences to the world. We talk about a couple of things in the podcast, so we've included some links below.  The NWCAV Instagram: @nwcav_chefs The NWCAV Youtube channel
19:54
September 19, 2022
Episode #39 - The Internet, Cookbooks, and the Usefulness of Recipes
**Warning - this is a long one!!** In this episode Tony and Jonathan talk about how it's not necessarily recipes that are the bain of a home cook's existence, it's how they are read and understood. As well, they reflect on the cookbooks and food magazines of the past, and how they have, often inconsistently, been replaced by the Internet. 
30:33
September 04, 2022
Episode #38 - The One Where We Put a Bow on the Bootcamps
After two incredible weeks with the AM and PM Bootcampers, Eric and Jonathan sum up the great experiences and the lessons learned. 
24:01
August 28, 2022
Episode #37 - The One About the Two-Week Bootcampers!
In this episode, Tony and Jonathan reflect on the first week of TWO two-week bootcamps that are going on at the school right now. It has been such a wonderful experience to have more than 40 people from all over the world enter our kitchen. They are such voracious learners. 
18:44
August 21, 2022
Episode #36 - The One About the Coffee Course
In this episode, Jonathan and Eric talk about the coffee course that Eric is developing for The Northwest Method, and use it as a springboard to chat about a number of topics, including: keeping cooking as a hobby even when its a career, using failure as a motivation to try new things, and how using basic understandings of technique and science to do deep dives into specialty topics in food. 
20:05
August 14, 2022
Episode #35 - It's Allium not Alluminum
This episode is a little unique. Tony, Jonathan, and another "Method Actor", Alana talk about alliums (onions and garlic). This episode is excerpted from a series of podcasts we'll be doing for each practice in version 2.0 of Fundamentals 101. 
15:49
August 07, 2022
Episode #34 - The One Where Eric and Jonathan Answer Some Questions from the Cooking SubReddit
In this episode, Jonathan and Eric pick four questions from the /Cooking Subreddit to answer: Rubbery steak Foccacia the sticks Eggs sticking to a stainless steel pan What is the perfect omlette?
19:58
July 31, 2022
Episode #33 - The One Where Eric Chimes in About the Gumption Trap
After listening to Episode #32, Eric couldn't wait to chime in with his thoughts on the gumption trap. 
15:17
July 24, 2022
Episode #32 - The Gumption Trap
In this episode Tony and Jonathan talk about the challenges that get in the way of the home cook diving head first into learning to cook. 
23:05
July 10, 2022
Episode #31 - By the way...What IS cooking?
In this episode Tony and Jonathan get down to the nitty gritty about defining what cooking is and what it is not.  Oh, and by the way, Tony won the bet (you'll need to listen to the end to find out what the bet was).  ----- Oh, and apologies to those people who loved the previous intro and outro transition music...Anchor FM got rid of it. Let us know what you think of the new one. 
18:20
July 03, 2022
Episode #30 - The One About the Italy Online Course, Tony's Mom, and a Breakthrough in Editing
In this episode, Tony is excited to reveal the epiphany he has had while working on the Best of Italy online course. He also follows up on last week's discussion on influences, while reflecting on the visit with his Mom. Oh, and he somehow talks about getting his toenails trimmed...
27:30
June 12, 2022
Episode #29 - The One About Our Influences
Tony is back with Jonathan to talk about our influences. Some are predictable, but there are some surprises!
22:02
June 06, 2022
Episode #28 - The One About Taking Some Time to Reflect
Tony reflects on the times he's spent reflect on key life decisions and how essential it is to take some time away from the "rat race" to do that. 
07:14
May 29, 2022
Episode #27 - Things that Make You Go Mmmmmmmmm....
In this episode Eric and Jonathan talk about Maillard Reactions, Umami, and some of the key ingredients responsible for making our tastebuds go gaga!
17:38
May 22, 2022
Episode #26 - The One About "You Don't Know What You Don't Know".
In this episode Eric and Jonathan talk about the biggest epiphanies they had after going to culinary school. 
18:22
May 15, 2022
Episode #25 - And Then There Was One!
In this episode Jonathan is truly alone as Tony is on vacation and the other "Method actors" are busy. But, not to be deterred, Jonathan talks about some of his famous food-related shows and movies.  
16:24
May 08, 2022
Episode #24 - Adapting to the Ever-Changing Pro Learner
In today's episode, Tony and Jonathan reflect on the past professional term and talk about strategies for helping students and the industry adapt to each other. 
24:11
May 01, 2022
Episode #23 - The One About the Top 5 Influential Books
Tony, Eric, and Jonathan give their list of top five influential food books. Here's a sneak peak of the books we'll be talking about. 
19:27
April 24, 2022
Episode #22 - The One About Eric's Deep Dives Beyond Omelets...Coffee, Whiskey, and More!
In this episode, we continue our conversation with fellow instructor Eric Cheng about how becoming a teacher has influenced his learning. And how his basis in technical training has allowed him to freely take on other challenges in the food and beverage worlds. 
22:58
April 17, 2022
Episode #21 - The One About Eric, Knives, and Omelets
Another one of our instructors, Eric, joins Tony and Jonathan to talk about his background, his love of knives, French omelets, and Japanese cuisine. 
18:40
April 11, 2022
Episode #20 - Another Knife Episode...with Douglas Chang
In this episode we discover how Douglas actually made the shift from chef to knife retailer. 
18:17
April 03, 2022
Episode #19 - The One About Knives...with Douglas Chang
In this episode, we're happy to welcome knife guru extraordinaire Douglas Chang of Ai&Om Knives...a local Vancouver knife shop. We talk a little about how he got into knives and his journey through the restaurant industry. 
15:30
March 27, 2022
Episode #18 - The One About Inspiration in the Kitchen
Allison is back to finish our conversation about inspiring yourself.
18:34
March 20, 2022
TNWM Express - Episode #17
In this episode we bring back Alison Kent from The Home Kitchen to talk about something a little bit more personal than designing a kitchen. Instead we talk about feeling comfortable in your own space and how to surround yourself with inspiration while cooking. 
16:37
March 13, 2022
TNWM Express - Episode #16
Tony and Jonathan talk about what a joy it is to teach the enthusiast learner right now. And how people have really stepped up their cooking game during the pandemic. 
20:36
March 06, 2022
TNWM Express - Episode #15
In this episode we talk about where to buy your meat. That includes developing a relationship with a butcher...or even a farmer!
19:51
February 27, 2022
TNWM Express Episode #14
In this episode we are pleased to be joined by Alison Kent of The Home Kitchen to talk about designing your ideal kitchen. You can also find Alison on Instagram @ak_thehomekitchen ***WARNING*** This episode is a little bit longer than usual...but we think you'll enjoy it!
32:09
February 20, 2022
TNWM Express - Episode #13
Tony and Jonathan talk about how to choose a cutting board. 
15:15
February 13, 2022
TNWM Express - Episode #12
In this episode Tony and Jonathan are joined by another Northwest instructor - Tarek - to talk about redemption. This is something crucial to the home and pro cook alike. There are going to be times when things don't work and the key is how you pick yourself up, dust yourself off, and start again. 
19:40
February 06, 2022
TNWM Express - Episode #11
In this episode we talk about key things to keep in your pantry. 
17:21
January 30, 2022
TNWM Express - Episode #10
This episode is all about sharpening and honing your knife. 
17:10
January 23, 2022
TNWM Express - Episode #9
In this episode Tony and Jonathan talk about the different options for pots and pans for the home cook. 
17:11
January 16, 2022
TNWM Express - Episode #8
Funny story...we were recording audio for the "cooking a steak director's cut" video for the Fundamentals 101 course. And just before we started, Tony said "we could do a podcast on this". And, by the time 15 minutes was up, we realized that was probably what we should do. And we did! As well, there may be a couple of things out of context. If you haven't seen the steak video there's a very cool jazz song accompanying it called "Cozy Sizzle" written by David Rehorick and performed by the Miles Black Quintent. David was one of our Enthusiast students and in the process of learning how to cook a steak, this song just came to him.  Those wanting to hear it can click here on Youtube.  Enjoy!
16:38
January 10, 2022
TNWM Express - Episode #7
Tony and Jonathan talk about the importance of a knife to WHY you cook, as well as HOW you cook. 
14:45
January 03, 2022
TNWM Express - Episode #6
In this episode, Tony and Jonathan talk about teaching the adult learner. They also reflect on their own experiences of going to culinary school as mature learners. 
14:32
December 26, 2021
TNWM Express - Episode #5
In this episode Tony and Jonathan talk about the new challenges of teaching online. **NOTE** Sorry, this episode is a little longer than normal. We got on a bit of a roll.
20:46
December 19, 2021
TNWM Express - Episode #4
In this episode, Tony and Jonathan talk a little more about the role that videos play in teaching, why we have transitioned online, and the challenges faced by online cooking content creators. 
14:42
December 12, 2021
TNWM Express - Episode #3
Tony and Jonathan speak about the origins of bringing The Northwest Method to life. Even before we locked down due to the pandemic on March 15, 2020 we wanted to use videos for our professional students. As we started to record more and more, we realized there was a future for the enthusiast market as well. 
12:44
December 05, 2021
TNWM Express - Episode #2
Tony and Jonathan continue their discussion on The Northwest Method Handbook. But focus on the illustrations and creative expression. 
13:48
November 29, 2021
TNWM Express - Episode #1
Hosts Tony Minichiello and Jonathan Kinney introduce people to the origins of The Northwest Method.
16:00
November 15, 2021