Courses vs Recipes
What are courses?
A course should be used any time you need to nest sub-recipes. With courses, you can link an unlimited number of individual recipes together as a single item. You can track which courses use specific recipes in the occurrences on the left side panel.
Courses are designed for any plated item, baked good, cocktail etc. that's too complex to be documented as a single recipe.
By keeping individual recipes documented separately, they can be connected to any number of different courses or menus. Connecting a recipe does not create a new copy, but links back to the original. This makes it easier to track and create new versions as needed.
When you are viewing a recipe, any linked courses will display on the left side bar, under "Occurrences." You can navigate directly to the linked courses by clicking on the left side menu. Pictured below is the side menu for a "Salmon Gravlax" recipe that's been used in two courses.
What are some examples?
Examples of individual recipes, that you could link to courses are:
- Side dishes
- Curing mixes
- Pickling liquids
- Candied items
- Prepared garnishes
A red wine vinaigrette may be part of a salad course in one menu, and also used to dress micro herbs on a fish course, on a later menu.
A generic curing mix maybe used for multiple preparations over time.
Why do courses also have ingredients?
Courses contain their own ingredient lists because often, plated items will have garnishes that are not a part of any specific recipe. Examples of this could include chopped herbs, micro herbs, finishing salts, and any other prepared item that doesn't warrant a separate sub-recipe.
Do I need to use courses?
This feature is entirely optional. If you decide not to use them, it will not negatively impact your experience with Kohmee.