Are you to become a better personal cook in 2010? Or are you a fan of couples cooking classes? Would you like to see how to cook meals from top-notch culinary chefs who explain step-by-step how to make the dish? Well, our staff has found a number of free online cooking classes for you and your significant other to watch and learn. Whether you want to learn the basics of boiling water, making toast or serve as a personal cook, or work at a 4-star restaurant, these free cooking courses will guide you step-by-step.
Bon Appetit – Our favorite site as each month Bon Appétit’s illustrated Cooking Class takes you step-by-step through one of their more challenging recipes, from the secrets of making perfect gravy to impressing your friends with a fancy three-tiered wedding cake.
Food Network Cooking Demos – One of the most popular given its TV exposure . This allows you to learn essential culinary techniques by watching their library of videos.
Ladies’ Home Journal Cooking School – A trusted culinary expert site that allows you to learn cooking techniques for preparing delicious meals and snacks, whether you’re a beginner or an experienced cook.
FreeCulinarySchool.com – A Culinary / Cooking Podcast and Blog that teaches you how to cook like a professional chef.
All Recipes – Not only does Allrecipes have a lot of recipes, you’ll also find a big section of cooking basics, with step-by-step instructions complete with photographs to walk you through the basic cooking methods. Learn how to cook:
- pizza crust
- pie crust
- chicken stock
Also at the site you’ll find a large reference area with an encyclopedia, measurement conversions, ingredient substitutions and quick charts for cooking times, yields and more.
Barbecue’n on the Internet – Put on your apron, fire up the grill and head on over to this site for all the lessons and how-to’s on barbecuing you’ll ever need. If you’re a beginner, they’ve got you covered with beginner lessons in charcoal and gas grilling. If you’re already quite the chef, you’ll appreciate the huge selection of tips, tricks, recipes, techniques, as well as information on spices, temperature, tools, cuts of meat, grills and specialty woods.
The Better Homes Kitchen – The Kitchen at Better Homes and Gardens brings you daily recipes, menu planners, tools and guides, as well as online video instruction in these topics:
- Canning and Freezing Classes
- Holiday Cooking Classes
- Summer Cooking Classes
Arizona Central Cooking 101 – This is a weekly learn-to-cook series. If you keep up, you’ll be sautéing and stir-frying and maybe even making pie crust. Or not. You get to decide what parts you want to learn.
Cook’s Illustrated – How to Cook – Cook’s Illustrated – How to Cook feature gives you step-by-step instructions to basic cooking techniques. You’ll learn how to cut up a chicken, dice an onion, separate an egg, and much more.
BHG Food Videos – “Your step-by-step guides to cooking.”
Delia’s Online Cookery School – “Just about everyone has one area of cookery they are less than confident about, so if you worry that your custard is always lumpy, or that your cakes sink, or roast potatoes turn out rubbery, this is the place to put it right. Follow Delia’s 60+ step-by-step techniques, each one illustrated with color photographs, and you’ll wonder why you ever found anything difficult!”
Eat Turkey Cooking Demonstrations – “Welcome to Eatturkey.com’s Chef Cooking Demonstration page. Here you will find interactive discussions and cooking demonstrations by chefs across the country.”
Taste of America – “This is a cooking class and recipe reference exchange for real people with real cooking needs. What is so special about this material? This cooking class material is BASIC. It does not presume you have mastered any skills. But it is not patronizing. You decide if you want to review the fundamental information provided in the ‘ABC’s of…’ series of fundamental information on each topic.”
Canadian Living Cooking Class – “Our image-based online cooking classes come from the magazine’s step-by-step recipes. The videoclip classes come from the popular television series Canadian Living Cooks. Canadian Living food editor Elizabeth Baird, along with Daphna Rabinovitch and Emily Richards, are the fun-loving hosts of the show. They are experienced cooking teachers who are passionate about food.”
CNN Cooking 101 – “Are you clueless in the kitchen? These step by step instructions with pictures will hold your hand on the way to chefhood.”