Bon Appétit! 12 Free Online Cooking Classes You Can Take Right Now
Learning to cook at home has many perks: it saves you money on dining out, it's relaxing, and you get to eat the (sometimes literal) fruits of your labor. And while making meals at home might seem hard, it doesn't have to be! Even if you only have a small amount of basic ingredients, you can still whip up some seriously delicious meals for yourself.
But because we can't do it alone (in other words, we need professionals to walk us through every single step), chefs and lifestyle experts from around the world are offering free online cooking and baking lessons to help you make the most of your time at home. From Gordon Ramsay to Michael Symon to Christina Tosi, the best of the best are here to teach you the art of cooking. So sharpen your knives, get your aprons ready, and keep scrolling for 12 free online cooking classes you can take right now. Bon appétit!
Bake It Easy With Nestlé's Head Baker, Meredith Tomason
Nestlé Toll House is doing a "Bake It Easy" online baking series featuring their head baker, Meredith Tomason. The free tutorials, which are posted on the company's Instagram page, feature ingredient hacks and delicious recipes.
Live Cooking Demos From Borough Market in London
If you need some inspiration on how to use those fruits and vegetables in your fridge or want a recipe that will incorporate some pantry staples you have on hand, the Borough Market in London has you covered! Every day at 1 p.m. GMT, chefs are going live on the market's Instagram for cooking demos. Just note that these Instagram lives only stay up for 24 hours after the stream ends.
Quarantine Cooking With Joe the Baker
Joe the Baker is a professional pastry chef from Texas bringing his knowledge of breads, cakes, and cookies to Facebook Live. Every weekday at 3 p.m. CST, he's going live to do a full baking demonstration. And if you've missed any of the classes, don't worry — you can go back and watch them on his Facebook page. Classes so far have included blueberry muffins, pizza dough, dinner rolls, and ricotta pancakes!
Antoni's Cooking Lessons in Quarantine
Celebrity chef and Queer Eye star Antoni Porowski is showing off his cooking skills every day on Instagram. His videos include quick tips and lessons on cooking with what you might already have at home.
Gordon Ramsay Demonstrates Basic Cooking Skills | Ultimate Cookery Course
Chef Gordon Ramsay, best known for his multiple restaurants around the world and tv shows like MasterChef, has cooking lessons on YouTube that take you through every step of preparing delicious meals. There are multiple videos in the Ultimate Cookery Course lineup, so find something that sounds good to you and get cooking!
How to Make a Chocolate Cake From Scratch | Wilton
The good folks over at Wilton are showing you how to make a chocolate cake from scratch. While it may seem daunting, the ingredient list is relatively easy to find, and the directions are simple for even novice cooks to understand and get right!
Quarantine Cooking (Episode 1) — Jo's Chocolate Chip Cookies
Fixer Upper star, cookbook author, and interior design pro Joanna Gaines is also taking her baking smarts to YouTube to whip up some treats, including these chocolate chip cookies. The video does not include the recipe, but mentions you can find it in the Magnolia Table cookbook.
Christina Tosi Baking Club on Instagram
Every day, Christina Tosi, who is the mastermind behind Milk Bar, is hosting a baking club on Instagram. The night before the lesson, she posts a photo of what you'll need, most of might already be in your pantry, and the next day she goes live at 2 p.m. EST for about 45 minutes to walk you through baking a new treat. The live videos are available for 24 hours, but there are links to the recipes on her website.
Chef Kwame Onwuachi
James Beard Award winning chef Kwame Onwuachi is going live on Instagram every day to show you how to eat clean while being socially distant. The chef posts a recipe each day, then the following day you can follow along on Instagram Live while cooking with the chef. The first meal was chorizo and white bean stew with charred shrimp!
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Cook with chef Tyler Florence, current host of The Food Truck Race on Food Network, as he makes a two-course meal. The first episode included a salad with roasted vegetables, balsamic vinegar, citrus, and arugula, followed by mushroom chicken marsala with parmesan polenta. Be on the lookout for more of these live videos from the chef!
Chicken Scaloppini – Publix Aprons® Cooking School Online
Publix is a major grocery store chain in the southern US, and they have their own online cooking classes in collaboration with their in-store cooking school. The classes all use ingredients that can be found at any grocery store. Some featured dishes include chicken scaloppini, Sicilian shrimp, and fajita stew.