Since March, I seem to have developed a deep and intimate relationship with my kitchen.
We were friendly before, but now that we’re soul sisters it’s time to get more serious about my cooking skills. Since the cooking stakes have never been lower, lucky for all of us, it’s easy to find a FREE online cooking class.
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Whether your specialty is French cuisine or you do well to make a PB&J, you can bone up on the basics or snag some serious gourmet tips with these ten free cooking sites:
These are the classes for you if you’re a cooking newbie. With six total lessons ranging from information about cooking supplies, knife skills, pan-frying, sauteing, boiling, simmering, stewing, baking, and roasting these classes will get you started off on the right foot.
2. The Kitchn’s Cooking School
Kitchn also starts you out with the basics but offers 20 lessons in 20 days with the goal of becoming a better cook at home. Starting with knife skills on day one, you’ll advance to baking on day twenty.
3. America’s Test Kitchen
Although America’s Test Kitchen is only free during the 14-day trial period, you’ll have access to over 230 classes with engaging exercises and quizzes. From simple skills to advances recipes, this site is for everyone. There are over 50 of its most recent cooking show episodes available to stream now for free!
Interested in broadening your cooking skills to worldwide cuisine? Tastemade brings you classes on the art of cooking from around the world as well as specialty cocktails and fancy party dishes.
5. Dinner Tonight
Brought to you by Texas A&M’s Agrilife Extension, this site helps you figure out healthy eating and cooking that quick and easy. It also focuses on meal planning. This is a fantastic site for busy people trying to juggle a healthy lifestyle with the demands of daily life.
6. The Kid’s Table
Bring your kids in on the fun with these fun cooking classes geared toward parent/child cooking. Classes are happening on Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays, and Saturdays for the month of April on Facebook Live Stream. PDFs of recipes are online now so you can gather ingredients. Completed classes will be archived if you miss one. Donations are appreciated.
7. Milk Street Cooking School
Christopher Kimball’s Milk Street Magazine has a fantastic cooking school which is not regularly free-of-charge. Recently, they’ve taken down the paywall for over a dozen classes which help you learn through videos, photo guides, and related articles from the magazine. These are great for people who already know the basics.
8. The Food Network on Facebook
Michael Symon is hosting live cooking classes on Food Network’s Facebook page. These classes help you turn common items found in your pantry into delicious dishes which is perfect for our current predicament. The Food Network Kitchen is also offering a free 30 day trial with 25 live lessons and over 800 on-demand classes.
9. Delia Online Cookery School
Delia Online offers step-by-step instructions for chefs of all levels. Learn how to cook shellfish, prepare sauces, and even make preserves. Learn how to cook perfect rice and pasta. Get recipes for holidays, too.
10. Kitchen Chemistry
MIT (Massachusetts Institute of Technology) is offering a “hands-on learning experience of applied chemistry” as seen in cooking, the oldest and most ongoing chemistry experiment ever! Cooking experiments help you understand the fundamentals of why and how ingredients react to each other.
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