Online cookery courses

Whether you’ve never stepped foot in the kitchen before, or you’re a fully fledged balabusta who wants to improve their skills, there are plenty of online cookery classes to choose from.


For absolute beginners, this free course on Instructables will be a great start.
Click www.instructables.com/class/Cooking-Class to access.

For cooks at all levels, check out the BBC’s lovely selection of cookery videos.
Click www.bbc.co.uk/food/techniques to access.

For training in all the cookery basics, try this series of videos from the Cuisinart Culinary School. You will learn a wide range of skills across the course, from nifty knife work and prep-etiquette to creating hearty mains and deliciously fun desserts. Bon appétit!
Click https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ojZIgseX7Xo&list=PLzI9I8xeK5kSkzn6mmMu-yM92EJ_4kHjs

Whether you’ve had your fill of meat or all you’ve got left in the fridge are vegetables, this comprehensive tutorial by Google Talks will teach you some exciting and delicious ways to cook and grill tasty meat-free dishes.
Click https://talksat.withgoogle.com/talk/vegetables-on-fire

If quick and easy is to your taste, Cuisine queen Delia Smith has released a host of video tutorials teaching you how to make nutritious meals in moments. Find out how to make the perfect omelette in next to no time.
Click https://www.deliaonline.com/cookery-school/second-term-perfect-eggs/lesson-4-omelettes

Feisty celebrity foodie Gordon Ramsay may have a fiery temper, but his online class in basic cooking skills is nothing short of heaven sent for cooking newbies.
Click https://www.onecountry.com/lifestyle/gordon-ramsay-5-basic-skills/

Not everyone’s a born baker, but there’s nothing quite like the smell—or taste—of fresh out of the oven, homemade baked goods. Thankfully US chef Julia Turshen makes whipping up a batch of sweet treats, including cinnamon buns and bread, a breeze. Her intro video is free, but there is a monthly fee for joining Julia’s ongoing series of cookery classes.
Click https://www.skillshare.com/classes/Easy-Versatile-Baking-The-One-Yeast-Dough-You-Need-to-Know/2013032753?via=browse-rating-bread-layout-grid

This guide from Great British Chefs will teach you a huge range of cooking skills, from butchery to fresh pasta making and so much more. With easy-to-follow instructions, you’ll become a super-chef in no time!
Click here: https://www.greatbritishchefs.com/how-to-cook

For more experienced cooks, paid for masterclass online platform has several celebrity chefs to learn from.

Gordon Ramsay
 www.masterclass.com/classes/gordon-ramsay-teaches-cooking

Alice Waters
 www.masterclass.com/classes/alice-waters-teaches-the-art-of-home-cooking

Wolfgang Puck
www.masterclass.com/classes/wolfgang-puck-teaches-cooking

The Spruce Eats. If you only learn how to whip up one thing in the kitchen, it should be the perfect, juicy roast chicken! Note that this recipe uses butter, but parev margarine can be substituted.
Click www.thespruceeats.com/how-to-roast-a-chicken-995350

The humble onion is a staple for most meal recipes, but chopping these flavourful favourites can be an eye-watering affair. World famous chef, Gordon Ramsay, offers some basic tips on how to dice without the drama in this helpful tutorial.
Click www.youtube.com/watch?v=dCGS067s0zo

The ever reliable BBC Good Food website has compiled 25 basic skills that every cook should know—from boiling an egg and cooking rice, to melting chocolate effectively.
Click www.bbcgoodfood.com/howto/guide/25-skills-every-cook-should-know

My recipes. Cooking pasta can be a pain to perfect. So, whether you’re struggling to get your linguine ‘al dente’, or stop it from sticking together in clumps, this guide will have you serving up perfect pasta every time.
Click www.myrecipes.com/how-to/video/cooking-pasta

My recipes. A jacket potato may seem like a simple thing to cook, but there’s a lot more to it than just bunging a spud in the oven! Find out how to get your jacket potato ‘just right’ with a crispy, delicious skin and soft, fluffy inner potato.
Click www.myrecipes.com/how-to/perfect-baked-potato

This series of videos from the Delia Online Cookery School will have you acing a whole range of cookery skills, from baking the perfect cake to making delicious pasta dishes!
Click: https://www.deliaonline.com/cookery-school

Feisty celebrity foodie Gordon Ramsay may have a fiery temper, but his online class in basic cooking skills is nothing short of heaven sent for cooking newbies.
Click www.onecountry.com/lifestyle/gordon-ramsay-5-basic-skills/

Not everyone’s a born baker, but there’s nothing quite like the smell—or taste—of fresh out of the oven, homemade baked goods. Thankfully US chef Julia Turshen makes whipping up a batch of sweet treats, including cinnamon buns and bread, a breeze. Her intro video is free, but there is a monthly fee for joining Julia’s ongoing series of cookery classes.
Click www.skillshare.com/classes/Easy-Versatile-Baking-The-One-Yeast-Dough-You-Need-to-Know/2013032753?via=browse-rating-bread-layout-grid

Rouxbe online culinary school offers a huge range of courses to suit all skill levels. Perfect basic knife skills, create mouth-watering dishes, or brush up on your food safety knowledge to help keep your kitchen in tip top condition. Sign up for a 30-day, free trial.
Click: https://rouxbe.com/cooking-courses

Nailing the perfect cake is one thing, but decorating beautifully is another skill in itself. Cake decorating classes can be costly, but the sweet folk at Sugar Sugar Cake School have put together a range of free cake decorating tutorials, covering all things buttercream, fondant and more. Just sign up, and away you go!
Click: https://learn.sugarcakeschool.com/collections?category=free-courses

Famous US Baking brand Wilton has a fantastic range of free video tutorials on their YouTube Channel. Check them out and you’ll be whipping up scrummy cakes, cookies and brownies-as well as fondant and buttercream icings and fillings-in no time at all. Happy Baking!
Click: https://www.youtube.com/user/wiltoncakedecorating

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