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(Virtual) Culinary Boot Camp for Beginners

It's time to learn how to cook.This virtual, skills-based series covers all the basic skills you'll need to feel comfortable and creative in the kitchen. We'll focus on each cooking technique, using multiple ingredients to drive it home, so you leave confident to cook up most any food in your own home kitchen.

Each 2-hour class meets once a week for 5 consecutive weeks, beginning on the start date you choose below. Suitable for 16+.

WEEK 1: Knife Skills
Knife Skills: Holding, Sharpening, Mincing, Dicing, Slicing, Julienne, Chiffonade
YOU'LL MAKE: The Best Vegetable Soup with Herb Pesto

WEEK 2: Vegetable Techniques
  Blanching/Shocking, Roasting, Sautéing, Seasoning Techniques (balancing salt/fat/acid)
YOU'LL MAKE: Rosemary-Roasted Potatoes, Quick Pickles, String Beans Vinaigrette, Swiss Chard with Almonds and Lemon

WEEK 3: Chicken Techniques
SKILLS COVERED: Breaking Down a Whole Chicken, Understanding White Meat vs. Dark Meat, Sautéing, Pan-Roasting, How to Make a Pan Sauce, How to Make a Good Stock
YOU'LL MAKE: Chicken Breasts with White Wine Pan Sauce, Pan-Roasted Lemon-Rosemary Chicken, Chicken Stock

WEEK 4: Egg Techniques
SKILLS COVERED:  Egg Chemistry, Separating Eggs, Whipping Whites
YOU'LL MAKE: Frittata, Poached Eggs over Greens, Dark Chocolate Torte

WEEK 5: Legume + Grain Techniques
Working with Beans, Dried and Canned; Working with Whole Grains, Risotto 101
YOU'LL MAKE: Smoky Black Beans, Parmesan Risotto with Peas, Perfect Rice Pilaf


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