Friday, October 24, 2014

20 Essential Cooking Techniques

20 Essential Cooking Techniques you need to see!
Poaching eggs, enhancing spices, clarifying butter, blanching and shocking vegetables,  making stock, working with chicken, pork, fish, and shellfish: these are just a few of the techniques shared in Brendan McDermott’s new online Craftsy class, 20 Essential Cooking Techniques. Did you know that you can de-vein a shrimp in about 3 seconds? (We just won’t talk about how long it’s taken me in the past.)

I would have LOVED to have this kind of class and teaching at my fingertips as a young and often struggling cook. I had no idea how to cook meat, eggs, vegetables, pretty much anything beyond pasta was past my skill set. Rather than wasting ingredients and time with a trial and error approach, I love taking a quick class from qualified instructors, knowing the approaches demonstrated will work.

Heads up! Craftsy is offering this class at a huge discount to Barefeet In The Kitchen readers for this week only. Right now, you can enroll in the class for just $14.99. You really don’t want to miss this, sign up now and lock in that price! The class is yours to watch, ask questions, and re-watch as many times as you like. You don’t need to take the class today, but you do need to sign up now to get that special discount.

Craftsy has made it so easy to pick up new skills in the kitchen. I’m happy to say that I’m fairly proficient in the kitchen these days, but I still learn a ton of new things every time I take one of their classes. There is nothing like SEEING the techniques in action and watching how the recipe is supposed to look every step of the way to give you an educated confidence in the kitchen.

20 Essential Cooking Techniques (with simple recipes) taught by Brendan McDermott

Remember Brendan? He’s the chef who taught the Complete Knife Skills Class that I took a few months ago. I was so excited to see his new 20 Essential Cooking Techniques class on Craftsy, I immediately signed up for the class and watched the whole thing this past weekend. I learned every bit as much from this class as I did from the last one. Brendan is an excellent teacher and I can’t recommend his classes highly enough.

I’ve partnered with Craftsy over the past year to share some of my favorite classes with you. There is always something new to learn and I have relished the flexibility of having the classroom in my own house on my own time. (That typically happens around 8-9pm, sitting in my kitchen/office with a cup of hot tea and a notepad.)

How Old Is That Egg?! 20 Essential Cooking Techniques you need to see!

20 Essential Cooking Techniques is just $14.99 today and I guarantee that you will learn something new. I lost track of how many great new things I learned and I was able to cook a PERFECT poached egg this morning on my very first attempt! Go check out Craftsy now and register for the class today! This discount is good through 10/31 at 11:59pm MST.

Barefeet In The Kitchen is a Craftsy partner and this post is sponsored by Craftsy. All thoughts and opinions given are my own.

If you missed the other classes I’ve taken, you can still check all of them out here!

1 comment:

  1. Okay I need this based solely on the fact that I don't know how to poach an egg. Bad food blogger, I know!
    Thanks for sharing this lady!