Best Places To Sharpen Your Kitchen Skills

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( Home cooking is the most important part of eating well but it can be a challenge if  you feel like a newbie in the kitchen.  Not sure of the difference between roasting and sauteeing? Or do you feel overwhelmed when you look at a recipe or try to plan a meal? Then it is time to brush up on your cooking skills! Check out these at home and local options to get you feeling comfy in your own kitchen.

Online Classes

Tight on time, money, babysitters or time off work? There are lots of great options online to get you cooking.

Canadian Living Cooking School – These free videos take on a variety of basic (how to crack a lobster) and recipe oriented videos with a few celebrity chef Q and A`s thrown in for good measure.

The Kitchn – free videos and a site full of recipes and practical tips. This is one of my go to sites for new meals and answers to cooking questions.

Vanessa Perrone’s healthful home cook- a fabulous mix of skills for home cooking, meal planning and really practical nutrition information. This RD created and led  go at your own pace program is a must for those who are ready to take on their household health in a big way. With 15 videos, 50 recipes, a 7 day meal plan and more built in this program is a steal at $97. 

Craftsy- a great selection and reasonable prices. These classes are approachable and easy to access.

Local Hotspots

Well Seasoned- right here in Langley with a great variety of chefs and a mix of foundational classes like knife skills and cuisine (Italian, Thai…) oriented classes.

The Dirty Apron – this one is in Vancouver and a bit pricier but makes for a great treat for a special occasion like a bachelorette party, anniversary (they do couples classes!) or birthday party as it is more hands on.

Do you know of any other great resources for learning to cook and get comfortable in the kitchen? Share them in the comments below!


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