Virtual Cooking Classes, Food Events and Tutorials to Stream Now
Whether you’re looking to become a sourdough connoisseur or master the art of cooking fish, there’s never been a better time to brush up on your kitchen skills. Read on for our pick of the best virtual cooking classes, food events and tutorials to stream now, from cook-along supper clubs to cocktail-making workshops.
How To Have a River Cottage Christmas
Up your festive cooking game with Hugh Fearnley Whittingstall and the River Cottage team this Christmas. Across four sessions, you’ll learn how to cook festive vegetables with Hugh, plus meat and poultry with Gelf Alderson – think glazed ham, mince pies made with lamb and the perfect Christmas goose. Then for the sweet stuff: Andy Tyrell will teach you how to make a Christmas pudding, while Lucy Brazier will give offer ideas for creating edible gifts. £185pp, learningwithexperts.com
Kurami’s Instagram Live Series
In response to lockdowen 2.0, healthy food & drink delivery service Kurami has launched an in-depth Instagram live series homing in on both nutrition and dermatology, and their subsequent effects con mental health. Titled ‘The Beauty of Balance’, the series, produced in partnership with psychodermatologist Dr. Alia Ahmed, will take place every Wednesday at 8am on Kurami’s Instagram channel @kuramiuk.
Plates at Home
Looking to brush up on your plant-based cooking skills? Plates London recently launched a seven-part digital cookery course, featuring a series of 20-40 minute videos from co-founder Kirk Haworth – who has spent the past 16 years perfecting his craft in Michelin-starred restaurants around the world. With an ethos that combines old-world training with new-world techniques, Kirk aims to show guests how to make vegan food both inspiring and achievable. His mission is not to create meat and fish alternatives, rather to show people the power of vegetables. You’ll learn everything from knife skills to plating, with dishes on the menu including a pea, mint and pomegranate risotto, golden katsu nuggets, a potato rosti pizza and a pavlova with poached peach. £35 for the full course, plateslondon.com
French Pastry Fundamentals with Dominique Ansel
Learn how to create perfect pastries with legendary French chef Dominique Ansel. The 17-lesson course covers a range of both sweet and savoury treats, beginning with Madeleines and fruit tarts, going onto chocolate cakes, bonbons, croissants, and finally delving into the famous cronut, which Ansel created at his eponymous New York bakery. £85, sign up on Masterclass.
Virtual cocktail making with Mixology Events
Mixology Events is taking its award-winning classes online, offering sessions with expert mixologists every Wednesday and Friday. Participants will receive a professional cocktail making kit prior to the masterclass, with all the ingredients and equipment needed to mix up classic cocktails at home including premium spirits, mixers and fresh fruit. £70pp, visit mixologyevents.co.uk
Gordon Ramsay Teaches Cooking
Join seven-star Michelin chef Gordon Ramsay in his home kitchen (virtually, of course), with this comprehensive 20-part course. Classes cover the fundamentals of cooking, such as mastering ingredients, setting up your kitchen and knife skills, as well as lessons on making specific dishes, such as lobster ravioli and beef wellington. £85, sign up on Masterclass.
Justine Murphy’s child-friendly cooking classes
To mark the release of her new mymuybueno Cookbook, Justine Murphy, founder of global chef selection agency mymuybueno, is encouraging kids (and supervisory adults) into the kitchen with a series of fun and simple virtual baking videos via Instagram. From chocolate doughnuts and maple pecan muffins, every recipe has been ‘kid-approved’, is plant-based, refined sugar-free, and of course delicious. instagram.com
Bread Ahead’s online baking classes
From delicious sugary doughnuts to soft no-knead sourdough, renowned London-based bakery Bread Ahead is hosting a series of live bakes every day at 6pm on Instagram. Simply gather the listed ingredients and get baking. The bakery has also launched a number of online courses on their website, including gluten-free baking, Scandinavian baking and doughnut-making, as well as interactive workbooks, which you can use alongside designated live workshops. breadahead.com
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