Online Class

Building Flavorful Soups

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Easily create and customize delicious bowlfuls for any occasion!

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What You Get

  • 6 Streaming HD video lessons with anytime, anywhere access
  • Class materials, including recipes
  • Hours of close-up instruction
  • Answers to student questions from instructor Peter Berley
  • Closed captioning available (web only)

How it works

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  • Find downloadable class resources in the class viewer.

Class Overview

Transform everyday ingredients into an endless variety of soups to please every palate! Learn secrets for developing flavor from James Beard Award-–winner Peter Berley, and discover recipes for more than 20 soups and broths --— plus an array of creative garnishes! Quickly make small-batch broths instead of spending hours simmering, and learn to use chicken, ham and pork to create hearty, homey favorites. Roast vegetables for maximum flavor, then purée for creamy, silky-smooth soups. Delve into the flavors of the sea to make broths from roasted shrimp shells and clams, and explore exotic ingredients like kelp and wakame to build savory umami flavor. You'’ll even learn how to create your favorite miso soup and four Japanese dashis!

Lesson Breakdown

1. Introduction
Peter tells the story of the stone soup and how you can glean complex flavors from simple trimmings. You'll also learn about umami and get a sneak peek at the broths and soups you'll make!
2. Vegetable & Herb: Broths and Soups
3. Japanese Dashi Variations & Asian Soups
4. Shellfish Broths, Soups & Stews
5. Poultry & Meat: Broths and Soups
6. Pureed Soups

Taught by

Peter Berley
Peter Berley
Renowned chef Peter Berley owns the The North Fork Kitchen and Garden in New York, where he teaches wood-fired artisan bread baking, wild fermentation and home food crafts. He authored the James Beard and IACP award-winning book The Modern Vegetarian Kitchen, as well as the acclaimed Fresh Food Fast and The Flexitarian Table; Inspired Flexible Meals for Vegetarians, Meat lovers and Everyone In Between. He currently holds classes at The Institute of Culinary Education and Natural Gourmet Institute––and now here on Craftsy!

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