with Cynthia Nims
Online Class

French Home Cooking: The Essential Techniques

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Experience the incredible flavors and surprising ease of authentic French meals, led by renowned cookbook author and culinary instructor Cynthia Nims. Discover expert prep and seasoning tips for rustic fish chowder and classic roast chicken; and develop the confidence to approach an array of recipes with your newfound skills. Learn to make a béchamel base for a delectable cheese soufflé and whip egg whites perfectly so that the souffleé never falls flat, and explore the regional variations on a classic savory beef and mushroom stew. Create irresistible potato gratin, and learn the secrets to creating silky-smooth pommes purée. Plus, make crème anglaise, the classic dessert sauce, and use it to create a French custard ice cream with vanilla beans. Sign up to create a range of beloved French recipes with skills you’ll use again and again!


  • intermediate
  • 7 episodes
  • 2h39m

Included in this Class

1. Meet Cynthia Nims & Get Started

1. Meet Cynthia Nims & Get Started

Learn the key techniques and explore the range of flavoring options for classic French vinaigrette, and then compose a traditional salade verte.

2. Classic Soufflé au Fromage  (Cheese Soufflé)

2. Classic Soufflé au Fromage (Cheese Soufflé)

Master the art of the lofty soufflé by learning how to make flawless béchamel sauce, whip egg whites to perfection, and fold ingredients.

3. Fish Chowder

3. Fish Chowder

Make beautifully clear fish stock from scratch and then use it as your base for a hearty fish chowder thickened with crème fraîche.

Recommended with this class

  • Stand mixer with whisk attachment
  • Dutch oven or other large, heavy, lidded pot
  • Food mill, ricer or potato masher
  • Ice cream maker