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Get confident in the kitchen with help from Food Network star Celeste Rogers.

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What You Get

  • 14 Streaming HD video lessons with anytime, anywhere access
  • Downloadable class resources, including recipes
  • Hours of close-up instruction
  • Answers from fellow classmates in our virtual classroom

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Newbie in the kitchen? No problem! Chef Celeste Rogers covers the basics of good cooking in this beginner's class. From knife skills to must-have tools to time-saving tips, you'll find everything you need to cook with confidence.

Lesson Breakdown

1. Gear Up: Knives
Get started with a crash course in knives. Celeste explains the top four you really need for kitchen greatness.
2. Knife Skills
3. Gear Up: Pots
4. Stocks
5. Sauces
6. Grains
7. Gear Up: Pans
8. Sauté
9. Gear Up: Accessories
10. Frying
11. Roasting
12. Gear Up: Electrics
13. Slow Cooking & Pressure Cooking
14. Steaming & Poaching

Recommended with this class

  • Standard kitchen implements: pots, pans, baking dishes, mixing bowls, measuring cups and spoons, heat-proof spatula, whisk

Taught by

Celeste  Rogers
Celeste Rogers
Celeste Rogers is a chef, recipe developer, food writer and a Food Network "Chopped" champion. Celeste left medical school for the Culinary Institute of America and has since cooked professionally for over 10 years across North America. She honed her skills at America's Test Kitchen, where her work appeared in Cook's Illustrated magazine, on NPR radio and PBS TV as well as in various cookbooks and ad campaigns.

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