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with Bill Briwa & Connie Guttersen
Online Class

The Everyday Gourmet: Making Healthy Food Taste Great

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Join registered dietitian Connie Guttersen and Chef Bill Briwa, two master instructors from The Culinary Institute of America, as they combine engaging teaching methods and on-set cooking demonstrations with hard nutrition science that will enhance your meals. To begin, you'll discover the astounding difference healthy oils can make in the quality and taste of the dishes you prepare. Then, learn how to achieve a balance between lean animal protein and nutrient-rich plant protein, one of the most powerful keys to nutrition, and find out how to work with superfoods. You'll even see the best ways to organize your kitchen and stock your pantry. Get this on-demand class and discover why particular foods are so beneficial to wellness and how to incorporate them into your diet for a happier, healthier life!


  • intermediate
  • 6 episodes
  • 3h19m

Included in this Class

1. Good, Better, Best Strategies

1. Good, Better, Best Strategies

Join Connie Guttersen and Bill Briwa in the kitchen as they teach you just how easy and rewarding it is to think about, cook and eat food from a healthier perspective. Discover surefire ways to transform an oatmeal breakfast, a salad lunch and a fish dinner into more appealing and nutritious meals. And get an introduction to the benefits of building your meals around the Sonoma Smart Plate -- one of the simplest strategies for healthy eating.

2. Nutritious & Satisfying Whole Grains

2. Nutritious & Satisfying Whole Grains

Learn how to make the best choices when it comes to carbohydrates. Explore the benefits of farro, bulgur wheat and quinoa (which pairs well with fish). Along the way, get tips and tricks on how to cook with and flavor whole grains to create some spectacular dishes.

3. Adding Flavor With Healthy Oils

3. Adding Flavor With Healthy Oils

Using healthy oils can make an astounding difference in the quality and taste of the dishes you make. Learn all about olive oil, walnut oil, peanut oil and seed oils. And discover the benefits of cooking with good fats as you learn how to make healthier and more flavorful versions of breakfast quesadillas, a snack mix with roasted nuts and fried capers and a hearty dip from the eastern Mediterranean.

Recommended with this class

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