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The Everyday Gourmet: Making Healthy Food Taste Great

by The Great Courses
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Explore scientific insights and tasty dishes that will get you cooking in a new way, for the well-lived and well-fed life you deserve.

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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
  • Closed captioning available (web only)
  • Answers from fellow classmates in our virtual classroom

How it works

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  • Watch on any device anytime.
  • Find downloadable class resources in the class viewer.

Class Overview

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!

Lesson Breakdown

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
3. Adding Flavor With Healthy Oils
4. Protein: Understanding Your Choices
5. Powerful Micronutrients: Cooking With Color
6. Making Healthy Cooking a Lifestyle

Recommended with this class

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

Taught by

Bill Briwa & Connie Guttersen
Bill Briwa & Connie Guttersen
A popular chef-instructor at The Culinary Institute of America, Bill Briwa has worked as a professional chef and culinary instructor for more than 30 years. He was the resident chef for The Hess Collection Winery in the Napa Valley, California, and has been a speaker and judge at the annual International Association of Culinary Professionals Conference. His writing has been featured in Fine Cooking, Mise en Place and Practical Winery & Vineyard Journal. Connie Guttersen is an internationally renowned registered dietitian and culinary professional with a degree in biochemistry. She enjoys working as a nutrition instructor at the world-famous Culinary Institute of America and she has also authored The New York Times bestseller The Sonoma Diet.

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