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with Bill Briwa
Online Class

The Everyday Gourmet: The Joy of Mediterranean Cooking

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Elevate your cooking with the flavors of the Mediterranean! Chef Bill Briwa is your guide as cook your way through classic dishes from Italy, Spain, Tunisia, Morocco, Greece and beyond. Bill shares time-saving tips and up-close instruction as you make rice-stuffed dolmas, handmade pastas, authentic Neapolitan pizza, tapas and mezzes, impressive bouillabaisse and more. Along the way, you'll also discover a bit about the culinary history and culture behind each of these dishes. Plus, find out how to apply what you learn in this class to your everyday cooking for satisfying meals any night of the week.


  • beginner
  • 16 episodes
  • 9h19m

Included in this Class

1. Tastes of the Mediterranean

1. Tastes of the Mediterranean

Start by learning to cook several small dishes found around the region. Watch as Chef Bill Briwa creates pinchos morunos, or skewered food in the style of the Moors; a brandade of salt cod, popular in many Mediterranean countries; and dolmas stuffed with rice.

2. Butter & Cheese: Northern Italy

2. Butter & Cheese: Northern Italy

Turn your attention to northern Italy. Learn to make ricotta gnocchi, vitello tonnato, and tiramisu from scratch. And, master a quick hors d'oeuvre that makes the most of leftover ricotta.

3. Classical Italian Cuisine: Central Italy

3. Classical Italian Cuisine: Central Italy

As you move south to the milder weather of central Italy, find out how to make pasta from scratch for a savory pappardelle with ragu Bolognese. Then, whip up a salad of bitter greens, and a simple first course: stracciatella soup.

Recommended with this class

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