Online Class

Vegetable Know-How

Techniques for Best Results
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Online Class




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Take your vegetables from bland to bold for meals you'll love, with accessible cooking techniques and professional troubleshooting tips!

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What You Get

  • 10 Streaming HD video lessons with anytime, anywhere access
  • Class materials, including recipes
  • Hours of close-up instruction
  • Answers to student questions from instructor Ivy Manning
  • Closed captioning available (web only)

How it works

  • Once you purchase, find your class in your class library.
  • Watch on any device anytime.
  • Find downloadable class resources in the class viewer.

Class Overview

Confidently cook any vegetable for crave-worthy results with guidance from cookbook author and instructor Ivy Manning. Veg out with Ivy's tips for blanching broccoli, spinach and more, and expertly sauté corn, grape tomatoes and basil for a delightfully refreshing summer dish. Then, whip up a versatile glaze that transforms your favorite vegetables into dishes you can't get enough of. Ivy shows you how to master the stir-fry for a quick, easy and totally tasty way to enjoy your daily dose of veggies. And, find out how to roast root vegetables, properly steam broccoli and steam-roast delectable mushrooms en papillote. Ivy even shares her recipe for garlic-infused olive oil, tips for grilling dry or juicy vegetables and her secrets to perfect caramelized onions. Eat your veggies — and love every bite — with the techniques and recipes you'll learn in this class!

Lesson Breakdown

1. Blanching
Meet your instructor, Ivy Manning, and learn professional techniques for achieving perfectly cooked vegetables! You'll start by learning the basics of blanching everything from broccoli to spinach to green beans. You can even use this technique to remove the skins from tomatoes and fruit such as peaches and plums.
2. Sautéing
3. Glazing
4. Stir-Frying
5. Steaming
6. Roasting
7. Steam Roasting
8. Grilling
9. Braising
10. Caramelizing

Taught by

Ivy  Manning
Ivy Manning
Ivy Manning is an Oregon-based food and travel writer and an avid vegetable gardener. She has written six cookbooks, including Weeknight Vegetarian, and her work regularly appears in Cooking Light, Fine Cooking and Eating Well magazines. She served as director of the Salud Cooking School at Whole Foods Market and is currently a popular instructor at Bob's Red Mill.

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