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Jan 26, 2010 11:33 AM

Online culinary courses

has anyone on here ever done online culinary classes? cooking, baking, pickling, wine, tea, whatever? recommendations?

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    1. Isn't better to have someone actually there to guide/ correct you when you are preparing the food as learning how to cook / prepare food is a hands on thing?
      Online cooking would be following directions on preparing a recipe,
      Just my thoughts on the subject.

      1. I've watched a lot of instructional videos online-- some are good (cook's illustrated, CIA) and some are not so good. I certainly wouldn't pay money to watch a class online since looking, touching, and smelling are such a vital part of learning new cooking skills, but I might take a look if it was free.

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        1. re: chococat

          I signed up and paid for a lifetime membership at, who is in partnership with the Northwest Culinary Institution.
          They have a free course available on their website that changes weekly, so you can get a feel for what they offer. The narration and camera angles are very professionally done and I am enjoying working through all the various courses.