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Articles under "cooking-schools"

Top 10 Culinary Schools In North America

Let’s begin with a brief word on culinary schools. By some estimates, roughly 12 percent of students attend private, for-profit culinary schools which have been criticized for making inflated career promises to potential students. Also bear in mind that tuition … Continue reading

Chef’s Winter Recipes: Tiffany Youngman’s Pumpkin Creme Brulee

Chef Tiffany Youngman discovered her love for baking at a young age, beginning with the family tradition of Christmas cookie baking and decorating. Baking not only brought happiness to people she cooks for, but also including herself. Right from high … Continue reading

Winter Recipes: Elana Horwich’s Chicken alla Cacciatore

Meal and a Spiel is a Los Angeles based cooking school and online resource for recipes, videos, and health information that successfully teaches “the career girl generation” to cook with passion. The spiels are written to allow cooks to enter into the … Continue reading

Chef’s Fall Recipe: Petros Kosmadakis’ Pork With Quinces

Born and raised in Crete, Chef Petros Kosmadakis, learned the secrets of the local cuisine at an early age at their own home, under the guidance of his grandmother. He went on to pursue his passion when he attended the … Continue reading

Fall Recipes: Marilyn Markel’s Game Day Chicken Wings

Southern Season Cooking School has become not just a local, but national favorite.  Marilyn Markel heads the Chapel Hill location and is known for her love of food which was passed down from her grandmother. Markel began her career as … Continue reading

Chef’s Fall Recipes: Chef Austin Perkins’ Goat Meatballs

Growing up in the West Marin Coast inculcated a love of fresh farm produce in Petaluma native, Chef Austin Perkins. He now brings this love of fresh & natural to Nick’s Cove, Oyster Bar & Cottages.  There, Perkins crafts seasonal, sustainable … Continue reading

Chef’s Summer Recipes: Toni Willard-Young’s Strawberry Cupcake Cones

Chef Toni Willard-Young’s Strawberry Cupcake Cone Recipe Continue reading

Is Culinary School Worth It?

Mary Risley has been teaching cooking for almost 40 years in San Francisco. She opened Tante Marie’s Cooking School in 1979, and although Risley no longer teaches at her school, she supervises the school’s 10 chefs and cooking teachers. Risley … Continue reading

Make Something French Today, It’s Julia Child’s Birthday

Julia Child was born in Pasadena, California on this day in 1912. Following her graduation from college, Child moved to New York City, where she worked as a copywriter. Later Child actually worked for the OSS during World War Two, … Continue reading

Summer Recipes: Marie Cantelaube’s Gazpacho with Sweet Corn

Algeria born Marie Cantelaube grew up in the beach town of Biarritz in the south of France with her French mother and Italian father. Needless to say, cooking was in her blood. Marie is a self-trained chef who honed her … Continue reading

Gordon Ramsay’s Ultimate Cookery Course

Being a massive fan of Gordon Ramsay, we were happy to see that he had put his series “Ultimate Cooker Course” on Youtube. In the series Gordon goes about trying to teach basics of cooking aimed at the novice home … Continue reading

A Look at the New Paul Bocuse Institut and Restaurant

I am glad to say that I’ve crossed off another culinary milestone off my list. I’ve finally dined at one of Paul Bocuse’s restaurants. This one is very very special. It is the restaurant at the Institut Paul Bocuse in Lyon.  I … Continue reading

Top Chefs Teach Free Harvard Online Course in Cooking Science

For those of you who wish to begin a journey into the world of molecular gastronomy, which is at the root of dishes like caviar and white chocolate, smoked bacon and egg ice cream, and apple and lemon jelly balls, … Continue reading

Chef’s Summer Recipes: Herve Malivert’s Greenmarket Salad with Lobster

Chef Hervé Malivert’s motto is “Make food, not war!”. We completely agree with his message. Chef Hervé is part of the International Culinary Center where he teaches students in the classic culinary program new technologies such as sous vide and low temperature cooking. His … Continue reading

Chefsteps Free-To-Learn Culinary School

Three graduates of the Modernist Cuisine project have begun an online culinary school called ChefSteps. Chefs Chris Young, Grant Crilly, and photographer Ryan Matthew Smith, have teamed up to create Delve Kitchen, a workshop located in Seattle’s historic Pike Place … Continue reading

Best Books for Aspiring Chefs

These are some books that are perfect for those looking to get their cooking to the next level. Check Amazon for pricing changes and updates.

Are There Cardinal Rules in Cooking?

Samuel Arbesman, a senior scholar at the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation and author of the forthcoming book “The Half-Life of Facts”, examines the rapid growth in the science of cooking in a recent article and questions whether there are really … Continue reading

Top Cooking Classes in NYC

You want to host a special dinner at home, but you’re not that good of a home cook. Before you go ahead and buy takeout to pass off as your own, pause and reflect. Don’t you worry because there is … Continue reading

Community Colleges Offer Culinary Courses For Less

Community colleges may not have the prestige that high-end culinary schools possess but the efforts and mindset you have invested in matter most. The struggle to get into the big culinary scene starts and ends with you. Community colleges are … Continue reading

Costs of Cooking School Tuition

The dream of becoming a chef someday is still unscratched from my bucket list. And I know, this has also been the same case for many of you here who love food and wants to learn how to cook. Pursuing … Continue reading