Today, American cooking has become a melting pot of modern tastes influenced by world cultures. But not long ago, regional dishes across the United States were originated by settlers, influenced by their heritage and the bounty of the land. Learn how to make dishes originated across regions of the United States like Jambalaya, Cod Cakes, Po' Boys, and Chowder in our American Cooking Classes.
GREENS, BEANS & PRALINES
Mondays are for Red Beans and Rice. The beautiful story brings us to laundry day. Mondays, typically laundry day in the south, meant there was little time for a complicated dinner. Dinner needed to be set it and forget it. This menu celebrates the rich heritage of this southern staple. Deeply savoury Red Beans and Rice served alongside hammy and hearty Greens. You'll end your meal with melt in your mouth Pralines still warm from the oven.
This cooking class is perfect for anyone looking to learn the basics of working with fish and shellfish. Chef Ted will teach you how to make the classic Cioppino, a hearty Italian-American seafood stew perfect for any summer or winter night. You'll round out your meal with your own homemade mayonnaise topped on crostini
CHOWDER & CRAB CAKES
Learn how to work with fresh clams for this seafood lovers class! Chef Ted Fondulas will virtually teach you how to make Clam Stock, a traditional New England Clam Chowder, and a gorgeous Scallop and Crab Cake that will make you rethink seafood cakes forever!
If you only want to learn one dish from the south, this is it. Étouffée combines all the pieces that make up the heart of Southern cooking: seafood, a roux, the "Holy Trinity" (onion, celery and green pepper), Cajun seasoning and hot sauce. Oh yeah! Bring it on. The literal translation of this dish is “smothering” and it’s actually one of the techniques you’ll be using to make this mouthwatering meal.
No dish quite embodies the spirit of New Orleans like a spicy Jambalaya. This legendary Creole dish has its origins in Spanish and French culture that has so defined The Big Easy. Master three iconic dishes native to the Louisiana region of the United States in this virtual cooking class with Chef Gason Nelson.
Shrimp boils are legendary in New Orleans, and this cooking class will teach you how to make the easy-bake version in your own kitchen! Video conference Chef Gason Nelson from New Orleans into your kitchen to make a traditional Shrimp Boil, homemade spice seasoning, Pecan Pie and a side salad. It's a class that you'll never forget.
PO' BOY & GUMBO
This cooking class features two 18th century American classics. Spicy gumbo stew met with an all-dressed, crunchy yet perfectly soft po' boy... yes, thank you! Learn how to make these New Orleans favourites the authentic way with the help of New Orleans native, Chef Gason. It's the ultimate soup and sandwich class!
Learn how to work with live lobster! Chef Ted Fondulas will video conference into your home for this truly decadent cooking class. Break down your lobster, make lobster stock, an incredible Lobster Pie and Lobster Bisque. It's a cooking class you'll never forget, learning tips and techniques along the way.
HOW TO MAKE QUAIL
Let Chef Ted, one of the founders of the farm-to-table movement, take you to New England with this elegant meal that will bring fine dining into your home. The gorgeous Vermont Goat and Cheddar Soufflé will teach an elegant dish easy to make on the regular, and the natural earthiness of the Roasted Mushroom Stuffed Quail will transport you to the nature and the woods of Vermont. Add this five-star meal to your repertoire. Come to New England with us.
NEW ENGLAND PIES
This delicious class is perfect for anyone looking to learn the basics of hearty and delicious pies. Chef Ted will teach you how to make the New England version of Shepherd's Pie and together you'll make an impressive Apple Pastry topped with Maple Cream! Perfect for a hearty fall and winter meal.
HOW IT WORKS
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Our chefs in Italy, Thailand, Peru, New Orleans and more places will Skype into your home for a private cooking class to teach you the art and simplicity of authentic Italian cooking. Choose from Italian Cooking Classes which include Pasta-Making, Thai Cooking Classes and master curry, or Spanish cooking classes and master Paella!. When you book your cooking class, a chef, located in the country, will video call you on Skype for a private one-to-one cooking class. In your private class, learn all about your chef's country and have some fun in your kitchen!