With the world under pandemic, there has been an increase in people finding enjoyment in cooking. With their prior work commitments, people all over did not get enough time to indulge in their favorite hobbies. But now, world-class chefs to locals, all have gone online to teach through virtual cooking courses during this time and give an opportunity to their audience to relish their favourite recipes and bring back their cooking memories.
We see a great enthusiasm to indulge in some international cuisine on social media, here is an opportunity to learn some amazing world cuisines from the greatest chefs while staying at home. The best part is whether it is a beginner or someone looking to learn something new, the classes are easy to follow and therefore for everyone.
1. José Andrés’s #RecipesForThePeople
Somehow while running World Central Kitchen, the charity that has served more than 2 million meals worldwide in response to the coronavirus pandemic, chef José Andrés still manages to post cooking videos on his Instagram feed each night. The series, which he calls #RecipesForThePeople, features Andres and his two daughters cooking simple meals that are easy to recreate in a short amount of time in your own house. Tune in for new recipes each night, or head over to his IGTV channel to watch previous classes.
2. Gaggenau Home Chefs Culinary Series 2020
Gaggenau Home Chefs Culinary Series 2020 will be led by 13 renowned chefs from award winning restaurants such as Nathan Green of newly opened HENRY Grill at Rosewood Hong Kong (CNN World’s Best Restaurant Openings of 2020), Lung Li of 1-Michelin-starred Chinese restaurant and celebrity stomping ground Duddell’s, Maxime Gilbert of 2-Michelin-starred contemporary French restaurant, Ecriture, Agustin Balbi, formerly of modern Japanese kaiseki HAKU, and Ricardo Chaneton (awarded Best Rising Star by SCMP Top Tables 2020) of new modern French concept, MONO. The star-studded roster of chefs will also include David Lai of Hong Kong foodie favourite bistro Neighbourhood (#19 Asia’s 50 Best Restaurants 2020), as well as Boonyapat Pariyasakul of 1-Michelin-starred fine Thai, Aaharn. With such an outstanding lineup of chefs who will reveal the secrets behind some of the most popular restaurant dishes in Hong Kong, Gaggenau revolutionizes the home cooking experience for food lovers.
3. Massimo Bottura’s “Kitchen Quarantine”
Massimo Bottura, the chef of the three-Michelin-star Osteria Francescana, has a MasterClass on modern Italian cooking. But he has also taken to his Instagram account within the last month to start a more casual series called Kitchen Quarantine, which focuses on creating simple meals using ingredients you likely already have on hand. For example, on April 2, he posted how to make a ragu using leftovers, and on April 19, he shared his recipe for chocolate chip cookies (hint: the secret ingredient is maple syrup).
4. Christina Tosi’s “Baking Club”
Sure you know how to cut an onion, but do you know how to make graham crackers from scratch? Christina Tosi, the pastry chef behind New York’s Milk Bar empire each day on her Instagram to teach aspiring bakers some new skills. You’ll find recipes for inventive and fun baked goods like French toast muffins and popcorn cupcakes, as well as basics like lemon curd and soft pretzels. The live classes are archived in her IGTV channel and the written recipes are saved to christinatosi.com.