Poaching eggs, enhancing spices, clarifying butter, blanching and shocking vegetables, making stock, working with chicken, pork, fish, and shellfish: these are just a few of the techniques shared in Brendan McDermott’s new online Craftsy class, 20 Essential Cooking Techniques. Did you know that you can de-vein a shrimp in about 3 seconds? (We just won’t talk about how long it’s taken me in the past.)
Craftsy has made it so easy to pick up new skills in the kitchen. I’m happy to say that I’m fairly proficient in the kitchen these days, but I still learn a ton of new things every time I take one of their classes. There is nothing like SEEING the techniques in action and watching how the recipe is supposed to look every step of the way to give you an educated confidence in the kitchen.