If you're a foodie on lockdown, it's only natural that you are going to start cooking more. Afterall, cooking in a time of a crisis is therapeutic for the body and mind, plus there's finally the time to hunker down to do some real home cooking.
With that in mind, why not check out Christopher Kimball's Milk Street Cooking School, who are offering over a dozen online cooking classes for free and you might just learn some new skills to excite you in your quest.
With over a dozen courses to choose from, from skills and techniques to cooking specific ingredients, each course comes in clear bite size pieces, easy for dipping in and out of at your leisure.
It's the perfect opportunity to learn some new recipes and be inspired. "At Milk Street, we discovered that the world is full of better ways to get supper on the table using bigger, bolder flavors, easier techniques, and combinations of ingredients that will take your cooking from good to great. And the best news is that this style of cooking is actually quicker and easier."
So whether you want to turn up the flavour of your food learning how to use spices, practice your knife skills or learn how to char your vegetables or make pesto genovese .. . sign up to one or more of the courses below;
The US audience can access the free courses here.
Milk Street Free Courses include:
The Art of Improvisation
Master cooking without a recipe
The Spice Kitchen
Transform your home cooking using the magic of whole and ground spices.
Advanced Techniques: Vegetables
Learn how to steam saute, charring, roasting, hot oil infusions and more.
Some like it Hot: Chillies, Red peppers, roots and more
Understanding spicy and peppery ingredients as essential culinary tools.
Milk Street Instant Pot
Learn our tricks and techniques for making the most of your multicooker.
Choosing, maintaining and using the right knife for your best cooking.
Tender, flakey fish. Boldly flavored recipes. Dinner in 30 minutes. Learn to do all of this, effortlessly, the Milk Street Way.
Vegetarian Milk Street
Learn fresh approaches to creating robust, satisfying vegetarian meals, simply and quickly for weeknight eating.
The Herb Kitchen
Learn to balance sweet dishes with pungent herbs, season ground meat and lentils with fresh herbs, and liquifying herbs to hydrate grains in this cooking class.
Not My Mother's Chicken
Learn the Milk Street theory of cooking to transform this everyday ingredient using bold flavors, textures, and techniques.
We travelled to Rome, Naples, Sicily and Genoa to completely transform how you make and think about pasta at home.
The New Stew
Forget the old rules and bring in the new! Learn to create big bold flavors without the mess and work of classic stew recipes.
Learn to perfect sweets that aren't just sweet.
The Spice + Herb Kitchen Bundle
Learn to quickly transform your home cooking using spices and herbs.