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    Updated on Apr 28, 2020. Posted on Apr 24, 2020

    19 Online Food Courses Almost Any Food Lover Will Want To Master Immediately

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    1. This wine-tasting class that'll have you sipping and critiquing reds and whites like you've been drinking wine all your life, which, BTW, can also help you decipher your own favorite flavor profiles.

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    What you'll learn: You'll learn all about the different types of flavor profiles of wines, aromas, wine faults, how to pair food with wine, and how to describe unusual varieties of wines (using all the fancy wine knowledge you've just learned, of course).

    FYI, in order to get the most out of the course, you'll need to purchase your own wine and materials, including wine glasses (if you don't already own them), up to 16 bottles of wine, and food for the pairing module of the course. This could amount to $150-$250, according to the course.

    Promising review: "This is a great source of information about wine and of course wine tasting. The work to do home is very learning focus and this type of practice helps you grab the information and retain it." —AG

    Take the course on Coursera for free (also available with the option to receive a certificate upon completion for $49).

    2. A cheesecake making class so you'll learn everything you need to know to whip up a cheesecake the whole family can agree is light and fluffy.

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    What you'll learn: This course will teach you how to make a cheesecake with the perfect taste and texture, make different kinds of delicious crusts, make a yummy whipped cream topping, understand the process of making a great cheesecake base you can then get more creative with, learn how to use other types of soft cheeses as an ingredient (like ricotta), and even how to have a ~picturesque~ slice.

    Promising review: "I learned a lot of tricks to help me with my cheesecakes and good recipes!" —Cheryl

    Take the course on Udemy for $34.99.

    3. This dough techniques course designed to help you feel more comfortable working with dough so you can churn out delicious cookies, cakes, and pastries without ever having to toss a bad base ever again.

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    What you'll learn: You'll learn tips and techniques for working with dough and you'll also learn how to make a variety of delicious breads and cookies. Soon, you'll be baking up lemon poppy seed cookies, maple walnut scones, and dinner rolls.

    Promising review: "Very much enjoyed watching Becky Sue Wilberding. Her teaching method is honest and realistic. This is not advanced baking but very good for new bakers and for aspiring bakers." —Skillshare customer

    Take the course on Skillshare with a premium membership for $15/month (you'll get the first two months for free).

    4. A cheese making class because nothing spells relaxing Friday night quite like a spread of crackers, fruit, and your very own ~homemade~ goat cheese.

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    What you'll learn: This course teaches you how to make squeaky cheese, egg cheese, marscarpone cheese, and goat cheese, and even shows you how to properly serve some of 'em.

    Before you begin, you'll need a couple of things to help you get the most out of the class (most of which you probably already have at home). You'll want a kitchen thermometer, a saucepan, a stove/oven, some butcher's twine, a strainer, a slotted spoon, a digital gram scale, and some storage containers and bowls.

    Promising review: "Fantastic course! I'm learning a ton. I'm in all of Nash's courses and the quality keeps improving. There are so many great lessons to apply — can't wait to make some delicious cheese." —Udemy customer

    Take the course on Udemy for $19.99.

    5. Or this homemade gnocchi class that'll help you create such a delicious dish that your Insta followers will be awestruck when you caption your plate pic, "#homemade."

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    What you'll learn: This class will teach you how to make four variations of gnocchi using sweet potato, squash, potato, and broccoli stem. You'll also learn how to roll and shape the gnocchi and whip up a sauce to pair it with (and cook it all to perfection, of course).

    You'll need potatoes (or squash, broccoli stem, or sweet potatoes), flour, eggs, salt, a bowl, fork, knife, and boiling water. Oil, spices, cheese, a food processor, a bench scraper, and gnocchi board are optional but great if you already have 'em!

    Take the workshop online at Brooklyn Brainery for $25.

    6. A gelato making course so you can bring the delicious frozen treats of Italian gelaterias right to your kitchen. Once you learn the basics and get practice with a few recipes, there's no limit to what you can come up with.

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    What you'll learn: How to make a delicious Sicilian-style gelato base, how to work with fruit-based creations, how to whip up some specific flavors like pistachio and dark chocolate, how to create ~vegan~ gelato — plus you'll FINALLY learn the answer to the age-old question: How is gelato different from ice cream??

    Promising review: "I was always curious about how gelato is made, and the vegan version is a plus to this class!" —Skillshare customer

    Take the course on Skillshare with a premium membership for $15/month (you'll get the first two months for free).

    7. This dumpling making class sure to come in handy for those moments when you just get this intense craving for your favorite steamed dumplings. Soon, you'll be folding dumplings that'll have your roommates drooling.

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    What you'll learn: The course will teach you all the basics of dumpling making you need to know, including how to make and roll the dough, how to properly fold dumplings, and how to cook 'em. Plus, you'll even get a tutorial on how to make mushroom dumplings.

    Promising review: "Great tutorial!! This is an inspiring base to make lots of different fillings for the dumplings! You can stop and start the video so that you can go over the wrapping of the dumplings if you need to! The teacher broke down the steps in an easy-to-comprehend way, Definitely well worth my time!" —Skillshare customer

    Take the course on Skillshare with a premium membership for $15/month (you'll get the first two months for free).

    8. A buttercream flower piping course to FINALLY help you master creating those elegant-looking roses and violets you see world-renowned bakers piping in their sleep. Your dessert game is about to be taken up several levels.

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    What you'll learn: First off, you'll learn about some tool basics, then you'll get into how to pipe a variety of different flowers, including violets, roses, camellias, and more.

    P.S., here's a great YouTube tutorial for making buttercream frosting with the perfect consistency.

    Take the course on Skillshare with a premium membership for $15/month (you'll get the first two months for free).

    9. This chocolate croissant making class that'll have you whipping up flaky, fresh croissants in almost no time. Just be ready for your entire kitchen to smell like a delicious Parisian bakery.

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    What you'll learn: You'll make perfectly flaky croissants from start to finish by learning the proper tools and ingredients, learning how to mix the dough, roll out the butter (and fold it into the dough), create layers, cut and shape the dough, and even how to preserve the freshness of your hard work.

    Pro tip: Once you've mastered making chocolate croissants, you can make 'em with a variety of different fillings, including jams, meats, cheeses, and other savory concoctions.

    Promising review: "I've always wanted to make a great croissant but haven't had the courage to try — till now! Next free day I have, I am going to do it." —Skillshare customer

    Take the course on Skillshare with a premium membership for $15/month (you'll get the first two months for free).

    10. A home fermentation class to give you the skills you need to start preserving and pickling some of your favorite veggies.

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    What you'll learn: This course will teach you pretty much everything you need to know about fermentation, including the benefits, materials you need to get started, and the fermentation processes during and after. You'll also learn how to use this technique to preserve garlic carrots, dill pickles, and sauerkraut.

    Promising review: "It is my first class on Skillshare and I really enjoyed it, not to mention that I'm going to build my first fermentation jar right now. The class was extremely clear, engaging, and informative." —Skillshare customer

    Take the course on Skillshare with a premium membership for $15/month (you'll get the first two months for free).

    11. This cookie baking course that'll help you become a pro at making chocolate chip cookies. Sure, they may be a classic, but it can sometimes be hard to get your desired size and softness.

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    What you'll learn: You'll learn exactly what you need to make those perfect, chewy-in-the-middle chocolate chip cookies, including tips for properly measuring your flour, incorporating eggs, combining other ingredients, and more.

    Promising review: "This is a wonderful class. It is very professionally made and gave a lot of great baking tips that I had never heard before!" —Skillshare customer

    Take the course on Skillshare with a premium membership for $15/month (you'll get the first two months for free).

    12. Or a macaron making class to teach you everything you need to know to FINALLY make the perfect macaron and not one that's too spread out or one that develops feet.

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    What you'll learn: This course will teach you how to prepare a custard filling that compliments all other flavors, how to mix, dry, and bake macaron shells, and how to assemble your finished dessert. It'll even cover some common pitfalls that are preventing you from making those pretty, petite cookies.

    Take the course on Skillshare with a premium membership for $15/month (you'll get the first two months for free).

    13. This class on crafting spice blends so you no longer have to line up seven different seasoning bottles on the countertop every time you prepare your meats.

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    What you'll learn: This class helps you take your chicken-cooking skills to an even tastier level by teaching you how to create a 10-spice blend and cook a chicken that's tender and juicy.

    Promising review: "I loved your class and look forward to making your recipes. I’ve never been able to make chicken that wasn’t tough. I usually use frozen boneless chicken breasts when I cook. I’ve never used chicken thighs because there doesn’t seem to be a lot of meat on them. I look forward to taking more of your cooking classes!" —Skillshare customer

    Take the course on Skillshare with a premium membership for $15/month (you'll get the first two months for free).

    14. A pizza making class because *finally* you can stop dreaming about that drool-worthy Chicago deep dish pizza you had once and start baking your own pie at home.

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    What you'll learn: You'll learn how to properly make pizza dough, whip up a tasty sauce, avoid common pizza making mistakes, and more. You'll even learn how to create regional pizza styles like Chicago style, thin crust, Margherita, and more.

    Promising review: "This is a great, in-depth course about making restaurant style pizza right in your home. I've been baking pizza for 20 years and I still learned a lot. It is very thorough, right down to what brand of ingredients to use. Another great aspect is the quality of the video and audio. Everything is very clear and easy to hear. If you want to wow your friends and family with homemade pizza, this course is for you!" —Udemy customer

    Take the course on Udemy for $19.99.

    15. This sourdough bread making class since it's just soooo finicky but you're absolutely determined to cut a slice of your very own homemade bread.

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    What you'll learn: You'll learn mixing and folding techniques for bread dough, tips for shaping a round loaf and an oval loaf, techniques for baking with steam at home, and tips for handling sticky dough.

    You'll need a stand mixer or a hand mixer, as well as some basic kitchen tools you probably already have.

    Promising review: "Great introductory course. I've watched these videos again and again to perfect my skills. I've made some really nice loaves so far, and looking forward to diving into the second course." —Udemy customer

    Take the course on Udemy for $29.99.

    16. A course on matcha desserts for anyone who wishes they could have green tea in almost everything.

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    What you'll learn: This course will teach you all about the different types of green tea and how to use matcha in your favorite drinks and desserts. You'll also learn how to make some drool-worthy creations like matcha mousse, matcha madeleines, matcha chocolate cake, and matcha lattes.

    You'll need a hand mixer or a stand mixer in addition to some basic kitchen tools you probably already have.

    Promising review: "I enjoyed these lessons very much! The teacher is delightful and she had so many valuable tips regarding the methods and temperatures. I look forward to her future classes!" —Udemy customer

    Take the course on Udemy for $29.99.

    17. This class on how to cook the perfect steak so you can start making one heck of an enviable sirloin with or without a grill (and with or without the expert knowledge of a chef).

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    What you'll learn: You'll learn tips for picking the best beef (based on marbling, smell, and color), getting good results while pan-broiling, sautéing, and grilling, and gauging when your steak is cooked to your personal preference. You'll even get in on some recipes for sauces, rubs, and classic sides.

    Take the course on Bluprint for $19.99 (also available with either a monthly plan that costs $7.99/month or an annual plan that costs $39.99 for your first year and then $79.99 after that).

    18. A sauce crafting course that'll teach you all the basics of different types of sauces and how to make 'em so you'll always have something appealing and delicious to drizzle over your dishes.

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    What you'll learn: This course will take you through the different types of sauces, how to store and plate sauces, and recipes and techniques for making various popular sauces, including mayonnaise, Romesco sauce, a sweet and tangy sauce, and a bacon-pecan vinaigrette.

    Take this course on America's Test Kitchen Cooking School for one month for $19.95+ (also available with the option for one-year access to all courses for $179.99. Either way, you get a three-week free trial when you sign up).

    19. And this food photography class so you can learn how to take ~fabulous~ shots of everything you just learned how to cook.

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    What you'll learn: This course will walk you through how to pick the best location in your home for shooting photos, how to prepare and style your food, how to create lighting for super cheap, how to pick the best camera settings and capture all the most flattering angles, and even how to edit your photos.

    BTW, even if you don't have a DSLR or point-and-shoot camera, you can use a lot of these tips to take stunning food photos on your phone.

    Promising review: "This is a very well laid out and structured course. The course showed several examples and also covered the simple yet overlooked parts of contrast. It's easy to implement during and after completing the course." —Udemy customer

    Take the course on Udemy for $59.99.

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