Whether you’re a complete novice or a seasoned chef, Cassie Best’s Essential Skills for Home Cooks course is a must. From knife handling to marinades, and from madeleines to macarons, this course will give you a huge array of skills.
Beginning with how to use knives safely and efficiently, lesson one of this course will guide through a range of knife skills, leaving you capable of sharpening your knives ready to use them to make julienne and baton cuts.
Once you’ve mastered your knife skills, you’ll apply them in lesson two, when you learn how to skin and fillet fish. Cassie will advise on buying sustainably sourced fish, pointing you towards several useful websites, and then making sure that you can prepare it in multiple ways, including poaching and barbequing whole fish.
You will then move into the world of herbs and spices, being shown how to make your own curry pastes and which herbs contribute best to certain flours and textures.
Cassie also shares her expert evaluation of the best baking tools for when you fancy making something sweet. This four-week course will ensure you’re at the top of your cooking game.