Long gone are the days when Julia Child was on TV teaching you how to baste a turkey. These days there are a number of celebrity chefs and professionals who are willing to share their knowledge with you. But you don’t need access to the Food Network or Travel Channel to learn how to cook. There are a number of free, easy to follow resources online that you can take advantage of.
Youtube has been a boon for aspiring chefs and professionals alike. Two of our favorite channels are Bon Appetit, with almost 6 million subscribers and a number of approachable recipes for every situation, and Binging With Babishwith almost 7 million subs and primarily focuses on recreating foods from famous films and Tv shows. A spin off series “Basics With Babish” also focuses on recipes geared towards beginners.
If you’re looking for solid recipes, there are many, many sites to choose from. A few to consider; The Kitchn has been around since the mid-2000s and not only has a litany of recipes, but also features fun celebrity cooking showdowns. Serious Eats takes a more scientific approach to cooking and has its own guide to coronavirus cooking. And the NY Times has its own subscription based cooking site that is well organized and has a cool feature where you list your own ingredients and it generates a list of recipes that you can cook with.
And if you have special dietary needs, consider checking out 101 Cookbooks, a site dedicated to vegetarian cuisine, Oh She Glows, a vegan focused cooking blog, and Nom Nom Paleo which, as you guessed it, has paleo focuses recipes.