With families staying home to avoid the Coronavirus, many Michelin star and celebrity chefs have begun to use their social media platforms to host online cooking classes. In this guide by azureazure.com we list some of the top chefs that are currently offering online classes and how to access them.
José Andrés’ “#RecipesforthePeople”
Currently trending on Twitter, Michelin star chef José Andrés, who is known for his philanthropic efforts of providing food to those in need such as Washington, D.C.’s firefighters, quarantined cruise ship passengers, and the citizens of Puerto Rico who were affected by Hurricane Maria in 2017, has once again decided to give back in the form of hosting online cooking classes. Every evening the Spanish-American chef and founder of World Central Kitchen, a non-profit devoted to providing meals in the wake of natural disasters, posts videos of himself and his family in their kitchen making easy to follow recipes to uplifting playlists in an effort to inspire those at home to cook a new dish.
Massimo Bottura’s “Kitchen Quarantine”
Broadcasting live from Modena, Italy, Michelin star chef and owner of Osteria Francescana, Massimo Bottura, hosts online cooking classes as part of his new Instagram series Kitchen Quarantine. “It’s not a master class, it’s quarantine with our family. We just want to show to the world that with a few things—a table, a few ingredients, a family—we can have fun,” Bottura said. In some of his most recent episodes you can see him and his family making ragú from leftovers, transforming simple dishes like macaroni and cheese, and even whipping up Modena’s signature soup, tortellini in brodo.
To access Chef Massimo Bottura’s cooking classes tune in at 8 p.m. CET (Central European Time) on his IGTV.
Michael Symon’s “#Symon Dinners”
Acclaimed Chef and Food Network regular, Michael Symon has joined the latest group of chefs to offer online cooking classes on his own Instagram account via IGTV as well as on Food Network’s Facebook page. With the trending hashtag #SymonDinners, those interested in learning new recipes and dishes can easily find and access the chef’s online cooking classes. Recent dishes highlighted in his classes include pork chops and black beans, lentil stew, and sesame-roasted chicken with bean puree. During his classes, Symon makes it a priority to answer questions from viewers during the live sessions, adding a personal touch to each class.
When asked about why he decided to host his own online cooking classes Chef Symon said at the beginning of his lentil soup episode, “[I am] going to do this every day, keep cooking, keep using up what’s in the pantry, answer as many questions as I can, keep a little bit of normalcy in our life so we can get food on the table for everyone.”
Catch Chef Michael Symon’s online cooking classes on his own Instagram page on IGTV and on Food Network’s Facebook page. Check daily to see when his next class will take place.
Christina Tosi’s “#BakersClub”
For all those interested in learning how to bake, Milk Bar founder Christina Tosi’s #BakersClub is the online class for you! Every day at 2 p.m. the three-time James Beard Award winner hosts online classes from her home in New York City on Instagram. She not only tells you how to bake each item, but also provides you with the shopping list you need to create each dessert, a playlist and the recipes in advance so all you have to do is prep your ingredients when the class starts. In previous episodes Tosi has made her iconic Milk Bar sweets such as her gooey butter cake, brownies, blondies, and chocolate chip cookies, as well as the occasional savory recipe like tortillas.
To access Christina Tosi’s cooking classes, tune in at 2 p.m. EST (Eastern Standard Time) on her Instagram. ■