Pei Wei Asian Diner – This mid-priced chain restaurant has a series of online cooking classes shown on LiveStream. During the class, Pei Wei hosts a live online chat where viewers can ask questions. Tonight at 9 p.m. Eastern you can learn to barbecue. Previous classes are online and include a Thai mango cooking class and a Taste of Bangkok cooking class.
America’s Test Kitchen – Christopher Kimball started this test kitchen outside Boston to find the perfect recipe for a wide variety of foods. The television show and cookbooks go into the science behind how recipes work in addition to showing the steps. You can watch the latest episode online.
ATK also has a page where viewers can ask questions and the chefs of the test kitchen will answer in a video format. The questions can be any topic. Recent ones have included how to store cilantro, when and how to reuse oil, and someone even asked the chefs to tell a joke.
Cooking Channel – The spinoff of the Food Network has a fairly large library of video recipes and some basics, too. Their latest addition will start playing when you open the page, so be warned.
FiestaMart – The grocery store chain has a selection of videos by professional chef instructors of the Culinary Institute of America. Videos are arranged by Prep, Technique, and Recipe.
Post Punk Kitchen – Vegan cooking demonstrations by Isa Chandra Moskowitz, author of Appetite for Reduction. The rest of the site contains recipes and her blog, which has lots of interesting information.
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