Rouxbe Cooking School is an online cooking school that teaches home cooks, culinary students, and culinary professionals to become better and more confident cooks.
We believe that millions of motivated cooks have been misled to believe that recipes alone will make them better cooks. This is simply not true. Each year, hundreds of millions of cookbooks are sold—and quickly abandoned after being opened. Few seem to realize that learning the techniques behind recipes is the most effective way to learn to cook: the way the pros learn. We created Rouxbe to disrupt this thinking and take a stand to help the world eat better.
Learn how to cook a turkey with this easy recipe - perfect for any Thanksgiving or Christmas dinner! In this turkey roasting recipe from Rouxbe Cooking School, you will learn how to brine and brush the turkey with a fresh herb butter to ensure extra juiciness. This online tutorial also teaches you a simple gravy recipe to complement your turkey.
Learn how to baste your meat so it turns out juicy inside with a perfectly crispy skin. This lesson from Rouxbe Cooking School teaches basting techniques for making tender and delicious chicken, turkey, or roast. If you’ve had trouble with cooking a turkey, watch this online tutorial and impress your family and friends with your new basting skills. They’ll be awed by your turkey’s delicious skin and perfectly moist center this Thanksgiving or Christmas!
How do you know when your poultry is done cooking? This lesson will teach you how to roast a chicken or turkey so it’s juicy, delicious, and most importantly, properly cooked. Learn to cut the turkey to test its doneness, and what to look for when checking the turkey. If you’ve had challenges with how to cook a turkey in the past, watch this online tutorial and impress guests with your new cooking skills at your next holiday dinner!
Carving a turkey has never been so easy! Learn how to cut roast chicken, duck, or turkey for any formal occasion, including Thanksgiving or Christmas dinner. This online tutorial from Rouxbe Cooking School will teach you how to carve your poultry, whether you’re carving at the table or in the kitchen. Use these tips and you’ll be able to offer guests a clean thigh, drumstick, wing, or breast at your next holiday dinner.
Need a delicious starter to kick off your holiday feast? Learn how to make an easy and healthy goat cheese and spinach salad with this tutorial from Rouxbe Cooking School. This vegetarian salad is made with just a few ingredients and requires minimal preparation. Top off the dish with a warm maple vinaigrette dressing that slightly melts the goat cheese for a tasty treat.
Looking for a simple bread stuffing recipe for Thanksgiving or Christmas dinner? This traditional dressing and stuffing is delicious and easy to make - and a fabulous complement to your turkey! Rouxbe Cooking School teaches you how to prepare your bread, vegetables, and dressing, and how to cook the stuffing perfectly. This stuffing is baked in the over rather than in the turkey, so it’s a vegetarian-friendly option for your Thanksgiving feast. Cooking made simple!
Check out this easy and delicious cranberry sauce recipe - it includes a twist! Great as a side dish for any Thanksgiving or Christmas turkey dinner, this homemade cranberry sauce has a secret ingredient: a little crème de cassis, resulting in the perfect balance of tartness and sweetness. This simple recipe from Rouxbe Cooking School only takes fifteen minutes of active cooking time, and will delight any palate, wow your guests, and spice up your holiday season!
In this cooking tutorial from Rouxbe Cooking School, learn how to make smooth and creamy mashed potatoes. The lesson includes plenty of helpful tips for making mashed potatoes, such as adding butter to the top to prevent a crust from forming before you serve. This easy recipe makes a great vegetarian side dish to accompany any meal, and is perfect for Thanksgiving or Christmas dinner.
If you’re wondering what cambozola is, it’s the answer to the perfect Thanksgiving green beans! In this cooking lesson from Rouxbe Cooking School, learn how to make green beans with cambozola cheese and pine nuts — an easy recipe that requires only four ingredients and minimal preparation. Enjoy this great vegetarian side dish or salad as part of a weeknight dinner, or consider this new recipe as a healthier alternative to the standard Thanksgiving green bean casserole.
Does your family complain every time you serve Brussels sprouts? Consider Brussels sprouts in a new light, and discover how delectable they can be when baked with garlic and prosciutto. This easy recipe from Rouxbe Cooking School is great for a busy weeknight or for a holiday dinner party. Along with learning to love Brussels sprouts, you’ll also learn how to make a roux. Won’t your family be surprised when they’re begging for seconds?
Demonstrate your culinary prowess this holiday season by baking the perfect pumpkin pie! Brought to you by the Rouxbe Cooking School, this pumpkin pie recipe takes you through each step for pie perfection: making a flaky pie crust; pre-baking your crust to avoid a soggy center; creating a tender pumpkin pie filling; and to top things off, blending a tasty maple whipped cream. Already have a favorite pumpkin pie recipe? Apply the tips and tricks from this lesson for a perfect pie every time.
Looking for a Thanksgiving dessert to follow your scrumptious feast? This holiday season, try this recipe for a creamy spiced pumpkin cheesecake with a shortbread crust! This lesson from Rouxbe Cooking School walks you through the process start to finish, from choosing and lining the right pan to slicing your finished dessert. Use the included pumpkin cheesecake recipe, or apply these tips to your own cheesecake recipe to avoid common problems such as over-mixing, leaky fillings, and cracking.
Want to take your cooking to the next level with a great knife set or chef's knife? In this lesson, you’ll learn what is included in a basic knife set, the four styles of chef’s knives (European, Japanese, Granton, Santoku), and how to determine which chef knife is right for you. Hint: it's less about selecting brands like Henckels or Wusthof, and more about what fits best in your hand.
Knowing how to handle a chef’s knife is an important culinary skill. All too often the slicing and dicing of ingredients is considered a challenge or a chore, discouraging many from making home-cooked meals. In this lesson, you’ll learn chef knife safety and how to use the rolling and up-and-down techniques effectively. Take on new recipes and culinary adventures with confidence!
Love watching the chefs on the Food Network? Whether you are an aspiring chef or an occasional cook, this lesson will teach you the knife skills essential for holding your own in the kitchen. You will learn which knife and cutting board to use, how to hold the knife, how to hone it to maintain a sharp edge, and various cutting techniques.
Looking to improve your skill with a chef knife? Take your knowledge to the next level with a lesson on how to slice and chop all manner of ingredients. Using examples, Rouxbe Cooking School will show you how to use the correct cutting techniques for different situations. Best of all, grow your confidence in the kitchen and take on more complex recipes!
Stir-frying is one of the simplest and most versatile methods of cooking. The technique does require planning and preparation, but each successive stir-fry you create will increase your confidence and improve your timing when it comes to cooking ingredients. In this lesson, learn what the five main components of a stir-fry are, and how they can be used to create infinite flavor combinations. Heavy on vegetables, stir-fries are some of the healthiest, quickest, and most delicious meals to make.
The quality of a stir-fry depends on the amount of preparation. Learn why it is important that vegetables be cut into similarly sized pieces, and why some should be blanched before being added to the wok. Every vegetable, spice, and herb contributes in some way to the appearance and texture of the dish (even the way the cut of the protein matters), so learn how to maximize each component! Lastly, if you desire moist and succulent meat in your stir fry, master the process known as velveting.