Cookbooks, Classes, Blogs: How Do You Learn New Cooking Skills?

No matter how long you have been cooking or how much you already know, there comes a point when you want to learn a new skill in the kitchen. Where do you turn? A trusted cookbook, a knowledgeable teacher, a YouTube video?Lately I have been wanting to improve and expand my butchery skills, and for me, an in-person class seems to be the way to go, with video tutorials a distant second. I learn best when I can see a demonstration of a process and then practice the new skill myself, with feedback from a teacher.

For the most part though, I have learned to cook via cookbooks, blogs and TV shows — the old Food Network show Cooking Live taught me so much! — and I am wondering: who or what do you turn to to learn new cooking skills? Are you exploring any new sources this year?

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