14 virtual cooking classes featuring cuisines from around the world

My husband and I love to cook, but even though we know our way around the kitchen, there’s always more we’re looking to learn.

Both before the COVID-19 pandemic and during, we’ve been big fans of taking virtual cooking classes together: Buying a nice bottle of wine, tying on our aprons and learning new techniques and recipes from some of the best chefs out there.

In recent months, we’ve learned everything from a great recipe for a roasted vegetable salad to how to arrange a gorgeous charcuterie plate. Virtual cooking classes have become one of our favorite in-home date nights, and the best part is that after the class, you get to sit down together and dine on the fruits of your labor.

Whether you’re just dipping your toe into the cooking class world or a seasoned pro looking for something a bit more challenging, these are some of

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When cooking too much food isn’t a mistake

Let’s talk about that time when cooking too much was not a mistake.

Not the time — or times — when you overestimated how much your family or guests might eat. Or the time (maybe the times) you cooked every recipe profiled on that cooking show that you watched while quarantined so many days last year.

No, I mean the time — and, I hope, times — that you cooked “too much” food on one day and used it for a meal or three down the week. The large pot of brown rice, say, that you lovingly coaxed to perfection for an hour on your stovetop one Sunday afternoon and spread out later over three delicious (and different) dinners.

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Best Cooking Games for PC and Mobile

Some games are admittedly played to feel like we are better at something than we actually are in real life. Of course, virtual cooking is no exception. Although you may not be the next Guy Fieri, there are massive amounts of cooking games, on all platforms, that’ll give you the illusion that you are something of a Food Network star. With the recent embrace of indie games, there may actually be too many to navigate through. However, to ensure you discover the one that fits you perfectly, let’s dive into the small pocket of cooking games that really bring it to the table.

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Chef: A Restaurant Tycoon Game

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For those who want to imagine running their own restaurant, Chef: A Restaurant Tycoon Game is the management game that uses both your cooking and business skills. You’ll have to

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