Okay, so I must have been one of thousands who helped make this happen, but still--it just goes to show it's worth it to submit ideas!
Probably around a year ago now, after I'd taken a couple of the cooking classes from Craftsy, I submitted a comment saying that I'd love to see them do classes geared at new cooks: college kids, young adults in their first apartments (or, frankly, anyone who has finally decided to cook for themselves rather than order take-out, but I was mostly thinking about my own kids). Although a lot of their classes are certainly "beginner cook appropriate," I could really see potential for something that starts from scratch--so to speak.
A couple of days ago, I got an email from Craftsy. "Guess what? Remember that comment you submitted? We've just launched a new class just like you'd asked!" (Or words to that effect.)
Even better: It's a teacher that I really enjoy and know without a doubt that my son and nephew (both 20-somethings) would really like too: Brendan McDermott.
So I immediately bought the class myself, as well as sending along the link to every young adult in my contact list. Hey--I just tried to poach an egg for the very first time a couple of weeks ago. I can clearly use a few foundational technique lessons myself!
I feel a little bit like an aunt: I'm not really directly involved in this class's birth, but I'm a close relative!
Without even having watched it yet, I have no reservations about recommending 20 Essential Cooking Techniques with Brendan McDermott. (That being said, I'm going to start watching mine this weekend.) If you want to check out Brendan McDermott as a teacher first, get the free mini-course Complete Knife Skills with Brendan McDermott--my review of that class is here.
By the way, Craftsy does have plenty of free mini-classes--I've taken several. This link goes to a page with all of them listed.
Okay...now, back to our regularly scheduled programming...
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