Normally we review food, but today is all about making it instead. I recently took Gordon Ramsay’s Masterclass, his online course teaching you the basics of becoming a master of the kitchen. He gives you the building blocks needed to rise to the level of a great chef.
I didn’t watch the whole course as there were a couple of lessons dedicated just to the preparation of meat products, which were obviously useless to me. However, he also talks a lot about vegetables and preparing food which is suitable for vegetarians, so there was plenty of use in the other lessons.
This was my third Masterclass – after James Patterson and Annie Leibovitz – and I think I might be a bit addicted to them. (I’ve also done Samuel L Jackson since I finished Ramsay). They’re designed to teach you what you need to follow in the footsteps of people who are true masters of their chosen field.
There are a lot of interesting techniques and things to learn from the Masterclass. Be warned – I’ve already gone out and bought three new tools since watching it, and I’m currently very tempted to get a pasta roller. Once he explains why you need a certain piece of kit, you’ll need to have it.
I’ve not mastered all of the techniques in the videos yet, but I’ve already upped my game on my roasted vegetables, perfected delicious scrambled eggs that J keeps asking me to make again and again, and created poached eggs on toast which have more than a dash of style.
This one gets a resounding thumbs up from me – if you’re a carnivore it will be decidedly more useful, however. If you’re not sure about it, especially given the $90 price, there is also the opportunity to purchase an All-Access Pass which allows you to try all of the Masterclass courses which have been made available so far. This might sway you, as it did me!