The cooking techniques explained – class

Join us for our NEW virtual The Cooking Techniques Explained class, part of our unique cooking class series that will teach you real cooking skills.

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To make talking & teaching cooking easier, people have given names to similar instructions for preparing their food. Cooking your food in water at boiling point is called boiling. If you lower the heat, it’s called poaching. And so on.

In this online cooking class chef Edie will teach you about the main cooking techniques, how they are related and how to use them in your daily cooking.

After this class, you will have a better understanding what recipes want you to do, and how you can switch things up if you want or need to. You will wonder wonder why no-one ever explained the cooking techniques in this way to you.

What you’ll learn at this cooking class

👩‍🍳 After this class you will understand what the main cooking techniques are
👩‍🍳 How to use the main cooking techniques
👩‍🍳 What tools you need for each cooking technique + alternatives
👩‍🍳 How the main cooking techniques are related
👩‍🍳 What alternatives you have if you want to change things up
👩‍🍳 How you can use your new found knowledge confidently and creatively in your daily cooking.

Want to join?

This is a live and interactive class. You can ask chef Edie all the questions you have while she is teaching you all she knows.

Dietary preferences

Class is open for all dietary preferences, as we won’t be actually cooking.


At this moment, it’s not possible to sign up for this live class. But you can:
~ request this class to get back on the calendar and get on the wait list,
~ book it as a private one-on-one class,
~ book it as a group class with friends and family, or a corporate event.
~ buy the accompanying e-cookbook – if available.

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Cooking technique class (learn more)

Chef Edie:

About your chef

This class will be taught by chef Edie Dourleijn, once a picky eater who couldn’t cook.

She documented her path to eating and cooking everything as one of the first food bloggers of her home country The Netherlands (in 2006!). To learn more quickly, she looked around for classes that would help her understand what is going on in her pots and pans, but they didn’t exist. Eventually, she ended up at culinary school.

Now chef Edie teaches her Learn to cook without recipes classes for curious cooks who want to become free of recipes. Just like she once was.

Edie also hosts all kinds of entertaining and educational virtual cooking classes to celebrate any occasion with family or friends, or as a (realteam building, receiving 5 star reviews.

Get in touch with any questions or requests you have.

What our students learned

Read all full reviews here.

What you can expect – the longer version

What the Learn to cook without recipes classes make stand out from other cooking classes, is that in each class we will focus on 1 subject only. That could be a cooking technique, an ingredient, a dish or another theme.

After you’ve signed up, you will get an email with your homework. Yes! 😉

For this class, we will ask you to think about what cooking techniques you know and how you think they are related. By thinking ahead of the class about the subject, you will take in chef Edie’s information much easier. Email any questions in advance to us, so we can make sure we can incorporate the answers in class.

We virtually open our kitchen 10 minutes before class starts, so we have some time to set up and chat a bit. Then chef Edie will introduce herself, explain the program of the class and we get to work. She won’t control if you did your homework, so no stickers from us, but being a bit prepared for the class will help you gain confidence and understand what we’re up to.


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