Knife skills class

Join us for a virtual knife skills class, an essential cooking class for all home cooks.

Handling your knife properly is a lifelong and essential skill for all cooks, from beginner to experienced home cook. Of all the cooking classes, knife skills class is always the one students rave about the most.

We will discuss what knives to use for what, talk about maintenance, but most of the time you will be using your chef’s knife. Don’t go out to buy a knife in advance (in case you think you need one), but first learn what a good knife is and which one will be best for you!

What you’ll learn at the knife skills class

πŸ‘©β€πŸ³ After this class you will understand what knives to use when, and how!
πŸ‘©β€πŸ³ How to recognize a good chef’s knife.
πŸ‘©β€πŸ³ How to safely hold on to your knife.
πŸ‘©β€πŸ³ How to safely keep your ingredient in their place, using the claw or bridge grip
πŸ‘©β€πŸ³ What other knives there are, and what they are for.
πŸ‘©β€πŸ³ How to keep your knife sharp and other maintenance.
πŸ‘©β€πŸ³ Classic Western style cutting techniques like slicing, chopping, dicing, chiffonade and supreming
πŸ‘©β€πŸ³ How you can use your new found knowledge confidently and creatively in your daily cooking.
πŸ‘©β€πŸ³ Watch back the class for another 6 days.
πŸ‘©β€πŸ³ Each live class participant will receive an extensive e-cookbook on the subject.

Want to join?

This is a live and interactive cook along class. You can ask chef Edie all the questions you have while cooking and experimenting together. Open to all dietary preferences.
Of course you can sit back and just watch. A recording will be available for 6 days after class.

Dietary preferences

Class is open for all dietary preferences, and 2 recipes will be provided to use up the ingredients we cut up. Dishes are vegetarian, but easily can be made vegan, or become part of a omnivore’s meal.
Email us your questions or let us know at sign up if you have any dietary preferences.


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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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

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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! πŸ˜‰

For this class, we will ask you to think about what knives you have in your drawers and what to use them for. Email any questions in advance to us, so we can make sure we can incorporate the answers in class. You also get a grocery and tools list and the Zoom link.

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 cook. 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.

After class has ended you can make two dishes using the ingredients you’ve just chopped up. Recipes will be provided.


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