Minestrone cooking class

There are tons of Minestrone recipes online, but how to find just the one that includes the ingredients you like or have in your fridge?

Learn to empty your vegetable drawer in this Minestrone cooking class. This classic Italian soup is an perfect example of a no-food waste meal.

A big part in learning to cook is to understand how you can make recipes “work for you”. In this class, chef Edie will teach you not just a Minestrone recipe, but will explain you the concept behind it. We will break down the dish so you understand how to make it, and how you can improvise with what you have in your fridge and pantry.

Give us 90 minutes of your time on a Monday and become a creative cook who can improvise in the kitchen!
(Or watch the recording at your own convenience.)

What you will learn:

👩‍🍳 After this class you will understand how to make minestrone to a level no one has ever explained it to you.
👩‍🍳 What a minestrone is. Well, a classic thick Italian soup, but there’s more to it!
👩‍🍳 How to make minestrone.
👩‍🍳 What ingredients you can use.
👩‍🍳 How you can use your new found knowledge confidently and creatively in your daily cooking.

This is an interactive, live class:
👩‍🍳 Cook along, or sit back and watch.
👩‍🍳 Ask chef Edie any questions you have.
👩‍🍳 Watch back the class for another 6 days.
👩‍🍳 Each live class participant will receive a free e-cookbook on the subject.

Dietary preferences

Class is open to all dietary preferences. You can use your favorite gluten-free pasta.
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: info@creativecookco.com

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 student 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. We will dive a bit deeper into the subject to help you understand why we do what we do.

At other cooking classes, you will learn a recipe, this one way the chef teaches you. But will they explain why this way is their favorite and preferred way? Will they discuss the culinary discourse on the subject, the pros and cons of their recipes? We will!

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 you know about making minestrone, what ingredients you can use, etc. You also get a grocery and tools list and the Zoom link.

Ten minutes before class starts, we will virtually open our kitchen 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 enjoy what you’ve cooked.


Our upcoming classes

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~ Or learn why we teach these classes the way we do.

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