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11 Online Cooking Classes to Sharpen Your Skills While Stuck at Home

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Kick It Up a Notch

It's (what feels like) Quarantine Day 98,637, and by this point, instant ramen simply isn't going to do the trick. You've also reached your limits with Trader Joe's microwavable Indian food and the Postmates budget is depleted. Now's the time to finally learn to cook (or hone your skills), and the good news is that the internet has more cooking classes than you can count. Take a look at some of our favorites, with prices laid out for you to compare. You'll be an Iron Chef in no time. (And in the meantime, here are 25 Kitchen Mistakes You're Probably Still Making.)

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America's Test Kitchen

America's Test Kitchen Cooking School

Cost: $20/month
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With over 5,000 photos and 200 videos, there aren't many brands that are more trusted. This is a great choice for a wide range of food. There's a three-week free trial, so there's literally nothing to lose by giving it a shot.

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Pasta Grannies
Top Chef University
Top Chef University

Top Chef University

Cost: $25/month or $200 for the year
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Everybody's favorite reality-show-disguised-as-a-cooking-show has its own deep library of cooking resources, featuring over 200 lessons and 20 courses. Eleven different Top Chefs are featured here, so there should be no shortage of talent.

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Sean Brock via Facetime

Cost: Price varies
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In one of the coolest moves out of the chef community, superstar chef Sean Brock is imparting his wizardry via Facetime. Proceeds of this class are going toward support for his upcoming Audrey restaurant in Nashville. Trust us, we all want to live in a world where that restaurant exists.

Gordon Ramsay Masterclass
Masterclass

The Gordon Ramsay Masterclass

Cost: $15/month
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People learn in many different ways. Some people learn by blazing their own trail. Some people learn by careful, guided instruction. Some people learn by being screamed at by an Englishman. If you're the latter, this class is for you.

Wolfgang Puck Masterclass
Masterclass

The Wolfgang Puck Masterclass

Cost: $15/month
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For a less terrifying teacher, look to Wolfgang. The guy's managed to remain relevant in a world where chefs have become the new rockstars, and there aren't many people better to learn from.

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Tastemade

Struggle Meals

Cost: Free
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There aren't any cooking videos more accessible than Struggle Meals, an original series from Tastemade. Frankie Celenza is in charge here, hooking you up with tasty recipes for under two bucks a plate.

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Forks Over Knives

Cost: $140 for "Essential," $350 for "Ultimate"
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Probably the best veggie option, Forks Over Knives will teach you how to take a serious culinary approach to the world of plant-based cooking. The techniques here are based around vegan food, but herbivores and carnivores alike will draw a lot of value out of these classes.

Related: 30 Vegetable Recipes for People Who Hate Vegetables

Rouxbe
Rouxbe

Rouxbe

Cost: $10/month or $100 for the year
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Twelve classes, 75 lessons, and hundreds of chef-created recipes guide you through all kinds of specific aspects of cooking, with everything from knife skills to pasta-making. You've also got personalized instructor support and a 30-day free trial, so this one is a no-brainer.

Thomas Keller Masterclass
Masterclass

The Thomas Keller Masterclass

Cost: $15/month
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Maybe just improving your cooking skills aren't enough; maybe you're trying to be the next … well, Thomas Keller. The dude that's collected more Michelin stars than any other American chef has a Masterclass as well (who doesn't these days?), focusing on things like veggies, eggs, and hand-made pastas.

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CakeFlix

CakeFlix

Cost: $5/month for Standard, $15/month for Premium, and $30/month for Pro
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We'd say it's like Netflix for cakes, but based on the amount of baking shows Netflix already has, Netflix is already like Netflix for cakes. Either way, the extremely affordable subscription service is focused on (you guessed it) baking, featuring over 1,000 cake courses, live shows, and a private learning and sharing community. There's no better way to break into baking.

Related: 20 Essential Baking Tools Every Aspiring Pastry Chef Needs