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ChefSteps Offers Free Online Culinary Lessons from Modernist Cuisine Alumni

Modernist Cuisine is a revered cookbook and encyclopedia, but at $625, the six-volume (52 pounds!) collection is out of reach for most of us. That's ok. ChefSteps, run by creators of Modernist Cuisine, will teach you the art and science of cooking—for free via online courses.

The courses offer step-by-step lessons with videos even quizzes and tests (which you can skip if you want). You'll be able to ask the ChefSteps team questions during online office hours too.

Preview the first course now and sign up to start learning modern cooking techniques.

Cook Taste Eat Teaches You to Cook with Free Daily Emails and Videos

Cook Taste Eat is a great new resource for both budding and advanced home cooks. The site presents a daily video each day teaching you chef techniques and tricks, and at the end of each week it all culminates in a tasty new meal.

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Make 17 Meals from One Chicken

Food blog Cheap, Healthy, Good is all about stretching food frugality very, very far, while keeping the meals tasty and leftover-friendly. An older post illustrates how one roast chicken can make 17 meals for a total of $26. 

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Philippines Manila: Innovating on the culinary school experience at GCIC

Manila Thursday, 07 January 2010 Business Mirror:  Enrolling in a culinary school, one expects to learn the best techniques in cooking and preparing food from top-caliber chefs. It sounds promising, even tempting, but there is one ingredient lacking to perfect the course—and that is learning life skills. The Global City Innovative College (GCIC) gives more than just knife skills as it puts premium in character building among its students.

The GCIC’s eight-month Diploma in Culinary Arts program offers students with the best facilities, faculty, curriculum, partnerships and career pathways. “We believe that the purpose of education is not just simply to learn to earn a living but to live,” GCIC marketing head JB BolaƱos said. Continue reading here

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Recipes for Health: Oatmeal Buttermilk Blueberry Pancakes

Recipes for Health: Oatmeal Buttermilk Blueberry Pancakes

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Mashed potatoes, 10 ways

Article from the Manila Standard.  This is how classic mashed potatoes are prepared: Cover 2 pounds whole russet or Yukon gold potatoes with cold salted water; simmer 45 minutes. Drain, peel and mash with 1 stick butter. Add 1 cup hot milk, and salt and pepper; mash until smooth and fluffy.

Change it up a little, add a little of this and a little of that, and you’ve got a more interesting mash. Here are some alternatives you can easily try at home:  Continue reading here