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A Better Cook in 10 Dishes

with Martha Holmberg
Transform your cooking with 10 classic dishes! Discover time-saving techniques and go-to recipes for lasagna, chicken and even macaroni and cheese.

Join award-winning editor, author and instructor Martha Holmberg, as she breaks down 10 favorite dishes you’ll cook forever. Learn how to combine a variety of lettuces, herbs and homemade dressings for salads you’ll  crave! Then, master meals for any occasion, like baked fish en papillote, pan-grilled steak and even roast pork. Learn new knife skills you’ll wonder how you ever lived without, check your meat for the perfect doneness and create quick and flavorful pan sauces. Then, create creamy béchamel sauce, the base for silky soufflés and comforting macaroni and cheese. Find out how to turn favorites such as mushroom risotto and tempting lasagna into go-to meals, and take your stand-by chicken from bland to bold. Plus, make crowd-pleasing desserts packed with seasonal fruit and buttery, crisp topping. 

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Lesson 1. Introduction

  • Meet your instructor, chef and cookbook author Martha Holmberg, and learn more about the foundational dishes you'll learn how to make. Each lesson stands on its own, so you can jump right to the recipes that interest you most, and refer back to any lesson whenever you want to learn or review a dish or technique.


Lesson 2. Green Salad With Vinaigrette


Lesson 3. Fish en Papillote


Lesson 4. Steak au Poivre


Lesson 5. Pork Roast


Lesson 6. Cheese Soufflé and Mac & Cheese


Lesson 7. Risotto


Lesson 8. Lasagna


Lesson 9. Braised Chicken


Lesson 10. Fruit Crisp

"I am enjoying this class. Lots of little tips to boost anyone's confidence in the kitchen. Martha has a casual, visual, yet poised, way of expressing herself. I appreciate her mastery of language. Her lessons are not boring to follow!"
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