James Peterson
Craftsy Instructor

Brooklyn, New York

After his studies at UC Berkeley, James traveled around the world, working his way from Japan to Hong Kong, Bangkok, India and eventually to Europe. It was in France that he found his calling, inspired by the French attitude toward food and drink. After working at several of France?s greatest restaurants at the time, James found himself an owner of a small restaurant in Greenwich Village. It was at this French restaurant that he was able to ... Read Full Bio »

James's Craftsy Classes


A Modern Take on the Mother Sauces

Join the class awarded "2014 Best Culinary Video Series" by the International Association of Culinary Professionals! Explore classic and modern sauce-making techniques that will expand your skill set and spur your culinary creativity. With James Peterson, a seven-time James Beard award-winning cookbook author, you'll learn how to make five mother sauces: béchamel, tomato sauce, brown sauce (sauce espagnole), velouté and hollandaise, along with beurre blanc and mayonnaise – two additional sauces that James believes are a must. Once you've mastered the key processes, experimenting with flavors gives you endless sauce options and makes your cooking unique. James will also show you how to keep your sauces from breaking – and how to salvage them if they do.

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