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Craftsy Class Named IACP Best Culinary Video Finalist!

We are excited to announce that our online Craftsy class A Modern Take on the Mother Sauces with instructor James Peterson has been named a finalist for "Best Culinary Video Series" by the International Association of Culinary Professionals Awards.

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What makes this class different?

For the first time, anyone can bring a taste of France home without ever leaving the convenience of their kitchen! A Modern Take on the Mother Sauces reveals all the techniques, tips and tricks needed to master the mother sauces at the heart of French cuisine with whisk-by-whisk instruction from James Beard Award winner James Peterson. Students learn how to create five classic French mother sauces: béchamel, tomato sauce, sauce espagnole, velouté and hollandaise, along with beurre blanc and mayonnaise, plus experiment with flavor and ingredients to put a modern spin on them.

Here's what Craftsy members are saying:

 “I purchased "A Modern Take on the Mother Sauces" today intending to watch for a few minutes, but stayed with it all afternoon (and of course had to order the book: Sauces). James Peterson is an excellent instructor. I love his appropriate tone inflections (he's a pleasure to listen to) and the additional tips he gives - especially on the color and consistency you should expect of sauces and any herbs you add in. The intent of the class is to "teach" you to make these on your own. I appreciated most that it wasn't a "video" recipe book for dishes, but a foundational course where you can learn to make traditional and modern french sauces and then twist them into unique dishes on your own. While not nearly as much fun as an actual trip to France, with the cost of airfare, hotel, etc. - this class is a steal.” -- Craftsy member emilylowrey

What's an IACP award?


Each year, the International Association of Culinary Professionals, comprised of nearly 3,000 members from more than 32 countries, recognizes the world's best in the culinary community through eight awards programs tailored to different aspects of the culinary industry. We're so honored our class made it to final round. Winners will be announced in mid-March during the IACP's Annual Conference, so stay tuned and wish us luck!

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