Online Class

A Better Cook in 10 Dishes


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

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What You Get

  • 10 Streaming HD video lessons with anytime, anywhere access
  • Class materials, including recipes
  • Hours of close-up instruction
  • Answers to student questions from instructor Martha Holmberg
  • Closed captioning available (web only)

How it works

  • Once you purchase find your class in your class library.
  • Watch on any device anytime.
  • Find class materials in the class viewer.

Class Overview

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, such as 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.

Lesson Breakdown

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.
2. Green Salad With Vinaigrette
3. Fish en Papillote
4. Steak au Poivre
5. Pork Roast
6. Cheese Soufflé and Mac & Cheese
7. Risotto
8. Lasagna
9. Braised Chicken
10. Fruit Crisp

Taught by

Martha Holmberg
Martha Holmberg
Cookbook author and editor Martha Holmberg found her calling as a cook in Denver, Colorado. She spent three years in Paris where she received the Grand Diplôme from Ecole de Cuisine La Varenne. Martha has been an editor and author of many cookbooks and magazines over the years, including editor-in-chief of Fine Cooking magazine for 11 years. Most recently, her book Modern Sauces was nominated for both a James Beard award and an IACP award. She currently resides in Portland, Oregon, and travels the country sharing her passion for both cooking and writing.
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