Pat LaFrieda And Andy Ricker Are Offering Free Online Cooking Classes

Have you ever wanted to take a cooking class taught by a big name chef? Better yet, what if this class were free of charge? Turns out that this dream can quickly become a reality with just a computer. Newly available on Skillshare — an online learning community where the world's best experts teach real world skills across a number of professions — is a series titled "Think Like a Chef" that explores culinary creativity.

Each of the seven on-demand classes includes a collection of bite-sized video lessons and offers inspiring projects for the kitchen. Often shot on location, the videos feature big name chefs and personalities including legendary butcher and meat purveyor Pat LaFrieda, Andy Ricker of Pok Pok and The Elm's Paul Liebrandt.

In his 45-minute online class, LaFrieda walks through the 10 most popular cuts of beef and how to select and prepare them. He guides viewers on finding the best cut — including his favorite and surprisingly affordable ones — and his recommendations on preparing and serving it. Take a look at his class preview below and head over to Skillshare to learn techniques from some of the food world's greatest minds today.

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