The best online cooking classes to take during quarantine

Become a master chef from the comfort of your kitchen with these online cooking classes

Online cooking classes: Morocco
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Stuck at home and thinking about improving your kitchen skills with some online cooking classes? While we don't think there should be any pressure to be productive in this time of global crisis, there is something to be said for finding comfort in hobbies, which is why we're currently loving the online cooking classes that have been popping up over the internet of late.

From lessons from the world's best-known chefs to the joys of Florence Pugh's Instagram stories, our screens are truly delivering the goods. Looking for some ideas to improve your cookery skills? We've listed some of our favorite online cooking classes below for you to play along with. Enjoy!

Masterclass

Masterclass is a huge online learning hub with classes on everything from writing to science to the culinary arts (we've listed our favorite food-based offerings below). You'll find lessons from everyone from makeup artist guru Bobbi Brown to tennis champion Serena Williams and The Handmaid's Tale author Margaret Atwood. Impressive, right? 

In many cases, you can buy access to a single class, but if you're planning on completing a course or watching more than one class, it makes financial sense to purchase an All Access pass. At $180, it's an investment – but you get access to every lesson and course on the site, including the aforementioned big names.

Airbnb

You know Airbnb best as the place to go for cheap vacation stays around the world, but did you know they've launched an online experiences portal, too? Stemming from the host-led experiences you can add on to a stay, you can now take part in all kinds of activities from tango lessons to magic tricks. It's also a great place to go for cooking lessons on a smaller budget: you can get an afternoon's worth of entertainment for under $20. Check out our favorites below, and explore the site for more – there's plenty out there to get you cooking confidently. 

Udemy

With 100,000 video courses to choose from, Udemy is a great option for anyone looking to learn a new skill – and they're currently offering a 48-hour flash sale, so classes are cheaper than ever. Even without the sale, though, it's still excellent value – many courses offer a package of videos, downloadable resources and articles so you get a well-rounded approach to your chosen subject. We'll see you on these cookery courses...

Ellen Finch
Ellen Finch

After a stint writing for true life titles, Ellen made her venture into the world of interiors in 2017 and became Features Editor on Real Homes magazine. Since she doesn't own her own home, she's always taking inspiration from Real Homes' renters' section, which is full of clever tips and tricks.