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There’s no time like the present to learn your way around the kitchen

One of the absolute best things to do while you’re spending more time at home during the coronavirus pandemic is learn a new skill or two. Sure, there are fitness classes you can take from home, but after burning all those calories, maybe add a few back into your life by taking these virtual culinary classes. Famous chefs like Gordon Ramsay, Antoni Porowski and Tyler Florence have classes, social media demonstrations, YouTube channels and more to teach you how to cook. There are also a slew of free and paid apps you can use to freshen up your skills in the kitchen regardless of your experience level.

Binging With Babish YouTube channel

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You can cook like you’re living in a TV show by watching the YouTube series Binging With Babish. Pop culture dishes like the Turf ‘n’ Turf from “Parks and Recreation” or the famous “Spongebob Squarepants” Krabby Patty are among the recipes on this channel. The channel also has practical basic recipes like ones for cornbread, French onion soup and chili.

Tyler Florence’s YouTube channel

Tyler Florence’s YouTube channel
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Celebrity chef Tyler Florence recently launched a new YouTube channel, Wolf It Down, where his team posts weekly culinary demonstrations. While there aren’t a ton of videos online yet, there are delicious chicken recipes like chicken parmesan and chicken marsala, so you can learn how to cook chicken (and other foods) perfectly.

Gordon Ramsay’s YouTube channel

Gordon Ramsay’s YouTube channel
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Gordon Ramsay has an extensive YouTube channel filled with helpful kitchen tutorials. Some of his most popular videos include how to finely chop an onion, how to master basic cooking skills, how to scramble eggs like a celebrity chef and how to fillet a salmon.

New York Times Cooking’s YouTube

New York Times Cooking’s YouTube
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If you want to learn how to make pasta, rice and other dishes from The New York Times cooking team, the section’s YouTube channel has helpful and entertaining videos. In addition to practical tips like one-pan dinners, there are also playful tutorials on “Harry Potter”-inspired desserts and how to make Internet-famous foods.

Jamie Oliver’s YouTube

Jamie Oliver’s YouTube
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If you want to learn how to cook the perfect steak, the best way to make scrambled eggs or how to cook any number of pasta dishes, look no further than celebrity chef Jamie Oliver’s YouTube channel. He has popular tutorials on how to make these staple dishes and many, many more.

Everyday Food’s YouTube channel

Everyday Food’s YouTube channel
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Run by Martha Stewart Living’s food editors, Everyday Food has a massive catalog of cooking tips and tricks. Some of the most popular videos feature baking tips and the science behind desserts, like how to decorate with buttercream, how to bake the perfect brownie and how to melt chocolate correctly. On the savory side, you can learn how to make perfect French fries, how to roast chicken or how to make bread.

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