The kitchen is statistically the most dangerous room in a home because it contains the highest concentration of knives, open flames, and pots full of semi-living lobsters. Learn to navigate this danger zone with today's Groupon to Rouxbe Cooking School, an online culinary prep school for aspiring epicureans. Choose between the following options:
- For $44, you get three months of online cooking classes (an $89.85 value).
- For $99, you get one year of online cooking classes (a $239.95 value).
Rouxbe Cooking School sharpens the blades of at-home cooks of all skill levels with more than 70 online cooking lessons and hundreds of instructional video recipes. Students learn step-by-step techniques, such as pan-frying and brining methods, from the 8- to 15-minute lessons at their own pace. Online recipes provide ample opportunities for new chefs to master their burgeoning skills for edible events of all persuasions, from sit-down family meals to stand-up hoverboard dinner parties. Progress reports, quizzes, online forums, and bouts of fire-walking ensure that sauté-mastering students stay on task. For peskier questions of chicken or egg nature, students can receive personalized answers from Rouxbe professional chefs.
Rouxbe was developed in partnership with Northwest Culinary Academy, an accredited culinary school in Vancouver, and is used by more than 30 schools and organizations as part of their culinary training programs. With the philosophy that recipes are not the only path to better cooking, the staff imparts fundamental knowledge in the hopes of creating a legion of cavalier culinary crusaders to fight the packaged-food mutants of forthcoming generations. Rouxbe's website and instructional cooking videos are compatible with iPads, iPhones, and iEyes. Check out sample videos here.
Rouxbe Cooking School's success has been well-documented in the press, including Daily Candy, lifehacker, Pretty Tastes Better, and Jane's Pick of the Day. Apple named the video cooking school among its iPad-ready websites:
- They use detailed videos to teach you professional chef techniques, just like you would learn at a regular culinary school. It is an awesome way to take your cooking skills to the next level at your own pace and on your own schedule – Valerie Williams, Pretty Tastes Better
- What makes these videos impressive is the broken-down, step-by-step nature, letting you skip back and re-watch the detail you need to watch again instead of dragging a slider bar around (which can be difficult with chicken-greased fingers). – The How-To Geek, lifehacker