The ChefSteps Coffee Class Has Landed

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Is there such a thing as perfect coffee? Hard to say, but one thing’s certain: with a little education and experimentation, you can refine your home brew to make your version of a perfect cup—with just the right sweetness, acidity, strength, and mouthfeel. And once you’ve discovered it, you can use that perfected method every dang day.

To create our comprehensive new Coffee class, ChefSteps partnered up with world-renowned experts James Hoffmann and Ben Kaminsky to teach java fans everything they need to brew a beverage that will far surpass the stuff at the local café.

So, what’s inside?

* A foolproof method for mastering extraction—the groundbreaking concept behind the world’s best coffees.
* Guides to buying roasted beans, coffee equipment, and essential books for your home library.
* Step-by-step techniques for French Press, Chemex, and Aeropress brewers, plus an amazing technique for Quick Cold Brew coffee.
* 2 pre-brewing tricks for achieving the smoothest brews.
* 4 super-cool coffee recipes—including a novel technique for making coffee “chocolate.”
* A video lecture series from our experts.
* A whole new outlook on your morning brew.

This class is all about dialing in your daily brew—choosing your favorite roasted beans, picking the perfect brew techniques, and refining your recipe—until that morning ritual isn’t just about caffeine intake, it’s a full-on culinary experience. This is the drink that coaxes you awake each and every morning. Don’t you want to get it just right?

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Midnight Snack Video: Cooking Sous Vide – Beyond the Basics


We’re thrilled to introduce our newest class, Cooking Sous Vide: Beyond the Basics. 
You’ll master crackle-topped Créme Brûlée, and impossibly rich Chicken Liver Paté, plus learn how to transform cheap meat cuts into flavor-packed steaks. Take your sous vide skills to the next level and take full advantage of this transformative cooking technique. We’re offering a 45% discount on enrollment to the class for the weekend—just $9 through 11:59 PM PST on Monday, December 1, 2014.

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How Do You Like Your Burger?

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Mmmm…burgers.

Here at ChefSteps, we have burgers on the brain. Our kitchen crew has been working hard on an upcoming project that will delve real deep into the matter. One thing we’ve discovered along the way: Everybody has opinions about this most American of sandwiches. Well, we want to hear yours. Do you like your patty piled high with wet and dry toppings, or more minimally dressed? Are you a year-round griller, or do you prefer broiling your burgs in the cold months? What are your feelings about fat content in the beef? Perfect melting cheese? Shake Shack vs. In-N-Out? Whatever. Share your thoughts here, and look out for the ChefSteps Burger class—coming your way soon.

Join the ChefSteps community for all the latest recipes and techniques, plus the chance to chat with our outgoing community of home cooks. 

Midnight Snack Video: The Chemistry of Grilling – Flavor from Flare-ups

The Chemistry of Grilling – Flavor from Flare-ups: Chef Chris Young discusses the science behind grilling flavor. Whether using briquettes, hardwood charcoal, or even a gas grill, the real secret to the flavor of grilled food is the drippings: http://chfstps.co/1s0Rv4D. Learn more—enroll today in our free Barbecue class.

We hope you’ve enjoyed watching the Midnight Snack Video. Share it with friends and visit ChefSteps to enroll in our online classes, prepare a recipe from our recipe gallery, and share your experience with our friendly culinary community.

 

 

The Whipping Siphons Class Is Here!

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We’re very excited to announce our latest online class: Whipping Siphons! In this class we will show you all of the incredibly diverse applications for this under-appreciated kitchen tool. With whipping siphons, you can garnish dishes with colorful foams; serve fizzy cocktails at your next dinner party; make your own bitters, liqueurs, pickles, sodas, or cold-brew coffee; serve up carbonated fruit to wow your guests; and much more. We’ll show you how it works with concise, entertaining video instruction, simple recipes, and support from the team.

As an expression of our gratitude for the continued support from all of you, we’re offering a 25% discount on the class. Redeem your discount by following this link: http://chfstps.co/1cPKw8z and give a class as a holiday gift to your favorite foodie. For more info, check out the Whipping Siphons landing page and FAQ.

Enjoy the class, have a wonderful holiday and as always, we look forward to hearing your feedback!

Sincerely,
Chris, Grant, Ryan, and the rest of the ChefSteps team