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Let’s face it, even the most seasoned home chefs (including us) could benefit from taking a lesson from the pros. Sure you can sign up for a local cooking class in your city, but those classes are usually pretty pricey (a lot we’ve seen are more than $100/class) and there can be a lot of distractions with a room full of people (usually having loud side conversations fueled by the often included generous wine pour). But what if we told you you could take a lesson from a pro like Thomas Keller in the comfort of your own kitchen? Sounds like a dream we never want to wake up from, but with MasterClass that dream can become a reality.

MasterClass is an online platform that curates an impressive list of instructors who are known for being the best in their field (we’re talking Stephen Curry, Martin Scorsese, and Diane Von Furstenberg to name a few). These amazing instructors put together exclusive video lessons covering a variety of topics ranging from cooking and music to acting and sports. After perusing the MasterClass website, we can tell you that the video quality looks incredible and we are definitely going to try a class during our Christmas break. Our pick is Thomas Keller’s “Cooking Techniques I: Vegetables, Pasta and Eggs.” In this on-demand video, Thomas gets back to the basics and teaches some of his favorite tried-and-true techniques that he uses in his restaurants like The French Laundry and Per Se.

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If you’re interested in taking a class but can’t decide which one to take (we can’t blame you – how can you choose between Thomas Keller, Alice Waters, and Gordon Ramsay?), we have good news for you. MasterClass is currently running a BOGO promotion on their All Access Pass subscription (purchase one for $180, receive another subscription to gift to someone for free) and this promotion runs through midnight on December, 27. With the All Access Pass you receive unlimited access to their roster of over 45 instructors to take as many classes as you want for an entire year. Watch each video as many times as you’d like, and you’ll also have access to new classes (added monthly). And with this BOGO deal, you can have one for yourself (score!) and finally check off the last remaining person you still have to buy a gift for this Christmas. It’s a Christmas miracle!

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Kristin is Director of Special Projects at Chowhound. A few of the things she's currently daydreaming about include tacos, decorating her new apartment, her next vacation (most recently=Marrakech), and adding to her record collection.
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