Looking for a free online cooking class? Amazon just released thousands of hours of cooking content—including classic shows and live culinary demos—to all device owners. It’s the perfect chance to hone your kitchen skills in quarantine with know-how from some of the Food Network’s most famous faces.
You may not have even been aware that Amazon has thousands of hours of on-demand Food Network cooking content available, but considering the mega-retailer offers just about everything else under the sun, we probably should have guessed. In any case, it’s good news for Amazon Echo, Fire TV, and Fire tablet owners who will now have free access to Amazon cooking classes and other content for one year, as part of an expanded collaboration with Food Network Kitchen app.
The app, which functions as a subscription service via Amazon’s Alexa-powered Echo Show features recorded Food Network cooking classes, how-to videos, and live demos, as well as integrated home delivery of ingredients through Amazon Echo Show.
Food Network Kitchen app and subscription service launched last year, marking the first time the culinary network’s content has been available through a smart home speaker. The app and its library of cooking shows and tutorials are available across other devices as well, including Amazon’s Fire TV, Fire tablets, and also iOS and Android phones and tablets.The
The live cooking demos are the coolest feature of the Food Network Kitchen service, in my opinion. They are truly interactive, so as you follow along on your Echo and cooking at home, you can ask real-time questions to professional chefs during a Q&A portion.
The subscription also features tons of super popular shows, both old and current like Rachael Ray’s “30 Minute Meals,” “Barefoot Contessa,” and “Brunch @ Bobby’s.” Additionally, you’ll find live and on-demand cooking classes from the network’s top personalities, including Bobby Flay, Giada De Laurentiis, Guy Fieri, Martha Stewart, Alton Brown, Ina Garten, Andrew Zimmern, Ree Drummond, Daniel Boulud, Valerie Bertinelli, Jonathan Waxman, Molly Yeh, and more. In all, there are over 2,300 on-demand classes, hundreds of step-by-step videos, Food Network episodes, and over 80,000 recipes included in the subscription.
Amazon Echo Show, $69.99 on Best Buy
Now includes one free year of Food Network Kitchen programming.
How to Get It
Food Network Kitchen normally costs $4.99 per month or $39.99 per year, but, as of today, Amazon will make the service free for its device owners for a full year, hoping to capitalize on increased interest in home cooking during quarantine. Find more details about the service here, and snag an Amazon Echo Show to score all this free cooking content today.