If you’re reading this right now, there's a decent chance you've at least entertained the notion of going to culinary school. There's no doubt that learning how to prepare a proper béarnaise sauce and de-bone a fish with ease are worthwhile skills, but not all of us have the two to four years, not to mention the mental and physical endurance, needed to actually get that degree.
If you want to know what attending culinary school is like without ever going, read Michael Ruhlman’s The Making of a Chef: Mastering Heat at the Culinary Institute of America. But if you just want an education in food, turn to Netflix.
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From in-depth food documentaries to profiles of the world’s greatest chefs, Netflix streams can teach you how to prep, cook and better understand food. We've put together three levels of Netflix programming (basic, intermediate and advanced) that can serve as your basic culinary school education. Additionally, each selection is paired with an actual corresponding class required at the Culinary Institute of America. Here’s how to go to culinary school by watching Netflix.