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Culinary Arts

Alice’s Essential Kitchen Tools

Alice Waters

Lesson time 11:00 min

Alice feels the same way about ingredients and kitchen tools—sometimes less is more. Alice demonstrates her favorite tools and challenges you to pare down your own collection for usefulness and beauty.

Alice Waters
Teaches The Art of Home Cooking
In 16+ lessons, learn to cook beautiful, seasonal meals at home from the James Beard Award-winning founder of Chez Panisse.
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Farm-to-table cooking

Alice Waters started America’s farm-to-table revolution. When she founded the iconic restaurant Chez Panisse, her local, organic ingredients sparked a movement and earned her the James Beard Award for Outstanding Chef. In her first-ever online cooking class, Alice opens the doors of her home kitchen to teach you how to pick seasonal ingredients, create healthy and beautiful meals, and change your life by changing the food you make at home.


Students give MasterClass an average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars.

I love Alice! She is my inspiration to cook now!! and eat more healthier, organic and at home! I eat a lot outside because I do not like to cook, but now this lesson make me think about it. Thank you!!

This is perfection. Everyone should see food as she does.

Very nice look into Alice's lifestyle and approach to food.

Love it! Thanks for all the tips. Can't wait to buy new cooking essentials and start eating more mindful. Ready to cook!


A fellow student

Lessons were going well until the daughter jumped in felt like I was listening to a Kardashian.


I liked this lesson, I will be buying a mortar and pestle, as well as a set of Suribachi bowls. I think I have way too many kitchen “tools” that I don’t really use.

A fellow student

'Liked the lesson, but am having trouble with the continual buffering which breaks up the presentation. Amything you can do to make the lesson download more efficiently? Thanks.


why is her voice quivering? its giving me anxiety.. like she's going to cry or ate too much xanax

Daniel R.

Hello, could you please tell me why copper pans are better than ordinary ones? Thank you.

Kate F.

Does anyone know where to get a good suribachi bowl set?? The internet has failed me!

A fellow student

I love watching the interaction between Mother and daughter - so beautiful. She makes cooking look so peaceful and pleasurable. Suddenly I realize cooking becomes a gift to both the maker and receiver. Wonderful class.

Christine S.

She's an adorable cook and even attempting to manage a meal like she does is an experience.

Wayde G.

First, I enjoyed the fact it was an all veggie lunch that seems both light and healthy. What she did with her ingredients was so simple and then again elegant. I never really considered how cutting vegetables into quarters vs shaved vs julienne would texturally compliment each other.

Kim M.

I enjoyed seeing Alice's absolute essentials, and couldn't agree more about the value of using your hands (and your senses).