Culinary Arts

Technique: Braising and Braising à la Matignon

Thomas Keller

Lesson time 06:03 min

Chef Keller teaches you the principles of braising and the role of mirepoix, marinating, and matignon in adding flavor and texture to slow-cooked cuts of meat.

Thomas Keller
Teaches Cooking Techniques II: Meats, Stocks, and Sauces
Chef Thomas Keller returns with a second MasterClass to teach the essential techniques for cooking meats and making stocks and sauces.
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Improve your skills in the kitchen

As a follow-up to his first MasterClass, Chef Thomas Keller devotes his second cooking class to beef, duck, chicken, pork, and veal, and the techniques he uses to prepare them. Learn to sauté, pan and oven roast, braise, fry, and grill, and how to select the best cut of meat for each technique with confidence. Then, learn to make the stocks and sauces that are essentials in Chef Keller’s restaurant kitchens.


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

Excellent! Now I can cook for my sister in confidence (she's a trained cordon blue chef) :). And, will enjoy lunch on 12/20 with my family @ Per Se NYC. Yummy!!!!

Thank you ever so much, what an enjoyable and enlightening series!

This is the best class so far I love the fact that we learn technique and unders and learn to understand food really good course

I really enjoyed Chef Keller's class, he has a wonderful way of teaching, he really gets his techniques across. He is so calm, what a pleasure it was taking his classes. There were a lot of French cooking terminologies I didn't know, till now, merci Chef! This is so far the best cooking class I have ever taken. Time to put these lessons to work!


Sally T.

Love the why behind these approaches. Remember learning some of this in college but it's been a long time and hearing it again makes me appreciate how important it is to understand food and the techniques you use to develop flavors and textures. Our family doesn't eat much meat so might as well take the time to make it the best it can be when we do eat it. Think I could be very popular with friends when I share leftovers.

Claudina H.

This is really inspiring and creative although I seldomly cook meat. Tried one dish today and someone else ate it with a lot of joy ;)