Culinary Arts

Vegetables: An Introduction

Thomas Keller

Lesson time 6:05 min

Vegetables are a source of inspiration for Chef Keller. Here, he introduces you to a few preparations that will let you enjoy their flavors in every season.

Thomas Keller
Teaches Cooking Techniques
Learn techniques for cooking vegetables and eggs and making pastas from scratch from the award-winning chef and proprietor of The French Laundry.
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Fundamental techniques. Fantastic food.

Thomas Keller has won more Michelin stars than any chef in America. In his first online cooking class, the founder of The French Laundry and Per Se teaches you the underlying techniques of making great food so you can go beyond the cookbook. Learn how to confit vegetables, poach perfect eggs, make hand-shaped pasta, and bring Michelin star-quality meals to your kitchen.


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

Chef Keller gave me this inspiration to master the basics and challenge myself to new things. This class is masterful in its technique, simplicity and deliciousness all around. I had never cooked like this before and my family could not be more thrilled, thank you chef Keller for making the simple things an unforgettable family dinner!

All the techniques were fabulous. I've already made many of the dishes. But the most meaningful part of the class was Chef Keller imparting his values and approach which are applicable to all of life.

Loved every second! I had to skip over the pasta making parts (sadly) because I don't have the kitchen tools for it but every other part of this course I loved. Absolutely loved.

I loved his concluding statements! I expected to learn great techniques, but his philosophies and genuineness surprised and inspired me.


Greg S.

I enjoyed but when I tried to click on the workbook to download I got an error message and it was gone.

Diane T.

I really enjoy Thomas's total explanation of what he is teaching in regard to the different ways for cook many different vegetables in this lesson....he is a true Master at what he does....I am finding I am intrigued with all the different cooking techniques. Am totally enjoying and learning so so so much from him...Onward!!! ***** star lessons!

Nathaniel M.

I really enjoy that Chef Keller freely gives information as though he were actually talking to you as a young chef, minus the yelling. As a culinary school graduate I appreciate everything he's said so far because a lot of things weren't taught to me in school.

A fellow student

Glad you introduced science. Didn’t know the gas in the vegetable diminishes the color

A fellow student

The subtitles are only in Spanish and I can’t understand some of the words he’s using especially when he borrows words from other languages.

Diane T.

Totally enjoyed Thomas Keller's teaching techniques...looking forward to learning more and more on all of this classes lessons......Very easy to follow and hoping to try new techniques also.

Radhika B.

Thomas Keller comes across as a wonderful teacher- He has chosen his topics very carefully and I am covering lesson after lesson with the same intensity of interest and curiosity without getting tired of the lessons. I am very happy that I chose to take his classes.

Ryan D.

I'm not a beginner in the culinary world, but my jaw consistently drops in amazement at listening to Thomas Keller teach and speak. This man is incredible, and from the start the knowledge he conveys is indomitable. Goodness.

Lynn L.

I adore his upbeat message and encouragement. One of the world's best chefs and he speaks like we are his peers

Garrick K.

Wow what a great presentation I personally really like the way that hes just presenting all the different techniques to prepare vegetables with some background. Maybe its because I have a background in science (learning about theory and terminology before I go to lab). I understand if people think its too much but I believe its really important to lay a strong foundation and to be as concise as possible.