Tonight: No Reservations

In high school I wasn’t interested in cooking. My class schedule consisted of marketing and business classes, not Home Ec. It was a few years later before I realized how much I enjoyed being in the kitchen. So with no formal culinary education, a majority of what I’ve learned has come from magazines, conversations with my mom and sister, a couple of classes/demos at local retailers, and of course, trial and error. When I hear of opportunities to advance my skills (particularly for free), I’m an eager student.

Which brings me to the reason for this post. Tonight’s episode of Anthony Bourdain: No Reservations will be a special ‘Cooking Techniques’ show featuring some well known chefs like Jacques Pepin and my buddy, Thomas Keller. Many basic techniques will be covered, including how to use a knife, cook an omelet, roast a chicken, make a red sauce, and grill a steak. All sound fairly simple, but to be honest, I would love a little help in several of those areas!

Click here to see the topics the hour long show will cover, and play the video below for a glimpse:

So tune in tonight if you want to learn a few new things from the masters, or just want to brush up on some basics. Heck, if nothing else, it’s bound to be entertaining!

What: Anthony Bourdain, No Reservations Techniques Episode
When: Tonight! Monday, April 5th
9 pm Central/ 10 pm Eastern
Where: The Travel Channel

Photo and video credit: The Travel Channel