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Restaurants are being hard hit with the current shelter-in-place restrictions. To help, we've partnered with OpenTable to bring you FREE cooking tutorials from top local chefs. Join these award-winning culinary experts as they share their most-loved recipes, from comfort favorites like cheesy bread to a show-stopping whole roasted cauliflower. You'll learn their secrets to serving up restaurant-quality meals in your own kitchen. Support your favorite restaurants by buying takeout and gift cards, or donate through opentable.com/support-restaurants and the James Beard Relief Fund: www.jamesbeard.org/relief

Episode descriptions

Just the Top of French Onion Soup Fancy Toast
1 . Episode: Just the Top of French Onion Soup Fancy Toast

Nothing says comfort food like cheesy bread. Just ask James Beard Award nominee and Top Chef finalist Carrie Baird, owner of Rose's Classic Americana in Boulder, Colorado. She takes her recipe to new heights with caramelized onions and garlic. Slow cook the onions with herbs to build a delicious depth of flavor. It's all the goodness of French onion soup… but on bread!

Whole Roasted Cauliflower With Whipped Feta
2 . Episode: Whole Roasted Cauliflower With Whipped Feta

James Beard Award winner Alon Shaya of Denver's Safta and Saba in New Orleans shares his mouth-watering recipe for whole roasted cauliflower. Boil the cauliflower before roasting it for a tender inside and perfectly browned outside with rich flavor. Pair with a tangy cheese dip to finish it off.

Baja Asian-Inspired Spring Rolls
3 . Episode: Baja Asian-Inspired Spring Rolls

Get creative with Top Chef finalist Brian Malarkey, owner of Herb & Wood in San Diego. Learn how to make homemade spring rolls with rice paper, fresh greens and lots of umami. They come together with ease for a beautifully delicious meal or snack.

Frico Caldo
4 . Episode: Frico Caldo

Frico Caldo is an Italian cheese-based dish made with potatoes and onions. Chef Eduardo Valle Lobo of Boulder's award-winning Frasca Food and Wine shows you how to prepare this melt-in-your-mouth explosion of flavors. Bring it all together on the stovetop and top with a bright parsley vinaigrette.

Ricotta Gnocchi
5 . Episode: Ricotta Gnocchi

Join James Beard Award-winning chef Jennifer Jasinski inside the kitchen of her Denver restaurant, Rioja. Learn to make easy ricotta gnocchi from scratch with fresh spinach, pine nuts and parmesan cheese.

Sweet & Savory Pancakes
6 . Episode: Sweet & Savory Pancakes

Pancakes are so simple but so delicious, perfect as a meal or as an at-home snack. Top Chef winner Hosea Rosenberg of Blackbelly in Boulder, Colorado, shows his favorite way to make pancakes two ways, sweet and savory. Use up all kinds of odds and ends from your fridge and get creative on your flavor combinations!

Homemade Cavatelli & Pasta Carbonara
7 . Episode: Homemade Cavatelli & Pasta Carbonara

James Beard Award-winner Chef Alex Seidel of Fruition in Denver teaches you to make restaurant quality cavatelli and carbonara sauce at home. With bacon, peas, and parmesan, carbonara is a bright and eye-catching sauce that comes together quickly and is a definite family-pleaser.

The Toups Burger
8 . Episode: The Toups Burger

Join multiple James Beard Award-nominee and Top Chef fan-favorite Isaac Toups to make his popular Toups Burger, from the Toups’ Meatery in New Orleans. Creole spice and tangy pickles come together with crisp bacon, sharp cheddar and a perfectly toasted bun for a comforting (and satisfying!) burger.

The Humble Potstickers
9 . Episode: The Humble Potstickers

Chef Thach Tran, "Chopped" contestant and executive chef at Denver's Ace Eat Serve, shows you how to make his recipe for potstickers, a surefire crowd pleaser. Using ground pork filling, you can make these potstickers ahead and freeze for later, or cook and serve immediately with an umami-packed dipping sauce.

MawMaw Peggy's Gumbo
10 . Episode: MawMaw Peggy's Gumbo

James Beard Award nominee and Food Network favorite Brother Luck, owner of Four by Brother Luck in Colorado Springs, Colorado, prepares his MawMaw Peggy's Gumbo recipe at home. Learn how to meld a perfect roux and Cajun seasoning with a variety of rich flavors to create a hearty, nostalgic gumbo. It's a flavor-packed dish the whole family will love.

Keema for Kwarantine
11 . Episode: Keema for Kwarantine

Warm spices and cool flavors come together in this 30-minute keema from multiple James Beard Award-nominee Cheetie Kumar, owner of Garland in Raleigh, North Carolina. Serve it with rice, on rolls or even nachos for a versatile meal that's ideal for weeknight dinners.

Almond Brown-Butter Cakes
12 . Episode: Almond Brown-Butter Cakes

Multiple-time James Beard Award nominee Margarita Manzke, pastry chef at République in Los Angeles, serves up her recipe for brown butter cakes. Whipped egg whites add fluffy texture to these rich, nutty cakes. Top off with fresh blackberries and sliced almonds to plate them like a pro.

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1. Episode: Just the Top of French Onion Soup Fancy Toast 9min
2. Episode: Whole Roasted Cauliflower With Whipped Feta 7min
3. Episode: Baja Asian-Inspired Spring Rolls 8min
6. Episode: Sweet & Savory Pancakes 8min
7. Episode: Homemade Cavatelli & Pasta Carbonara 9min
12. Episode: Almond Brown-Butter Cakes 4min


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