If there was ever a foodie Home Depot, it would be called Sur La Table. I confess it is the one store I have a weakness for. Some women struggle with going into Target and walking out with numerous unplanned purchases. I have the same struggle, but it's at Sur La Table. Yes, it could be so very easy to not walk in. But I have to. You see Sur La Table has Cooking Classes. If you struggle to boil water or just want to learn, they have a calendar set up (and even occasionally offer sales) just with classes. If there were just one class I would recommend everyone to take, it's the Knife Skills class. After that feel free. You'll walk away with solid recipes or the knowledge that you should not try this at home (Yes, sushi class I am speaking to you). I've taken more than a dozen Sur La Table Classes. They've all been excellent.
There are somethings than an American public school education leaves out. When I ask my students at school what they make at home, most responses involve a food item that is to be placed microwave. So few really cook. Holding a legitimate cooking knife has the potential to put you in the emergency room (or you could lose a digit or two). American education also doesn't teach you at what point stitches are necessary. More on that in another article.
With knife skills, the world is your oyster. If you want to learn to cook that oyster, take the seafood class.
In conclusion, thank you Sur La Table for offering such great opportunity to live, love cooking, and not harm yourself in the process.
Sur La Table owes me a thank you. I've taken enough classes to fill a 3" binder with my recipe packets. You are welcome.
Also, if you are on Craftsy, they do offer a free class called "Kitchen Mistakes." Great way to get to know both Craftsy and Sur La Table. I haven't taken any online classes from Sur La Table yet, but there is at least one same instructor. So I'm expecting at least similar quality, but that's just my guess