Top Chef University until March 5.
For $69 you get a one year membership to Top Chef University which includes 12 courses taught by Top Chef winners and contestants like Stephanie Izard, Carla Hall, Spike Mendelsohn, Richard Blais, and Dale Levitski to name a few.
This annual membership which usually goes for $199 includes over 200 video lessons and provides recipes with each lesson. It's more than recipes though, it's technique as well, on everything from stocks, soups, sauces and salads to beef, seafood, poultry, pasta, desserts, global cuisine... you get the point! See the full list here.
If you're interested, check out the deal here. I just bought mine and can't wait to try it out over the next few months. I figure at best I learn some new things and get to experiment with some fun new recipes. At worst, I've subscribed to a somewhat exclusive mini Food Network channel staring all my favorite Top Chef contestants.
Almost completely unrelated... Courtney (the bearer of this exciting tip) and I have been friends since the very first day of class our freshman year at Virginia Tech. We met during the first class of the day, realized we went to neighboring high schools and oh, that we had 3 out of our 5 classes together that semester. We had at least 3 but sometimes as many of 5 of our classes together over each of the following 7 semesters and she was an integral part of my collegiate experience. Despite our nearly 12 year friendship we have taken exactly one good photo together which required professional hair and make up along with a professional photographer. Clearly our time together is better spent catching up over margaritas, doing all night studythons, cheering on the Hokies and being deviant during class.
Thanks again for the heads up on the deal Pea!