Throughout my day to day I find myself watching a considerable amount of youtube videos. With video topics ranging from video games, to movies, politics and of course cooking. And within my cooking videos I would estimate that 60%-80% of them are Gordon Ramsay cooking tutorials and recipes. And do to this abundant watching of his videos I began receiving advertisements about his masterclass, specifically a youtube ad with him promoting this masterclass (video below).
What is Masterclass?
Masterclass is a website designed to provide video tutorials and teachings of some of the worlds greatest professionals in regards to their fields. It is a collection of teachings by world class professionals in fields of science, literature, arts, language, civics and many others. It is designed to educate and inform people in topics they are passionate about and is done so in a way that captivates the audience and provides a sense of legitimacy in those fields. This is done by having prominent celebrities and people like Neil Degrasse Tyson, Gordon Ramsay, Steve Martin, Natalie Portman and many other experts teach you their tips and tricks in their respective fields.
Gordon Ramsay’s Masterclass
Gordon Ramsay has now published his second Masterclass on the Masterclass website. He educated his viewers on techniques and tricks he has learned throughout his time as a chef learning techniques in France and England under the tutaligue of world class chefs such as Marco Pierre White and the techniques and recipes he perfected as a Michellin star chef. In his second masterclass he teaches the audience the recipes listed below along with techniques himself and other elite chefs are using around the world.
- Red Wine Poached Egg, Sautéed Asparagus, and Purée With King
- Trumpet Mushrooms • Crispy Duck with Red Endive and Spinach
- Pomme Purée
- Charred Cauliflower Steak With Olive Pistou and Porcini Mushrooms
- Rack of Lamb with Thumbelina Carrots
- Roasted Turkish Spiced Eggplant With Fresh Basil and Feta Cheese
- Grilled Baby Leeks, Miso Broth, and Caviar Vinaigrette
- Szechuan Roasted Whole Chicken
- Hoisin Chicken and Pickled Daikon
- Szechuan Chicken Breast and Udon Noodles
- Sesame Seed Crusted Tuna Loin, Pickled Cucumber Salad, Yuzu- Sesame Seed Dressing, and Microgreen Salad
- Crispy Whole Fried Branzino, Thai Chili Dipping Sauce, Lettuce Cups, and Assorted Pickles
- Raspberry Soufflé
Is It Worth It?
To put frankly no, Gordon Ramsays Masterclass is not worth it in my opinion and I will tell you why because I have left out the most important information until now for dramatic effect. You have to pay $180 to watch his videos, of which there are only 6 (yes there are technically 8 but the intro and conclusion videos are less than 5 minutes long so I do not count them). Which you can opt to pay in the form of a monthly bill of $15 annually. The internet is a vast space full of useful tips, recipes and told you can use for cooking. I agree that learning it from Gordon Ramsay himself is a unique opportunity. However, you can easily learn all the tips and recipes you wish to learn from youtube. There are hundreds if not thousands of youtube videos regarding Gordon Ramsay and his cooking all of which are free. I highly reccomend to everyone to learn cooking, its a wonderful skill to have. However I do not think it is worth $180 to pay for to only learn 2 hours worth of cooking. Instead go to Gordon Ramsays youtube channel and watch his cook hundreds of various mouthwatering dishes and cook along side him that way. Youtube is my favorite way of learning how to cook and Gordon is a wonderful teacher. I’m just not willing to pay for it.