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Edward

Lee

Teaches his

Korean-American cuisine

5 hours 13 lessons 36 recipes
Join Edward on a culinary journey to explore his cross-cultural roots, combining Korean flavors with Southern comfort foods.
TEACHES HIS
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Edward

Lee

Teaches his

Korean-American cuisine

5 hours 13 lessons 36 recipes
Join Edward on a culinary journey to explore his cross-cultural roots, combining Korean flavors with Southern comfort foods.
Join thousands of students who have already taken this class

On Your Time

Follow along and learn at your own pace. Watch when and as often as you like. Stream anywhere, anytime, from any device.

Make It Delicious

Discover the secrets to making the world's most delicious food at home. Access exclusive recipes, each broken down into digestible lessons.

Go on Journeys

Go on culinary adventures with the world’s greatest chefs, and learn about the culture, history and personal story behind their food, before getting cooking.

For Everyone

Made for all skill levels.
Every chef teaches a lifetime of knowledge, signature dishes, and techniques that will elevate your cooking.

Travel to Kentucky and feed your knowledge of Southern cuisine

Bring Edward’s unique flavor profiles home as you make delectable meals for your loved ones. Learn how to make signature dishes like Fried Chicken with Gochujang Sauce and Oysters and Grits.

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LEARN
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Stream 5 hours of video, including a documentary that takes you to Kentucky where you’ll discover Edward’s roots and inspirations, alongside 12 bite-sized lessons that immerse you in his food.

Learn the recipes, practical techniques, and secrets from the James Beard Award-winning chef in his first-ever hands-on online class. Master the foundations of cooking and the building blocks of flavor and cuisine.

Become a better cook. Get into the kitchen with a whole new repertoire of dishes that will elevate your cooking to new heights. Recreate over 30 incredible Korean-American recipes to make your family happy.

Chef Edward Lee on a culinary journey in Kentucky "From buttermilk to Bourbon"
Chef Edward Lee and his friend Ben throw a fun weekend backyard barbecue for their friends and family
OPEN FIRE GRILLED STEAKS & VEGETABLES WITH KALBI BUTTER

Watch

Stream 5 hours of video, including a documentary that takes you to Kentucky where you’ll discover Edward’s roots and inspirations, alongside 12 bite-sized lessons that immerse you in his food.

Chef Edward Lee on a culinary journey in Kentucky "From buttermilk to Bourbon"

Learn

Learn the recipes, practical techniques, and secrets from the James Beard Award-winning chef in his first-ever hands-on online class. Master the foundations of cooking and the building blocks of flavor and cuisine.

Chef Edward Lee and his friend Ben throw a fun weekend backyard barbecue for their friends and family

Cook

Become a better cook. Get into the kitchen with a whole new repertoire of dishes that will elevate your cooking to new heights. Recreate over 30 incredible Korean-American recipes to make your family happy.

OPEN FIRE GRILLED STEAKS & VEGETABLES WITH KALBI BUTTER
TRANSFORM HOW YOU COOK

Balancing Flavor Profiles

Edward teaches you how to balance complex flavor profiles. These are the types of skills that will guide you through your life as a cook.

Balancing Flavor Profiles

Learn how to balance complex flavor profiles. These are the types of skills that will guide you through your life as a cook.

Gaining Control in the Kitchen

Be in control in your kitchen, and don't let the kitchen control you.

Making Restaurant-Quality Dishes At Home

Forget ordering takeaway, because Edward will teach how to make the most delectable dishes at home. Your fried chicken will be the talk of the town!

Explore unique flavor combinations

Edward will uncover incredible Southern and Korean flavor combinations.

Bring Barbecue to the Next Level

Elevate your barbecue to a different standard. Edward will show you how to wow friends and family with an incredible backyard BBQ.

Recipe Inspiration

Be inspired Develop a collection of recipes that will get you cooking any meal of the day, any time of the year.

Master The Basics

Edward will teach you practical guidance and all the kitchen basics: the how, the what, the when, the why.

Comfort and Confidence in Your Home Kitchen

Edward will give you a new sense of freedom and confidence in your own kitchen, empowering you to cook more at home.

Developing Your Unique Cooking Style

Learn the skills – both big and small – that will form the backbone of your cooking. Techniques that you'll use every day.

Nourishing Loved Ones

Nourish yourself and wholesomely feed the people you love. don't just learn recipes, learn how to cook with appreciation and joy.

Cooking Fundamentals

Learn how to master one of life’s greatest pleasures and become not only a good cook but a great one.

All Levels Welcome

Master easy to follow step-by-step recipes. No matter what type of cook you are, make the kitchen your playground!

Balancing Flavor Profiles

Learn how to balance all types of complex flavor profiles in a simple and approachable way. These skills will guide you through your life as a cook.

Create Your Own Spice Blends

Make Kwame’s favorite secret spice blends, including his famous All-Purpose Seasoning he puts on everything! 

Restaurant-Quality Dishes At Home

Whether it’s with meat, seafood, fish, legumes, or vegetables, you’ll learn everything you ever wanted to know about making fantastic restaurant-quality foods for your family.

Learn how to cook

Korean-American Cuisine

Learn from Edward Lee, and other world-renowned chefs, and cook the most delicious dishes at home.
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Edward’s CLASS

Take a journey with James Beard Award winning chef Edward Lee as he takes you into his home kitchen and teaches you his Korean flavors with a Southern twist. Bring Edward’s unique flavor profiles home as you make delectable meals for your loved ones, including dishes like Fried Chicken with Gochujang Sauce & Slaw, Cabbage Steamed Fish, Kohlrabi Kimchi, Savory Peanut Butter, and Steak with Kalbi Butter. Edward’s class is an exclusive video experience with more than 5 hours of original content, including an in-depth documentary about his life and 12 in-kitchen lessons in which he teaches over 30 original recipes and techniques.

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All purpose spicy sauce that goes on all kinds of meat and seafood.

Learn how to make the best buttermilk fried chicken, and top it off with chef Edward Lee's unique Korean sauce and a tangy, bright Asian pear slaw.

Teaches the basics of marinades and how to build flavors.

Chef Edward Lee teaches how to steam fish packets filled with vegetables and a spicy marinade.

One of the most intriguing components is the creamy egg yolk sauce, which is a rich contrast to the light tasting fish.

Freeze ham, grate on micro plane, then toast in oven until dried.

Chef Edward Lee shows the simplicity of fermenting food from home with the use of time, vegetables, salt, and sugar. This version includes kohlrabi, which is a dense vegetable that can hold up well through fermentation. While this vegetable is less traditional for kimchi, expect the usual elements like Korean chili flakes, scallions, garlic, and ginger to tantalize the taste buds.

Chef Edward Lee imparts one of his signature flavors: Burnt. Discover the gentle balance of burning without charring, as you learn how to master the Maillard reaction and release deliciousness from the simplest ingredients. Chef Edward Lee takes you through a recreation of his favorite childhood sandwich, with a restaurant-like reinterpretation. This lesson teaches you the fundamentals of searing and caramelizing as you elevate the gentle flavors of eggplant, mushroom and Bologna, along with roasting garlic to enhance mayonnaise.

Roasting garlic in aluminum foil on the grill.

Chef Edward Lee revisits the Southern classic dish of shrimp and grits with his own unique take that combines his love of bourbon and oysters. This comfort-worthy, flavor-bursting dish brings together four unique flavors and textures including oysters, bourbon brown butter, creamy grits, and hot vinegar. Chef Edward Lee will have you on your way to creating this tantalizing dish while demystifying techniques including how to shuck an oyster, make a brown butter sauce, flavor vinegar, and cook grits to creamy perfection.

Grits are dry corn broken into uneven pieces.

Butter toasted in a pan.

Seafood lovers, take note. Learning how to shuck an oyster is an essential skill. Watch this and you’ll never have any shucking doubts again.

Ingredients marinate in a jar for a month

Soy sauce and sesame oil cooked and pureed in soft butter to make compound butter.

Chef Edward Lee explores the complexity of watermelon with this whimsical salad. Simple techniques like stove-popping buttery popcorn, boiling and frying peanuts, and creating a crunchy Brûlée top make up this surprising plate. Most importantly, chef Edward Lee provides important notes on how to deal with sizzling oil during and after frying.

Simmer peanuts in sugar syrup with soy sauce, dry and shallow fry in peanut oil.

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Edward Lee teaches Southern-Korean cuisine in this online class for YesChef.

MEET YOUR TEACHER

Edward

Lee

Edward Lee is an accomplished chef, author, TV personality, and owner of 610 Magnolia, the acclaimed Louisville restaurant. A Korean-American born in Brooklyn, Edward’s fascination with food was sparked in part by his grandmother, who made traditional Korean dishes. Edward began cooking professionally at age 22 and worked in kitchens in New York City, but a trip to Louisville for the Kentucky Derby in 2001 would change his life. He became enamored with Southern cuisine and the city of Louisville, and he moved there shortly after.

Edward won the James Beard Award for Best Book of the Year in Writing and he has been a finalist many times in the category of Best Chef: Southeast. He hosted the Emmy Award nominated TV series, “The Mind of a Chef, and was a finalist on Bravo’s Top Chef. Through the LEE Initiative, his non-profit organization, Edward aims to promote diversity, equality, and jobs in the restaurant industry.

Edward Lee teaches Southern-Korean cuisine in this online class for YesChef.

MEET YOUR TEACHER

Edward

Lee

Edward Lee is an accomplished chef, author, TV personality, and owner of 610 Magnolia, the acclaimed Louisville restaurant. A Korean-American born in Brooklyn, Edward’s fascination with food was sparked in part by his grandmother, who made traditional Korean dishes. Edward began cooking professionally at age 22 and worked in kitchens in New York City, but a trip to Louisville for the Kentucky Derby in 2001 would change his life. He became enamored with Southern cuisine and the city of Louisville, and he moved there shortly after.

Edward won the James Beard Award for Best Book of the Year in Writing and he has been a finalist many times in the category of Best Chef: Southeast. He hosted the Emmy Award nominated TV series, “The Mind of a Chef, and was a finalist on Bravo’s Top Chef. Through the LEE Initiative, his non-profit organization, Edward aims to promote diversity, equality, and jobs in the restaurant industry.

Discover Edward Lee’s dishes, secret tips, and favorite recipes.

Learn how to cook the foods that made Edward the chef he is today. Make Edward’s favorite recipes in your own home kitchen. You’ll leave Edward’s class inspired and with a whole new set of culinary skills.

Edward’s Story
Documentary | Louisville, Kentucky
Edward Lee’s Documentary Film
53 min

Chef Edward Lee refuses to be defined by his heritage, culture, or geography. Born Korean, raised in Brooklyn, living in Louisville, Kentucky – Chef Lee is more than the sum of his parts. Discover the city, people, and places that make chef Lee tick, and have inspired his new cuisine that goes beyond any boundaries.

Get into Edward'S kitchen and learn his incredible recipes

12 lessons

Peas Pulao
32 min
Add extra excitement to your plain white rice as you learn to make this simple but flavorful side dish. ‘Matar’ is Hindi for green peas and ‘pulao’ means pilaf, and in this lesson, you’ll learn the basics of masalas (spice blends) as you make this classic and insanely popular Indian rice and peas dish.

Nanette W. This was truly awesome. I have loved Dario for a long time, and even though I haven’t tasted his food yet, I experienced his love and enthusiasm for life and character right through my iPad!

Fried Chicken with Gochujang Sauce & Slaw
17 min
Edward teaches classic Fried chicken while including his twist of a spicy gochujang-based sauce with a sprinkling of furikake. Learn how to make the best buttermilk fried chicken, and top it off with a unique Korean sauce and a tangy, bright Asian pear slaw. Your chicken will be tender with a crispy exterior.
Cabbage Steamed Fish with Miso Hollandaise
28 min
Edward teaches how to steam fish packets filled with vegetables and a spicy marinade. From mixing the marinade, blanching and shocking cabbage leaves, and chopping vegetables, you will gain an array of essential skills. One of the most intriguing components is the creamy egg yolk sauce, which is a rich contrast to the light-tasting fish.
Braised Tofu & Radish with Ham Salt
21 min
Edward highlights silken tofu in this dish of fatty broth, braised daikon and an apple-ginger puree. Beyond demonstrating how to create a rich broth, braise vegetables, and plate an elegant dish, he also emphasizes knife skills such as cutting radishes into perfect cubes and matchsticks.
Kohlrabi Kimchi
15 min
With just a few ingredients, you too can simply ferment foods at home. Edward shows how to make kimchi from kohlrabi, which is a dense vegetable that can hold up well through fermentation. While this vegetable is less traditional for kimchi, expect the usual elements like Korean chili flakes, scallions, garlic, and ginger to tantalize the taste buds.
Eggplant, Bologna & Mushroom Burnt Toast
20 min
Edward teaches how to utilize one of his signature flavors: Burnt. Discover the gentle balance of burning without charring, as you learn how to master the Maillard reaction and release deliciousness from the simplest ingredients. Recreate Edward’s his favorite childhood sandwich and learn how to sear and caramelize as you elevate the gentle flavors of eggplant, mushroom and bologna, along with roasting garlic to enhance mayonnaise.
Savory Asian Peanut Butter
7 min
Forget store-bought peanut butter packed with chemicals and preservatives, make your own with roasted peanuts and sesame oil.
Peanut Braised Chicken with Coconut Carolina Rice
21 min
Braise poultry and simmer coconut rice in a flavorful miso and peanut mixture and you’ll have a warming, family-style dish. Learn how to to build flavor through caramelization and the secret to preparing perfect rice.
Oysters & Grits in Bourbon Brown Butter
24 min
Edward revisits the Southern classic dish of shrimp and grits with his own unique take that combines his love of bourbon and oysters.
Open Fire Grilled Steaks & Vegetables with Kalbi Butter
18 min
Want to cook steaks better on the grill? Watch this lesson. Edward explains how to check for doneness, manipulate the fire and accomplish a smoky taste.
Grilled Quail with Banana Barbecue Mop
27 min
Learn how to make quail with perfect cross-hatched char marks, simmer homemade barbecue sauce with surprising ingredients, and prepare homemade quick pickles. Edward’s grilling techniques can be applied to other proteins.
Backyard Barbecue
15 min
Join Edward and Ben, home chef and community leader, as they throw a fun backyard barbecue for their friends and family. Learn Ben's special brine, how to handle a variety of meats and vegetables on the grill, including Tomahawk pork chops, asparagus, and sweet potatoes.
Peanut & Popcorn Watermelon Brûlée
19 min
Edward explores the complexity of watermelon with this whimsical salad. Simple techniques like stove-popping buttery popcorn, boiling and frying peanuts, and creating a crunchy Brûlée top make up this surprising plate.

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