We may not be able to travel right now, but that doesn’t mean we should stop dreaming and planning trips to take in future. Travel has always been a source of inspiration, whether it’s the sights and landscapes, sounds and languages, styles and cultures or the people we meet. From fashion and film to conservation and photography, Masterclass offers a wide range of skills taught by the leading experts in their industry. Fuel your travel dreams by discovering new talents while preparing for adventures to have once this is all over.https://www.youtube.com/embed/P1FGa_7wq-g
YOTAM OTTOLENGHI TEACHES MIDDLE EASTERN COOKING
The Israeli-British chef made his name with his bestselling cookbooks and must-visit London restaurants and delis. In this 26-lesson course, Ottolenghi covers the basics of what he calls ‘sunny cuisine’, which he’s now world famous for. Videos reveal recipes for dishes such as exquisite houmous, perfectly roasted aubergine and smoky marinated feta, as well as brilliant condiments and extras to pimp up any feast – all so you can recreate a supper that will transport you to the Middle East at home.
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JIMMY CHIN TEACHES ADVENTURE PHOTOGRAPHY
Professional climber, acclaimed photographer and Oscar-winning director Jimmy Chin teaches the skills required to take photographs while you travel. With detailed explanations and examples, you’ll learn creative approaches for capturing the best shots, techniques to use, and how to embark on passion projects. Having organised and led expeditions to China, Pakistan, Nepal, Greenland, Tanzania, Chad, Mali, South Africa, Borneo, India and Argentina, Jimmy has professional experience beyond any other adventure photographer.
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DR JANE GOODALL TEACHES CONSERVATION
The future of our planet depends on the actions we take every day. Changing our lifestyle to include more sustainable ways of living can help protect the environment and everything that exists within it. Of course, some people go above and beyond in their efforts to help. In her first-ever online class, primatologist and anthropologist Dr Jane Goodall teaches how you can make a difference and help the environment. Learn about everything from her expertise on chimpanzees to climate change, industrial agriculture, organic farming and how to make changes within your daily life and for your travels ahead.
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FRANK GEHRY TEACHES DESIGN AND ARCHITECTURE
The Guggenheim Bilbao Museum, Walt Disney Concert Hall in LA, the ‘Dancing House’ in Prague, the Fondation Louis Vuitton in Paris… Frank Gehry’s award-winning buildings are scattered across the globe. Featuring on most travellers’ wish lists, his architecture is synonymous with groundbreaking design and global culture. Sign up for Gehry’s Masterclass, covering his more than 50 years of experience, to learn about his creative process and the thought behind his constructions, so you’ll be more knowledgeable when you next encounter one of his buildings.
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RON FINLEY TEACHES GARDENING
Travelling opens our eyes to the many wonders of the world we live in, whether it’s the bustling forests of Brazil or tumbling bougainvillea in Italy. Learning to stop and appreciate nature is the key to realising how necessary it is to protect it. Community activist and ‘gangster gardener’ Ron Finley teaches how to grow your own food, from root vegetables to herbs, and how to keep your plants alive. No matter if you have a fully fledged garden or a few indoor plant pots, take the first step towards understanding the value of the natural world, both close to home and when you travel.
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GABRIELA CÁMARA AND AARON FRANKLIN TEACH INTERNATIONAL COOKING
Food is at the heart of travel – it is said that you can’t fully understand a place without tucking into its best-loved dishes. And how better to learn to appreciate food than to master the ins and outs of how it’s made? Travel to Mexico from your kitchen with Mexican chef Gabriela Cámara to learn how to make tuna tostadas, tacos al pastor and traditional tortillas, or pretend you’re in Texas with Aaron Franklin as he shows you his techniques to make the best barbecued ribs, pork and smoked brisket.
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JAMES SUCKLING TEACHES WINE APPRECIATION
With a reputation as one of the world’s most powerful wine critics, James Suckling has spent 40 years travelling the globe sampling more than 200,000 bottles. Learn about tasting techniques, discerning flavours and aromas, pairing and more as James takes you through Tuscan vineyards and explores the stories and histories behind different grapes. Soon you’ll be able to taste-test your way around the world’s best bottles with confidence.
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CHRIS HADFIELD TEACHES SPACE EXPLORATION
Travel is on hold for the foreseeable future, but that doesn’t have to stop you planning that trip of a lifetime. And while you’re at it, why not let your dreams take you a little bit further? In his Masterclass, retired astronaut Chris Hadfield takes students on a journey through outer space. Learn about the science of space travel, life as an astronaut and what the future of travel could look like. From how rockets work and commanding the International Space Station to what it’s like to walk in space, this class will spark inspiration and broaden your horizons.
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