December 2014

Thu
04
Twitter Chat: Wines for the Holidays
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM @ Online
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Twitter Chat: Wines for the Holidays
Thursday, December 4th
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Online, Free

No holiday celebration is complete without a few bottles of wine, so join in on the chat to discover our recommendations for the season! Buy a few ahead of time and taste and tweet with us through our favorites. See the list here: http://www.wholefoodsmarket.com/wine Follow #WFMwine to join the conversation from 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm CST. 

Sat
06
Gingerbread House Workshop
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM @ Community Classroom
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Gingerbread House Workshop
Saturday, December 6th
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Community Classroom, $19.99 per house

For many, gingerbread houses are the essence of family togetherness during the holidays. Continue the tradition with your loved ones at our workshop. For $19.99 per house, we’ll provide the frosted gingerbread house and candy, you bring the creativity! All ages are welcome. Pre-registration is required. Visit the customer service desk to sign up.

Sat
06
Warm Welcome Wreath Workshop
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM @ Community Classroom
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Warm Welcome Wreath Workshop
Saturday, December 6th
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Community Classroom, $40

Dazzle your guests this holiday season with a festive wreath made by you!  This workshop will be held in our community classroom, hosted by your floral expert Lea.  We’ll provide all of the supplies you need.  You’ll leave with a lovely natural wreath and the knowledge to make more wreaths on your own! Pre-registration is required. Visit the customer service desk to sign up.

Tue
09
Cheese Nights: Alpine Cheeses
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM @ Specialty Department
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Cheese Nights: Alpine Cheeses
Tuesday, December 9th
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Specialty Department, Free

December's Cheese Nights event will feature our favorite Alpine cheeses. Creamy, nutty, and aromatic; these cheeses are some of our favorites for snacking, cooking, or making holiday fondue. Join us to taste and learn more!

Thu
11
5% Community Support Day with Everyday Miracles
12:00 AM @ Storewide
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5% Community Support Day with Everyday Miracles
Thursday, December 11th
12:00 AM
Storewide

Save the date! Shop at Whole Foods Market Hennepin on Thursday, December 11th, when 5% of that day’s sales go to support Everyday Miracles, a non-profit located right here in Minneapolis.

Everyday Miracles is dedicated to providing education and doula services to low income families with the goal of improving birth outcomes.

They will be on site for a majority of the day to talk more about their mission and the services they provide. For more information, please visit www.everyday-miracles.org.

Thu
11
Twitter Chat: Spectacular Entertaining
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM @ Online
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Twitter Chat: Spectacular Entertaining
Thursday, December 11th
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Online, Free

From large celebrations to comforting dinners and small cocktail soirees, the holiday season is THE time for entertaining. Join us on Twitter from 6pm - 7pm CST to swap recipes, ideas, and more. Follow #WFMdish to join the conversation.

Fri
12
Cocktail Seminar
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM @ Community Classroom
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Cocktail Seminar
Friday, December 12th
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Community Classroom, Free

Join Sonja Kassebaum, co-owner and distiller of North Shore Distillery, the first craft distillery in Illinois! She will be sharing her wealth of knowledge and expertise. This class will be held in our community classroom. And, as always, samples will be provided.

Register at our Customer Service Desk. Must be 21+ to attend.

Sat
13
Gingerbread House Workshop
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM @ Community Classroom
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Gingerbread House Workshop
Saturday, December 13th
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Community Classroom, $19.99 per house

For many, gingerbread houses are the essence of family togetherness during the holidays. Continue the tradition with your loved ones at our workshop. For $19.99 per house, we’ll provide the frosted gingerbread house and candy, you bring the creativity! All ages are welcome. Pre-registration is required. Visit the customer service desk to sign up.

Sat
13
Holiday Menu Tasting
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM @ Holiday Order Table
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Holiday Menu Tasting
Saturday, December 13th
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Holiday Order Table, Free

Serving guests at a holiday gathering but want to spend less time in the kitchen? Let us do the cooking. Our exclusive holiday catering menu is designed to provide home cooking flavors that you can take home and heat with ease. The menu includes fully catered meals, side dish packages, a la carte items, desserts, and more. Stop by to try some of our favorite items available, while supplies last. Catering orders can be placed in store or online.

Sat
13
Buck-A-Shuck Oyster Event
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM @ Seafood Department
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Buck-A-Shuck Oyster Event
Saturday, December 13th
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Seafood Department, $1 per fresh oyster

On December 13th, fresh Oysters are on sale for just $1 each! Stop in and our fishmongers will shuck 'em up fresh on the spot. We tend to sell out completely on events like this, so get 'em while they last!

Sat
13
FREE Holiday Gift Wrapping
12:00 PM - 7:00 PM @ Near Registers
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FREE Holiday Gift Wrapping
Saturday, December 13th
12:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Near Registers, Free with a $20 minimum purchase

Love to go shopping for gifts, but hate wrapping them? You're in luck! When you spend $20 or more, you can get FREE gift wrapping right here in store. Problem solved!

Here are the dates and times offered:

Saturday, December 13 @ 12pm - 6pm

Friday, December 19 @ 4pm – 7pm

Saturday, December 20 @ 12pm – 6pm

Monday, December 22 @ 11am – 2pm & 4pm – 7pm

Thu
18
Twitter Chat: Cooking for the Holidays
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM @ Online
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Twitter Chat: Cooking for the Holidays
Thursday, December 18th
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Online, Free

It's almost time for the second big feast of the holiday season! Whether you're looking for a main course, sumptious sides or delicious desserts you're sure to find it during our chat. Follow #WFMdish to join the conversation from 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm CST. 

Sat
20
Crab Cracking Event
2:00 PM - 5:00 PM @ Seafood Department
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Crab Cracking Event
Saturday, December 20th
2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Seafood Department, $9.99/lb

It's time to celebrate Dungeness Crab season! Stop by the cracking table in our Seafood department for this one-day-only event. After you purchase our fully cooked, never frozen, US wild-caught Dungeness Crab at just $9.99 per pound, we will crack, clean and wrap it just for you. Hurry in before it's all gone!

Events At Nearby Stores

Perfecting Homemade Pizza
Wednesday, December 17th
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Cooking Classroom, $30 per person

This class will be taught by Chef Ani. All of the flavor and fun of your corner pizza place, but with more exotic ingredients and healthier to boot! There’s nothing better than snuggling in for the night with a piping hot pizza and other Italian favorites. In this class, you will learn how to make the perfect pizza dough, how to stretch and throw your dough for a lovely chewy crust, tips for topping and baking and make delicious sides to go along with your pies, as well as simple instructions for pizza on the grill and stovetop. Class is hands on with vegetarian options. Pre-registration is required. On the menu:

  • Winter Bruschetta with Parsley Rosemary Pesto

  • Shaved Fennel Salad with Citrus and Pine Nuts

  • Warm Marinated Italian Olives

  • Personal Pizzas with Variety of Topping

  • Dessert Pizza with Roasted Pears, Ricotta and Hazelnuts

 

Pre-registration for classes and select events required. See class description for specific instructions. Registration required no later than 48 hours prior to the class date. Call 612-927-8141 or visit our customer service desk to pre-register. Classes and events are subject to change or cancellation. If you cannot attend your class, you must call Whole Foods Market Lake Calhoun and cancel at least 48 hours in advance. You will receive classroom credit for the amount of the class to be used no later than three months from the date of the class that you registered for. Please call the above number or contact  Culinary Director Ani Loizzo at Ani.Loizzo@wholefoods.com if you have any questions. Thank you!

 

Taste Bud Travels: Vivacious Vietnam
Thursday, December 18th
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Cooking Classroom, $30 per person

This class will be taught by Chef Ani. Bright with herbs, redolent with chilies, deep with umamiand exciting to enjoy, Vietnamese cuisine is a big part of the Minnesotan culinary landscape. Whether you grew up with spring rolls and bubble tea or are still waiting to discover the pleasures of a great bahn mi, a homemade Vietnamese repast can help highlight the best of summer or chase away the worst of winter. Using ingredients available right here at Whole Foods Market, we’ll cook our way through a big meal of Vietnamese classics, discuss the governing principles of Vietnamese culinary life and explore the items that you can stock in your pantry to give everything from rice to dessert a wonderful Vietnamese flavor. Learn the ins and outs of working with sticky rice, rice paper and rice noodles, building a quick, flavorful broth and how to make delicious quick pickles. Class is dairy free and has gluten-free options upon request. This class has hands on opportunities as desired. Pre-registration is required. On the menu:

  • Vietnamese Coffee

  • Fresh Shrimp Spring Rolls with Sweet and Spicy Dipping Sauce

  • Quick Beef Pho

  • Caramelized Lemongrass Chicken

  • Grilled Pork Bahn Mi

  • Steamed Sticky Rice Pudding with Coconut

Pre-registration for classes and select events required. See class description for specific instructions. Registration required no later than 48 hours prior to the class date. Call 612-927-8141 or visit our customer service desk to pre-register. Classes and events are subject to change or cancellation. If you cannot attend your class, you must call Whole Foods Market Lake Calhoun and cancel at least 48 hours in advance. You will receive classroom credit for the amount of the class to be used no later than three months from the date of the class that you registered for. Please call the above number or contact  Culinary Director Ani Loizzo at Ani.Loizzo@wholefoods.com if you have any questions. Thank you!

Ingredient(s) Spotlight: Beyond Mainstream Meats
Friday, December 19th
6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Cooking Classroom, $30 per person

This class will be taught by Chef Ani. If you’re a carnivore, chances are, you’ve had your fair share of steaks, chops, breasts and thighs, and may be getting a little bored with the standard beef, lamb, chicken and pork. In our Meat and Seafood Department, we offer many different meats that can provide new flavors and textures to your cooking. Despite the fact that octopus, rabbit, pheasant, duck, quail, oxtails and more aren’t everyday dinner fare, they’re no more difficult to cook than chicken or beef, and oftentime have a lot more flavor. We’ll explore the nutritional and flavor profiles of each of our proteins, discover the best methods for cooking them and the flavors of great sauces that will complement stronger tasting meat. This class has hands on opportunities as desired. Pre-registration is required. On the menu:

  • Braised and Grilled Octopus
  • Poached and Seared Sweetbreads
  • Pan Roasted Quail with Glazed Carrots
  • Wine Stewed Oxtails
  • Whole Roast Pheasant with Pears and Pearl Onions
  • Rabbit Cacciatore (Italian Hunter’s Stew)

Pre-registration for classes and select events required. See class description for specific instructions. Registration required no later than 48 hours prior to the class date. Call 612-927-8141 or visit our customer service desk to pre-register. Classes and events are subject to change or cancellation. If you cannot attend your class, you must call Whole Foods Market Lake Calhoun and cancel at least 48 hours in advance. You will receive classroom credit for the amount of the class to be used no later than three months from the date of the class that you registered for. Please call the above number or contact  Culinary Director Ani Loizzo at Ani.Loizzo@wholefoods.com if you have any questions. Thank you!

 

This class will be taught by Chef Ani.