May 2013

Wed
01
Healthier Cooking for Food Lovers: Light Spring and Summer Desserts
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM @ Cooking Classroom
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Healthier Cooking for Food Lovers: Light Spring and Summer Desserts
Wednesday, May 1st
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Cooking Classroom, $10 per person

This class will be taught by Chef Ani. If you’ve got a sweet tooth, but want to eat healthy, this is the class for you! It may seem like healthful eating and dessert are incompatible, but it’s all about balance, using the best, most flavorful, most nutrient dense ingredients and a few clever techniques to concentrate flavors and enhance sweetness and richness-without butter, oil or heavily processed sugars. In this class, we’ll dig into the art and science of baking. We’ll discuss ways to incorporate healthy fats such as nuts, natural sweeteners and seasonal fruit into simple summer desserts that are delicious and can satisfy you without a 1,000 calorie price tag. Dinner will not be served, but you will get to taste plenty of treats, so please plan accordingly. Class will have gluten-free options upon request, hands on opportunities and is suitable for vegan customers. On the menu:

  • Grilled Pineapple with Chili and Lime
  • Roasted Strawberries with Balsamic Vinegar
  • Banana Ice Cream with Hazelnuts
  • Chocolate Mint Chia Pudding
  • Individual Peach Crisps

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, visit our customer service desk, or register online 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!

Thu
02
Peak Pick: Sweet Peas
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM @ Cooking Classroom
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Peak Pick: Sweet Peas
Thursday, May 2nd
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Cooking Classroom, $25 per person

This class will be taught by Chef Ani. Now that spring has sprung, fresh sweet peas are in the market just begging to be used, and oh, are we going to use them. Often relegated to a boring side dish, peas are actually an incredibly versatile food, from appetizer to dessert. We will use snow peas, English garden peas, split peas and a few unexpected versions to create a full menu of dishes perfect for Spring. Chef Ani will show you how to choose fresh peas, how to store them, how to prepare English and split peas for cooking, and how to pair them with other ingredients to bring out maximum pea flavor. You’ll also learn the chef’s secrets for stress-free stir-frying and how to build the perfect ice cream. Class has gluten-free options upon request, is vegetarian friendly and has hands on opportunities as desired. On the menu:

  • Crostini with Sweet Pea Pesto and Burrata
  • Split Pea Soup with Orange and Tarragon
  • Stir-fried Sesame Snap Peas
  • Sugar Snap Pea Salad with Spring Radish and Manchego Cheese
  • Fresh Pasta with Sweet Peas and Seasonal Mushrooms
  • Sweet Pea Ice Cream

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, visit our customer service desk, or register online 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!

Fri
03
Taste Bud Travels: Mouthwatering Mexico
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM @ Cooking Classroom
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Taste Bud Travels: Mouthwatering Mexico
Friday, May 3rd
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Cooking Classroom, $30 per person

This class will be taught by Chef Ani. With Cinco de Mayo just around the corner, now is the perfect time to brush up on your south-of-the-border cooking skills. We’ll go beyond the Americanized Tex-Mex that is often misidentified as Mexican food for some of the true flavors of Mexico- smoky spices, fresh herbs, avocados and citrus. You’ll learn all about the vast culinary landscape of our neighbors, the importance of certain ingredients throughout Mexican culture and learn how to work with different types of fresh and dried chilies, how to make your own chili powder,  how to whip up your very own horchata and the science behind cooking with maize. Class has gluten free options upon request and has hands on opportunities as desired. On the menu:

  • Horchata (Rice and Almond Milk with Cinnamon)
  • Homemade Tortilla Chips with Smoky Salsa Verde
  • Frijoles Nero con Mole (Black Beans with Mole)
  • Tacos de Pescado with Avocado Crema (Fish Tacos)
  • Tacos de Carne Asada (Cilantro Marinated Steak)
  • Churros with Spicy Mexican Chocolate

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, visit our customer service desk, or register online 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!

Sat
04
Date Night: Mediterranean
6:00 PM - 8:30 PM @ Cooking Classroom
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Date Night: Mediterranean
Saturday, May 4th
6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Cooking Classroom, $30 per person

This class will be taught by Chef Jeremy. If you have ever thought about skipping the trek to a restaurant and creating your own romantic dinner at home, this is the class for you! We will turn the routine of dinner into a fun and meaningful evening with your significant other.  You and your date will learn to prepare and then enjoy an amazing four-course dinner that can be made with ease in the comfort of your kitchen. This class can be gluten free upon request and has minimal hands on opportunities. On the menu:

  • Pomegranate Spritzer
  • Bacon and Goat Cheese Stuffed Dates
  • Shellfish and Mixed Seafood Cioppino
  • Oven Roasted Lamb with Grape Tomatoes and Turnips
  • Braised Hearts of Romaine with Cured Ham
  • Baklava with Orange and Cardamom Syrup

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, visit our customer service desk, or register online 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!

Mon
06
Peak Pick: The Glory of Garlic
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM @ Cooking Classroom
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Peak Pick: The Glory of Garlic
Monday, May 6th
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Cooking Classroom, $30 per person (includes breathmints)

This class will be taught by Chef Ani. How can something as small as a clove of garlic have such complex and dynamic flavor? Musty and pungent when raw, mellow and sweet when cooked, and in Chef Ani’s kitchen, a key component in many dishes- from appetizer to dessert. Garlic has been an important culinary and medicinal ingredient for many cultures over many years. It’s inexpensive, readily available and easy to work with- even easier after you learn some simple tricks for selecting, peeling, prepping and enjoying garlic. Once you’ve got your bulbs in a row, you’ll dive in and discover how to roast, fry, pickle, confit and infuse with garlic. Additional skills included in this class are how to create great custard style ice cream, how to pick the right potato for the right job, how to make a confit and the icy delight of cold soups. Class has gluten-free options upon request and has hands on opportunities as desired. On the menu:

  • Skordalia with Garlic Confit (A Greek Garlic and Potato Dip)
  • Ajoblanco (A Spanish Chilled Almond and Garlic Soup)
  • Spring Vegetable Salad with Roasted Garlic Aioli
  • Garlic Marinated Shrimp a la plancha (Griddle)
  • Fresh Pasta with Garlic Three Ways
  • Garlic Ice Cream with Garlic Brittle

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, visit our customer service desk, or register online 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!

Wed
08
Peak Pick: Mad About Mushrooms
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM @ Cooking Classroom
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Peak Pick: Mad About Mushrooms
Wednesday, May 8th
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Cooking Classroom, $30 per person

This class will be taught by Chef Ani. Mushrooms- some revel in them, some recoil from them. If you are in the former category, join us for this mushroom feast. We will enter the broad and complicated business of classifying mushrooms, explore them as a dry and fresh ingredient, learn how to select, store and clean them, and how to pair them with other savory flavors for mushroom dishes that celebrate the earthy funk of mushrooms. If you’ve just been sautéing your mushrooms, get ready to try them raw, roasted, pickled and poached in a menu that will satisfy omnivores and vegetarians alike. Additionally, you’ll learn how to make a basic pickle, how to build a vegetarian pate, make a delicious mushroom stock and try some excellent truffle-infused cheeses. Class is suitable for vegetarians and has opportunities for hands on participation as desired. On the menu:

  • Wild Mushroom and Truffled Ricotta Tartines
  • Mushroom Bisque
  • Shaved Raw Mushroom Salad with Parsley and Lemon
  • Handmade Ravioli with Mushrooms Three Ways
  • Mushrooms al Cartoccio  (Parchment Baked Mushrooms)

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, visit our customer service desk, or register online 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!

Thu
09
MOM-A-RAMA
10:00 AM - 1:00 PM @ Whole Foods Market, Lake Calhoun
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MOM-A-RAMA
Thursday, May 9th
10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Whole Foods Market, Lake Calhoun, FREE

Come celebrate your mom-ness with lots of mom friendly treats! Free chair massage. Manicures. Visia Facial Analysis, samples, and more! Plus,the first 50 moms to come in get free gift bags. (And this gift bag is GOOOOOOD.)

Thu
09
Community Event: Don’t Be So Invasive…The Aquatic Invasive Species Project
5:00 PM - 9:30 PM @ The Local
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Community Event: Don’t Be So Invasive…The Aquatic Invasive Species Project
Thursday, May 9th
5:00 PM - 9:30 PM
The Local

Venue: The Local in The Hallow– 931 Nicollet Mall Minneapolis 55402
Entertainment: Order of events
*5:30‐6:30 : Schoenberg
*7:00 – 7:15 : Speaker (TBA)
*7:30 – 8:15 : Finneticut: Featuring a 6 piece chamber orchestra
*8:30 – 9:00 : Music performed by Kate Moore of FINN
*Live Art by Cameron Asao
*Silent Auction and Raffle
*4 Educational booths run by local lakes advocate organizations
*Snack Food: Sponsored by Whole Foods Market
*Fruit/Veggie Juices: Sponsored by Colombia Gorge Organic

Locals for Lakes is a Minnesota based organization whose mission is to raise awareness and educate Minnesotans about the issues surrounding our precious lakes. It is their objective to bring individuals of all kinds together under one roof to connect, brainstorm, discuss and plan ways to preserve the beauty that is one of Minnesota’s greatest natural resources. The first installment of their series deals specifically with Aquatic Invasive Species. 100% of the proceeds from their
efforts will be donated to Conservation Minnesota and the Minnesota Waters Project. Please check out their website (www.localsforlakes.com) for more details about the first installment of their event series: Don't Be So Invasive!... The Aquatic Invasive Species Project.

Fri
10
Rock and Roll Sushi
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM @ Cooking Classroom
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Rock and Roll Sushi
Friday, May 10th
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Cooking Classroom, $30 per person

This class will be taught by Chef Ani. Sushi has a rich, deep history. The concept is hundreds of years old, taking advantage of natural resources from its home region of Japan and providing a fix for those who wanted to preserve their supper without refrigeration. To Americans, however, sushi is a new, mysterious thing- becoming popular on the West Coast in the early 1950s, and going from the shores of the Pacific to the shores of the Great Lakes as few as thirty years ago. With any new cuisine comes mystery, and we’re here to delve into the mysteries of sushi- its terminology, the differences between Japanese and American style sushi, how to make great sushi rice and how to form maki, or rolls, in the comfort of your very own home. Each participant will have the opportunity to learn the maki method, then dive in and choose their own fresh fruits, vegetables and seafood to create three maki rolls. After enjoying your delicious homemade sushi, you go home with the bonus of your very own sushi mat for future rolling ventures. This class is hands on, is suitable for gluten free customers and has options for vegetarian and vegan customers. Come hungry!

 

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, visit our customer service desk, or register online 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!

Sat
11
The Whole Kids Club Presents...Fancy French Folded Food
9:30 AM - 10:30 AM @ Cooking Classroom
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The Whole Kids Club Presents...Fancy French Folded Food
Saturday, May 11th
9:30 AM - 10:30 AM
Cooking Classroom, $5 for Whole Kids Club Members, $8 for Non-members

This class will be taught by Chef Ani. What’s flexible, foldable, stacklable and rollable? Crepes! Sweet or salty, empty or filled, crepes can make a delicious breakfast, lunch or dinner. Today, we’ll whip up our very own crepe batter, cook our crepes and fill them with fruit, chocolate, veggies and cheese for a yummy breakfast. Class is appropriate for kids ages 5-12 and are drop off classes- kids only, please! Class is vegetarian friendly.

 

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, visit our customer service desk, or register online 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!

Sat
11
The Exotic Cuisine of India
6:00 PM - 8:30 PM @ Cooking Classroom
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The Exotic Cuisine of India
Saturday, May 11th
6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Cooking Classroom, $35 per person

This class will be taught by Anu of Exotic Palates. If your tummy grumbles for the tantalizing samosas or perfect pulao, come learn the secrets of spices and the mysteries of masala from Anu of Exotic Palates! Discover the basic techniques of Indian dumplings, flavorful dipping sauces, savory main dishes and perfect fluffy rice. Top it all off with spicy naan and an evening of Indian history and culture, and you’ve got a fragrant trip to India- right on the shore of Lake Calhoun. Class has hands on opportunities as desired. On the menu:

  • Crispy, Spicy Potato Samosas with Mint Chutney
  • Restaurant Style Butter Chicken
  • Elaichi Pulao
  • Cucumber Raita
  • Masaledar Spiced Naan

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, visit our customer service desk, or register online 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!

 

Sun
12
Mother's Day Brunch
8:00 AM - 11:00 AM @ Whole Foods Market, Lake Calhoun
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Mother's Day Brunch
Sunday, May 12th
8:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Whole Foods Market, Lake Calhoun

Our Prepared Foods Deparment is planning quite a brunch feast this weekend!
Featured dishes include:
Country Biscuits
Sausage Gravy
Assorted Frittatas
Cajun Breakfast Potatoes
Salmon, Dill,and Goat Cheese Quiche
Grilled Asparagus
Eggs Benedict
Crème Brulee French Toast with Fresh Berries and Whipped Cream

$8.49 per pound

Mon
13
Peak Pick: Asparagus Stalker
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM @ Cooking Classroom
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Peak Pick: Asparagus Stalker
Monday, May 13th
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Cooking Classroom, $30 per person

This class will be taught by Chef Ani. If spring had a mascot, it would be asparagus. This unique perennial plant is one of the first to poke out of the ground, and can grow to full size in less than a day. It is low in calories and fat, yet is a luxurious delight on the palate, and in season, an affordable delicacy. In this class, we’ll pickle, roast, blanch and sauté asparagus, turn its stalks into stock and pasta and even dessert. You’ll learn how to choose the best asparagus, how to store it and how to best preserve its flavor during cooking. Class has gluten-free options upon request, is suitable for vegetarian customers and has hands on opportunities as desired. On the menu:

  • Asparagus and Wild Mushroom Tartines
  • Dill and Asparagus Bisque
  • Fresh Asparagus Pasta with Chile and Lemon
  • Roasted Asparagus with Marcona Almonds and Brown Butter
  • Asparagus Ice Cream

 

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, visit our customer service desk, or register online 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!

Tue
14
Light Spring and Summer Sauces
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM @ Cooking Classroom
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Light Spring and Summer Sauces
Tuesday, May 14th
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Cooking Classroom, $20 per person

This class will be taught by Chef Ani. When the weather warms up, I can’t wait to eat big piles of flavorful vegetables, light proteins and whole grains dressed up with some of my favorite light sauces. We’ll keep the butter and cream in the fridge for now and focus on crafting bright, bold flavors from fresh fruits, vegetables, nuts and herbs. These sauces are versatile, easy to prepare and flavorful enough to complement the best summer asparagus or jazz up the blank culinary canvasses of lean proteins. Additional lessons include how to store and handle herbs for maximum flavor, how to choose the best sauce-making method and how to store your sauces for maximum shelf life. This class has gluten-free, dairy-free and vegetarian options- please specify upon registration. This class has hands on opportunities as desired. On the menu:

  • Asparagus with Romesco Sauce (Spain)
  • Avocados with Salsa Verde (Italy)
  • Artichokes with Mojo Rojo (Spain)
  • Portobello Mushrooms with Harissa (Northern Africa)
  • Hearts of Palm with Oil-Free Tomato Basil Dressing (American)
  • Fresh Fruit Salad with Peach Vanilla Coulis (French)

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, visit our customer service desk, or register online 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!

Wed
15
Knife Skills: Intermediate Techniques
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM @ Cooking Classroom
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Knife Skills: Intermediate Techniques
Wednesday, May 15th
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Cooking Classroom, $30 per person

This class will be taught by Chef Jeremy.  Grab a knife and step up to the cutting board!

In this class, you’re going to learn the tricks of the trade as Chef Jeremy guides you through some beginning cutting techniques. Chef Jeremy will demonstrate the techniques, and then guide you through preforming the cuts yourself. You will learn a skill-set in this class that will benefit you for the rest of your life as we prepare and then eat a family style meal using the cooking skills we just learned. No experience necessary! This class can be vegetarian and gluten free upon request and has lots of hands on participation. On the menu:

  • Citrus Supreme salad with Watercress and Sherry Vinaigrette
  • French Onion soup with Gruyere Croutons
  • Brown Rice Pilaf with Exotic Mushrooms and Pine Nuts
  • Pan Seared Salmon with Sautéed Spring Vegetables

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, visit our customer service desk, or register online 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!

Thu
16
Twitter Chat: Light Up the Grill
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM @ Online
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Twitter Chat: Light Up the Grill
Thursday, May 16th
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Online, Fee

The weather is warming up and that means it's time to head outside for some cooking over the coals or gratesl. Let's chat about our favorite foods to kiss with flame, tips and tricks for seasoning, and more. Follow #wfmdish to join the conversation from 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm CST.

Fri
17
A Salute to Bacon
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM @ Cooking Classroom
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A Salute to Bacon
Friday, May 17th
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Cooking Classroom, $30 per person

This class will be taught by Chef Ani. Simply put, everything is better with bacon. Bacon is salty, savory and satisfying, and even just a little bit goes a long way to adding smoky succulence to all sorts of dishes, from appetizer to dessert. In this class, we’ll discuss bacon around the world, how bacon is made, how to cook it to perfection, and how to get the biggest bang for your bacon buck at the Whole Foods Market meat counter (where sodium nitrate and sodium nitrite are not allowed). Additional lessons included in this class are how to work with wild mushrooms, how to make crock-pot bacon jam and how to turn bacon into candy. Class has gluten-free options upon request, has hands on opportunities as desired. On the menu:

  • Tartines with Fresh Tomatoes and BACON JAM
  • Bacon Wrapped Asparagus Bundles
  • Sweet Corn and Wild Mushroom Soup with Bacon
  • Fresh Pasta with Bacon Baked Leeks and Creamy Blue Cheese
  • Individual Peach Crisps with Candied Bacon

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, visit our customer service desk, or register online 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!

Sat
18
Date Night: French Flavor
6:00 PM - 8:30 PM @ Cooking Classroom
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Date Night: French Flavor
Saturday, May 18th
6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Cooking Classroom, $30 per person

This class will be taught by Chef Jeremy. If you have ever thought about skipping the trek to a restaurant and creating your own romantic dinner at home, this is the class for you! We will turn the routine of dinner into a fun and meaningful evening with your significant other.  You and your date will learn to prepare and then enjoy an amazing four-course dinner that can be made with ease in the comfort of your kitchen. This class can be gluten free upon request and has minimal hands on opportunities. On the menu:

  • Sparkling Peach Spritzer
  • A French Cheese Tasting
  • Classic Nicoise Salad with Yellowfin Tuna
  • Filet Mignon for Two with Demi-Glace & Whipped Potatoes
  • Ratatouille of Spring Vegetables
  • Crème Brulee

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, visit our customer service desk, or register online 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!

Sun
19
Artisan Tacos and Salsas
6:00 PM - 8:30 PM @ Cooking Classroom
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Artisan Tacos and Salsas
Sunday, May 19th
6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Cooking Classroom, $30 per person

This class will be taught by Chef Jeremy. Salsa has long surpassed ketchup as the most popular condiment. Tacos are a huge reason for this and are no longer just limited to Mexico-they are popular worldwide. We will start by making a few types of salsa and prepare tacos from Oaxaca to Korea and everywhere in between. Pre-registration required. Gluten free available upon request. On the menu:

  • Korean Tacos with Spicy Kim Chee
  • Authentic Carnitas with Salsa Verde
  • Barbacoa Tacos with Cilantro and Onion
  • Yellowfin Tuna Tacos with Napa Cabbage and Bean Puree

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, visit our customer service desk, or register online 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!

Mon
20
The Pursuit of Egg-cellence
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM @ Cooking Classroom
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The Pursuit of Egg-cellence
Monday, May 20th
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Cooking Classroom, $25 per person

This class will be taught by Chef Ani. Eggs are one of the most complex, important and ubiquitous ingredients in modern cookery. When the white and yolk are kept together, you can produce luscious scrambled eggs, piquant hard and soft boiled eggs and perfect poachers. When separated, the yolk produces rich sauces and creamy custards, while the white strengthens everything from macarons to meringue. All this power, yet it is one of the cheapest forms of protein available. The trick with taking advantage of this versatile, indispensable food is controlling temperature, selecting the right equipment and timing- and Chef Ani is ready to reveal to you all of her egg-based tricks. In this class, you’ll unscramble the science behind choosing the best eggs, storing them properly, separating cleanly and how to master the basic egg cooking methods: scrambling, poaching, custard making and working with egg whites in desserts. Class has hands on opportunities as desired. On the menu:

  • Brioche Crostini with Soft Scrambled Eggs
  • Asparagus with Hollandaise
  • Seasonal Salad with Poached Egg
  • Savory Cheese Soufflés
  • Lemon Curd with Almond Tuilles (Crisp Egg White Cookies)

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, visit our customer service desk, or register online 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!

Tue
21
Taste Bud Travels: Vivacious Vietnam
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM @ Cooking Classroom
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Taste Bud Travels: Vivacious Vietnam
Tuesday, May 21st
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Cooking Classroom, $25

This class will be taught by Chef Ani. Bright with herbs, redolent with chilies, deep with umami and 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 tapioca, 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- please specify upon registration. This class has hands on opportunities as desired. On the menu:

  • Mango Bubble Tea
  • Fresh Vegetable Spring Rolls with Sweet and Spicy Dipping Sauce
  • Quick Beef Pho
  • 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, visit our customer service desk, or register online 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!

 

Wed
22
The Science of Cooking Well
6:00 PM - 8:30 PM @ Cooking Classroom
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The Science of Cooking Well
Wednesday, May 22nd
6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Cooking Classroom, $30 per person

This class will be taught by Chef Jeremy.  What causes mashed potatoes to become gluey and heavy instead of creamy and light? Why do roasts overcook? For something so elemental to our daily lives, cooking can get complicated once science takes over. The problem is that good recipes can only take you so far. Successful cooks benefits from the cook developing intuition and a sixth “cooking” sense in the kitchen. The truth is, great cooks don’t have culinary ESP, they simply understand the fundamental science behind why foods act the way they do, and you can to. This class is gluten free with hands on opportunities as desired. On the menu:

  • Classic Cobb Salad with Emulsified Sherry Vinaigrette
  • Braised Oxtail Risotto
  • Pan Seared Scallop with Beurre Blanc
  • Espresso Crème Brulee with Macerated Berries

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, visit our customer service desk, or register online 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!

Thu
23
Building Better Burgers
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM @ Cooking Classroom
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Building Better Burgers
Thursday, May 23rd
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Cooking Classroom, $30 per person

This class will be taught by Chef Ani. Now that we’ve brushed multiple feet of snow off of our poor, neglected grills, it’s burger time! From beef to lamb to turkey to good old beef, nothing satisfies like a 5 ounce patty of savory goodness. In this class, we’ll delve into which cuts of meat are the best for burgers, how to get the freshest and best ground meat from your butcher counter and how to prepare them for maximum juiciness. Learn how to tell when your burger is perfectly done, how to top your burger with the best in umami (savory) flavor to enhance its flavor and even a few side dishes that are a burger’s best friend. Class has gluten-free options upon request, and has hands on opportunities as desired. On the menu:

  • Bison Burgers with Blue Cheese and Caramelized Onions
  • Turkey Burgers with Roasted Tomato, Pesto and Parmesan
  • Spicy Lamburgers with Harissa
  • Grass Fed Beef Burgers with Bacon and Porcini Mushrooms
  • Traditional Crisp Belgian Fries
  • Spicy Sweet Potato Fries

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, visit our customer service desk, or register online 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!

Fri
24
Taste Bud Travels: Supper in Spain
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM @ Cooking Classroom
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Taste Bud Travels: Supper in Spain
Friday, May 24th
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Cooking Classroom, $30 per person

This class will be taught by Chef Ani. Rich, aromatic and exciting- all of these words can easily be applied to the cuisine of Spain. With easy access to the bounty of the sea and the treasures of the Pyrenees, Spanish cuisine embraces the best of what each season has to offer. Using popular Spanish cheeses, delicious olives, our sparkling fresh seafood and plenty of spices, we’ll take a culinary tour of Spain that demonstrates the simple joy and abundant flavor that is cooking in the Spanish style. As a bonus, you’ll taste our wonderful sheep’s milk cheeses, learn how to classify olives, and how to select and prepare a variety of great seafood. Class has gluten-free options upon request and has hands on opportunities as desired. Come hungry! On the menu:

  • A Warm Weather Tapas Trio
    • Pan Con Tomate (Grilled Bread with Fresh Tomato)
    • Membrillo con Manchego (Quince Paste with Delicious Spanish Cheese)
    • Boquerones (Ceviche Style White Anchovies)
  • Ajoblanco (White Gazpacho)
  • Garlic Shrimp with Romesco (Tomato Bread Sauce with Hazelnuts)
  • Chorizo Stuffed Peppers
  • Smokey Fried Chickpeas with Garlic Aioli
  • Caramel Almond Flan

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, visit our customer service desk, or register online 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!

Sat
25
Fish Tales: Copper River Salmon
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM @ Cooking Classroom
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Fish Tales: Copper River Salmon
Saturday, May 25th
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Cooking Classroom, $30 per person

This class will be taught by Chef Ani. Just like fresh fruit and vegetables, seafood has seasons. In spring, Alaskan Copper River Salmon is sought after with the same fervor of wild mushrooms, ramps or the first little wild strawberries. With a very short season starting in mid-May and ending in mid-June, this fish must be enjoyed during its brief appearance at your fish counter. Like many species of salmon, Copper River salmon is high in Omega-3 fatty acids, protein and delicious flavor. In this class, we’ll learn all about Copper River- where it comes from, why it is so delicious and how to enjoy it using a variety of cooking methods. In this class, you’ll also learn how to preserve fish with salt curing, how to make rilletes, or salmon spread  and how to prepare Chef Ani’s favorite summer sauce. Class has gluten-free options upon request and hands on opportunities desired. On the menu:

  • Homemade Gravalax (Salt Cured Salmon with Dill)
  • Salmon Rilletes
  • Pan Seared Salmon with Pistachio Cream
  • Slow Roasted Salmon with Italian Salsa Verde
  • Grilled Swiss Chard Wrapped Salmon with Shallot Butter

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, visit our customer service desk, or register online 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!

Tue
28
Taste Bud Travels: Tantalizing Thailand
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM @ Cooking Classroom
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Taste Bud Travels: Tantalizing Thailand
Tuesday, May 28th
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Cooking Classroom, $25 per person

This class will be taught by Chef Ani. Thai cuisine is like nothing else on Earth. Complex, aromatic, well balanced and endlessly flavorful, Thai dishes are many culinary adventurer’s favorite destination. The flavors in Thai cuisine may be complex, but the ingredients needed to recreate those flavors and aromas, sights and sounds at home are simple and easily obtained here at Whole Foods Market. Join us to investigate the Thai pantry, learn how to balance sweet, salty, spicy, bitter and sour flavors to create flavorful soups, salads, main dishes and desserts, and how to create the common Thai condiment of fish sauce, garlic and lime known as phrik nam pla. Additional lessons will include how to infuse broths with aromatics, how to stirfry and how to work with sticky rice. Class has hands on opportunities as desired and is suitable for gluten free customers. Come hungry! On the menu:

  • Green Mango Salad
  • Tom Yum Soup
  • Pork Laab (Savory Salad with Toasted Rice)
  • Shrimp Pad Thai
  • Coconut Sticky Rice with Mango

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, visit our customer service desk, or register online 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!

Wed
29
Street-Wise: The World Of Street Food Vendors
6:00 PM - 8:30 PM @ Cooking Classroom
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Street-Wise: The World Of Street Food Vendors
Wednesday, May 29th
6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Cooking Classroom, $30 per person

This class will be taught by Chef Jeremy. Some of the most exciting foods in any country are available through the local street vendors.  Street food makes up 40% of the daily diet of urban consumers in the developing world!  We will travel the globe and highlight some of the tastiest selections the world has to offer, because as any well-traveled foodie will tell you, the best food is sometimes only a street away! We will sample two dishes from each of the four selected countries. On the menu:

  • Mexico: Elotes (Mexican style corn) and Fresh Fruit with Chile and Lime
  • Jamaica: Jerk chicken (Negril style) and the famous Jamacian patties
  • Thailand: Pho Bo (Famous Thai Soup) and Satay (Marinated Skewers)
  • Japan: Tonkatsu (Breaded Pork Cutlet) with Miso Soup

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, visit our customer service desk, or register online 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!

Thu
30
Anti-Inflammatory Cooking
6:00 PM - 8:30 PM @ Cooking Classroom
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Anti-Inflammatory Cooking
Thursday, May 30th
6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Cooking Classroom

This class will be taught by Chef Jeremy. We can live better, stronger lives by learning more about what fuels us: our food. Limiting certain ingredients in your diet is a great way to reduce or control inflammation.Why? Many food ingredients contain allergens that may have a cumulatively toxic effect on your body and may hurt your digestive health over time. We will uncover the ten most common culprits and discuss how to do a self-analysis to determine if or how they affect you. This class is gluten free and can be vegetarian or vegan upon request. On the menu:

  • Apple Spiced Quinoa Porridge
  • Strawberry & Pineapple Smoothie
  • Salad of Kale and Carrots with Adzuki Beans and Lemon
  • Sweet and Sour with Caramelized Pineapple and Chicken
  • Whole Roasted Chicken with Root Vegetables
  • Old Fashioned Chicken Broth

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, visit our customer service desk, or register online 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!

Thu
30
Twitter Chat: Wines of Summer
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM @ Online
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Twitter Chat: Wines of Summer
Thursday, May 30th
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Online, Free

Cool, crisp whites, reds to pair with your favorite steak - wine is made for summer food. Join us as we chat about pairing wines with both weather and favorite summer foods. Follow #wfmwine to join the conversation from 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm CST.

Fri
31
Sensational Seafood
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM @ Cooking Classroom
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Sensational Seafood
Friday, May 31st
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Cooking Classroom, $30 per person

This class will be taught by Chef Ani. If cooking seafood makes you nervous, you’re not alone. Though it is actually one of the easiest and most delicious things a home cook can prepare, there are some tricks to learn and knowledge to undertake before you can effortlessly turn out perfect seafood at home, and this class aims to give you exactly that. If you haven’t had our seafood before, you’re in for a real treat- it is fresh, sustainable and absolutely delicious, with no antibiotics, growth hormones or preservatives. Whether you’ve never seared a filet salmon in your life or simply need to add more recipes to your collection, this class will go through several of the major seafood cooking methods, show you how to select the right pans and cooking gear for cooking seafood, how to season it to perfection and how to tell when it’s perfectly done. This class has gluten-free options upon request and has hands on opportunities as desired. Come hungry! On the menu:

  • Scallop Ceviche with Fresh Avocado
  • New Orleans Po’ Boy with Cornmeal Crusted Fried Shrimp
  • Salmon Poached in Green Tea and Ginger
  • Roasted Trout with Almond Brown Butter
  • Mussels with Fresh Tomatoes

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, visit our customer service desk, or register online 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!

Events At Nearby Stores

Smokin' Good Grilling Event
Saturday, August 30th
12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Whole Foods Market Maple Grove,

Our meat team can't let summer slip away without one last big smoking event. They'll be outside, grilling things low and slow and yeilding delicious results with pulled pork, brisket and ribs. All available for purchase while supplies last. Yum! 

Our meat team can't let summer slip away without one last big smoking event. They'll be outside, grilling things low and slow and yeilding delicious results with pulled pork, brisket and ribs.

Whole Kids Foundation Annual Campaign
Monday, September 1st
12:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Whole Foods Market Maple Grove,

The Whole Kids Foundation provides grants to schools for salad bars & gardens, plus resources for teachers and food service. Learn more about the Foundation during our annual campaign, and take the opportunity to donate at the register when you shop. Plus, watch for special events in-store during the campaign.

The Whole Kids Foundation provides grants to schools for salad bars & gardens, plus resources for teachers and food service.

Children's Theatre Company Ticket Giveaway
Tuesday, September 2nd
8:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Hennepin,