July 2013

Tue
02
Vegan Voyage: Italy
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM @ Cooking Classroom
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Vegan Voyage: Italy
Tuesday, July 2nd
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Cooking Classroom, $25 per person

This class will be taught by Chef Ani. Italian food has won many fans, and with good reason- it’s fresh, savory and all about the flavor. Many people associate Italian cuisine with rich cheeses and hearty ragus, but there is a huge amount of Italian food that is naturally 100% vegan. Using our fantastic summer produce, rich whole grains and nuts and aromatic herbs and spices, we’ll whip up a feast that will satisfy meat-eaters and meat-avoiders with its bold flavors. Areas of focus during this class will include how to add savory flavor or “umami” to vegan dishes, how to make vegan fresh pasta and how to simulate the flavor of savory cheeses with vegan ingredients. This class is suitable for vegan customers and has hands-on opportunities as desired. Come hungry! On the menu:

  • Vegan Caprese Salad with Marinated “Mozzarella”
  • Shaved Fennel Salad with Arugula
  • Summer Tomato Soup with Basil Oil
  • Fresh Pasta with Eggplant Caponata
  • Zucchini Roulade with Light Summer Tomato Sauce
  • Strawberry Granita with Balsamic Vinegar

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
05
Taste Bud Travels: Exploring the American South
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM @ Cooking Classroom
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Taste Bud Travels: Exploring the American South
Friday, July 5th
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Cooking Classroom, $30 per person

This class will be taught by Chef Ani. In an era where you can get fantastic foreign fusion foods like kimchi tacos, pad thai panzanella and weinerschnitzel pizza, sometimes we forget about good old American down home cooking. America in and of itself has amazing culinary diversity, and today we’ll plumb the depths of Southern classics. Learn about the many cultures that have made Southern food what it is today, decode the sometimes confusing lexicon of Southern culinary terms and the traditional methods that have been used to make Southern food finger lickin’ good for hundreds of years. Areas of focus during this class will include how to make a proper Southern sweet tea, how to perfect your frying technique, the secrets to perfectly fluffy biscuits and how to bake with summer fruit. Come hungry! On the menu:

  • Sweet Tea
  • Pimento Cheese
  • Fried Green Tomatoes with Cajun Remoulade
  • Southern Fried Chicken
  • Smokey Collard Greens with Andouille
  • Buttermilk Biscuits
  • Individual Peach Cobblers

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
06
The Whole Kids Club Presents...Mighty Bites of Mexico
11:00 AM - 12:30 PM @ Cooking Classroom
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The Whole Kids Club Presents...Mighty Bites of Mexico
Saturday, July 6th
11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Cooking Classroom, $15 for Whole Kids Club members, $20 for non-members

This class will be taught by Chef Ani. School may be out, but it’s never a bad time to learn something…especially if you get to eat your homework! In this fun class, we’ll learn all about Mexican history, culture and cuisine, the science behind making doughs and sauces, and whip up some really tasty treats. Special ingredients that we’ll be cooking with include avocados, tomatoes, beans and Mexican cheeses. You can even try some spicy chilies if you’re brave! This class is for 5-12 year olds, with lots of hands-on cooking time and vegetarian options, too. Come hungry! All kids classes are drop-off classes- kids only please! On the menu:

  • Watermelon Aqua Fresca
  • Guacamole with Lime
  • Tomato Salsa
  • Black Bean and Cheese Empanadas (yummy pastry)
  • Grilled Corn with Mexican Cheese
  • Grilled Fruit Dessert with Coconut and 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!

Mon
08
Healthier Cooking for Food Lovers: Sensational Summer Salads- DATE CHANGED, originally listed on 07/03
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM @ Cooking Classroom
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Healthier Cooking for Food Lovers: Sensational Summer Salads- DATE CHANGED, originally listed on 07/03
Monday, July 8th
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Cooking Classroom, $10 per person

This class will be taught by Chef Ani. In the high heat of summer, a salad a day can keep fatigue away, and add lots of protein, vitamins, minerals, healthy fats and antioxidants to your diet. I’m sure this is not the first time you’ve heard that eating one meal in salad form is a great way to increase your nutrient intake, but this may be the first time that the salads have been so delicious, eating a salad a day is something to look forward to. In this class, Chef Ani will test the boundaries of the summer salad, putting various fruits, vegetables, nuts, seeds and fresh herbs at the center of the plate. We’ll discuss flavor pairings, how to stock your pantry for inventive salads on the fly and how to make delicious oil-free dressings. This class is suitable for vegan customers and gluten-free customers, and has hands-on opportunities as desired. Come hungry! On the menu:

  • Roasted Beet Salad with Mustard Caper Vinaigrette
  • Avocado Citrus Salad with Toasted Pistachios
  • Sliced Tomato Salad with Creamy Pine Nut Dressing
  • Greek Zucchini “Pasta” Salad
  •  Jicama and Roasted Corn Salad with Spiced Pepitas
  • Shaved Carrot Salad with Sesame and Moroccan Spices

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
09
Sensational Seafood- DATE CHANGED, originally listed on 07/10- SOLD OUT!
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM @ Cooking Classroom
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Sensational Seafood- DATE CHANGED, originally listed on 07/10- SOLD OUT!
Tuesday, July 9th
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. Areas of focus include how to smoke fish at home, working with rice noodles and wrappers for spring rolls, how to marinate and grill fish with ease and infusing poaching liquids. This class has gluten-free options upon request and hands on opportunities as desired. Come hungry! On the menu:

  • Smoked Trout Salad with Summer Corn and Avocado
  • Fresh Spring Rolls with Sesame Seared Tuna
  • Grilled Salmon Skewers with Lemon and Oregano
  • Vermouth Steamed Clams with Chive Oil
  • Cod Poached in Curry Infused Coconut Milk

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
11
Peak Pick: Buried in Berries- SOLD OUT!
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM @ Cooking Classroom
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Peak Pick: Buried in Berries- SOLD OUT!
Thursday, July 11th
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Cooking Classroom, $30 per person

This class will be taught by Chef Ani. The berries in our Produce department are bursting with freshness and flavor, and we must enjoy them while they’re at their best, or rue the day when their season is over. It’s easy to eat strawberries, blackberries, blueberries and raspberries out of hand or in a fruit salad, but berries possess the ability to add brightness and interest to many savory dishes as well- not to mention some fantastic desserts. Learn how to enjoy all that antioxidant rich berry goodness in the moment as well as how to preserve berries in their peak of ripeness in jam, infused vinegars, syrups and an Italian fruit infused condiment called mostarda. Areas of focus include how to pair berries with savory ingredients, how to create cold soups, and the secrets to cooking perfect lamb.  This class has hands on opportunities as desired. Come hungry! On the menu:

  • Blueberry Mint Fizz
  • Seared Sea Scallop with Blackberry Red Wine Jam
  • Tomato Strawberry Gazpacho with Halloumi Cheese “Croutons”
  • Fresh Seasonal Salad
  • Pan Roasted Lamb with Raspberry Mostarda
  • Triple Berry Cakes with Blueberry Lemon Glaze

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
11
Twitter Chat: Local Favorites
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM @ Online
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Twitter Chat: Local Favorites
Thursday, July 11th
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Online, Free

Local produce, local bread, local cheese - come and share your stories of the local artisans and products you most enjoy. We'll chat about how you find great local products and how to support those that produce them. Follow #wfmdish to join the conversation from 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm CST.

Fri
12
Date Night: Jamacia
6:00 PM - 8:30 PM @ Cooking Classroom
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Date Night: Jamacia
Friday, July 12th
6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Cooking Classroom, $30 per person

This class will be taught by Chef Jeremy. The cuisine of Jamaica is rustic and imaginative and utilizes the best local items available. From items like lobster pulled straight from the water delivered by motorbike to authentic jerk chicken hot off the grill, the foods of Jamaica never disappoint! If you’ve ever thought about skipping the trek to a restaurant and instead doing something just as impactful, but more appealing to the senses, look no further. This class is chock full of cooking tips, demos and of course, delicious food. Chef Jeremy will turn the routine of dinner into a fun and meaningful evening during which you can enjoy your company as well as a fantastic four-course meal without having to stress about the cooking.

Class has gluten-free and pescatarian options available upon request and has hands on opportunities as desired. On the menu:

·         Sparkling Lemon Coolers

·         Fresh Seafood Civeche with lime juice

·         Traditional Jamaican Patties with jerk seasoning; beef, chicken or vegetable

·         Spiny Lobster Tails over Red Beans & Rice with sautéed vegetables

·         Bananas Flambé with Vanilla Ice Cream and Cinnamon

 

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
13
Knife Skills: Vegetable Cuts and Cooking Techniques
3:00 PM - 6:00 PM @ Cooking Classroom
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Knife Skills: Vegetable Cuts and Cooking Techniques
Saturday, July 13th
3:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Cooking Classroom, $30 per person

This class will be taught by Chef Jeremy. In this Vegetarian Edition of our popular series of Knife Skills classes we will concentrate on utilizing fresh seasonal ingredients as we improve your skills and make you more comfortable in the kitchen. Chef Jeremy will demo then assist as we learn and perform some basic vegetable cutting techniques together. The knowledge and skills learned in this class will provide you a solid foundation that you will use in the kitchen for the rest of your life. This class is gluten-free, vegetarian and vegan friendly. Also note that this class is very hands-on and you can expect to both prep and prepare foods during class under supervision of the chef. On the menu:

·         Salad of Baby Greens and Spring Vegetables with Homemade Herb Vinaigrette

·         Fresh Spring Rolls with Rice Noodles, Red Peppers and Garlic Dipping Sauce

·         Coconut Green Curry with Eggplant, Zucchini, Green Beans & Basil

·         Aromatic Jasmine Rice with Green Peas and Shallots

 

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
14
Kebabs and Skewers
11:00 AM - 1:30 PM @ Cooking Classroom
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Kebabs and Skewers
Sunday, July 14th
11:00 AM - 1:30 PM
Cooking Classroom, $25 per person

This class will be taught by Chef Jeremy. While they are certainly among the most popular items showcased at the state fair every year, there is more to food on a stick than meets the eye. Though simple by design, skewers and kebabs can be more complicated than they let on. We will make and eat some of the best offerings ever found on a stick and learn some simple tricks and tips to get them perfect every time. How do you get the meats and the vegetables cooked to the appropriate doneness while all on the same skewer? How do you keep the wooden sticks from smoldering away on the hot grill? All this and much more will be revealed as we delve into the magic of food in its most primal form - on a stick! On the menu:

·         Fresh Italian Caprese on a skewer

·         Satay of Chicken, Beef and Shrimp with Sweet Chili Glaze

·         Hand Dipped Corn Dogs, pronto pup style

·         Caveman style Kebab with oversized chunks of meat and veggies

·         Homemade Churros with Cinnamon Sugar

 

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
16
Cooking Basics: Beans and Lentils- SOLD OUT!
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM @ Cooking Classroom
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Cooking Basics: Beans and Lentils- SOLD OUT!
Tuesday, July 16th
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Cooking Classroom, $25 per person

This class will be taught by Chef Ani. Beans and lentils are some of the powerful things you can have in your pantry- and on your plate. With a long and illustrious history of feeding hungry gourmets on the cheap, beans and legumes figure into almost every culinary culture on Earth, and with good reason. They’re an excellent source of lean protein, fiber and complex carbs that are low in calories and contain no cholesterol. They’re neutral in flavor, so they can blend seamlessly into dishes, adding a creamy texture and subtle earthiness to everything from appetizer to dessert. In this class, we’ll discuss soaking beans, how to cook them by many methods including braising and pressure cooking, when to use dry vs. fresh beans, and how to pick the right bean or lentil for your dish. Areas of focus include how to make flavorful veggie burgers, making dumplings and how to make a delicious Moroccan spice blend. This class is vegetarian, with vegan options upon request and hands-on opportunities as desired. Come hungry! On the menu:

  • White Bean Crostini with Grilled Apricots and Chive Oil
  • Pressure Cooker Chickpea Soup with Moroccan Spices
  • Tex-Mex Pinto Bean Burgers
  • Lentil Gnocchi with Romesco Sauce
  • Double Chocolate Black Bean Brownies

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
18
Peak Pick: Summer Splendor- SOLD OUT!
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM @ Cooking Classroom
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Peak Pick: Summer Splendor- SOLD OUT!
Thursday, July 18th
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Cooking Classroom, $30 per person

This class will be taught by Chef Ani. Unfortunately, summer won’t last forever. While we’re right in the thick of it, let’s enjoy every flavorful mouthful of summer favorites. In this class, we’ll deconstruct some of Chef Ani’s favorite summer foods to learn the science behind getting the very best flavor and texture in your warm weather cooking. We’ll work with fresh berries, sweet corn, shellfish and tomatoes to create simple and delicious dishes that can be whipped up in no time- even it’s almost too hot to cook. Areas of focus in this class are how to infuse summer flavors into syrups, quick jams and flavored oils, how to work with lobster and sweet corn. This class has gluten-free options upon request and hands-on opportunities as desired. Come hungry! On the menu:

  • Minty Watermelon Fizz
  • Caprese Salad with Basil Oil
  • BLT Salad
  • Summer Corn Chowder
  • New England Style Lobster Rolls
  • Almond Tartlets with Crème Fraiche and Jammy Plums

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
19
Rock and Roll Sushi
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM @ Cooking Classroom
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Rock and Roll Sushi
Friday, July 19th
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
20
Creating Kombucha
1:00 PM - 2:30 PM @ Cooking Classroom
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Creating Kombucha
Saturday, July 20th
1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
Cooking Classroom, $30 per person

This class will be taught by Bryan Bertsch of Deane’s Organic Kombucha. Join Bryan, owner and brewer at Deane's Organic Kombucha to learn all about kombucha, a probiotic beverage that has been brewed for centuries to promote good health. It's also delicious! Bryan will explain the finer point of enjoying and brewing kombucha and send you home with your very own kombucha starter so you can start your own batch. Come with questions!

 

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
21
Kitchen Science: Successful Sauces
5:00 PM - 7:30 PM @ Cooking Classroom
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Kitchen Science: Successful Sauces
Sunday, July 21st
5:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Cooking Classroom, $30 per person

This class will be taught by Chef Jeremy. No preparation in the kitchen requires quite the skill and finesse as a properly prepared sauce. From Beurre Blanc to Bechamel and Vinaigrette to Crème Anglaise, they all have their subtle secrets to prepare perfectly. There is are and science behind getting them just right and in this class we will delve into what makes a sauce work and what makes it break, and once it is broken, is it fixable and how do we fix it? Chef Jeremy turns the kitchen classroom into a fun series of science experiments where we will learn all the magic behind making successful sauces and just how to reproduce perfect results every time at home.

Class has hands on opportunities as desired. On the menu:

·         Spinach Salad with Bacon Vinaigrette

·         Farfalle pasta with Asparagus and Fontina Cheese Bechamel

·         Pan-Seared Salmon with Mint Beurre Blanc

·         Bread Pudding with Caramelized Bananas and Peanut Butter Crème Anglaise

 

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
22
Crafting Fresh Cheese at Home: Ricotta, Mozzarella and Burrata- DATE CHANGED, originally listed on 07/24
6:00 PM - 8:30 PM @ Cooking Classroom
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Crafting Fresh Cheese at Home: Ricotta, Mozzarella and Burrata- DATE CHANGED, originally listed on 07/24
Monday, July 22nd
6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Cooking Classroom, $30 per person

This class will be taught by Chef Ani. Cheese has been called “the art of spoiling milk” and it is an art form indeed. The diversity that can be coaxed out of a relatively small pool of ingredients (milk, cream, a coagulant and salt) is amazing, and the production of many cheeses require special environments, special cultures and expensive special equipment- not to mention months or years of aging. If you lent your cheese-aging cave or ripening rack to your neighbor, you’ll be happy to hear that there are many fresh cheeses that can easily be made in the average kitchen- without a degree in bacteriology. In this class, we’ll focus on young, Italian cow’s milk cheeses, some of the most beloved and versatile cheeses in the kitchen. We’ll spin mozzarella curd into homemade burrata (a rich mix of cream and curd enveloped by fresh pulled mozzarella), fresh mozzarella and ricotta, and how to use your fresh cheeses in satisfying summer dishes. This class is hands on and vegetarian friendly, with gluten free options upon request. Come hungry! On the menu:

  • Caprese Salad with Freshly Made Mozzarella
  • Pan-Fried Gnocchi with Fresh Ricotta
  • Cinnamon Shortcakes with Roasted Peaches and Fresh Burrata

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
23
Gluten Free Asian Delights
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM @ Cooking Classroom
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Gluten Free Asian Delights
Tuesday, July 23rd
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Cooking Classroom, $10 per person

This class will be taught by Chef Ani. Many of us turn to pasta when hunger is growing and time is shrinking- it’s quick cooking and an easy, satisfying dinner, but can be tricky for the gluten-free diner. In Western cooking, 90% of noodles are made of one thing: wheat. While many delicious replacements are available, there is another path to take for delicious gluten-free pasta lunches or dinners. In Asian cuisine, however, noodles and other products are made from many things, including potato, sweet potato, rice, buckwheat and tapioca starch. This opens up a lot of possibilities for the gluten-free diner, with many options for the gluten-free dairy free diner as well. The key is learning how to cook each of these different types of noodles and which noodles work best for what type of dish. Dive into three different dishes centered around flavorful ingredients that are naturally gluten free, learn the places gluten may hide when cooking with Asian ingredients, and how to stock your pantry for hearty quick meals any night of the week. You’ll also have an opportunity to learn how to roll your own spring rolls! This class is gluten free with vegan and vegetarian options upon request, and hands on opportunities as desired. Come hungry! On the menu:

  • Fresh Springrolls
  • Light Miso Soup with Soba Noodles and Shiitake Mushrooms
  • Shirataki Noodle Pad Thai

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
24
Grill Party: Veggies and Sides
6:00 PM - 8:30 PM @ Cooking Classroom
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Grill Party: Veggies and Sides
Wednesday, July 24th
6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Cooking Classroom, $30 per person

This class will be taught by Chef Jeremy. By far the most popular summer activity, the backyard barbeque is an American tradition that nearly everyone will enjoy. In this class we’ll focus not on the meat, but on the best ways to prepare an often overlooked but critically important part of any barbeque – the vegetables! We will learn all the subtlety and nuisance required to get everything out of the kitchen and onto the grill.

From classic grilled veggies like asparagus and zucchini, to the trickier ones like potatoes and pineapple we’ll show you the best ways to really impress your guests at your next grilling extravaganza as we snack our way through some of the best grilling items available in our Grill Party: Veggies and Sides Edition!

This class is mostly gluten-free (see menu below), is suitable for vegetarian and vegan customers and hands on opportunities as desired. On the menu:

·         The secret to Grilled Asparagus

·         Grilled Zucchini and Summer Squash with Balsamic Glaze

·         Grilled Pineapple with Chili and Lime

·         A new technique for Potatoes on the grill

·         Portabella Mushrooms with Lemon and Thyme

·         Roasted Fennel, Carrots and Onions on the grill

·         Caramelized Brussels Sprouts with Fontina Cheese (can be made vegan)

·         Peach Cobbler with Grilled Peaches (not gluten free, substitutions available)

 

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
25
Peak Pick: Tantalizing Tomatoes
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM @ Cooking Classroom
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Peak Pick: Tantalizing Tomatoes
Thursday, July 25th
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Cooking Classroom, $30 per person

This class will be taught by Chef Ani. Fresh tomatoes are one of summer’s most delicious delights and can be used in so many different ways. Tomatoes are nutrient dense and have more lycopene than almost any other fruit or vegetable, and are delicious fresh, roasted, grilled, marinated or even pickled. In this class, you’ll learn how to make the most of the summer bounty, how to pick out tomatoes and which type of tomatoes to use for which dish. Areas of focus in this class include how to make a savory piecrust, how to peel and process tomatoes for soups and other dishes where a smooth texture is desired and how, how to fry safely and easily and how to make a savory tomato aioli. This class has vegetarian options upon request and hands on opportunities as desired. Come hungry! On the menu:

  • Tomato Aqua Fresca
  • BLT Satay
  • The Best Caprese Salad
  • Fried Green Tomatoes with Roasted Tomato Aioli
  • Grilled and Chilled Tomato Soup with Fresh Crab
  • Southern Tomato Pie
  • Sweet Tomato 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!

Thu
25
Twitter Chat: Summer Parties
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM @ Online
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Twitter Chat: Summer Parties
Thursday, July 25th
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Online, Free

Before summer fades into fall, be sure to make time for one last summer hurrah - or maybe even two or three. Let's chat about your favorite dishes, entertaining tips, and libations for sending summer off just right. Follow #WFMdish to join the conversation from 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm CST.

Sat
27
The Whole Kids Club Presents...A Taste of China
11:00 AM - 12:30 PM @ Cooking Classroom
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The Whole Kids Club Presents...A Taste of China
Saturday, July 27th
11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Cooking Classroom, $15 for Whole Kids Club members, $20 for non-members

This class will be taught by Chef Ani. School may be out, but it’s never a bad time to learn something…especially if you get to eat your homework! In this fun class, we’ll learn all about Chinese history, culture and cuisine, the science behind making dumplings and sauces, and whip up some really tasty treats. Special ingredients that we’ll be cooking with include tofu, shrimp, lots of herbs and savory soy sauce. This class is for 5-12 year olds, with lots of hands-on cooking time and vegetarian options, too. Come hungry! All kids classes are drop-off classes- kids only please! On the menu:

  • Shrimp Potstickers
  • Egg Drop Soup
  • Steamed Buns with Pork
  • Scallion Pancakes
  • Tofu Fried Rice

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
27
Ice Cream Social
2:00 PM - 5:00 PM @ Whole Foods Market, Lake Calhoun
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Ice Cream Social
Saturday, July 27th
2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Whole Foods Market, Lake Calhoun, FREE

Come sample frozen treats, including organic and non-GMO choices. Social Change Tastes Good.

 

Sat
27
Date Night: Vietnam
6:00 PM - 8:30 PM @ Cooking Classroom
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Date Night: Vietnam
Saturday, July 27th
6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Cooking Classroom, $30 per person

This class will be taught by Chef Jeremy. The cuisine of Vietnam is seductively exotic, a combination of French influences and the best traditional and local items available. We will explore the culture and history of this truly unique country in a way second only to traveling there – through the diverse and delicious foods of Vietnam! If you’ve ever thought about skipping the trek to a restaurant and instead doing something just as impactful, but more appealing to the senses, look no further. This class is chock full of cooking tips, demos and of course, mouthwatering food. Chef Jeremy will turn the routine of dinner into a fun and meaningful evening during which you can enjoy your company as well as a fantastic four-course meal without having to stress about the cooking.

Class has gluten-free and pescatarian options available upon request and has hands on opportunities as desired. On the menu:

·         Saigon Sling Cocktails (alcohol free) with Lemongrass and Ginger

·         Sliced Beef Pho, Vietnam’s most famous export soup

·         Salad of Cucumbers, Watercress and Cilantro with Jalapeno Vinaigrette

·         Build your own Bánh Mi, traditional Vietnamese sandwich with Pork and Pâté

·         Sticky Rice with Sweet Mango 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!

Sun
28
Seafood Smorgasbord
4:00 PM - 6:30 PM @ Cooking Classroom
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Seafood Smorgasbord
Sunday, July 28th
4:00 PM - 6:30 PM
Cooking Classroom, $30 per person

This class will be taught by Chef Jeremy. Some of the tastiest morsels come from the ocean, however they can be some of the trickiest and most intimidating to prepare. We are going straight to our famous fish department and getting a sampling of nearly everything behind the glass to show you the easiest ways to clean and prepare some of our favorite fish and seafood. Together we will learn everything from how to crack an oyster to making sure those stubborn scallops don’t stick to the pan as we sample everything along the way! Fresh seafood comes at a premium price so its no wonder some are hesitant to experiment with new things, we’ll take the worry out of the process by learning techniques, tricks and tips that will have you preparing everything under the sea with confidence.

Class is gluten-free and pescatarian friendly with hands on opportunities as desired. Menu will feature many items available seasonally including but not limited to:

·         Fresh Oysters on a half shell with a Mignonette sauce

·         Pan-Roasted Salmon with fresh Dill

·         Seared Scallops with Herbed Butter Sauce

·         Sautéed Mussels with Garlic and White Wine Sauce

·         Classic Shrimp Cocktail and Horseradish Cocktail Sauce

·         Amazing Fish Tacos with Scallions and Cilantro

 

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
29
Taste Bud Travels: Tantalizing Thailand
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM @ Cooking Classroom
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Taste Bud Travels: Tantalizing Thailand
Monday, July 29th
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 adventurers’ 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 stir-fry 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:

  • Thai Style Spring Rolls with Tamarind Dipping Sauce
  • 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!

Tue
30
Cooking Basics: Great Grains
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM @ Cooking Classroom
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Cooking Basics: Great Grains
Tuesday, July 30th
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Cooking Classroom, $25 per person

This class will be taught by Chef Ani. One of the easiest switches you can make in the road towards sustainable healthy eating habits is from nutrient-stripped white bread, rice, pasta and other grains to fiber-packed, nutrient rich whole grains. Be it in your bowl of morning oats or your plate of evening pilaf, whole grains fill you up, provide you with protein, and are a great source of many essential nutrients. In this class, we’ll explore the bounty of whole grains and whole grain foods available in our store. We’ll discuss how to select them, cook them, store them and of course enjoy them in a myriad of fresh dishes full of flavor, texture and nutrition. Additional lessons learned in this class include making homemade crackers, how to substitute whole grain flour for white flour and how to efficiently batch cook whole grains for easy availability. This class has hands on opportunities as desired and is suitable for vegan and vegetarian customers. Come hungry! On the menu:

  • Whole Grain Crackers with Avocado Hummus
  • Summer Corn Chowder with Quinoa
  • Brown Rice Fritters with Wild Mushrooms
  • Tabouleh…with a Twist
  • 100% Whole Grain Chocolate Chip Cookies with Maple Syrup and Sea Salt

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
31
The Whole Kids Club Presents...A Taste of Italy
11:00 AM - 12:30 PM @ Cooking Classroom
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The Whole Kids Club Presents...A Taste of Italy
Wednesday, July 31st
11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Cooking Classroom, $15 for Whole Kids Club members, $20 for non-members

This class will be taught by Chef Ani. School may be out, but it’s never a bad time to learn something…especially if you get to eat your homework! In this fun class, we’ll learn all about Italian history, culture and cuisine, the science behind making pasta and sauces, and whip up some really tasty treats. Special ingredients that we’ll be cooking with include lots of herbs, tomatoes, Italian cheeses and garlic. This class is for 5-12 year olds, with lots of hands-on cooking time and vegetarian options, too. Come hungry! All kids’ classes are drop-off classes- kids only please! On the menu:

  • Caprese Salad on a Stick!
  • Italian Strawberry Salad
  • Fresh Pasta with Hand Crushed Tomato Sauce
  • Rosemary Garlic Focaccia Bread
  • Quick Cannoli

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

Happy Birthday to Us – We’re 2 Years Old This Month!
Friday, April 18th
12:00 AM
Cafe, Free

We are TWO YEARS OLD this month! THANK YOU to all of our customers who have shopped with us in the past two years.

We are so grateful to be part of the Edina community and are honored that you have selected us for your shopping needs time and time again. Your continued support and suggestions have helped us grow within the community, and also helped us raise almost $40,000 for the Edina community and surrounding areas!  We look forward to continuing to support your needs and the community’s needs for years to come!

Join us on Friday, April 18, to celebrate with us.  We have some fun things planned throughout the day to thank all of you for shopping with us the past two years – prize drawings, giveaways, samples, birthday cake and a special performance by local musicians Tim Jarvis and Javier Trejo from 11am–2pm! 

We are TWO YEARS OLD this month! THANK YOU to all of our customers who have shopped with us in the past two years.

Spring Cleaning Sale
Saturday, April 19th
7:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Hennepin,

Saturday, April 19th-April 22nd  Spring Cleaning Sale Tis the season to open those windows and de-winter your living space! While you’re cleaning your home, swap your cleaning supplies for something a little “greener.”  At Whole Foods Market, we set high standards for the ingredients of our cleaners to ensure that they’re better for you and the environment.  Skip the nasty chemicals, and trust the brands we carry.  Visit us online for details on our Eco-Scale rating system and stay tuned for sale details.

Saturday, April 19th-April 22nd  Spring Cleaning Sale Tis the season to open those windows and de-winter your living space!

Electronic Recycling/Repurpose Drive with Ewaste Recyclers
Tuesday, April 22nd
12:00 AM
Outside Dining Area, Free

Give the Earth some love by turning your trash into someone else’s treasure, or find treasure that was someone else’s trash! Electronics recycling has never been easier. Most electronics contain toxic metals such as lead, mercury and cadmium. If any of these contaminants get into our rivers, streams or lakes, they can harm our health and damage the environment. Today, on Earth Day, is the perfect time to recycle or repurpose!

Recycle: Drop off your old electronics here at our store, and we’ll recycle them for you, thanks to our friends at Ewaste Recyclers located here in Edina! Bring in your computers, monitors, printers, scanners, fax machines, copiers, telephone systems, TVs, VCRs, DVD players, stereo components and more! Check out the complete list of accepted items here: http://ewaste-recyclers.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/04/Website-Listing-of-Accepted-Items.pdf

Repurpose: Are your electronics in good working condition but just aren’t used anymore? Or are you just looking for a functional VCR to play some VHS tapes that you just can’t seem to part with? No problem! This is also a repurpose drive! 

Give the Earth some love by turning your trash into someone else’s treasure, or find treasure that was someone else’s trash! Electronics recycling has never been easier.