November 2013

Fri
01
Date Night: Argentina
6:00 PM - 8:30 PM @ Cooking Classroom
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Date Night: Argentina
Friday, November 1st
6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Cooking Classroom, $30 per person

This class will be taught by Chef Jeremy. The cuisine of Argentina is heavily influenced by European cuisine, especially that of Spain and Italy, however the Argentines put a spin on these types of dishes and make them all their own. Argentina is particularly famous for its beef and its Asado, an elaborate meal of grilled meats, is one of their most important culinary traditions. 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.

On the menu:

·         Yerba Matte Hot Beverage

·         Steak Salad with Baby Greens and Chimichurri

·         Tucumanas - Argentine Style Empanadas

·         Asado – A Grilled Feast of Premium Beef Cuts

·         Pistachio and Rum Cake

 

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
02
Creating Kombucha
1:00 PM - 2:30 PM @ Cooking Classroom
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Creating Kombucha
Saturday, November 2nd
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!

Mon
04
Taste Bud Travels: Vivacious Vietnam
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM @ Cooking Classroom
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Taste Bud Travels: Vivacious Vietnam
Monday, November 4th
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Cooking Classroom, $30 per person

This class will be taught by Chef Ani. Bright with herbs, redolent with chilies, deep with 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 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. Pre-registration is required. On the menu:

  • Fresh Vegetable Spring Rolls with Sweet and Spicy Dipping Sauce
  • Quick Beef Pho
  • Caramelized Lemongrass Chicken
  • Grilled Pork Bahn Mi
  • Steamed Sticky Rice Pudding with Coconut

Pre-registration for classes and select events required. See class description for specific instructions. Registration required no later than 48 hours prior to the class date. Call 612-927-8141, 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
05
Knife Skills: Intermediate Techniques
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM @ Cooking Classroom
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Knife Skills: Intermediate Techniques
Tuesday, November 5th
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Cooking Classroom, $30 per person

This class will be taught by Chef Jeremy. In this Intermediate Edition of our popular series of Knife Skills classes we will concentrate on utilizing fresh seasonal ingredients as we work on continuing to improve your knife skills and making you more comfortable in the kitchen. Chef Jeremy will demo then assist as we learn to perform some intermediate 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 can be gluten-free upon request. Also note that this class is very hands-on and you can expect to both prep and cook your dinner under supervision of the chef.

On the menu:

·         Citrus Supreme Salad with Greens and Homemade Sherry Vinaigrette

·         French Onion Soup with Gruyere Croutons

·         Brown Rice Pilaf with Seasonal Vegetables and Walnuts

·         Pan-Seared Chicken Breasts with Lemon and Thyme

 

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
06
Peak Pick: Squash Match
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM @ Cooking Classroom
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Peak Pick: Squash Match
Wednesday, November 6th
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Cooking Classroom, $30 per person

This class will be taught by Chef Ani. There’s a lot to love about hard squash. It can be sweet or savory, cooked by almost every available method and is packed full of nutrition. In this class, we’ll take a look at the many different varieties of hard squash our Produce department has to offer, figure out how to work with them safely, discover their best flavor allies and squash our hunger with a delicious six course menu. Additional areas of focus include working with chestnuts, vanilla beans and how to make a quick pickle. This class is vegetarian friendly has gluten-free options upon request, and has hands on opportunities as desired. Pre-registration is required. On the menu:

  • Squash Crostini with Ricotta, Sage and Pickled Butternut Squash
  • Winter Squash Soup with Chestnuts and Rosemary
  • Arugula Salad with Squash Croutons and Brown Butter Vinaigrette
  • Three Cheese Spaghetti Squash Bake with Wild Mushrooms and Thyme
  • Brown Sugar Squash Cakes with Vanilla Beans

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
07
The Way to Saute
6:00 PM - 8:30 PM @ Cooking Classroom
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The Way to Saute
Thursday, November 7th
6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Cooking Classroom, $30 per person

This class will be taught by Chef Jeremy. Nearly everyone owns a fry pan of some sort, but what’s the best way to use this versatile piece of cookware? We’ll learn some of the science happening in the pan and the best way to use this special pan while cooking then eating a variety of restaurant quality dishes. Includes a special flaming dessert presentation! This class can be gluten free upon request and has hands on opportunities as desired.

On the menu:

·         Wild Mushrooms in Puff Pastry Cups

·         Sautéed Chicken Breasts with Lemon Jus

·         Lavender Honey Glazed Carrots

·         Wilted Garlic Spinach

·        Bananas Foster Flambé with Vanilla 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
07
Twitter Chat: Thanksgiving Success Demystified
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM @ Online
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Twitter Chat: Thanksgiving Success Demystified
Thursday, November 7th
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Online, Free

The season for holiday cooking is here! Do you have a plan for Thanksgiving success? We'll be talking about how to plan and prep to ensure your time in the kitchen is simple and stress-free. Follow #WFMdish to join the conversation from 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm CST.

Sat
09
The Whole Kids Club Presents...Sushi for Kids!
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM @ Cooking Classroom
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The Whole Kids Club Presents...Sushi for Kids!
Saturday, November 9th
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Cooking Classroom, $8 for Whole Kids Club Members, $10 for Non-Members

This class will be taught by Chef Ani. Get ready to rock and roll in this fun class. Using traditional and not so traditional ingredients, we will make sushi rolls for lunch as well as a fun sushi-themed dessert. You’ll also learn how to use chopsticks to eat your sushi. If you don’t like sushi yet, don’t worry- you can make some without seaweed! Come hungry. Class is appropriate for ages 5-15. Class is for kids only, please! Class has gluten free, dairy free and vegetarian options. Pre-registration is required.

 

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
10
Brewing the Perfect Cup with Peace Coffee
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM @ Cooking Classroom
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Brewing the Perfect Cup with Peace Coffee
Sunday, November 10th
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Cooking Classroom, FREE!

Sunday, November 10th | 10:00 am – 11:30 am

Brewing the Perfect Cup with Peace Coffee

This class will be taught by Jackson, Head Barista at the Peace Coffee Wonderland Park shop. Coffee- most of us brew on autopilot in the sleepy morning hours, and the results are not always what we’d describe as a perfect cup. Even though there are just two ingredients (water and beans), brewing is cooking, and variables like grind size, ratio of water to grounds and water temperature matter. In this class, Jackson will delve into brewing the perfect cup, coffee terminology and how to correct brewing issues to create coffee worth savoring, regardless of your brewing method. This is Peace Coffee’s first class at Whole Foods Market Lake Calhoun and thus, we’re offering it for FREE! Seating is limited, so don’t hesitate! Pre-registration is required.

Cost: FREE!!

 

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
11
Taste Bud Travels: Vegan Mexican Cuisine
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM @ Cooking Classroom
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Taste Bud Travels: Vegan Mexican Cuisine
Monday, November 11th
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Cooking Classroom, $30 per person

This class will be taught by Chef Ani. Spice up your winter with brand new 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 is vegan friendly and has gluten free options upon request. This class has hands on opportunities as desired. Pre-registration is required. On the menu:

  • Horchata (Rice and Almond Milk with Cinnamon)
  • Homemade Tortilla Chips with Smoky Salsa Verde
  • Vegan Chorizo Stuffed Peppers
  • Crispy Pumpkin Tacos with Three Pepper Guacamole
  • Seitan Enchiladas with Mole
  • No Leche Tres Leches

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
12
November's Catch: Sensational Seafood
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM @ Cooking Classroom
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November's Catch: Sensational Seafood
Tuesday, November 12th
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 poach properly, how to properly pan-sear and grilling methods and how to cook fish via indirect heat. This class has gluten-free options upon request and hands on opportunities as desired. Come hungry! Pre-registration is required. On the menu:

  • The Perfect Poached Shrimp Cocktail
  • Mussels Rockefeller
  • Slow Roasted Salmon with Cranberry Chutney
  • Crispy Trout Cakes with Bacon
  • Fennel Infused Seafood en papillote

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
13
Life of Pies
6:00 PM - 8:30 PM @ Cooking Classroom
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Life of Pies
Wednesday, November 13th
6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Cooking Classroom, $30 per person

This class will be taught by Chef Ani. Sweet or savory, for a festive occasion or for an indulgence on a cold winter night, pie takes the cake (sorry cake). In this class, we’ll discuss pie history, key ingredients and techniques to make bake these delicious delicacies really as easy as pie. We’ll take an in-depth look at different types of crust, how to thicken fillings, how to cut the perfect slice and how to pick an excellent pie plate and rolling pin. You’ll be eating and taking home lots of pie, so come hungry! This class is vegetarian friendly and has hands on opportunities as desired. Pre-registration is required. On the menu:

  • Apple Pie with Cinnamon Brown Sugar Crust
  • Pumpkin Custard Pie with Gingersnap Crust
  • Pear and Almond Pie with Shortbread Crust
  • Savory Mushroom Galette with Herb Parmesan Crust

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
14
A Wing and a Prayer: Cooking the Perfect Turkey
6:00 PM - 8:30 PM @ Cooking Classroom
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A Wing and a Prayer: Cooking the Perfect Turkey
Thursday, November 14th
6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Cooking Classroom, $30 per person

This class will be taught by Chef Jeremy. Make the best turkey you have ever had this Thanksgiving. Period. Be warned though, once your family tastes the delicious turkey you have made for them you will forever be in charge of making the turkey for Thanksgiving. To brine or not to brine? Is deep-fried turkey really that good? How do we get light and dark meat both perfectly cooked? Should we fill the turkey with stuffing or anything? We will answer all these questions and more. You will truly be the definitive turkey expert in your family after this class. We will also get some great turkey day recipes and leave stuffed full of tasty Thanksgiving food. This class has hands-on opportunities as desired.

On the menu:

·         The Perfect Roast Turkey

·         My Grandmother’s Secret Stuffing

·         Homemade Cranberry Sauce

·         From Scratch Pan Gravy

·         Turkey Broth or Turkey 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
14
Twitter Chat: Your Best Meal Ever
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM @ Online
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Twitter Chat: Your Best Meal Ever
Thursday, November 14th
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Online, Free

Have you planned your Thanksgiving menu? Bring your favorite recipes for main dishes, sides and desserts... We'll be sharing ours, too! Follow #WFMdish to join the conversation from 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm CST.

Fri
15
Date Night: France
6:00 PM - 8:30 PM @ Cooking Classroom
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Date Night: France
Friday, November 15th
6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Cooking Classroom, $30 per person

This class will be taught by Chef Jeremy. The cuisine of France has a rich and storied heritage dating back hundreds of years. We will delve into what made this little country such a culinary powerhouse and eat some of the best offerings the French have. 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.

On the menu:

·         Classic Nicoise Salad with Traditional Accompaniments

·         Creamy Mashed Potatoes with Wilted Garlic Spinach

·         Beef Tenderloin for Two with Rosemary Demi Glace

·         Peanut Butter Crème Brulee with Caramelized 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!

Mon
18
Gluten Free Thanksgiving Goodies
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM @ Cooking Classroom
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Gluten Free Thanksgiving Goodies
Monday, November 18th
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Cooking Classroom, $10 per person

This class will be taught by Chef Ani. One of the trickiest times of the year for those who live a gluten free lifestyle is the holidays, when many are working to feed a crowd and there are tons of events and festivities without gluten free options.  Join us to discuss how to convert your favorite holiday recipes, sample new gluten free products and try some delicious gluten free holiday goodies that will please even your non-gluten guests.  This class is gluten free and dairy free, with vegan options upon request. This class has hands on opportunities as desired. Pre-registration is required. On the menu:

  • Gluten Free Bread Stuffing
  • Gluten Free Cornbread Stuffing
  • Gluten Free Green Bean Casserole
  • Gluten Free Gravy
  • Gluten Free Dinner Rolls

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
19
Knife Skills: Thanksgiving Edition
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM @ Cooking Classroom
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Knife Skills: Thanksgiving Edition
Tuesday, November 19th
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Cooking Classroom, $30 per person

This class will be taught by Chef Jeremy. In this Thanksgiving Edition of our popular series of Knife Skills classes, knife in hand, you will learn how to confidently tackle preparing some of your favorite Thanksgiving items as well as learning the cooking methods the pros use. Chef Jeremy will guide the class through beginner, intermediate and advanced cutting techniques, as we will make some classic Turkey Day favorites using the skills we’ve learned. We will concentrate on utilizing fresh seasonal ingredients as we work on improving your knife skills and making you more comfortable at the stove. 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.               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:

·         Favorite Bok Choy Salad

·         Homemade Cranberry Sauce

·         Roasted Sweet Potatoes

·         Wild Rice Pilaf with Dried Cherries and Seasonal Vegetables

·         Whole Roasted Chicken “Thanksgiving Turkey Style”

 

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
20
A Very Vegan Thanksgiving
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM @ Cooking Classroom
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A Very Vegan Thanksgiving
Wednesday, November 20th
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Cooking Classroom, $25 per person

This class will be taught by Chef Ani. It’s easy to eat, drink and be merry all holiday season long, but this can prove a bit tricky if you are more of an herbivore than a carnivore. In this class, we’ll discuss how to create dishes that involve all of the flavor and better nutrition than Thanksgiving dishes past, with stuffing, sauces and sides that can be made for one or one hundred! Using seasonal ingredients and simple recipes, we’ll transform a table of temptation into a meal that you and your family can feel great about adding to your holiday traditions, and that even the meat eaters will love. Come hungry! Class is vegan friendly and can be gluten free upon request. On the menu:

  • Pumpkin Soup with Pumpkin Seed Pesto
  • Whole Grain Stuffing with Cranberries
  • Vegan Mashers with Vegan Mushroom Gravy
  • Vegan Mushroom Meatloaves
  • Vegan Green Bean Casserole
  • Vegan Pumpkin Pie

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
21
Beef: It's Whats for Dinner
6:00 PM - 8:30 PM @ Cooking Classroom
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Beef: It's Whats for Dinner
Thursday, November 21st
6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Cooking Classroom, $30 per person

This class will be taught by Chef Jeremy. It’s the most popular protein in the Midwest, we all could benefit from a little knowledge about how to perfectly prepare the best cuts of beef. Chef Jeremy has prepared beef at some of the best restaurants and steak houses across the country and he will show you how the pro’s do it in the restaurant world and how we can duplicate these results at home every time. We’ll also grind our own beef to make what just may be the world’s most perfect burger. Class is gluten free and has hands on opportunities as desired.

On the menu:

·         Brandy Glazed Tenderloin Steak Bites

·         Steak Salad with Grilled Onions and Aged Balsamic Reduction

·         “The Butchers Cut” Grilled Hangar Steak with Chimichurri Sauce

·         Beef Burgers: House Ground and Made-From-Scratch

 

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
21
Twitter Chat: Top Ten Wines for the Holiday Season
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM @ Online
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Twitter Chat: Top Ten Wines for the Holiday Season
Thursday, November 21st
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Online, Free

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

Fri
22
On a Roll with Homemade Pasta
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM @ Cooking Classroom
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On a Roll with Homemade Pasta
Friday, November 22nd
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Cooking Classroom, $30 per person

This class will be taught by Chef Ani. Many of us keep pasta on hand in the pantry- for a quick dinner, a light lunch or as a base for our favorite hot dishes and comfort foods. Dried pasta is a great staple, but it has nothing on fresh pasta, which has luscious texture and rich flavor- and is easily made in your own home with only three ingredients, all of which I bet are in your kitchen right now. Join Chef Ani as she rolls out pasta history, shows you the science behind mixing perfect pasta and how to make four different dishes perfect for cold winter nights. Explore different pasta shapes and techniques, and discover how to pair the right noodle with the right sauce. Additional lessons in this class include how to choose the right type of flour for the right job, how make an authentic Italian ragout, how to make flavored pastas and how to select a proper wine for cooking. This class has lots of hands on opportunities and has vegetarian or dairy-free options as desired. On the menu:

  • Fresh Spaghetti with Brown Butter Gremolata
  • Farfalle with Mushroom Chestnut Cream Sauce
  • Pappardelle with Amatriciana Sauce (Spicy Tomato Sauce with Pancetta)
  • Dessert Ravioli with Sweet Goat Cheese Filling

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!

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Three Great Soups: A Lifetime of Recipes
6:00 PM - 8:30 PM @ Cooking Classroom
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Three Great Soups: A Lifetime of Recipes
Monday, November 25th
6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Cooking Classroom, $30 per person

This class will be taught by Chef Jeremy. There’s enormous value in being able to make a really great soup. Learn these three basic soup techniques and you will be able to modify them slightly to suit your needs creating recipes for a life time, just use your imagination! We’ll learn about these three styles of soups: Broth based, cream based and pureed soup. Once you have these techniques in your recipe arsenal you will always be able to make a great soup, even without a recipe! We’ll also discuss making a simple stock to start your soup to get real home-cooked flavor every time! This class has hands on opportunities as desired.

On the menu:

·         Creamy Clam Chowder in Classic New England Style

·         Roasted Tomato and Basil Bisque – served with grilled cheese sandwiches

·         Chicken Tortilla Soup with Assorted Garnishes

 

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

Get to Know Whole Foods Market Tour
Monday, September 22nd
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Whole Foods Market Maple Grove, Free (registration preferred)

What makes Whole Foods Market different from other grocery stores? And how can I shop here on a budget? These are two of our most popular questions we hear from new customers. Join us for this informative tour that aims to answer both questions. Space is limited for each tour - sign up at the customer service desk or call 763-416-7300 by noon on Sept 22 and receive a free gift bag for attending.

What makes Whole Foods Market different from other grocery stores? And how can I shop here on a budget? These are two of our most popular questions we hear from new customers.

Whole Foods Market Hennepin BLOCK PARTY
Friday, September 26th
7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Hennepin, FREE

It's our 1 year anniversary- let's celebrate!! Join us for eats, drinks and jams.  Event entry is FREE!

Eats: Tru Pizza and Dandelion Kitchen

Drinks: Minnesota Brewed Beer & Hard Cider

Jams: Aaron & the Sea, Umami, and DJ Christy Hunt of Pink Mink & Lady Heat Hot Soul

With special guests and supporters:

Joia All Natural Soda, Mason’s Restaurant and Barre, and Free Arts MN

It's our 1 year anniversary- let's celebrate!! Join us for eats, drinks and jams.  Event entry is FREE!

Eats: Tru Pizza and Dandelion Kitchen

Caramel Apple Dipping Event
Saturday, September 27th
12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Whole Foods Market St. Paul, $4.99 Each

Join us as Apple Season really ramps up! Choose from a huge selection of toppings; some including:

Shaved Coconut
Cinnamon Sugar Pretzel Crisps
Chocolate Coated Sunflower Seeds
Pecans
Cinnamon Graham Cracker (tastes like apple pie!)
Sea Salt

And more!

Join us as Apple Season