January 2014

Thu
02
Delicious Detox
6:00 PM - 8:30 PM @ Cooking Classroom
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Delicious Detox
Thursday, January 2nd
6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Cooking Classroom, $30 per person

This class will be taught by Chef Jeremy. As we come into the new year, many of us want to make a healthy change in our diet, but with so many options out there what is the best choice? Limiting certain ingredients in your diet is a great way to detoxify and segway your healthy lifestyle into the new year. We will discuss dietary needs, and why some fad diets may or may not work and discover what the best choice for a healthy lifestyle means for you. We will also talk about how to customize your own personal diet to best suit your needs and help you to meet your goals for health in 2014! This class is gluten free and can be vegetarian or vegan upon request. Pre-registration is required. On the menu:

· Spiced Apple Quinoa Porridge

· Strawberry & Pineapple Smoothie

· Salad of Kale and Carrots with Adzuki Beans

· Sweet & Sour Pineapple with Shredded Chicken and Rice

· Whole Roasted Chicken with Root Vegetables

· Old Fashioned Chicken Broth 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!
Fri
03
Cooking Basics: Ten Techniques to Make You Comfortable in the Kitchen
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM @ Cooking Classroom
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Cooking Basics: Ten Techniques to Make You Comfortable in the Kitchen
Friday, January 3rd
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Cooking Classroom, $30 per person

This class will be taught by Chef Ani. If you have decided that this is the year you learn to cook, this is where to start. The kitchen can be an overwhelming place, and in this class, we’ll start at the beginning: how to stock your kitchen for great meals, how to choose and read a recipe, basic knife skills and how to use fundamental ingredients like salt, different oils and spices. We’ll focus on key techniques such as making a vinaigrette, cooking grains, sauteing and roasting vegetables, searing meat and more that will allow you to become more comfortable in the kitchen. This class has lots of hands on opportunities as desired and ample time for all of your kitchen questions. This class will be geared towards beginners, but can be beneficial for all cooks who are looking for a kitchen refresher. Pre-registration is required. On the menu:

  • Seasonal Salad with Toasted Nuts and Simple Vinaigrette

  • Basic Beef and Vegetable Chili

  • Oven Roasted Chicken with Root Vegetables

  • Pan Seared Salmon with Sauteed Vegetables

  • Rice Pilaf

  • Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies

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

Sat
04
Science and Technology in the Kitchen
6:00 PM - 8:30 PM @ Cooking Classroom
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Science and Technology in the Kitchen
Saturday, January 4th
6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Cooking Classroom, $30 per person

This class will be taught by Chef Jeremy. Why do mashed potatoes to become gluey and heavy instead being of creamy and light? Why do roasts and turkeys overcook on the countertop? For something so basic, cooking can seem complicated. The problem is that good recipes can only take you so far. Successful cooks seem to operate on intuition and have a sixth sense in the kitchen, but it turns out that great cooks possess something more than culinary ESP, they understand the fundamental science behind why foods act the way they do. Chef Jeremy has been studying the Science of Cooking Well throughout his entire career and will share some industry tested secrets for getting award winning results every time!

This class is mostly lecture and demo based and has only a few hands on opportunities. Pre-registration is required. On the menu:

· Spinach Salad with Pecans, Caramelized Onions and Emulsified Sherry Vinaigrette

· Asparagus Tips withHollandaise Sauce

· Sous Vide New York Strip Steak

· Key Lime Pie (with Surprise Secret Ingredient!)

 
 
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
05
The Whole Kids Club Presents...Powerful Pomegranates!
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM @ Cooking Classroom
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The Whole Kids Club Presents...Powerful Pomegranates!
Sunday, January 5th
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Cooking Classroom, $5 for Whole Kids Club Members, $8 for Non-Members

This class will be taught by Chef Ani. Get pumped up for pomegranates! These fruits are like a treasure hunt, with lots of jewels hiding underneath that tough skin. Not only are they pretty and yummy, they’re super good for you. In this class, we’ll learn how to get the seeds out and gobble them up in pomegranate guacamole, pomegranate cous cous, a bright pink pomegranate smoothie and chocolate pomegranate clusters for dessert. This class is vegetarian friendly and open to kids ages 5-12. Come ready to cook and maybe get a little messy. 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!
Mon
06
Into the Oven: Roasting and Braising
6:00 PM - 8:30 PM @ Cooking Classroom
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Into the Oven: Roasting and Braising
Monday, January 6th
6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Cooking Classroom, $30 per person

This class will be taught by Chef Jeremy. Some of history’s greatest and most flavorful dishes emerge from the oven still bubbling and golden brown. We’ll learn time tested cooking methods as we make these classic braised or oven roasted items. At the end we’ll enjoy a family style meal together and talk about why things act the way they do when we put them in the oven. Class has hands on opportunities as desired. Pre-registration is required. On the menu:

· Mulled Apple Cider with Orange and Spice

· Merlot Braised Short Ribs with Jalapeno Cornbread

· Stovetop Braised Kale Wild Mushrooms

· Poached Bosc Pears 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!
Tue
07
Ten Easy Swaps for Healthier Cooking
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM @ Cooking Classroom
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Ten Easy Swaps for Healthier Cooking
Tuesday, January 7th
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Cooking Classroom, $30

This class will be taught by Chef Ani. There are 1,000 diets out there- low-carb, low-fat, low-sugar and, for the most part, low long-term success. Restrictive diets are hard to commit to forever, and when you stop following them, you’re back at square one, with no real advances towards understanding nutrition or enhancing your lifelong health. Learning how to identify, cook with and enjoy nutrient dense ingredients and cooking techniques give you the tools to eat healthfully for life. In this class, we’ll delve into some of our market’s most beloved healthy ingredients to create dishes that are full of fruits, vegetables, whole grains, lean proteins,  healthy fats and flavor. This class is vegetarian friendly and has hands on opportunities as desired. Pre-registration is required. On the menu:

  • Sweet Potato Skins

  • Baby Kale Salad with Oil-Free Vinaigrette

  • Creamy Mushroom Bisque

  • Whole Grain Pasta with Three Green Pesto and Turkey Artichoke Meatballs

  • Salmon Cakes with Scallion and Parsley

  • Chocolate Peanut Butter Brownies with Banana 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!

Wed
08
Takeout Fakeout
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM @ Cooking Classroom
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Takeout Fakeout
Wednesday, January 8th
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Cooking Classroom, $30 per person

This class will be taught by Chef Ani. Whether you’re trying to slim yourself down or fatten your wallet, the siren song of takeout can be a formidable foe. It’s so convenient, yet often expensive and quite unhealthy. Save yourself some calories, waiting and money by learning to make some of the most popular take out dishes at home. In this class, we’ll learn the basic methods restaurants use to turn out the delicious stir fries, pizza pies and burritos that you’ve been ordering and adapt them for the home kitchen, and discuss the tips and tricks the market can offer to save time and money. Next time a craving strikes- you’ll be ready. This class has hands on opportunities as desired. Pre-registration is required. On the menu:

  • Pad Thai

  • Braised Pork and Black Bean Burritos

  • Chicken Tikka Masala

  • Chinese Style Beef and Broccoli

  • Personal Pizzas

 

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

Thu
09
Good Food Fast: Cooking from the Pantry
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM @ Cooking Classroom
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Good Food Fast: Cooking from the Pantry
Thursday, January 9th
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Cooking Classroom, $20 per person

This class will be taught by Chef Ani. A well stocked pantry can be a huge help on chilly nights where we just want to kick off our shoes, have a glass of wine, and put up a healthful, delicious dinner without a lot of work or a lot of thought. Not only are canned, dried and frozen staples inexpensive and versatile, they’re also quick cooking and easy to cook in larger batches to stock your fridge and freezer for later in the week. In this class, Chef Ani will instruct you on how to stock your pantry for the way you like to cook, how to pair these ingredients for quick, balanced meals and how to use staple such as spices, vinegar and citrus fruit and other fundamental seasonings to create a wide range of flavors. This class has hands on opportunities as desired and is vegetarian friendly, with gluten free options upon request. Pre-registration is required. On the menu:

  • Miso Soup with Ginger

  • Spinach and Artichoke Fritatta

  • Falafel Waffles with Red Pepper Hummus

  • Shakshuka (Eggs Poached in Tomato Sauce)

  • Polenta with Mushroom Ragout

 

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

Thu
09
Twitter Chat: A Healthful New Year
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM @ Online
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Twitter Chat: A Healthful New Year
Thursday, January 9th
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Online, Free

Many of us start the new year with a variety of resolutions. Join us to learn ways to chart the path to healthy eating! Follow #WFMdish to particpate in the conversation from 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm CST. 

Fri
10
Date Night: Portugal
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM @ Cooking Classroom
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Date Night: Portugal
Friday, January 10th
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Cooking Classroom, $30 per person

This class will be taught by Chef Jeremy. The cuisine of Portugal is adventurous and bold, a combination of modern influence 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 Portugal! 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-coursemeal without having to stress about the cooking.Class has gluten-free and pescatarian options available upon request and has hands on opportunities as desired. Pre-registration is required. On the menu:

· A Tasting of Gourmet Cheeses

· Oysters on the half shell with White Wine Vinegar and Shallots

· Fried Calamari with Olives, Red Peppers and Artichokes

· Cozido a Portugesa, Beef Stew with Turnips and Braising Greens

· Liete Crème, Egg Custard with Carmel

 
Pre-registration for classes and select events required. See class description for specific instructions. Registration required no later than 48 hours prior to the class date. Call 612-927-8141, visit our customer service desk, or register online to pre-register. Classes and events are subject to change or cancellation. If you cannot attend your class, you must call Whole Foods Market Lake Calhoun and cancel at least 48 hours in advance. You will receive classroom credit for the amount of the class to be used no later than three months from the date of the class that you registered for. Please call the above number or contact  Culinary Director Ani Loizzo at Ani.Loizzo@wholefoods.com if you have any questions. Thank you!
Sun
12
Cooking for the Busy Professional
3:00 PM - 6:30 PM @ Cooking Classroom
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Cooking for the Busy Professional
Sunday, January 12th
3:00 PM - 6:30 PM
Cooking Classroom, $30 per person

This class will be taught by Chef Jeremy. Many of us want to eat more healthfully and locally but are rather busy and it seems like there’s no time to cook! After a long day at work the last thing any of us want to do is get back to work in the kitchen and take-out or delivery is soon to follow. Fret not, Chef Jeremy will show you some quick and easy ways to cook healthy and delicious meals at home without a lot of effort or commitment. Gourmet, inexpensive and fast, these meals would fit right at home in any four star restaurant but we won’t hold it against you if you eat them on the couch. Class has gluten-free options available upon request and has hands on opportunities as desired. Pre-registration is required. On the menu:

· A Cheese and Sausage Tasting with Fruit and Nut Accompaniments

· Massaman Thai Curry with Braised Beef and Potatoes

· Seared Scallops with a Microgreen Salad and Calabrian Chiles

· Strawberry Shortcake with Pearl Sugar and Real Whipped cream

 

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

Tue
14
Peak Pick: Cauliflower- the Kale of 2014
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM @ Cooking Classroom
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Peak Pick: Cauliflower- the Kale of 2014
Tuesday, January 14th
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Cooking Classroom, $25 per person

This class will be taught by Chef Ani. For decades, we’ve been content to play with cauliflower’s more brightly colored brother, broccoli, while leaving this flavorful, complex vegetable in the shadows. Chef Ani has always been a fan of underdog ingredients, and loves no vegetable more than cauliflower, and it seems like the rest of the culinary world is starting to embrace it as well, with menus and recipes featuring cauliflower with the same enthusiasm that they did kale earlier on this decade. Get ahead of the culinary curve and enjoy the deep flavor, tremendous versatility and intense nutrition that cauliflower has to offer. Additional skills gained during this cooking class will include how to construct a quick pickle, a gluten free tart/pizza crust and how to infuse broths for poaching. This class is vegetarian friendly and gluten free, with hands on opportunities as desired. Pre-registration is required. On the menu:

  • Wild Mushroom Tart with Cauliflower Crust

  • Creamy Cauliflower Soup with Hazelnut Brown Butter

  • Cauliflower “Rice” with Pistachios and Pomegranate Seeds

  • Whole Roasted Cauliflower with Whipped Feta Cheese

  • The Famous Whole Foods Market Cracklin’ Cauliflower

  • Sicilian Style Cauliflower “Steaks”

 

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

Thu
16
Twitter Chat: Staying on Track with Your Health
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM @ Online
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Twitter Chat: Staying on Track with Your Health
Thursday, January 16th
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Online, Free

Keeping your resolutions going can be difficult. Join us to share and learn how and where to find the motivation to stay on track with your healthy eating goals! Follow #WFMdish to participate in the conversation from 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm CST. 

Fri
17
Sensational Seafood
6:00 PM - 8:30 PM @ Cooking Classroom
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Sensational Seafood
Friday, January 17th
6:00 PM - 8:30 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:

  • Sole Involtini with Mango (Sicilian Style Rolled Appetizer)

  • Seared Scallops over Fresh Pasta with Sage and Lemon

  • Moroccan Fish Tagine with Mussels

  • Pan Seared Salmon with Miso Scallion Butter

  • Whole Roasted Fish with Sage and Prosciutto

 

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

Tue
21
Cooking Basics: Exploring Plant Proteins
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM @ Cooking Classroom
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Cooking Basics: Exploring Plant Proteins
Tuesday, January 21st
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Cooking Classroom, $25 per person

This class will be taught by Chef Ani. A worry amongst many people when trying to eat a more plant-based diet is where their protein is going to come from. True, meat and seafood are naturally high in protein, but there are many grains, legumes, nuts, seeds and vegetables that contain a surprising amount of protein. In this class, we’ll learn the ins and outs of cooking with protein rich vegan foods, discuss how to combine foods for best flavor and nutrition, and learn how to transform these foods into dishes that even carnivores will love. Class has hands on opportunities as desired, is vegan friendly and can be gluten free upon request. Come hungry! Pre-registration is required. On the menu:

  • White Bean, Artichoke and Spinach Dip

  • Vegan Mapo Doufu

  • Spaghetti a la Ceci (Spaghetti with Chickpeas)

  • Seitan Chorizo Enchiladas with Broc-amole

  • Oatmeal Lentil Cookies with Cranberries and Dark 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!

Wed
22
Taste Bud Travels: Journey to Japan
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM @ Cooking Classroom
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Taste Bud Travels: Journey to Japan
Wednesday, January 22nd
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Cooking Classroom, $30 per person

This class will be taught by Chef Ani. This class will be taught by Chef Ani. Delicate, discerning, delectable and detailed- all of these words describe the palate and culture of Japanese culinary life. A cuisine that can be mind-bogglingly complex or Zen simple, the food of Japan has become one of the most popular cuisines worldwide. Its emphasis on freshness, seasonality, simple preparation styles and good cooking technique can be seen in something as humble as a bowl of rice, while the hyper-popular pub foods we often see here in America showcase the cuisine’s clever layering of flavors, textures and visual aspects to create dazzling dishes. Simple or complex, sweet, savory or all of the above, it is always delicious. Chef Ani will walk you through creating the most important Japanese ingredient- a good dashi, or broth, discuss other traditional Japanese ingredients such as soy, miso, rice, tea and seaweed, and show you how to produce light crispy tempura. Class has gluten-free options upon request and has hands on opportunities as desired. Come hungry! Pre-registration is required. On the menu:

  • Hiyayakko (Silken Tofu with Scallions and Ginger)
  • Tempura Sweet Potatoes with Sesame Dipping Sauce
  • Okonomiyaki (Cabbage and Bacon Pancake)
  • Traditional Miso Soup
  • Yakitori (Grilled Marinated Beef)
  • Shiozuke Tsukemomo (Traditional Japanese Pickled Radish)

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

Thu
23
Knife Skills: Chili Edition
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM @ Cooking Classroom
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Knife Skills: Chili Edition
Thursday, January 23rd
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Cooking Classroom, $30 per person

This class will be taught by Chef Jeremy. In this Chili Edition of our popular series of Knife Skills classes we will concentrate on utilizing fresh seasonal ingredients to make a world class chili (perfect fare for the colder weather) as we work on improving your knife skills and making you more comfortable in the kitchen. Chef Jeremy will demo then assist as we learn to perform some basic cutting techniques together. The knowledge and skills learned in this class will provide you with a solid foundation that you will use in the kitchen for the rest of your life. This class is gluten-free and has great vegetarian and vegan options available upon request. 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. This class has great vegetarian options available upon request. Pre-registration is required. On the menu:

· Baby Super Green Salad with Homemade Herb Vinaigrette

· Roasted Vegetables with Balsamic Reduction and Tomato Jam

· Award Winning Chili with a Selection of Garnishes

· Coconut Sorbet with Raspberries and Fresh Mint

 
Pre-registration for classes and select events required. See class description for specific instructions. Registration required no later than 48 hours prior to the class date. Call 612-927-8141, visit our customer service desk, or register online to pre-register. Classes and events are subject to change or cancellation. If you cannot attend your class, you must call Whole Foods Market Lake Calhoun and cancel at least 48 hours in advance. You will receive classroom credit for the amount of the class to be used no later than three months from the date of the class that you registered for. Please call the above number or contact  Culinary Director Ani Loizzo at Ani.Loizzo@wholefoods.com if you have any questions. Thank you!
Thu
23
Twitter Chat: Winter Eating
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM @ Online
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Twitter Chat: Winter Eating
Thursday, January 23rd
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Online, Free

As we approach the end of the first month of the new year, join in to share and learn ways to keep things delicious and interesting for your long term healthy eating goals! Follow #WFMdish to participate in the conversation from 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm CST. 

Fri
24
Date Night: Best of the Midwest
6:00 PM - 8:30 PM @ Cooking Classroom
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Date Night: Best of the Midwest
Friday, January 24th
6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Cooking Classroom, $30 per person

This class will be taught by Chef Jeremy. The cuisine of the Midwest is comforting, savory and sticks to your ribs, perfect for the cold weather months! We will explore the truly delicious foods of the midwest in a fashion second only to your grandmothers cooking (although, it may be even better). 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. Pre-registration is required. On the menu:

· A Cheese Tasting with Fruit and Nut Accompaniments

· Oven-Roasted Free Range Chicken with Lemon Thyme Pan Gravy

· Braised Chard with Black Forest Bacon and Sweet Onions

· Classic Potatoes Au Gratin with Three Cheeses

· Caramelized Apple Cobbler with Lavender Honey

 
 
Pre-registration for classes and select events required. See class description for specific instructions. Registration required no later than 48 hours prior to the class date. Call 612-927-8141, visit our customer service desk, or register online to pre-register. Classes and events are subject to change or cancellation. If you cannot attend your class, you must call Whole Foods Market Lake Calhoun and cancel at least 48 hours in advance. You will receive classroom credit for the amount of the class to be used no later than three months from the date of the class that you registered for. Please call the above number or contact  Culinary Director Ani Loizzo at Ani.Loizzo@wholefoods.com if you have any questions. Thank you!
Sat
25
The Whole Kids Club Presents...Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM @ Cooking Classroom
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The Whole Kids Club Presents...Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs
Saturday, January 25th
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Cooking Classroom, $5 for Whole Kids Club Members, $8 for Non-Members

This class will be taught by Chef Ani. What if you could EAT rain, snow, wind and sunshine? In Judy Barrett’s 1978 book Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs, you can do exactly that. In Barrett’s world, all weather is made of food, from the wind to the sea. What would the rain make in your world? How would fog taste? We’ll have a great time rolling out fresh pasta, making meatballs and baking up a light-as-a-cloud dessert. Class is appropriate for children 5-14. 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
26
Anti-Inflammatory Cooking
3:00 PM - 6:00 PM @ Cooking Classroom
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Anti-Inflammatory Cooking
Sunday, January 26th
3:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Cooking Classroom, $30 per person

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

· Spiced Apple Quinoa Porridge

· Strawberry & Pineapple Smoothie

· Salad of Kale and Carrots with Adzuki Beans

· Sweet & Sour Pineapple with Shredded Chicken and Rice

· Whole Roasted Chicken with Root Vegetables

· Old Fashioned Chicken Broth 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!
Tue
28
Taste Bud Travels: Going Deutsche
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM @ Cooking Classroom
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Taste Bud Travels: Going Deutsche
Tuesday, January 28th
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Cooking Classroom, $30 per person

This class will be taught by Chef Ani. In the deep freeze of a Midwestern winter, German cuisine can be the perfect choice. This hearty, comforting cuisine is where a good portion of Midwestern cuisine gets its roots. Chef Ani has fiddled with the classics a bit to provide recipes that have the much beloved stick-to-your-ribs savor of traditional German cuisine while making it a little bit lighter for the modern palate. Areas of focus in this class will include how to make homemade German-style mustard, shaping pretzels, working with traditional German sausages and how to perfectly bread and fry schnitzel. This class has hands on opportunities as desired. Pre-registration is required. On the menu:

  • Homemade Pretzels

  • A Variety of German Sausages with Homemade Mustard

  • Spaetzle (Boiled German Dumplings)

  • Schnitzel with Braised Red Cabbage

  • Apple Strudel

 

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

Wed
29
Peak Pick: Pear-fection
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM @ Cooking Classroom
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Peak Pick: Pear-fection
Wednesday, January 29th
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Cooking Classroom, $30 per person

This class will be taught by Chef Ani. When the weather grows frigid and frightful, I start to miss the tomatoes, berries and stone fruits of summer, but then I remember- PEARS! Nothing is a better winter treat than biting into a juicy, succulent pear. This versatile fruit can be used in sweet and savory dishes and can add sweetness, acidity and complexity to everything from appetizers to desserts. Pears bring fiber, Vitamin C, a velvety texture and bright flavor to the table to complement other fall foods such as pomegranate and root vegetables. In this class, you’ll learn how to pick the perfect pear, how to store them for maximum shelf life, taste the difference between our many varieties and enjoy them raw, poached, pan-seared and roasted in a winter feast. Additional skills learned in class include how to turn fruits and vegetables into chips, how to make a crumb crust and a quick, eggless custard and how to make a fruit mostarda. Pre-registration is required. On the menu:

  • Ginger Pear Fizz

  • Baked Brie with Pear Crostini

  • Pear and Fennel Salad with Blue Cheese

  • Pear and Celery Root Soup with Caramelized Shallots

  • Pan-Roasted Pork with Parsnips and Pear Mostarda

  • Roasted Pear and Vanilla Bean Tartlets with Gingersnap Crusts

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

Thu
30
Getting Saucy: Vegetarian Edition
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM @ Cooking Classroom
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Getting Saucy: Vegetarian Edition
Thursday, January 30th
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Cooking Classroom, $30 per person

This class will be taught by Chef Ani. One of the easiest ways to add elegance and flavor to a dish is to sauce it- be it with pesto, béchamel or a salted caramel. Sauce making is in the kitchen’s middle ground- halfway between art and science- and can be one of the trickiest things for a home cook to master. Join us to delve into the chemistry and history of sauces. Learn the heat control, proper pan selection and tried and true kitchen techniques that can deliver great sauce, every time. Learn the tricks to properly reheat and hold sauces for service, how to select the right sauce for the right dish, and how to tweak basic sauce recipes for a new take on an old classic. Additional lessons will include the secret to crispy roasted potatoes, how to season a cast iron pan, how to use indirect heat while working with eggs and candy making basics. Class is vegetarian friendly, has gluten-free options upon request and has hands on opportunities as desired. Come hungry! On the menu:

  • Roasted Asparagus with Hollandaise

  • Radicchio with Italian Salsa Verde

  • Roasted Carrot Soup with Hazelnut Brown Butter

  • Pan Seared Mushroom Steaks with Red Wine Pan Sauce

  • Crispy Roasted Potatoes with Sauce Mornay (Creamy Cheese Sauce)

  • Apple Galette with Salted Caramel

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

Thu
30
Twitter Chat: Score With Big Taste
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM @ online
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Twitter Chat: Score With Big Taste
Thursday, January 30th
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
online, free

The Big Game is coming up so it's time to start thinking about great game-day grub! Join us to share menu ideas and recipes that are sure to keep everyone happy and full. Follow #WFMdish to participate in the conversation from 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm CST. 

Fri
31
Delicious and Nutritious: Omega-3s
6:00 PM - 8:30 PM @ Cooking Classroom
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Delicious and Nutritious: Omega-3s
Friday, January 31st
6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Cooking Classroom, $30 per person

This class will be taught by Chef Jeremy. Often lauded for their superior health benefits, the family of Omega fatty acids are relatively new to the healthy food world and thus often misunderstood. There is a lot of misinformation circulated about what provides these healthful helping fats and how much to consume to get benefits. Chef Jeremy has thoroughly researched the world of Omega acids and will provide you with a wealth of knowledge about these healthy fats as we create and eat some of the best and most delicious sources of the wonderful Omega 3 Fatty acid! This class has hands on opportunities as desired. Pre-registration is required. On the menu:

· Classic Caesar Salad with Seared Scallop

· Cajun Blackened King Salmon with Avocado Cream Sauce

· Oven Finished Grass-Fed Beef with Walnut Pesto

· Pistachio and Olive Oil 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!

Events At Nearby Stores

Weekend Sale Features- 4 Days ONLY
Friday, August 29th
7:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Hennepin,

Fridays on the Grill
Friday, August 29th
4:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Whole Foods Market St. Paul, Prices vary by item.

Join us this summer for Fridays on the Grill! Each Friday we'll be grilling up delicious food in our parking lot and the menu will change each week.

'Like us' on Facebook or follow us on Twitter to find out more and to stay updated with the menu!

 

 

Join us this summer for Fridays on the Grill! Each Friday we'll be grilling up delicious food in our parking lot and the menu will change each week.

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

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

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