March 2014

Sat
01
Into the Oven: Roasting and Braising
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM @ Cooking Classroom
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Into the Oven: Roasting and Braising
Saturday, March 1st
6:00 PM - 9:00 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.

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!

 

 

Sun
02
Knife Skills: Beginning Cuts and Cooking Techniques
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM @ Cooking Classroom
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Knife Skills: Beginning Cuts and Cooking Techniques
Sunday, March 2nd
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Cooking Classroom, $30 per person

This class will be taught by Chef Jeremy. There’s only one way to make our popular Knife Skills cooking classes more enjoyable…to transport your cooking class to sunny Thailand! In this class, we will concentrate on utilizing fresh seasonal ingredients as we work on introducing proper cuts and cooking techniques and making you more comfortable in the kitchen. Chef Jeremy will demonstrate these techniques, then guide you as you perform some basic cutting techniques together as a class. The knowledge and skills learned in this class will provide you with a solid grasp of a set of skills that you will use in the kitchen for the rest of your life so don’t hesitate- dive in! This class is gluten free and has vegetarian and vegan options available upon request. Please note that this class is very hands-on. You can expect to both prep and cook during the course of the class. Pre-registration is required. On the menu:

·         Fresh Spring Rolls with Shrimp and a Spicy Garlic Dipping Sauce

·         Salad of Fresh Herbs with a Ginger and Mustard Vinaigrette

·         Coconut Green Curry with Scallops and Seasonal Vegetables

·         Aromatic Thai Jasmine Rice with Cilantro and Lime

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
03
Peak Pick: The Underground Sensations Known as Root Vegetables
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM @ Cooking Classroom
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Peak Pick: The Underground Sensations Known as Root Vegetables
Monday, March 3rd
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Cooking Classroom, $25 per person

This class will be taught by Chef Ani. There’s a great deal of talk amongst food lovers about eating locally and seasonally. This is easy for those that live in warm climates, but what about us up here in the frigid North? Our growing season for tomatoes, herbs, leafy greens and other garden favorites is a little shorter than in other parts of the country, but luckily, the large and diverse family of root vegetables is available to meet our vegetable needs. These roots and tubers are hearty, satisfying and economical, with a range of flavors and textures from the nutty parsnip to the earthy beet. The key to unlocking their vaults of deliciousness and nutrition are learning how to prep them, the different flavors you can pair them with and the diverse ways you can prepare them in a side dish, main dish, even dessert. Join us to discover some of Chef Ani’s favorite classic and…not-so-classic ways to prepare root vegetables that will have you missing them even in the face of fresh spring asparagus. This class can be vegetarian and/or gluten-free upon request, and has hands on opportunities as desired. Pre-registration is required. On the menu:

  • Carrot Juice and Ginger Spritzer
  • Sweet Potato Chips with Beet Tartare
  • Shaved Rutabaga and Apple Salad
  • Silky Turnip Soup with Greens Pesto
  • Pot Roasted Celery Root
  • Parsnip “Pasta” with Hazelnuts and Pancetta
  • Chocolate Beet Cakes

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
04
Tour de Fat Tuesday at Whole Foods Market Lake Calhoun
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM @ Storewide!
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Tour de Fat Tuesday at Whole Foods Market Lake Calhoun
Tuesday, March 4th
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Storewide!, FREE

Wrap up the celebration of Carnival with a parade of yummy samples at your neighborhood Whole Foods Market! Stop in to taste some of our team’s best Mardi Gras specialties before the festivities are over. No need to register, just drop in any time between 6 and 8 to experience the tour of deliciousness.

Cost: FREE!

Wed
05
Taste Bud (Domestic) Travels: New England Classics
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM @ Cooking Classroom
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Taste Bud (Domestic) Travels: New England Classics
Wednesday, March 5th
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Cooking Classroom, $30 per person

This class will be taught by Chef Ani. With its prime position near fertile waters and a fierce alliance to culinary tradition, New England cuisine is rich with seafood and hearty enough to get residents of that region (and ours) through some trying winters. There’s no need to board a plane to get on board with the cuisine of the Eastern seaboard- go on a voyage in our cozy cooking classroom. Learn the history of New England classic dishes, discover some new pantry staples and the secrets to whipping up delicious sweet and savory dishes that will keep you warm and snug in our hopeful last month of winter. Special areas of emphasis in this cooking class will be how to work with fresh lobster and clams, dried beans and how to make a delicious cobbler. This class has hands on opportunities as desired. Pre-registration is required. On the menu:

  • Lobsta’ Roll Crostini
  • Clam Chowda’
  • Dutch Oven Baked Beans with Maple Syrup
  • Classic New England Boiled Dinner
  • Cornmeal Johnnycakes
  • Blueberry Cobbler

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
06
Awesome Appetizers: Gluten Free
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM @ Cooking Classroom
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Awesome Appetizers: Gluten Free
Thursday, March 6th
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Cooking Classroom, $30 per person

This class will be taught by Chef Jeremy. No matter what the season, everyone needs at least one world-class appetizer in their recipe arsenal, and in this class, you’ll learn six, all of which are gluten free! Go beyond deviled eggs and crockpot meatballs and try one of these new apps that are certain to wow everyone lucky enough to taste them. Whether on a huge party spread or just for a small gathering of friends, these apps are a classy way to show off your culinary skills. We’ll go over the history of the hors d'oeuvre, then prepare and enjoy these great offerings. This class is gluten free and has hands on opportunities as desired. Pre-registration is required. On the menu:

·         Charcuterie Sampler Platter: A Tasting of Sausages & Cured Meats

·         Twice-Baked Loaded Baked Potato Skins

·         Confit Style Chicken Wings with Homemade BBQ Rub and Blue Cheese Dressing

·         Asparagus or Honeydew Wrapped in Prosciutto

·         Texas Caviar with Tortilla Chips

 

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
06
Twitter Chat: Colors of Spring
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM @ Online
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Twitter Chat: Colors of Spring
Thursday, March 6th
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Online, Free

Spring is fast approaching... Are you seeing the signs yet? Join us to share recipes and inspiration about the upcoming season! Follow #WFMdish to participate in the conversation from 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm CST.

Fri
07
Cook Like a Chef
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM @ Cooking Classroom
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Cook Like a Chef
Friday, March 7th
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Cooking Classroom, $30 per person

This class will be taught by Chef Jeremy. Are you craving those sensational “out to eat” style meals, but do better on an “at home” budget?  Then we have a solution for you. Whether you want to learn great new recipes or just different cooking methods to expand your existing repertoire, this is the class. We will cook and enjoy some fine dining favorites that will breathe new life into your home cooking! The focus for this class is on learning new techniques that you can use in versatile ways in your own home and make affordable items into a four-course feast. This class has hands on opportunities as desired. Pre-registration is required. On the menu:

·         Hand Rolled Gnocchi with Browned Butter and Capers

·         Mussels In White Wine Sauce with Warm Baguette

·         Green Salad with Caramelized Onions, Strawberries and Crispy Bacon Vinaigrette

·         Macerated Strawberry Napoleon with Chantilly 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!

Sat
08
The Whole Kids Club Presents...If You Give a Pig a Pancake
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM @ Lake Calhoun Whole Foods Market
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The Whole Kids Club Presents...If You Give a Pig a Pancake
Saturday, March 8th
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Lake Calhoun Whole Foods Market, $5 for Whole Kids Club Members, $8 for Non-members

Kids, you’ll FLIP when you learn that pancakes aren’t just for breakfast! In this fun class, we’ll read Laura Numeroff’s classic book If you Give a Pig a Pancake, then make some of our own pancakes- buckwheat blueberry pancakes, cheese and green pea pancakes and potato pancakes too! This class is suitable for kids ages 5-12 and are drop off classes- kids only, please. Vegetarian options are available upon request, please specify upon registration. 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!

Thu
13
Prepping for Success: Meal Planning and Batch Cooking
6:00 PM - 8:30 PM @ Cooking Classroom
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Prepping for Success: Meal Planning and Batch Cooking
Thursday, March 13th
6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Cooking Classroom, $30 per person

This class will be taught by Chef Ani. Some days, there is just NO TIME to cook, but that doesn’t mean you should suffer at mealtime. In this class, we’ll discuss how to work with your family, budget, eating habits and favorite ingredients to create meal plans and shopping lists to make eating from scratch, healthy meals possible on the fly. Chef Ani will go over the finer points of “batch cooking”, show you how to batch cook five  key ingredients or dishes for use throughout the week, how to create freezer meals and more. Then, we’ll discuss over a dozen different meals you can create with each item we batch cooked, for a total of 60+ total recipes that are easy to weave into your week, as well as a bonus- Chef Ani’s favorite easily portable lunch. This class has vegetarian and gluten free options upon request and hands on time as desired. Pre-registration is required. On the menu:

  • Easiest Roast Chicken with Root Vegetables
  • Pressure Cooked Chickpeas
  • Roasted Squash
  • Batch Cooked Brown Rice
  • Savory Braised Greens
  • BONUS: The Endlessly Versatile Salad in a Jar

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
13
Twitter Chat: Wines From Italy Part I
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM @ Online
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Twitter Chat: Wines From Italy Part I
Thursday, March 13th
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Online, Free

Deliciously diverse, the wines of Italy are perfect for every occasion. Pick up one of the four bottles we'll be tasting and tweeting about tonight (Find the wines here: http://wholefoodsmarket.com/wine) and contribute to the fun! Follow #WFMwine to join in on the conversation from 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm CST.

Sun
16
Exploring the Emerald Aisles
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM @ Storewide!
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Exploring the Emerald Aisles
Sunday, March 16th
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Storewide!, FREE!

Is winter getting your Irish up? Come in out of the cold and transport yourself to Ireland via a delicious array of sweet and savory St. Patrick’s Day treats. Stop up to the Customer Service desk, grab a passport and sail around the Emerald Aisles. Turn in your completed passport and be entered to win a $25 Whole Foods Market gift card.

COST: FREE!

Mon
17
Taste Bud Travels: Eats of the Emerald Isle
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM @ Cooking Classroom
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Taste Bud Travels: Eats of the Emerald Isle
Monday, March 17th
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Cooking Classroom, $30 per person

This class will be taught by Chef Ani. Whether you can trace your roots back to the “land of saints and scholars” or not, everyone gets to be a little bit Irish on St. Patrick’s Day. One of the best ways to celebrate is to feast on some of the delicious, hearty fare that Ireland has to offer. Learn all about some of the foods that have made Ireland a culinary destitution for many globe trotters who seek out their cheese, superlative meats and seafood and the many uses for Ireland’s fabulous potatoes, as well as a little Irish beer and whiskey- just for good measure. This class has hands on opportunities as desired. Pre-registration is required. On the menu:

  • An Irish Cheese Tasting with Savory Oatcakes and Potato Boxty
  • Guinness Braised Corned Beef and Cabbage
  • Colcannon (Whipped Potatoes with Leeks and Kale)
  • Irish Soda Biscuits
  • Citrus Bread Pudding with Whiskey Sauce

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
18
Three Great Soups: A Lifetime of Recipes
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM @ Cooking Classroom
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Three Great Soups: A Lifetime of Recipes
Tuesday, March 18th
6:00 PM - 9:00 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. Join us to learn these three basic soup techniques, which you will be able to modify to suit the season or your whims. We’ll learn about these three styles of soups: broth based, cream based and pureed soup. Once you have these techniques under your belt, you will always be able to make a great soup, even without a recipe! We’ll also discuss making a simple stock to make your soups even tastier and more economical. This class has gluten free options available upon request and hands on opportunities as desired. Pre-registration is required. On the menu:

·         Creamy Clam Chowder in Classic New England Style

·         Roasted Tomato Bisque – accompanied by gooey 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!

Tue
18
Cheese Night: Fresh Chevre
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM @ Lake Calhoun
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Cheese Night: Fresh Chevre
Tuesday, March 18th
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Lake Calhoun, Free

Broaden your knowledge of fresh goats cheeses at our latest cheese night.  Our specialty team will show you different ways to enjoy this versatile cheese while you sample a variety of fresh chevre samples.

Wed
19
Vegan Voyage: Vegan Pizza at Home
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM @ Cooking Classroom
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Vegan Voyage: Vegan Pizza at Home
Wednesday, March 19th
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Cooking Classroom, $30 per person

This class will be taught by Chef Ani. Ooey gooey, warm and toasty vegan pizza is within your reach- no processed fake cheeses or 700 degree pizza oven required! Chef Ani will take you through the four major parts of putting together a great pizza- crust, sauce, toppings and cheese- each homemade and each delicious. In this class, we’ll make a classic soft crust pizza, two vegan sauces, four vegan cheeses and some homemade vegan Italian sausage. Then, you’ll mix, stretch and bake your crusts to perfection, topped with delicious vegan toppings from artichokes to zucchini. This class is vegan, with soy-free options upon request and hands-on opportunities as desired. Pre-registration is required.

  • Vegan Pizza Crust
  • Vegan Red Sauce for Pizza
  • Vegan Alfredo Sauce for Pizza
  • Vegan Italian Sausage
  • Vegan Ricotta
  • Vegan Fresh Mozzarella
  • Vegan Shredding Mozzarella
  • Vegan Parmesan

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
20
Sensational Seafood
6:00 PM - 8:30 PM @ Cooking Classroom
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Sensational Seafood
Thursday, March 20th
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. This class has gluten-free options upon request and hands on opportunities as desired. Pre-registration is required. On the menu:

  • Grilled Fresh Whole Fish with Lemon
  • Oven-Steamed Thai Style Shellfish
  • Shallow-Fried Catfish Po’boys
  • Porcini Parmesan Crusted Turbot
  • Spanish Style Poached and Grilled Swordfish

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
20
Twitter Chat: A Future Without Poverty
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM @ Online
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Twitter Chat: A Future Without Poverty
Thursday, March 20th
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Online, Free

Giving can be hyper local or support for someone you've never met half way around the world. What matters is how we can all work together to create opportunity for ourselves and others to grow. Join us as we talk about ways we can all help to eradicate poverty. Follow #WFMdish to join the conversation from 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm CST.

Fri
21
Date Night: Italy
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM @ Cooking Classroom
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Date Night: Italy
Friday, March 21st
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Cooking Classroom, $30 per person

This class will be taught by Chef Jeremy. The Italians have a wonderful philosophy on food and cooking, taking great pride in quality and freshness of ingredients prepared simply, not to mention a flair for romance. Skip the unromantic wait in line at your neighborhood Italian restaurant and learn to whip up some new takes on classic Italian cooking. This class is chock full of cooking tips, techniques and of course, delicious food. Chef Jeremy will guide you in turning the routine of dinner into a fun and meaningful evening during which you can enjoy each other’s company as well as a fantastic four-course meal without having to dress up or stress out. This class is gluten free and has hands on opportunities as desired. Pre-registration is required. On the menu:

·         Grape Tomato and Mozzarella Skewers with Balsamic Reduction

·         Seared Sea Scallop with Mango Puree and Calabrian Chile

·         Pan Roasted Rack of Lamb with Fresh Herb Marinade

·         Tuscan Style Rosemary Potatoes and Braised Lacinato Kale

·         Coconut Gelato with Mint and Fresh Raspberries

 

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
22
Flambe: Foods on Fire
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM @ Cooking Classroom
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Flambe: Foods on Fire
Saturday, March 22nd
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Cooking Classroom, $30 per person

This class will be taught by Chef Jeremy. In this exciting class we will explore the uses of fire as a technique and cooking tool in the kitchen, then create some dishes using this impressive cooking method of flambé. Hold onto your seats as we dazzle and delight you with a feast for the senses as well as feasting on some fantastic flavors. Chef Jeremy will show you how to safely use this flaming style of food preparation in this class with flash. This class has gluten free options available upon request and has hands on opportunities as desired. Pre-registration is required. On the menu:

·         Crepes Suzette

·         Cherries Jubilee Style Traverse City Chicken Breasts

·         Steak Dianne with Creamy Mashed Potatoes

·         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!

Mon
24
Taste Bud Travels: Intoxicating India
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM @ Cooking Classroom
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Taste Bud Travels: Intoxicating India
Monday, March 24th
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Cooking Classroom, $30 per person

This class will be taught by Chef Ani. The cuisine of India is redolent with spice, fresh herbs, deep savory flavors and lean meats, legumes and vegetables. We’ll discuss how to work with yogurt, chickpeas, spicy chilies and aromatic ingredients such as ginger and turmeric, and how to balance the flavors of spicy, salty, tartness and sweetness to create dynamic, flavorful dishes. Additional areas of focus will include how to create spice blends, fry properly, make homemade paneer cheese and cook perfect fluffy rice into a delicious dessert. This class has vegetarian options upon request and hands on opportunities as desired. Come hungry! Pre-registration is required. On the menu:

  • Mango Lassi
  • Samosas with Cilantro Mint Raita
  • Saag Paneer (Indian Spices Spinach with Homemade Cheese)
  • Chicken Tikka Masala
  • Kheer (Indian Rice Pudding)

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
26
The Way to Saute
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM @ Cooking Classroom
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The Way to Saute
Wednesday, March 26th
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Cooking Classroom, $30 per person

This class will be taught by Chef Jeremy. Nearly everyone owns a sauté or frying pan of some sort, but what’s the best way to use this versatile piece of cookware? How can we use it well, without causing food to stick and us to scrub? 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 whose deliciousness belies their simplicity, including a special flaming dessert presentation! This class has gluten free options upon request and hands on opportunities as desired. Pre-registration is required. On the menu:

·         Wild Mushrooms in Puff Pastry

·         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
27
Community Support Day: Youth Farm and Market Project
12:00 AM @ Lake Calhoun
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Community Support Day: Youth Farm and Market Project
Thursday, March 27th
12:00 AM
Lake Calhoun, Free

As part of our continued mission to support our communities, Whole Foods Market is proud to announce our Community Support Day for Youth Farm!  Stock up on groceries on March 27th, where 5% of the day’s sales from our Lake Calhoun and Hennepin locations will be donated to them!  The proceeds from this day will help Youth Farm partner with Minneapolis Public Schools Culinary & Nutrition Services develop an educational “District Farm.” The educational farm and greenhouse will engage Minneapolis students through hands-on sustainable agriculture and nutrition experiences.  Mark your calendars!

Thu
27
Peak Pick: Ginger-aholics (Not So) Anonymous
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM @ Cooking Classroom
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Peak Pick: Ginger-aholics (Not So) Anonymous
Thursday, March 27th
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Cooking Classroom, $30 per person

This class will be taught by Chef Ani. Ginger can be a divisive ingredient. It has a strong, spicy, floral flavor that can quickly dominate a dish, but for us ginger lovers, there is never enough of that pungent kick. There are many ways to enjoy ginger- fresh, dried, pickled and candied, as well as a plethora of things to do with ginger ale. In this class, we’ll use ginger in every form, go over how to dry, pickle and candy it, as well as how to infuse it into many dishes in a variety of ways, as well as the best way to store, peel and chop fresh ginger. This class has vegetarian options upon request and hands on opportunities as desired. Pre-registration is required. On the menu:

  • Saffron Ginger Sparkler
  • Vegetable Spring Rolls with Ginger Soy Dipping Sauce
  • Ginger Carrot Soup
  • Ginger Ale Kale
  • Ginger Scaled Fish Poached in Ginger Broth
  • Cucumber Noodles with Ginger Dressing
  • Triple Ginger Parfait

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
27
Twitter Chat: Seafood For Spring
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM @ Online
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Twitter Chat: Seafood For Spring
Thursday, March 27th
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Online, Free

As the weather begins to get warmer we often change our eating habits to the lighter side. Adding more seafood to your diet is a great way to do this! Follow #WFMdish to join the conversation from 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm CST.

Sat
29
The Whole Kids Club Presents...A Rockin' Hawaiian Luau
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM @ Cooking Classroom
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The Whole Kids Club Presents...A Rockin' Hawaiian Luau
Saturday, March 29th
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. Kids, let’s chase away the grey winter and welcome the sunny spring with a cheerful Hawaiian luau! In this class, you’ll learn all about the idea of “mahalo”, or thankfulness and community. You’ll discover some great yummy foods from the island of Hawaii including fruits, veggies and nuts. This class is suitable for kids ages 5-12 and are drop off classes- kids only, please. Vegetarian options are available upon request, please specify upon registration. Pre-registration is required. On the menu:

  • Tropical Rainbow Fruit Salad with Coconut
  • Shrimp or Veggie Kabobs
  • Chocolate Covered Macadamia Nuts

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
29
Cooking with Wine
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM @ Cooking Classroom
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Cooking with Wine
Saturday, March 29th
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Cooking Classroom, $30 per person

This class will be taught by Chef Jeremy. As Julia Child has been quoted, “I love to cook with wine, sometimes it even makes its way into the food!” In this exciting class, we will explore the use of wine as a cooking ingredient in the kitchen. When added or reduced in a dish, wine can be a flavorful and effective tool in creating a memorable meal. Chef Jeremy will show you how to choose what wine to use in your kitchen, in what situations wine should be used in cooking, and how to coax out its most delicious flavors. This class is gluten free and has hands on opportunities as desired. Pre-registration is required. On the menu:

·         Baby Greens with Grilled Onions and Strawberries with White Wine Vinaigrette

·         Seafood Risotto with Chardonnay and Cream

·         New York Strip Steaks with Red Wine Demi-Glace

·         Sautéed Spinach in White Wine

·         Wine Poached Pears 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!

Mon
31
Nose to Tail Butchery: Using the Whole Chicken
6:00 PM - 8:30 PM @ Cooking Classroom
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Nose to Tail Butchery: Using the Whole Chicken
Monday, March 31st
6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Cooking Classroom, $30 per person

This class will be taught by Chef Ani. These days, conscientious chefs, butchers and consumers are paying attention to how they’re using the meat they cook, butcher and buy, and there has been great emphasis placed on a classic idea that we discarded for the last century: using the whole animal. It’s economical and practical for restaurants and home cooks alike to make sure they use every edible morsel of the animal, and as a result, you see offal (organ or variety meats) and a wide array of different cuts of meat on restaurant menus and on blogs, magazines and television shows. While learning how to butcher and prepare a whole cow or pig might not be practical for the home cook, whole chickens are widely available, economical and culinary versatile. In this class, we’ll discuss how to break down and use every part of the chicken and the best cooking methods and flavor pairings for each one, and how to use the other stuff too- chicken livers, chicken bones and even the skin. This class has gluten free options upon request and hands on opportunities as desired. Pre-registration is required. On the menu:

  • An Appetizer Trio
    • Chicken Liver Mousse
    • Honey Sesame Chicken Wings
    • Gribenes (Chicken Cracklins’)
  • Crockpot Chicken Stock with Marinated, Poached Chicken Breast
  • Whole Roast Chicken with Crispy Potatoes
  • Pan Seared Chicken Thighs with Asparagus

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

Mineral Fusion Beauty Event
Friday, August 22nd
12:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Whole Foods Market Maple Grove,

Special store event! Mineral Fusion, our favorite mineral based makeup and all natural face and body care brand, will be in store with a whopping 40% off ALL products, plus live demos daily from 12 - 5, expert advice & more. It's the perfect time of year to spruce up your look for fall or back to school (or just because).

Special store event!

Fridays on the Grill
Friday, August 22nd
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.

Build a Better Lunchbox
Wednesday, August 27th
4:30 PM - 6:30 PM
Whole Foods Market St. Paul, Free!

*Calling all kids and parents: start the year off right with the smartest lunch box in school!

*We’ll provide a Lunch Box Report Card and a delicious array of ideas to taste and grade.

*Bring your completed card to our prize station and you’ll receive a free back-to-school gift.

Keep updated on this event on our Facebook page!

*Calling all kids and