September 2014

Thu
04
Twitter Chat: Back To School
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM @ Online
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Twitter Chat: Back To School
Thursday, September 4th
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Online, Free

Summer vacation is officially over and the kids have gone back to school. Join us for an online discussion to share ideas for simple and nutritious breakfasts, sack lunches worth keeping and delicious suppers that are managable on a tight weekday schedule! Follow #WFMdish to join the conversation from 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm CST.

Thu
11
Twitter Chat: Let's Tailgate
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM @ Online
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Twitter Chat: Let's Tailgate
Thursday, September 11th
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Online, Free

College football and tailgating is a quintessential part of fall. We'll share recipes, menu ideas and more to ensure you have the best bash in the parking lot! Follow #WFMdish to join the conversation from 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm CST.

Fri
12
Small Budget, Big Flavor
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM @ Bowery Culinary Center, 2nd floor
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Small Budget, Big Flavor
Friday, September 12th
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Bowery Culinary Center, 2nd floor

Demonstration & Tasting, FREE!

Welcome bargain hunters! Stop by and sample delicious, easy-to-make dishes that spotlight this week’s in-store sale specials. Plus: walk away with our newsletter “The Whole Deal,” which is jam-packed with kitchen tips, simple recipes, and exclusive Whole Foods Market coupons. (Although this class is free, registration is required.)

Instructors: Culinary Center Staff

Sat
13
KIDS! Street Foods of NYC: A Benefit for Whole Kids Foundation
1:30 PM - 4:30 PM @ Bowery Culinary Center, 2nd floor
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KIDS! Street Foods of NYC: A Benefit for Whole Kids Foundation
Saturday, September 13th
1:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Bowery Culinary Center, 2nd floor, $15

Hands-On, $15

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER: Ages 6 to 9, 1:30 pm – 2:30 pm

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER Ages 10 to 13, 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm

Being a New York City kid means, among other things, being lucky enough to enjoy some of the country’s best outdoor vendors and food trucks on a regular basis! Celebrate the deliciously portable specialties of NYC in this fun cooking workshop, and learn how to make your own (healthier) versions of the city’s most popular street eats.

All proceeds will benefit our nonprofit, the Whole Kids Foundation.

On the Menu: Applegate Organic Beef Hot Dogs with Make-Your-Own Ketchup & Sweet Relish; Street Cart “Halal”-Style Pita Sandwiches with Chicken & White Sauce; Waffle Sandwich Treats with Local Ice Cream.

Instructor: Culinary Center Staff

www.wholekidsfoundation.org

Sun
14
Dim Sum: Chinese Tea Brunch
11:00 AM - 2:00 PM @ Bowery Culinary Center, 2nd floor
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Dim Sum: Chinese Tea Brunch
Sunday, September 14th
11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Bowery Culinary Center, 2nd floor, $50

Hands-On & Demonstration, $50  CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

Dim sum literally means “a touch of the heart” because you share a variety of small, lovingly prepared dishes with family and friends. It is a Cantonese tradition that became popular in teahouses along southern China, where weary travelers would stop for a cup of tea and some food. Culinary Center Educator Wai Chu will discuss how this meal has become a ritual for so many Chinese families, and he’ll show you how to make authentic dim sum in your home kitchen.

On the Menu: Pork & Shrimp Shao Mai Dumplings; Spareribs with Black Bean Sauce; Seafood-Stuffed Hot Peppers; Chicken & Rice Wrapped in Lotus Leaves; Egg Custard Tarts.
Instructor: Wai Chu, Culinary Center Educator

 

Tue
16
Fundamental Knife Skills
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM @ Bowery Culinary Center, 2nd floor
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Fundamental Knife Skills
Tuesday, September 16th
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Bowery Culinary Center, 2nd floor, $60

Demonstration & Hands-On, $60  CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

Let Culinary Center Educator Wai Chu teach you the basic knife skills that every cook should know. Work on vegetables and fruits of all shapes and sizes, utilizing precision cuts to create classic French dishes that will quickly become part of your at-home repertoire.

On the Menu: Potato, Leek, and Goat Cheese Frittata; Citrus-Radish Salad; Baked Fish in Tomato-Wine Sauce; Sauté of Julienne Vegetables.

Instructor: Wai Chu, Culinary Center Educator

Wed
17
Autumn Fruits: Sweet & Savory
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM @ Bowery Culinary Center, 2nd floor
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Autumn Fruits: Sweet & Savory
Wednesday, September 17th
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Bowery Culinary Center, 2nd floor, $50

Hands-On & Demonstration, $50  CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

Autumn’s harvest is abundant with delicious, locally grown fruit, as markets overflow with crisp apples, aromatic pears, and juicy Concord grapes. Join Chef Sarah Huck, author of Fruitful: Four Seasons of Fresh Fruit Recipes (Running Press, 2014), as she shows us how to get beyond baking pies and get creative when featuring fruits in every dish—whether you’re hankering for fresh salads, warming soups, or even a dash of the unexpected at dessert. She’ll also share the story of Red Jacket Orchards, a third-generation family of fruit farmers from the bountiful Finger Lakes region of New York.

On the Menu: Kale, Apple, and Kohlrabi Slaw; Pear-Pumpkin Soup with Sage Croutons; Peppery Chicken Thighs with Brandy-Roasted Concord Grapes; Pear-Gingerbread Cake with Sea Salted Mascarpone Frosting.

Instructor: Sarah Huck, Cookbook Author and Owner of Kos Kaffe (Brooklyn, New York)

 www.koskaffe.com

 www.redjacketorchards.com

Thu
18
A Flexitarian Autumn Feast with Peter Berley
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM @ Bowery Culinary Center, 2nd floor
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A Flexitarian Autumn Feast with Peter Berley
Thursday, September 18th
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Bowery Culinary Center, 2nd floor, $25

Demonstration & Tasting, $25

All proceeds from this class will benefit Just FoodCLICK HERE TO REGISTER

Harvest time is here again, whether it’s on the farm, at the market, or in the kitchen. Join beloved local chef and longtime locavore Peter Berley (The Flexitarian Table, Houghton Mifflin) as he prepares a seasonal feast that will surely bring joy and nourishment to omnivores and vegetarians alike while highlighting some of the Northeast region’s tastiest produce.

On the Menu: Pan-Seared Lamb and/or Tofu Steaks with Thyme, Lemon, and Mustard; Carrots with Black Olives and Mint; Spiced Lentils with Pumpkin and Greens; Apple Crisp.

Instructor: Chef Peter Berley, Cookbook Author, Culinary Instructor, and Chef-Owner, North Fork Kitchen and Garden Culinary Studio

www.justfood.org

www.peterberley.com

Thu
18
Twitter Chat: Wines From New Zealand - Part I
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM @ Online
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Twitter Chat: Wines From New Zealand - Part I
Thursday, September 18th
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Online, Free

Deliciously diverse, the wines of New Zealand are great for every occasion. Pick up one of the 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.

 

Fri
19
Lunch & Learn: Beginner Knife Skills
12:00 PM - 1:30 PM @ Bowery Culinary Center, 2nd floor
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Lunch & Learn: Beginner Knife Skills
Friday, September 19th
12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
Bowery Culinary Center, 2nd floor, $20

Demonstration & Hands-On, $20  CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

Sneak out for a longer lunch hour, or tell them you’re “in a meeting”—whatever you do, don’t miss our express workshop for beginner cooks who have lots of enthusiasm but limited time. Today’s focus will be an intro to safe and efficient knife skills for easier home cooking, along with a delicious lunch prepared with what you’ve sliced and diced during class. Stop by and take a midday break while learning something new!

On the Menu: Watermelon-Cucumber Salad with Fresh Basil & Mint; Late-Summer Tomato Panzanella with Tuscan-Style Butcher’s Steak.

Instructor: Min Liao, Culinary Center Director

Sat
20
Scrumptious Brunches at Home
11:00 AM - 2:00 PM @ Bowery Culinary Center, 2nd floor
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Scrumptious Brunches at Home
Saturday, September 20th
11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Bowery Culinary Center, 2nd floor, $45

Hands-On & Demonstration, $45  CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

Want to impress friends and loved ones with a fabulous brunch party this season? Or simply treat yourself on a lazy Sunday morning—you deserve it! This class will teach you how to whip up a batch of perfectly fluffy pancakes, how to make crispy waffles, and how to master the art of stuffing French toast. Skip the ridiculously long line at the latest brunch hot-spot, and enjoy a decadent spread at home made with simple, everyday-pantry ingredients. Coffee, tea, and juice served with brunch.

On the Menu: Squash & Goat Cheese Pancakes; Spiced French Toast with Coconut Dipping Sauce; Classic French Crêpes; Blueberry-Macadamia Stuffed French Toast; Ginger Waffles with Poached Pears.
Instructor: Hannah Miles, Cookbook Author

www.hannahscountrykitchen.blogspot.com

Wed
24
Moroccan Dinner Party
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM @ Bowery Culinary Center, 2nd floor
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Moroccan Dinner Party
Wednesday, September 24th
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Bowery Culinary Center, 2nd floor, $50

Hands-On & Demonstration, $50  CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

Explore the exotic spices and flavor profiles of North Africa, and learn how to throw your own Moroccan dinner party. The traditional Moroccan kitchen reflects a cuisine at the crossroads of many cultures, and features classic stews, comforting braises, and colorful salads that will continue to inspire culinary adventures for many meals to come, whether you’re entertaining or changing things up during weeknight suppers.

On the Menu: 3 Assorted Salads (Carrot, Beet, and Tomato/Pepper); Chicken Tagine with Olives & Preserved Lemon; Lamb Tagine with Prunes; Couscous au Sept Legumes.

Instructor: Daniel Stone, Chef-Instructor, Institute of Culinary Education 

Thu
25
An Evening in Provence
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM @ Bowery Culinary Center, 2nd floor
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An Evening in Provence
Thursday, September 25th
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Bowery Culinary Center, 2nd floor, $50

Hands-On & Demonstration, $50  CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

The South of France is one of the most glorious culinary destinations in all of Europe, with its widespread Mediterranean influences, famous olive groves, fresh fruits de mer, and impossibly fertile lands yielding picture-perfect agriculture. What better way to celebrate the start of the annual fall harvest than by whipping up classic recipes from Provence? Let Chef Carl Raymond guide you through these simple yet elegant preparations, and get inspired to cook your way through the delicious regions of this celebrated cuisine.

On the Menu: Salade Niçoise; Soupe au Pistou (French-Style Minestrone); Lamb Navarin (Provençal Lamb Stew); Baked Pears with Puff Pastry and Ice Cream.

Instructor: Carl Raymond, Private Chef and Cooking Instructor

Thu
25
Twitter Chat: Oktoberfest
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM @ Online
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Twitter Chat: Oktoberfest
Thursday, September 25th
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Online, Free

Who doesn't love beer and brats? ...And Oom-pah music?! Join us for a lively chat to celebrate the arrival of fall and all the food and drink it brings! Follow #WFMdish to join in on the conversation from 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm CST.

Tue
30
A Vegan in Mexico
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM @ Bowery Culinary Center, 2nd floor
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A Vegan in Mexico
Tuesday, September 30th
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Bowery Culinary Center, 2nd floor, $40

Hands-On & Demonstration, $40  CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

Think a vegan lifestyle means eating bland, raw vegetables with little room for creativity or authentic ethnic flavors? Think again! Let chef and wellness expert Juan Pablo Chavez show you how the vibrant ingredients and popular traditions of regional Mexican cooking can be adapted for clean, green, meat-free meals. Join us and see how easy it can be to transform everyday fruits, veggies, and pantry staples into a colorful fiesta of satisfying, nutrient-dense recipes.

On the Menu: Raw Mushroom “Ceviche;” Mexican-Style Kimchi; Braised Tempeh with Ancho Chile Sauce; Pumpkin & Corn Flan.

Instructor: Juan Pablo Chavez, Personal Chef/Culinary Instructor

www.healthylifestylechef.com

Events At Nearby Stores

Cupcake Decorating Class -Fundraiser For Whole Kids Foundation
Saturday, September 20th
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Rose City, $7

Our bakery team will host a 1 hour cupcake decorating class in our cafe from 10AM-11AM. All proceeds will be donated to The Whole Kids Foundation. 

 

Whole Kids Foundation Mission is to:

 

·        Provide schools with salad bars through our partnership with Let’s Move Salad Bars to Schools

·        Provide grants for school gardens and related programs

·        Offer cooking and nutrition education for school teachers and staff

·        Support The Lunch Box online tools, which help cafeterias transition to serving more fresh, whole foods

Download the complete Whole Kids Foundation Brochure to learn more.

Our bakery team will host a 1 hour cupcake decorating class in our cafe from 10AM-11AM. All proceeds will be donated to The Whole Kids Foundation. 

 

Whole Kids Tent Event: Apron Decorating
Saturday, September 20th
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Outside, $5

Hey kids! Stop by our Whole Kids Foundation tent to decorate your own apron with veggie and garden-inspired stamps. Weather permitting. No sign-up required. $5 per child, donated to Whole Kids Foundation.

Hey kids! Stop by our Whole Kids Foundation tent to decorate your own apron with veggie and garden-inspired stamps. Weather permitting. No sign-up required.

Sweet & Savory Harvest Canning Workshop
Saturday, September 20th
11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
in our store,

 

 

Special guest chef, Jim Edwards from Chef Central, will show us the basics of the canning process by demonstrating a perfect recipe just in time for Fall!

 

 

Special guest chef, Jim Edwards from Chef Central, will show us the basics of the canning process by demonstrating a perfect recipe just in time for Fall!