February 2013

Fri
01
"Cook, Meet Book" - The Homesick Texan
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM @ Bowery Culinary Center, 2nd floor
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"Cook, Meet Book" - The Homesick Texan
Friday, February 1st
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Bowery Culinary Center, 2nd floor, $55

 

Hands-On and Demonstration, $55  CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

 

“Don’t mess with Texas,” as the saying goes, and we wouldn’t dream of it—especially when it comes to the signature dishes of the Lone Star State. In the latest class from our ongoing series, we’re cooking alongside Lisa Fain’s 2011 book, which is part guide to one of America’s most underappreciated culinary regions, part deliciously narrated love letter to the award-winning blogger’s home state. Join us as we explore hearty recipes that go well beyond Tex-Mex and barbecue, and discover how fun Texan cuisine can be, even if you hang your hat in NYC.

On the Menu: Smoky Tortilla Soup; Dallas Gas Station Tacos with Pork Shoulder and Jalapeño Relish; Savory “Tomato, Tomatillo” Cobbler; Cornmeal Shortcakes with Blueberries & Cream.

Tue
05
Winter Soups & Stews
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM @ Bowery Culinary Center, 2nd floor
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Winter Soups & Stews
Tuesday, February 5th
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Bowery Culinary Center, 2nd floor, $55

 

Hands-On and Demonstration, $55  CLICK HERE TO REGISTER
 

What could be more nourishing than a bowl of hot soup or savory stew to warm a mid-winter’s night? Come and learn how to make some classic dishes, along with the fundamentals of soup-making, stewing, and braising. See how easy it can be to unleash your own creativity at home with practically anything, from specialty ingredients to leftovers. Beginners welcome!

On the Menu: Roasted Tomato Soup with Tarragon; French Onion Soup with Parmesan Croutons; Authentic Hungarian Beef Goulash with Potatoes and Caraway; Chicken Cacciatore with Portobello Mushrooms and Sage.

Instructor: Carl Raymond, Chef-Instructor

 

Thu
07
Twitter Chat: Romancing the Food
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM @ Online
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Twitter Chat: Romancing the Food
Thursday, February 7th
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Online, Free

Food and love just seem to go hand-in-hand. Join us from 6pm to 7pm CST as we talk about food that inspires love, showing your love through food, and all things Valentine's Day. Follow #wfmdish on Twitter to share your ideas and inspirations.

Thu
07
Lower East Side Eats: Culture Nosh
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM @ Bowery Culinary Center, 2nd floor
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Lower East Side Eats: Culture Nosh
Thursday, February 7th
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Bowery Culinary Center, 2nd floor, $35

Demonstration and Tasting, $35   CLICK LINK TO REGISTER https://www.artful.ly/store/events/652

 

The Lower East Side is undoubtedly one of NYC’s top culinary destinations, and we’re providing delicious proof with this benefit class, spotlighting recent neighborhood newcomer Mexicue. (While Mexicue’s food trucks are still roaming Manhattan and Brooklyn, the latest brick-and-mortar location is on Forsyth Street.) We’ll also sample the culinary creations of Tony Limuaco, longtime LES fermenting expert and e-book author. Stop by the Culinary Center tonight and help us celebrate the fun and vibrant neighborhood we love to call home!

All proceeds go to Fourth Arts Block, a nonprofit organization that supports various arts and community groups throughout the East 4th Street Cultural District.

 

On the Menu: Green Chili Mac & Cheese; BBQ Beef Brisket Sliders with Guacamole and House-Made “Mexican BBQ” Sauce; Scratch Kimchi Biscuits (with Dehydrated Kimchi Powder); Kimchi Empanadas; Korean-Style, Kimchi-Marinated Fried Chicken.

Instructors: Thomas Kelly, Mexicue; Tony Limuaco, Kimcheelicious (forthcoming e-cookbook).

www.kimcheelicious.com

www.mexicue.com

www.fabnyc.org

Sat
09
Sweets for Your Sweetie: Cake Pops
11:00 AM - 2:00 PM @ Bowery Culinary Center, 2nd floor
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Sweets for Your Sweetie: Cake Pops
Saturday, February 9th
11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Bowery Culinary Center, 2nd floor, $45

 

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

A bouquet of freshly baked cake pops can be the perfect gift for the one you love. Join food and lifestyle expert Nicole Friday as she tempts you with a tasty arrangement of “cake flowers” for Valentine’s Day that will surely appeal to your sweetie (and your sweet tooth). Learn how to dip, sprinkle, and adorn these deliciously popular treats just in time to share them with the special people in your life.

On the Menu: Coconut and White Chocolate Cake Pops; Red Velvet Cake Pops with Marzipan Hearts; Double Chocolate Cake Pops with Red and White Sprinkles.

Sun
10
KIDS! Valentine's Brunch
12:00 AM @ Bowery Culinary Center, 2nd floor
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KIDS! Valentine's Brunch
Sunday, February 10th
12:00 AM
Bowery Culinary Center, 2nd floor, $30 (kids' class)

 

Hands-On, $30

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER:  Ages 2 to 5 (+1 caregiver), 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

​CLICK HERE TO REGISTER:  Ages 6 to 9 (drop-off class), 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

​CLICK HERE TO REGISTER:  Ages 10 to 13 (drop-off class), 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm

 

Calling all junior chefs! Make this Valentine’s Day extra-special by learning how to whip up a yummy, colorful Valentine’s brunch that will surely please the whole family. We’ll add sweet strawberries to homemade pancake batter, choose our favorite veggie colors to fill fluffy frittatas, and say “I love you” with heart-shaped cookies, still warm from the oven.

On the Menu: “Pretty in Pink” Pancakes with Maple-Orange Butter; Valentine’s Veggie Frittata; “Hearty” Cookies with Oatmeal and White Chocolate Chips; Hibiscus Flower Sweet Tea.

Instructors: Cricket Azima, Children’s Cooking Instructor and Cookbook Author (Everybody Eats Lunch, Glitterati); Min Liao, Culinary Center Director

 

Tue
12
Cooking for Two (or Just You)
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM @ Bowery Culinary Center, 2nd floor
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Cooking for Two (or Just You)
Tuesday, February 12th
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Bowery Culinary Center, 2nd floor, $55

 

Hands-On and Demonstration, $55  CLICK HERE TO REGISTER


While there are few things more satisfying than preparing a feast to share with friends and family, let’s not forget the pleasures of quiet, intimate meals—delicious, no-fuss, no-waste dinners that come together quickly after a long day at work. In this class, we celebrate the act of staying in for supper, and focus on mastering the art of casual cooking for two (or just you).

On the Menu: Egg, Arugula, and Herb Tartine; Warm Barley Salad with Portobello Mushrooms and Roasted Red Peppers; Sautéed Red Snapper with Black Olive Sauce and Toaster Oven Vegetables; Chocolate Pudding Sundaes.

Instructor: Wai Chu, Culinary Center Educator

Wed
13
Fundamental Knife Skills
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM @ Bowery Culinary Center, 2nd floor
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Fundamental Knife Skills
Wednesday, February 13th
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Bowery Culinary Center, 2nd floor, $70

 

Demonstration and Hands-On, $70  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: Creamy Potato-Leek Soup; Fennel and Orange Salad with Toasted Walnuts; Baked Fish en Papillote with Spinach and Lemon-Herb Butter; Classic Ratatouille.

 

Thu
14
Twitter Chat: Things We Love
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM @ Online
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Twitter Chat: Things We Love
Thursday, February 14th
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Online, Free

Sunsets, butterfly kisses from a child, a perfectly sweet strawberry. There are so many things love in life. Join us on Twitter from 6pm to 7pm CST as we explore all of the things we love. Follow #wfmdish to share your thoughts. 

Fri
15
Asian Noodles
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM @ Bowery Culinary Center, 2nd floor
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Asian Noodles
Friday, February 15th
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Bowery Culinary Center, 2nd floor, $60

 

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

Whether simmered in a flavorful broth, tossed in a salad, or stir-fried with your favorite vegetables, noodles of all shapes and sizes are as popular throughout Asia as they have become around the world. Let Culinary Center Educator Wai Chu show you some traditional Asian noodle dishes that will have you slurping your food with gusto!

On the Menu: Vietnamese Glass Noodle Salad with Grilled Lemongrass Pork; Stir-Fried Broad Noodles with Shrimp and Basil; Hand-Stretched Noodles with Lamb and Tomato Sauce; Singapore Curried Rice Noodles; Toasted Vermicelli Milk Pudding.

 

Sat
16
The International Egg
11:00 AM - 2:00 PM @ Bowery Culinary Center, 2nd floor
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The International Egg
Saturday, February 16th
11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Bowery Culinary Center, 2nd floor, $55

 

Hands-On and Demonstration, $55  CLICK HERE TO REGISTER


There are few ingredients as multifaceted and universally beloved as the egg. Eggs are used in both savory and sweet dishes, and make a marvelous component to just about any meal. In this class, Culinary Center Educator Wai Chu shows you how to make a variety of dishes from around the world showcasing this singular ingredient.
On the Menu: Yucatan-Style Eggs with Ham, Peas, and Plantains (Huevos Motuleños); Gruyere and Herb Soufflé; Israeli Baked Eggs with Tomatoes and Peppers (Shaksuka); Chinese Egg-Custard Tarts.

 

Wed
20
New Winter Classics
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM @ Bowery Culinary Center, 2nd floor
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New Winter Classics
Wednesday, February 20th
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Bowery Culinary Center, 2nd floor, $55

 

Hands-On and Demonstration, $55  CLICK HERE TO REGISTER
 

Winter nights and weekends can be the perfect time to relax in the kitchen, making warm and comforting dishes the entire family will love. In this class, we’ll take a few tried and true seasonal classics and add some flavorful twists. You’ll also learn the fundamental culinary techniques behind these dishes, so you can easily create new comfort-food recipes with ingredients from any pantry.

On the Menu: Southwestern Red Bean Soup with Chipotle; Three-Cheese Macaroni and Cheese with Tomatoes and Fresh Herbs; Not-So-Yankee Pot Roast; Warm Apple Tart with Puff Pastry and Ice Cream.

Instructor: Carl Raymond, Chef-Instructor

 

Thu
21
Twitter Chat: Food and Film
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM @ Online
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Twitter Chat: Food and Film
Thursday, February 21st
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Online, Free

Join us for a virtual dinner as we talk about the movies. We'll chat about our favorite food moments in film and share recipes inspired by films. Follow #wfmdish on Twitter from 6pm - 7pm CST to join the conversation.

Thu
21
Small Budget, Big Flavor
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM @ Bowery Culinary Center, 2nd floor
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Small Budget, Big Flavor
Thursday, February 21st
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Bowery Culinary Center, 2nd floor, FREE!

 

Demonstration and Tasting, FREE!  CLICK HERE TO REGISTER
 

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

 

Fri
22
Indian Dumplings & Fritters
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM @ Bowery Culinary Center, 2nd floor
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Indian Dumplings & Fritters
Friday, February 22nd
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Bowery Culinary Center, 2nd floor, $55

 

Hands-On and Demonstration, $55  CLICK HERE TO REGISTER
 

Indian cuisine is known for its many regional specialties, including a breathtaking variety of steamed or simmered dumplings and crispy golden fritters. Join Culinary Center Educator Wai Chu, co-author of The Dumpling: A Seasonal Guide (William Morrow), for a tantalizing look into some of these unique and impressive dishes from North and South India.

On the Menu: Semolina & Yogurt Idli with Vegetable Sambhar and Coconut Chutney; Chickpea Dumplings with Tomato Sauce (Chana Vada ki Bhaji); Vegetable Pakora; Spinach and Potato Samosa.

 

Sat
23
Around the World From Home: Intro to Thailand
2:00 PM - 5:00 PM @ Bowery Culinary Center, 2nd floor
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Around the World From Home: Intro to Thailand
Saturday, February 23rd
2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Bowery Culinary Center, 2nd floor, $55

 

Hands-On and Demonstration, $55  CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

 

Embark on a delicious journey to Thailand—no passport required! If you’ve wanted to experience a “vacation on a plate” without leaving the comforts of home, then this is the class for you. Culinary instructor Nicole Friday will show you how to make popular Thai dishes including sticky rice, curry, and an easy noodle dish as you experience the aromatics and flavors that define this fresh, flavorful cuisine.

On the Menu: Curry Puffs (Karii Buff), Sticky Rice with Coconut Topping (Khao Niaw Na Kung); Prawn and Pineapple Curry (Kaeng Kung); Stir-Fried Noodles with Holy Basil (Kuaytiaw Phat Khii Mao).

 

Tue
26
Modern Vegan Mexican Cuisine
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM @ Bowery Culinary Center, 2nd floor
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Modern Vegan Mexican Cuisine
Tuesday, February 26th
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Bowery Culinary Center, 2nd floor, $55

 

Hands-On and Demonstration, $55  CLICK HERE TO REGISTER
 

Let chef and wellness expert Juan Pablo Chavez show you how the vibrant flavors and popular traditions of Mexican cooking can be easily (and deliciously) adapted for clean, green, meat-free lifestyles. Join us and see how versatile tofu and tempeh can be, and learn valuable techniques that will surely come in handy as you continue developing vegan versions of your favorite ethnic dishes.

On the Menu: Spicy Tofu and Citrus Ceviche; Fragrant and Creamy Corn Soup with Mushrooms; Yucatan-Style Tempeh Stew in Achiote and Orange Sauce; Vegan Pumpkin “Flan.”

 

Wed
27
Japanese-American Comfort Food
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM @ Bowery Culinary Center, 2nd floor
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Japanese-American Comfort Food
Wednesday, February 27th
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Bowery Culinary Center, 2nd floor, $55

 

Hands-On and Demonstration, $55  CLICK HERE TO REGISTER
 

Wonderfully quirky yet satisfying and delicious, Japanese-American cuisine has legions of devoted fans obsessed over late-night curry burgers, crispy panko-coated croquettes, and spaghetti with soy sauce. This totally untraditional East-Meets-West fare was created by Japanese immigrants who came to this country during the early 20th century, and gradually merged traditional Japanese flavors with Western dishes. The result brings new meaning to what’s known today as Japanese comfort food.

On the Menu: Japanese Restaurant Salad with Carrot-Ginger Dressing; Cheesy Seafood and Rice Gratin; Spaghetti with Mushrooms and Soy-Butter Sauce; Vegetable Croquettes with Wasabi Mayonnaise; Green Tea Lattés.

Instructor: Wai Chu, Culinary Center Educator

Events At Nearby Stores

Veggiecation Kids Cooking Class
Tuesday, July 15th
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Rose City, Free

Hey Parents!

Looking for some new summer activities for the kids. Bring your little chefs to our cafe for a free healthy cooking class presented by our partner veggiecation. Sign up at customer service or email Kris.Ohrenick@wholefoods.com

The Veggiecation Program is a culinary-nutrition education program that introduces children to the wonderfully delicious and nutritious world of vegetables. This is done by incorporating unique and kid-friendly vegetable preparations into fun activities and exciting experiences. By replacing food fears and resistance with ownership and positive peer pressure, your children are empowered to expand their horizons while simultaneously improving their nutritional status and knowledge.

Hey Parents!

Creative Kitchen Kids Cooking Class
Wednesday, July 16th
11:00 AM
Kids Corner of our Second Floor Cafe,

Join Cricket Azima and the Creative Kitchen team in our cafe as they teach age-appropriate recipes that focus on kid-friendly themes that are perfect for a mid-day snack! Little hands are kept busy creating healthful snacks using fresh, wholesome ingredients while also practicing other age-appropriate developmental skills. Little chefs eat their creations and leave with a happy belly! 

To learn more about the Creative Kitchen team and register for a class, please visit www.thecreativekitchen.com

Join Cricket Azima and the Creative Kitchen team in our cafe as they teach age-appropriate recipes that focus on kid-friendly themes that are perfect for a mid-day snack!

Trivia Night!
Wednesday, July 16th
7:30 PM - 9:30 PM
The Roof, FREE

Join us for a mid-week pick me up at The Roof with Trivia Night hosted by our friends at Trivia NYC! You’ll not only get bragging rights if you win, but some awesome prizes.

Join us for a mid-week pick me up at The Roof with Trivia Night hosted by our friends at Trivia NYC! You’ll not only get bragging rights if you win, but some awesome prizes.