June 2013

Wed
05
Flexitarian Thai
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM @ Bowery Culinary Center, 2nd floor
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Flexitarian Thai
Wednesday, June 5th
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Bowery Culinary Center, 2nd floor, $50

 

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

There are very few tricks to mastering Thai cooking—for the home cook, it’s all about grocery shopping. Learn the basics of stocking your Thai pantry, then watch (and taste) as those building blocks become the cornerstone of a fabulous Thai meal. Tonight’s menu is flexitarian, so you’ll learn how to make Thai favorites for both vegetarians and meat-eaters.

On the Menu: Thai Red-Coconut Curry with Eggplant or Chicken; Pad Thai with Shrimp or Tofu; Shrimp or Vegetable Summer Rolls and Dipping Sauce; Sticky Coconut Rice with Mango.

Instructor: Daniel Stone, Cooking Instructor, Institute of Culinary Education

 

Thu
06
Taste of Sicily
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM @ Bowery Culinary Center, 2nd floor
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Taste of Sicily
Thursday, June 6th
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Bowery Culinary Center, 2nd floor, $45

 

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

 

With ancient influences from Greece, Spain, and even North Africa, Sicilian cuisine is as unique as it is delicious. Spend an evening in Sicily as you cook your way through traditional Sicilian fare that shows off the wide range of flavors and hybrid of cultures found on this fascinating southern Italian island.

On the Menu: Citrus, Fennel, and Olive Salad; Caponata with Summer Vegetables; Ziti with Eggplant, Tomato, and Salted Ricotta; Braised Cauliflower with Saffron, Raisins, and Pine Nuts.

Instructor: Carl Raymond, Private Chef and Cooking Instructor

 

Wed
12
Small Budget, Big Flavor
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM @ Bowery Culinary Center, 2nd floor
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Small Budget, Big Flavor
Wednesday, June 12th
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Bowery Culinary Center, 2nd floor, FREE!

 

Demonstration & 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

Thu
13
Twitter Chat: Summer Produce Gone Wild
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM @ Online
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Twitter Chat: Summer Produce Gone Wild
Thursday, June 13th
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Online, Free

Squash, canteloupe, and corn - oh my! Summer's bounty is just ripe for the cooking and we'll dish about all of the ways to enjoy your favorites. We'll also celebrate our friends the bees, pollinators we all love and need to keep summer's bounty returning years after year. Follow #wfmdish to join the conversation from 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm CST.

Thu
13
Preserving Wild Foods
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM @ Bowery Culinary Center, 2nd floor
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Preserving Wild Foods
Thursday, June 13th
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Bowery Culinary Center, 2nd floor, $15

 

Demonstration & Tasting, $15  CLICK HERE TO REGISTER
 

Inspired by strong connections with the natural world and a culinary vision for bringing a sense of place and season to the table, Preserving Wild Foods features ingredients foraged from coastlines, gardens, forests, and freshwater wetlands while teaching home cooks how to use small-batch preserving techniques and how to create tasty, unique dishes with harvested wild foods. Stop by and let chef Matthew Weingarten share his distinctive takes on Old World traditions in ways that are sure to intrigue modern-day palates.

On the Menu: Old-Timey Watermelon Pickles; Lactic Fermented Mixed Pickles; Modern-Day Maraschinos; Farmers Cheese; Stinging Nettle Cordial.
Instructor: Matthew Weingarten, Chef and Co-Author, Preserving Wild Foods: A Modern Forager’s Recipes for Curing, Canning, Smoking, and Pickling (Storey Publishing)

Sat
15
Fundamental Knife Skills
2:00 PM - 5:00 PM @ Bowery Culinary Center, 2nd floor
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Fundamental Knife Skills
Saturday, June 15th
2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Bowery Culinary Center, 2nd floor, $65

 

Demonstration & Hands-On, $65  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 Quiche; Orange and Radish Salad; Baked Fish in Tomato-Wine Sauce; Sauté of Julienne Vegetables.

Instructor: Wai Chu, Culinary Center Educator

Tue
18
Vegetarian Vietnamese Cooking
6:30 PM - 9:00 PM @ Bowery Culinary Center, 2nd floor
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Vegetarian Vietnamese Cooking
Tuesday, June 18th
6:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Bowery Culinary Center, 2nd floor, $45

 

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

Vietnam boasts a colorful food culture in which fresh, regional fruits and vegetables reign supreme. In this class, we will cook flesh-free dishes and explore a variety of distinctly Southeast Asian techniques. Learn how to recreate the spicy-sweet-tangy combinations that this country is famous for, and find out why its varied, rustic cuisine is Vietnam’s pride and joy.

On the Menu: Marinated Tofu and Crispy Cabbage Salad; Pickled Vegetable Summer Rolls with Peanut Dipping Sauce; Root Vegetable and Coconut Curry.

Instructor: Ori Cosentino, Chef, Food Blogger, and Cooking Instructor

 

Wed
19
Easy Homemade Pizza
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM @ Bowery Culinary Center, 2nd floor
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Easy Homemade Pizza
Wednesday, June 19th
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Bowery Culinary Center, 2nd floor, $35

 

Demonstration & Some Hands-On, $35  CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

 

Think you need to wait in line for a superb slice? Think again! Tonight, we’ll show you how to recreate your favorite pizza at home for a quick weeknight supper. Join us for another workshop from our new “Dinner Express” series, and help create a few signature pies that will give your local pizzeria a run for its money.

On the Menu: Roasted Artichoke and Fennel Pizza; Spicy Soppressata and Arugula Pizza; Pear and Gorgonzola Pizza with Honey.

Instructor: Wai Chu, Culinary Center Educator

Thu
20
Ramen & Beer: An Evening with Yuji Ramen and Brewery Ommegang
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM @ Bowery Culinary Center, 2nd floor
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Ramen & Beer: An Evening with Yuji Ramen and Brewery Ommegang
Thursday, June 20th
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Bowery Culinary Center, 2nd floor, $20

 

Demonstration & Tasting, $20  CLICK HERE TO REGISTER
 

Thanks to 2012’s wildly successful pop-up series at Kinfolk Studios, the ever-growing lines at Brooklyn Flea, and the hungry crowds here at WFM’s Smorgasburg at Bowery, Yuji Haraguchi’s local cult following continues to expand as he gears up for the opening of his own brick-and-mortar noodle shop in Williamsburg this summer. Stop by tonight and get a preview of Haraguchi’s signature mazamen-style ramen in an exclusive omakase tasting (“chef’s choice”), paired with beer samples from local favorite Brewery Ommegang. Get a taste of Yuji’s unique take on Japanese comfort food, and show your support for more delicious things to come!

Instructor: Yuji Haraguchi, Chef and Proprietor, Yuji Ramen

 

Fri
21
Summertime Small Plates
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM @ Bowery Culinary Center, 2nd floor
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Summertime Small Plates
Friday, June 21st
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Bowery Culinary Center, 2nd floor, $30

 

Demonstration & Some Hands-On, $30  CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

 

Finally—the official first day of summer! We’ve been longing for warmer weather and lighter fare, so come help us celebrate the season’s arrival as we cook our way through a delicious lineup of small plates and bold, international flavors. We’ll show you how to transform everyday ingredients into potential party food, and you’ll also get hands-on to help prepare simple, healthy recipes that are perfect for the sunny days ahead.

On the Menu: Summer Borscht; Indian-Spiced Lamb Chops with Grape Raita; Black Bean Tostada with Cilantro Sauce; Fried Chicken Sandwiches with Tuscan Kale and Quick Tomato Jam; Summer Corn and Potato Salad; Rhubarb and Pistachios Over Greek Yogurt and Sugar Cookies.

Instructors: Wai Chu and Min Liao, Culinary Center Staff

Class sponsored by Stonyfield Organics.

 

Sat
22
Summertime in Maine
2:00 PM - 5:00 PM @ Bowery Culinary Center, 2nd floor
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Summertime in Maine
Saturday, June 22nd
2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Bowery Culinary Center, 2nd floor, $50

 

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

 

Sailboats, seagulls and, of course, lobster—what could possibly represent the Maine coast any better? Come celebrate the official first weekend of summer and explore New England cuisine with Maine native Carl Raymond! Join us and let Chef Carl share a few traditional, crowd-pleasing recipes that showcase fresh seafood, seasonal produce, ripe blueberries, and the flavors of authentic Maine cooking.
On the Menu: Maine-Style Clam Chowder; Classic Lobster Rolls; Corn on the Cob; Family-Recipe Blueberry Crumble.
Instructor: Carl Raymond, Private Chef and Cooking Instructor

Tue
25
An Evening with Candle 79: A Benefit for JUST FOOD
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM @ Bowery Culinary Center, 2nd floor
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An Evening with Candle 79: A Benefit for JUST FOOD
Tuesday, June 25th
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Bowery Culinary Center, 2nd floor, $25

 

Demonstration & Tasting, $25  CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

All proceeds from this class will benefit Just Food.

 

It’s hard enough to satisfy every diner at a popular Manhattan restaurant—imagine having to do it without using meat, fish, dairy, or eggs! Candle 79 (and sister restaurant Candle Cafe) has been doing just that for years, offering inspired vegan creations that have earned the praise of restaurant critics, hardcore vegans, or folks who just love excellent, plant-based cuisine. Tonight, let owner Joy Pierson show you how it’s done. Carnivores welcome!

On the Menu: Heirloom Tomato-Avocado Tartare; Farmers’ Market Gazpacho; Black Bean-Chipotle Burgers.

Instructor: Joy Pierson, Co-Owner, Candle Cafe and Candle 79; Co-Author, The Candle Cafe Cookbook (Clarkson Potter)

 

Wed
26
A Flexitarian Feast
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM @ Bowery Culinary Center, 2nd floor
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A Flexitarian Feast
Wednesday, June 26th
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Bowery Culinary Center, 2nd floor, $45

 

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

 

When it comes to cooking for family and friends, it’s all about making everyone feel welcome and well provided for. But what happens when both vegetarians and carnivores are at the table? Let chef Dana Jacobi, author of the 12 Best Foods Cookbook (Rodale) and Williams-Sonoma’s Good For You (Weldon Owen), show you how to seamlessly shift between menu options and make everyone happy. Using fresh herbs and local, seasonal produce, we’ll prepare simple yet sophisticated vegetable dishes that can either be sides or main courses, topped with your choice of seasoned tofu, chicken, or fresh seafood. Beginners welcome!

On the Menu: Carrot Slaw with Scallions and Basil; “Yellow Velvet” (Fresh Corn and Yellow Squash Sauté); Mixed Beans (Green, White, Lima Beans) with Parsley, Basil, and Black Olives; Baked Tomato Pudding with Crunchy Croutons. (Dishes served with choice of grilled tofu, chicken, or fish.)

Instructor: Dana Jacobi, Cookbook Author and Blogger

 

Thu
27
Beefless Burgers
6:30 PM - 9:00 PM @ Bowery Culinary Center, 2nd floor
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Beefless Burgers
Thursday, June 27th
6:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Bowery Culinary Center, 2nd floor, $50

 

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

While a hot, grilled-to-perfection beef burger with all the fixings will always deserve a place on the “all-time favorites” list of outdoor summer foods, why not expand your burger horizons with a tasty, lighter variety of alterna-patties and homemade condiments? Join us as we add a few unexpected twists to the red-meat standard, and get some fun ideas for new summer menus.

On the Menu: Chickpea-Walnut Burger with Rosemary Yogurt Cheese; Herbed Parmesan-Quinoa Burger with Tomato-Herb Chutney; Thai-Style Seared Tuna Burger with Spicy Cucumber Relish.

Instructor: Ori Cosentino, Chef, Food Blogger, and Cooking Instructor

 

Thu
27
Twitter Chat: Wines of Summer
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM @ Online
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Twitter Chat: Wines of Summer
Thursday, June 27th
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Online, Free

Cool, crisp whites, reds to pair with your favorite steak - wine is made for summer food. Join us as we chat about pairing wines with both weather and favorite summer foods. Follow #wfmwine to join the conversation from 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm CST.

Sat
29
The Better Basics
2:00 PM - 5:00 PM @ Bowery Culinary Center, 2nd floor
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The Better Basics
Saturday, June 29th
2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Bowery Culinary Center, 2nd floor, $45

 

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

Calling all aspiring cooks… our ongoing series is designed for the absolute beginner, or any home cook who wants to continue building a foundation of essential techniques and recipes. Master the skills that will change the way you approach any meal, and jump-start your kitchen confidence with classic recipes that will lead you towards a lifetime of better cooking.

On the Menu: Chopped Salad with Roasted Beets and Green Beans; Chicken Tagine with Preserved Lemons and Prunes; Artichoke Risotto with Pesto; Chocolate Amaretti Torte.

Instructor: Wai Chu, Culinary Center Educator

Events At Nearby Stores

Creative Kitchen Kids Cooking Class
Wednesday, September 3rd
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!

Kids Club Class: Make your Own Healthy Eating Journal
Wednesday, September 3rd
4:30 PM - 5:30 PM
Cafe, $8 Donation

It's our kick off event benefiting Whole Kids® Foundation Growing Healthy Kids Campaign. Your children will have hands on fun creating a journal that includes writing, identifying, and chatting with each other on healthy foods they eat, where they come from and what they would like to see their plate look like. Healthy snacks and refreshments included. Vegan options available upon request. Register 72 hours in advance at rsvpwholefoodsyonkers@wholefoods.com. Suitable for kids 6-10 years. 

It's our kick off event benefiting Whole Kids® Foundation Growing Healthy Kids Campaign.

Trivia Night!
Wednesday, September 3rd
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.