August 2013

Thu
01
The Herbal Middle East
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM @ Bowery Culinary Center, 2nd floor
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The Herbal Middle East
Thursday, August 1st
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Bowery Culinary Center, 2nd floor, $45

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

 

The foods of the Middle East all tell unique stories from the past. Recipes and traditions tend to be similar, yet taste very different according to regions and the particular history within each land. Cooking instructor and herb expert Nissa Pierson’s journeys have taken her all over the world; tonight, she shares some delicious ideas gathered along her travels through the kitchens of Middle Eastern farmers. Fragrant spices are common threads throughout the Middle Eastern culinary journey, and many countries highlight herbs—mint, cilantro, dill, parsley, with a bit of thyme—in their regional cuisines. Fresh off her latest adventure in Tunisia, Nissa returns to share a new batch of recipes and her usual love for life, good ingredients, and unique flavors.

On the Menu: Frozen Herbal Lemonade; Herbal Potato Salad with Harissa and Yogurt; Yemini Zhug with Grilled Halumi, Pita, and Fresh Za’atar; Arabic Salad; Fresh Dates with Ricotta and Infused Honey; Fresh Mint Tea with Pine Nuts.

Instructor: Nissa Pierson, Culinary Instructor and Managing Director, Ger-Nis International

www.ger-nis.com
 

Thu
01
Twitter Chat: Late Summer Grilling
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM @ Online
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Twitter Chat: Late Summer Grilling
Thursday, August 1st
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Online, Free

The calendar may indicate that summer's coming to a close, but the weather sure isn't! Join us for a fun online discussion where we share our best tips and tricks for the grill, as well as favorite foods to cook over live fire! Follow #WFMdish to join the conversation from 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm CST.

Tue
06
Dinner Express: Asian Sandwiches
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM @ Bowery Culinary Center, 2nd floor
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Dinner Express: Asian Sandwiches
Tuesday, August 6th
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Bowery Culinary Center, 2nd floor, $35

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

 

Something magical happens when you slip your favorite Asian ingredients between bread. From traditional street-food classics to downright quirky food-truck inventions, Asian sandwiches can be stuffed with a fantastic variety of fillings and flavors. Let Culinary Center Educator Wai Chu show you how to make some of these sensational sandwiches that are winning over hearts (and stomachs) all over town.

On the Menu: Vietnamese Grilled Pork Sandwiches (Banh Mi); Spicy Chicken and Kimchee Tacos; Chinese Steam Buns Shiitake Mushrooms and Ginger.

Instructor: Wai Chu, Culinary Center Educator

Wed
07
Beat the Heat: Vegan Edition
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM @ Bowery Culinary Center, 2nd floor
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Beat the Heat: Vegan Edition
Wednesday, August 7th
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Bowery Culinary Center, 2nd floor, $45

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

 

Sure, we all want to make healthier food choices and cook more from scratch. But when the temps are scorching and the humidity hovers, we don’t even want to think about turning on the oven or stove. Let Chef Juan Pablo Chavez show you how to create a few hot-weather vegan meals with delectably fresh ingredients and creative flavor combinations—all without steaming, sautéing, or roasting a single thing.

On the Menu: Vietnamese Summer Rolls with Peanut Sauce and Fresh Mint; Peruvian-Style “Ceviche” with Mushroom and Blue Potato; “Summer Bounty” Mixed Salad with Herb Vinaigrette; Balsamic Stone Fruit Salad.

Instructor: Juan Pablo Chavez, Culinary Instructor and Wellness Coach

http://healthylifestylechef.com

Thu
08
Fundamental Knife Skills
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM @ Bowery Culinary Center, 2nd floor
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Fundamental Knife Skills
Thursday, August 8th
6:00 PM - 9:00 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

Thu
08
Twitter Chat: Summer 2013 Scrapbook
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM @ Online
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Twitter Chat: Summer 2013 Scrapbook
Thursday, August 8th
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Online, Free

As summer vacation comes to an end, let's take a moment to remember the last three months. Join us to swap our very best memories, stories and photos of summer 2013! Follow #WFMdish to join the conversation from 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm CST.

Tue
13
Health Starts Here: Seasonal Healthy Cooking
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM @ Bowery Culinary Center, 2nd floor
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Health Starts Here: Seasonal Healthy Cooking
Tuesday, August 13th
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Bowery Culinary Center, 2nd floor, $45

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

 

Let Whole Foods Market Bowery’s Healthy Eating Specialist Laura introduce you to our plant-strong “Health Starts Here” program, and guide you through creating dishes that will entice your taste buds without expanding your waistline. Get inspired and explore some of summer’s freshest picks as Laura gets you motivated to eat clean and green. Vegans and omnivores welcome!

On the Menu: Sweet Corn Soup with Local Peaches; Wilted Kale with Cherries; Grilled Salmon with Strawberry-Avocado Salsa; Raspberry-Basil Sorbet.

Instructor: Laura Teti, Whole Foods Market’s NYC Healthy Eating Specialist (TriBeCa and Bowery locations)

www.wholefoodsmarket.com/healthstartshere

Wed
14
Small Budget, Big Flavor
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM @ Bowery Culinary Center, 2nd floor
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Small Budget, Big Flavor
Wednesday, August 14th
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
15
Roadside Arepas & Tacos
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM @ Bowery Culinary Center, 2nd floor
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Roadside Arepas & Tacos
Thursday, August 15th
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Bowery Culinary Center, 2nd floor, $50

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

 

Are your taste buds craving something new and exciting? Start with these spectacular dishes inspired from Mexican and South American street vendors. In this class, you will learn how to make tacos and arepas (South American corn cakes) from scratch, along with a delicious variety of fillings and sauces. Perfect as a snack or a light meal, these tasty treats will surely add some spark to your summertime menu.

On the Menu: Colombian Cheese Arepas with Fried Eggs and Honey; Baja-Style Fish Tacos with Chipotle Mayo; Venezuelan Arepas with Shredded Beef and Plantains; Potato and Corn Tacos with Roasted Poblano Strips.

Instructor: Wai Chu, Culinary Center Educator 

Thu
15
Twitter Chat: Tiny Victories (Small steps... Big change)
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM @ Online
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Twitter Chat: Tiny Victories (Small steps... Big change)
Thursday, August 15th
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Online, Free

Getting kids to think differently about their food choices can be a challenge. Join us for an online discussion to share tips and best practices for inspiring small changes that will ultimately have a big impact on better nutrition! Follow #WFMdish to join the conversation from 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm CST.

Wed
21
Main Course Salads
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM @ Bowery Culinary Center, 2nd floor
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Main Course Salads
Wednesday, August 21st
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Bowery Culinary Center, 2nd floor, $55

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

 

Refreshing, healthful, and easy to put together: main-course salads are the perfect light summer meal. Join Chef Dan Stone tonight for a hands-on workshop and learn how to assemble salad entrées that provide plenty of flavor, texture, and protein. Learn the fundamentals for how to create these easy and nutritious meals from scratch, even for the most reluctant home cook.

On the Menu: Santorini Salad with Grilled Shrimp; Thai Grilled Beef Salad; Roast Duck, Wild Rice and Orange Salad; Soba Noodle Salad with Chicken, Scallions, and Cucumber.

Instructor: Daniel Stone, Culinary Instructor, Institute of Culinary Education (ICE)

Thu
22
Fish for Beginners
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM @ Bowery Culinary Center, 2nd floor
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Fish for Beginners
Thursday, August 22nd
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Bowery Culinary Center, 2nd floor, $50

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

 

The most-asked questions from seafood rookies are, “What’s the best way to cook fish?” and “How do I know if it’s cooked through?” Join us as we tackle these issues and more: Learn easy recipes, essential techniques, and how to properly check for doneness while increasing your seafood confidence.

On the Menu: Grilled Fresh Sardines with Heirloom Tomato Panzanella; Sicilian Squid & Shrimp Salad; “Drunken” Thai-Style Clams & Mussels with Lime, Beer, and Chiles; Pan-Roasted Mahi Mahi with Salsa Verde and Mexican Street Corn.

Instructor: Culinary Center Staff

Thu
22
Twitter Chat: Heading Back to School
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM @ Online
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Twitter Chat: Heading Back to School
Thursday, August 22nd
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
29
Twitter Chat: Summer's Last Hurrah
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM @ Online
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Twitter Chat: Summer's Last Hurrah
Thursday, August 29th
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Online, Free

Labor Day is just a few days away, so let's make sure summer goes out with a BANG! Join us for an online discussion to share party ideas, recipes and general merriment during the final days of outdoor celebrating! Follow #WFMdish to join the conversation from 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm CST.

Events At Nearby Stores

Customer Appreciation Day
Thursday, August 28th
12:00 AM
Storewide, Free

One of our favorite core values is to satisfy, delight, and nourish our customers. We’re rolling out the carpet for the 2nd Annual Customer Appreciation Day and you’re the star! Tons of free sampling, prize giveaways, freebies, and entertainment. This is a day you won’t want to miss in the store!

One of our favorite core values is to satisfy, delight, and nourish our customers. We’re rolling out the carpet for the 2nd Annual Customer Appreciation Day and you’re the star!

Customer Appreciation Day
Thursday, August 28th
12:00 AM
Rose City, Free

As a thank you to all of our amazing customers, we have a special day planned. There will be giveaways galore from random gift card handouts to hotdogs on the grill for all of our customers. 

As a thank you to all of our amazing customers, we have a special day planned. There will be giveaways galore from random gift card handouts to hotdogs on the grill for all of our customers. 

Customer Appreciation Day
Thursday, August 28th
12:00 AM
Whole Foods Market Third & 3rd, FREE

Join us at Whole Foods Market Third & 3rd or any of our stores in the Northeast region (check your local store's Facebook page for updates on specific events) on Thursday, August 28th as we appreciate our favorite people - YOU!

Festivities at Whole Foods Market Third & 3rd include:
7AM: First 100 customers will receive a free 8 oz. coffee + a Whole Foods Market tote with some of our favorite products (See Customer Service Team Members at the front of the store)
3-4PM: Scavenger Hunt for 3 lucky customers – Sign up at Customer Service!
4-5PM: Kids Face Painting in the Foyer
5-7PM: Store wide Customer Appreciation Tasting Night 
+ Even more surprises throughout the day!

Join us at Whole Foods