December 2013

Wed
04
Health Starts Here: Holiday Entertaining
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM @ Bowery Culinary Center, 2nd floor
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Health Starts Here: Holiday Entertaining
Wednesday, December 4th
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Bowery Culinary Center, 2nd floor, $40

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

Between office parties and gatherings with family and friends, the winter holidays can be a very tempting time to overindulge – but it doesn’t have to be that way. Let our Healthy Eating Specialist Laura Teti show you how to lighten things up this holiday season with a few of her favorite plant-strong hors d’oeuvres and appetizers, and learn how to prepare a few tasty bites that will leave your guests feeling energized and satisfied.

On the Menu: Spiced Red Lentil Dip with Shiitake Mushroom “Bacon;” Sweet Potato & Mushroom Quesadillas; Engine 2’s “Dr. Seuss Stacked Polenta;” Beet Hummus; Pineapple-Lychee-Hibiscus Tea Sparkler.

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

 

Thu
05
French Bistro Classics
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM @ Bowery Culinary Center, 2nd floor
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French Bistro Classics
Thursday, December 5th
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Bowery Culinary Center, 2nd floor, $50

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

No, we cannot instantly transport you to a dimly lit Parisian brasserie in the 18th Arrondissement, where you nestle in a cozy banquette for hours, immersed in red wine and conversation. We can, however, show you how fun and easy it can be to replicate traditional French bistro menus in your home kitchen with easily available ingredients. Stop by tonight and learn the culinary tricks behind such effortlessly elegant yet satisfying dishes. (Slightly aloof French waitress and skinny cigarettes not included.)

On the Menu: Julia Child’s Classic Onion Soup; Chicken with 40 Cloves of Garlic; Gratin Dauphinois; Sautéed Green Beans with Garlic and Lemon; French Apple Cake.

Instructor: Chef Carl Raymond, Cooking Instructor

Thu
05
Twitter Chat: Holiday Delights
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM @ Online
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Twitter Chat: Holiday Delights
Thursday, December 5th
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Online, Free

What delights you during the holiday season? Cookies? Candies? ...Gifts? Join us to share ideas and recipes that will keep all your loved ones happy! Follow #WFMdish to join the conversation from 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm CST. 

Fri
06
DINNER EXPRESS: The Flavors of Burma
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM @ Bowery Culinary Center, 2nd floor
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DINNER EXPRESS: The Flavors of Burma
Friday, December 6th
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Bowery Culinary Center, 2nd floor, $35

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

In Burma: Rivers of Flavor (Artisan), award-winning cookbook author Naomi Duguid travels to this remote and secluded Southeast Asian country (now renamed Myanmar) to explore its cuisine. With influences from neighboring countries including China, India, and Thailand, the food of Burma boasts a staggering variety of dishes, with every bite packed with unique flavors and textures. Join Culinary Center Educator Wai Chu as he leads a fun and fascinating night of culinary discovery inspired by this beautiful book. Beginners welcome!

On the Menu: Tender Greens Salad with Crispy Fried Shallots; Fish Stew with Aromatics; Perfumed Coconut Rice.

Instructor: Wai Chu, Culinary Center Educator

Sat
07
Secret Ingredient: Bitters
2:00 PM - 5:00 PM @ Bowery Culinary Center, 2nd floor
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Secret Ingredient: Bitters
Saturday, December 7th
2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Bowery Culinary Center, 2nd floor, $40

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

While bitters is enjoying its moment as a trendy artisanal cocktail ingredient, did you know it can also provide a few unexpected culinary sparks too? Join cookbook author Dana Jacobi and Hella Bitters’ Eduardo Simeon for an afternoon devoted to this age-old digestive aid, and discover how to use bitters as a deliciously subversive and versatile seasoning in the kitchen. In today’s class, we will start by sampling artisanal bitters, and then use them to make perfect dishes for the holidays and beyond.

On the Menu: Spiced Bar Nuts; Hot & Sticky Chicken Wings; Cranberry Chutney; Asparagus, Radish, and Watercress Salad with Bitters Vinaigrette; Brownies with Bittered Whipped Cream; Mocktail Soda.

Instructors: Dana Jacobi, Cookbook Author and Blogger; with Special Guest Eduardo Simeon, Co-Founder, Hella Bitters (Brooklyn, NY)

 

Sun
08
Sunday Supper: Comfort Food Classics
2:00 PM - 5:00 PM @ Bowery Culinary Center, 2nd floor
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Sunday Supper: Comfort Food Classics
Sunday, December 8th
2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Bowery Culinary Center, 2nd floor, $50

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

Cozy up this weekend with chef-instructor Ashton Keefe as she shows you how to make the ultimate comfort food dishes! Preparing soulful, warming seasonal meals from scratch shouldn’t require hours behind the stove or a cooking degree; in fact, the most satisfying suppers can often involve the least amount of fuss. Learn how to make a few Sunday favorites that will surely make your family smile throughout the most relaxing day of the week—and for most of Monday, too, if there’s still any food left over!

On the Menu: Individual Chicken Pot Pie; Kale & Lentil Gumbo with Andouille Sausage; Cheesy Mushroom Gratin; Oven-Roasted Leeks; Apple Pie Crumble.

Instructor: Ashton Keefe, Cooking Instructor, Caterer, Food Stylist, Blogger

 

Wed
11
Korean Home Cooking
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM @ Bowery Culinary Center, 2nd floor
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Korean Home Cooking
Wednesday, December 11th
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Bowery Culinary Center, 2nd floor, $50

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

How about some delicious Korean dishes that are simple enough for weeknight dinners? Expand your home-cooking arsenal with new flavors, and learn about basic Korean ingredients and seasonings along the way. Join us for a hands-on workshop, and let chef-blogger Shin Kim help you spice up your after-work routine with her favorite seasonal recipes.

On the Menu: Spicy Korean Fried Chicken; Chicken Mu (Radish Pickle Condiment Served with Korean Fried Chicken); Hobakjuk (Sweet Pumpkin Soup); Bae Jjim (Steamed Pear with Ginger and Honey).

Instructor: Shin Kim, Culinary Instructor and Food Writer

 

Thu
12
Fundamental Knife Skills
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM @ Bowery Culinary Center, 2nd floor
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Fundamental Knife Skills
Thursday, December 12th
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
12
Twitter Chat: Top Ten Wines for the Holiday Season
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM @ Online
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Twitter Chat: Top Ten Wines for the Holiday Season
Thursday, December 12th
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Online, Free

No holiday celebration is complete without a few bottles of wine, so join in on the chat to discover our recommendations for the season! Buy a few ahead of time and taste and tweet with us through our favorites. See the list here: http://www.wholefoodsmarket.com/wine Follow #WFMwine to join the conversation from 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm CST. 

Sat
14
Sweet Surprises: An Afternoon with Kyotofu
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM @ Bowery Culinary Center, 2nd floor
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Sweet Surprises: An Afternoon with Kyotofu
Saturday, December 14th
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Bowery Culinary Center, 2nd floor, $15

Demonstration & Tasting, $15  CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

Kyotofu is an innovative local dessert company, blending the philosophy and craft of Japanese cuisine with Western tastes since 2006. Originally inspired by Kyoto tofu artisans, Kyotofu uses natural, high-quality, and often unexpected Japanese ingredients like miso and matcha to engage all your taste buds with every bite—including ones you didn’t even know you had! Stop by and taste Kyotofu’s whimsical, modern (and gluten-free!) desserts with co-founder Nicole Bermensolo, and introduce your sweet tooth to a whole new delicious dimension. 

On the Menu: Miso-Valrhona Brownies; Chocolate Chunk Cookies; Mini-Cupcake Assortment; Yuzu-Blueberry Muffins; Green Tea Matcha Muffins. All items served with selection of coffee and tea.

Instructor: Nicole Bermensolo, Owner/Founder, Kyotofu

Sun
15
Recipes for Winter Immunity
2:00 PM - 5:00 PM @ Bowery Culinary Center, 2nd floor
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Recipes for Winter Immunity
Sunday, December 15th
2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Bowery Culinary Center, 2nd floor, $45

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

Did you know you can actually boost your body’s natural immunity levels and avoid getting sick this winter just by being mindful about the foods you eat? We’re not just talking about raw juices and Chinese herbs, but real nourishing and delicious foods that actually help to strengthen your body’s natural defenses. Learn how to cook (and eat) your way through flu season, and let chef and wellness expert Jenné Claiborne show you a few easy recipes that will do wonders for your wintertime health.

On the Menu: Turmeric Latté; Green Smoothie Bowl; Immunity Pizza with Black Bean Crust; Chocolate-Chile Pudding. 

Instructor: Jenné Claiborne, Private Chef and Health Coach

 

Wed
18
Small Budget, Big Flavor
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM @ Bowery Culinary Center, 2nd floor
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Small Budget, Big Flavor
Wednesday, December 18th
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
19
Buon Natale! Feast of the Seven Fishes
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM @ Bowery Culinary Center, 2nd floor
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Buon Natale! Feast of the Seven Fishes
Thursday, December 19th
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Bowery Culinary Center, 2nd floor, $55

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

Christmas Eve means a lot of things to different people, but to those who celebrate the Feast of the Seven Fishes (Festa dei Sette Pesci), it’s always meant a lovely family gathering with multiple courses of fresh, delicious fish and shellfish. The Feast is an Italian tradition of serving 7 seafood dishes (or more!) on Christmas Eve, said to have begun in Southern Italy during early Roman Catholic days, when the tradition of abstinence from meat and milk products was common. In tonight’s class, we’ll enjoy our own Feast while learning the basics about working with various types of seafood: easy recipes, essential techniques, seasoning correctly, and how to properly check for doneness.

On the Menu: Sicilian Seafood Salad with Shrimp & Calamari; Seared Yellowfin Crudo with Meyer Lemon & Fresh Mint; Winter’s Eve Pea Soup Topped with Crab & Chive Salad; Linguine with Fresh Clams, Roasted Garlic, and Pancetta; Whole Roasted Branzino with Fennel & Thyme.

Instructors: Culinary Center Staff

Thu
19
Twitter Chat: Cooking for the Holiday
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM @ Online
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Twitter Chat: Cooking for the Holiday
Thursday, December 19th
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Online, Free

It's almost time for the big feast! Whether you're looking for a main course, sumptious sides or delicious desserts you're sure to find it during our chat. Follow #WFMdish to join the conversation from 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm CST. 

Fri
20
DINNER EXPRESS: Tamales 101
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM @ Bowery Culinary Center, 2nd floor
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DINNER EXPRESS: Tamales 101
Friday, December 20th
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Bowery Culinary Center, 2nd floor, $35

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

You don’t have to dash south of the border for authentic tamales. These classic Mexican and South American leaf-wrapped dumplings are easier to make than you think. Let us guide you through the essentials of tamale-making, from making an authentic corn masa batter to mastering the proper folding techniques. You’ll be steaming up a batch of these delicious treats on your own in no time!

On the Menu: Corn Tamales Stuffed with Stringy Cheese and Poblano (Tamales de Elote con Rajas); Cassava “Tamales” Stuffed with Pork and Chickpeas (Pasteles de Yuca); Mushroom and Polenta Tamale Pie.

Instructor: Wai Chu, Culinary Center Educator

Sat
21
KIDS! Winter Wonderland
12:00 PM - 4:30 PM @ Bowery Culinary Center, 2nd floor
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KIDS! Winter Wonderland
Saturday, December 21st
12:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Bowery Culinary Center, 2nd floor, $25

Demonstration and Hands-On, $25

 

REGISTERAges 2 to 5 (+1 caregiver), 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

 

REGISTER: Ages 6 to 9 (drop-off class), 1:30 pm – 2:30 pm

 

REGISTER: Ages 10 to 13 (drop-off class), 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm

 

The recipes may vary, but one thing remains the same—cultures from all over the planet celebrate the winter holidays with family and food! In this hands-on class, kids of all ages will learn how to make some fun and festive holiday favorites that celebrate Hanukkah, Christmas, and Kwanzaa, all in one afternoon.

On the Menu: Mashed-Potato Latkes with Applesauce and Sour Cream; Kwanzaa “Celebration Stew” with Chicken and Collard Greens; Gingerbread Cupcakes with Maple-Cinnamon Frosting; Peppermint Hot Chocolate.

Instructors: Cricket Azima, Children’s Cooking Instructor (The Creative Kitchen); Min Liao, Culinary Center Director

 

Sun
22
DIY Holidays: Make Your Own Edible Gifts
2:00 PM - 5:00 PM @ Bowery Culinary Center
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DIY Holidays: Make Your Own Edible Gifts
Sunday, December 22nd
2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Bowery Culinary Center, $50

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

This holiday season, show your love by creating some irresistible gifts for family and friends. Learn how to prepare sweet and savory edible goods, simple enough to make right in your home kitchen; then package these handcrafted treats into “tastefully” elegant gifts, perfect for the winter holidays and beyond. Beginners welcome!

On the Menu: Handmade Buttery Pretzels; Savory Cheese & Herb Scones with Red Pepper Jelly; Brazilian Chocolate Brigadeiros; Homemade Hot-Chocolate Pouches with Marshmallow Fluff.

Instructor: Wai Chu, Culinary Center Educator

Thu
26
Twitter Chat: 2013 Remembered
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM @ Online
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Twitter Chat: 2013 Remembered
Thursday, December 26th
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Online, Free

It's hard to believe that another year has come and gone. Join us to chat about ways to remember what's passed and ideas for celebrating what's to come! Follow #WFMdish to join the conversation from 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm CST. 

Sat
28
New Year's Food Traditions
2:00 PM - 5:00 PM @ Bowery Culinary Center, 2nd floor
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New Year's Food Traditions
Saturday, December 28th
2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Bowery Culinary Center, 2nd floor, $45

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

While many of us ring in the New Year by uncorking a bottle of champagne, other cultures around the world celebrate with traditional dishes meant to bring luck, health, and prosperity in the coming months. In this class, we’ll learn some international recipes that are enjoyed amongst friends and family on New Year’s Day, as well as the remarkable stories and lore behind each dish.

On the Menu: Asheh Reshteh (Persian New Year’s Soup); Hoppin’ John (Southern-Style Pea & Rice Stew); Chinese Stir-Fried Longevity Noodles; Japanese Mochi Stuffed with Adzuki Bean Paste.

Instructor: Wai Chu, Culinary Center Educator

 

Events At Nearby Stores

Poverty is Unnecessary Day
Saturday, October 25th
12:00 AM
throughout the store,

Join us in celebrating the generosity of our $25,000 donors to the Whole Planet Foundation! They're helping to alleviate poverty around the globe where Whole Foods Market sources products.

Join us in celebrating the generosity of our $25,000 donors to the Whole Planet Foundation! They're helping to alleviate poverty around the globe where Whole Foods Market sources products.

Around Town: Edgewater 3K Spooky Stroll
Saturday, October 25th
9:00 AM
City Place - 225 River Road, Edgewater, Adults $2 and one (or more) nonperishable food item. Children $1 and one (or more) nonperishable food item.

The Edgewater Education Association along with the Edgewater Recreation Department will be holding the First Annual 3K Spooky Stroll along the River Walk, to benefit the Edgewater Food Pantry. Visit our table along the stroll! Registration begins at 9:00am, walk begins at 9:30am. Cost: adults $2 and one (or more) nonperishable food item. Children $1 and one (or more) nonperishable food item.  Costumes encouraged. Click here for more info. 

The Edgewater Education Association along with the Edgewater Recreation Department will be holding the First Annual 3K Spooky Stroll along the River Walk, to benefit the Edgewater Food Pantry.

Demo Stars Event: Shopping on a Budget Tasting
Saturday, October 25th
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Meat, Seafood, Specialty, Free

Watch our Demo Stars in Meat, Seafood & Specialty show off their sales items in a tasting that will please your family and your wallet. Get our newsletter and downloadable coupons at http://www.wholefoodsmarket.com/coupons

Watch our Demo Stars in Meat, Seafood & Specialty show off their sales items in a tasting that will please your family and your wallet.