March 2014

Thu
06
Chocolate: Savory & Sweet
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM @ Bowery Culinary Center, 2nd floor
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Chocolate: Savory & Sweet
Thursday, March 6th
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Bowery Culinary Center, 2nd floor, $50

Hands-On and Demonstration, $45 (apply discount code WHOLEPLANET for $10 off!)  CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

Chocolate lovers rejoice! Not only will we use Whole Trade chocolates to make some wonderfully sweet desserts, but we’ll also taste how versatile chocolate can be by using it in savory recipes as well. Here’s your chance to discover new ways to spotlight your all-time favorite ingredient and include it in a variety of delectable dishes. All proceeds from this class will benefit Whole Foods Market’s Whole Planet Foundation.

On the Menu: Chile- and Chocolate-Rubbed Beef Ribs; Chicken Mole Pot Pie; Chocolate and Orange Torte; Brazilian Chocolate Brigadeiros.

Instructor: Wai Chu, Culinary Center Educator

www.wholeplanetfoundation.org

Thu
06
Twitter Chat: Colors of Spring
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM @ Online
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Twitter Chat: Colors of Spring
Thursday, March 6th
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Online, Free

Spring is fast approaching... Are you seeing the signs yet? Join us to share recipes and inspiration about the upcoming season! Follow #WFMdish to participate in the conversation from 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm CST.

Sat
08
Les Essentiels: Tarts & Tartines
11:00 AM - 2:00 PM @ Bowery Culinary Center, 2nd floor
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Les Essentiels: Tarts & Tartines
Saturday, March 8th
11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Bowery Culinary Center, 2nd floor, $50

Hands-On & Demonstration, $50  CLICK HERE TO REGISTER [enter code TARTINE for $10 off!]

In this class, we’ll explore the simple elegance of two classic French dishes. First, you’ll learn how to craft the perfect tartine (open-faced sandwich) using a variety of meats, seasonal vegetables, and cheeses—perfect for any meal or snack throughout the day. Then we’ll show you how to make an easy tart dough from scratch, which you’ll use to create a savory quiche as well as a sweet dessert tartlet that will impress even the most avid baker.

On the Menu: Cheesy Tomato & Leek Tartine with Coppa Salami; Shrimp, Avocado, and Radish Tartine; Spinach & Asparagus Quiche; Lemon-Almond Meringue Tartlets.

Instructor: Wai Chu, Culinary Center Educator

Wed
12
Essentials of Himalayan Cooking
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM @ Bowery Culinary Center, 2nd floor
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Essentials of Himalayan Cooking
Wednesday, March 12th
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Bowery Culinary Center, 2nd floor, $45

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

The spirited cuisine of the Himalayas features a surprising mix of Chinese and Indian influences. From freshly steamed Tibetan momo dumplings to the aromatic curries of Nepal and the signature red rice of Bhutan, this crossover cultural region boasts intriguing flavors and scores of unique and flavorful dishes.  Join Culinary Center Educator Wai Chu for an expedition into this fascinating Asian cuisine. All proceeds from this class will benefit Whole Foods Market’s Whole Planet Foundation.

On the Menu: Tibetan Beef Dumplings; Nepali-Style Chicken Curry; Tibetan Cumin-Spiced Potatoes; Bhutanese Red Rice and Lentil Salad with Market Vegetables.
Instructor: Wai Chu, Culinary Center Educator

www.wholeplanetfoundation.org

Thu
13
Twitter Chat: Wines From Italy Part I
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM @ Online
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Twitter Chat: Wines From Italy Part I
Thursday, March 13th
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Online, Free

Deliciously diverse, the wines of Italy are perfect for every occasion. Pick up one of the four 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
14
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, March 14th
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: San-Francisco-Style Cioppino (Fisherman’s Seafood Stew) with Roasted Garlic & Herb Crostini; Easy Apple Tartlets.

Instructor: Culinary Center Staff

Sat
15
Real Irish Cooking
2:00 PM - 5:00 PM @ Bowery Culinary Center, 2nd floor
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Real Irish Cooking
Saturday, March 15th
2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Bowery Culinary Center, 2nd floor, $45

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

Ireland’s rich culinary heritage embraced wholesome, local ingredients and simple, seasonal cooking philosophies long before current foodie trends and the latest generation of “urban rustic” chefs. Join us as we prepare a true Irish luncheon and discover how the cuisine of this lush, storied land has so much more to offer than corned beef and boiled cabbage.

On the Menu: Irishman’s Omelet; Beef & Guinness Stew; Dublin-Style Parsnip Colcannon; “Spotted Dog” with Fresh Cream (Traditional Irish Sweet Cake).

Instructor: Culinary Center Staff

Tue
18
DINNER EXPRESS: A Late Winter's Supper
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM @ Bowery Culinary Center, 2nd floor
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DINNER EXPRESS: A Late Winter's Supper
Tuesday, March 18th
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Bowery Culinary Center, 2nd floor, $35

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

Are you craving fresh, peak-season vegetables and fruits? Do you long for the bounty of summertime greenmarkets? Relentless Northeast winters can often mean no pea shoots or young asparagus until early May. For NYC home cooks who try to eat seasonally and locally, the month of March is often a dreary culinary stretch of slim pickings and boring meals. Let us help revive your weeknight dinners with a few simple, creative recipes that are perfect for late winter/early spring, and join us as we discover new ways to appreciate the everyday items in your pantry and fridge.

On the Menu: Celery Root & Sweet Pea Soup Topped with Crab Salad; Italian Celery Salad with Mushrooms & White Beans; Celery Risotto with Parmesan & Greens (Served with Organic Roast Chicken).

Instructor: Culinary Center Staff

Wed
19
Springtime in Sicily
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM @ Bowery Culinary Center, 2nd floor
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Springtime in Sicily
Wednesday, March 19th
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Bowery Culinary Center, 2nd floor, $45

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

It’s easy to tell when Spring arrives in Sicily: almond trees are blooming; blood oranges and baby artichokes are stacked high at neighborhood markets; and local cooks are preparing for St. Joseph’s Day, an annual feast and seasonal celebration unlike any other. Discover Southern Italy’s deliciously unique springtime dishes with cookbook author Dana Jacobi, and let her introduce you to regional specialties like a hearty pesto made with cherry tomatoes and almonds; an Arab-influenced side dish (that also doubles as a pasta topping); and ricotta-filled cream puffs for dessert. Beginners welcome!

On the Menu: Maccù (Sicilian Soup with Beans, Fennel, and Chard); Cauliflower Arraminata; Pesto Trapanese; ’Sfinci (Sicilian-Style Cream Puffs). 

Instructor: Dana Jacobi, Culinary Instructor, Food Writer, Recipe Developer, and Award-Winning Cookbook Author.

www.DanaDish.tumblr.com 

Thu
20
Southern-Style Vegan
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM @ Bowery Culinary Center, 2nd floor
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Southern-Style Vegan
Thursday, March 20th
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Bowery Culinary Center, 2nd floor, $45

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

Who says Southern dishes can’t be vegan and healthy? Chef Jenné Claiborne, creator of “The 21-Day Vegan Blueprint” program, will show you how to enjoy the comforting flavors of the South without an ounce of butter or pork. Come and let Chef Jenné share some of her regional favorites made simple, light, and undeniably delicious. Carnivores and omnivores welcome!

On the Menu: Nana’s Potato Salad; BBQ Tempeh-Collard Wraps; Cherry Apple Crisp; Fluffy Vegan Cornbread.

Instructor: Jenné Claiborne, Private Chef and Health Coach 

www.21dayveganblueprint.com

www.thenourishingvegan.com

Thu
20
Twitter Chat: A Future Without Poverty
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM @ Online
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Twitter Chat: A Future Without Poverty
Thursday, March 20th
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Online, Free

Giving can be hyper local or support for someone you've never met half way around the world. What matters is how we can all work together to create opportunity for ourselves and others to grow. Join us as we talk about ways we can all help to eradicate poverty. Follow #WFMdish to join the conversation from 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm CST.

Fri
21
The Stress Remedy
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM @ Whole Body (2nd floor)
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The Stress Remedy
Friday, March 21st
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Whole Body (2nd floor), FREE!
In-Store Book Event & Tasting (FREE!)
 
Join us to celebrate the release of THE STRESS REMEDY, Dr. Doni Wilson's guide to mastering your body's synergy and optimizing your health.
Stop by our Whole Body department (2nd floor) and listen to Dr. Doni speak. Taste some healthy and delicious foods, and purchase a signed copy of her book.
Please RSVP -- http://doctordoni.com/wp/wholefoods 
 

 

Sat
22
Fundamental Knife Skills
2:00 PM - 5:00 PM @ Bowery Culinary Center, 2nd floor
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Fundamental Knife Skills
Saturday, March 22nd
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 Frittata; Citrus-Radish Salad; Baked Fish in Tomato-Wine Sauce; Sauté of Julienne Vegetables.
Instructor: Wai Chu, Culinary Center Educator

Sun
23
KIDS! Fiesta Fun
12:00 PM - 4:30 PM @ Bowery Culinary Center, 2nd floor
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KIDS! Fiesta Fun
Sunday, March 23rd
12:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Bowery Culinary Center, 2nd floor, $25

Demonstration & Hands-On, $25

CLICK TO REGISTER: Ages 2 to 5 (+1 caregiver), 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
CLICK TO REGISTER: Ages 6 to 9 (drop-off class), 1:30 pm – 2:30 pm
CLICK TO REGISTER: Ages 10 to 13 (drop-off class), 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm

Join us for a Sunday cooking party as we whip up a tasty Mexican feast with our favorite fruits and veggies! We’ll show you how fun and easy it can be to eat a rainbow’s worth of colorful foods, and you’ll also bring home a healthy, handmade snack for your family.

On the Menu: “Smashed Guacamole” and/or Mango & Black Bean Salsa; Homemade Tortilla Chips; Fish & Cactus Tacos (Vegetarian Option Available); Mexican Chocolate Milkshake.

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

www.thecreativekitchen.com

Tue
25
DINNER EXPRESS: Bibimbap at Home
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM @ Bowery Culinary Center, 2nd floor
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DINNER EXPRESS: Bibimbap at Home
Tuesday, March 25th
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Bowery Culinary Center, 2nd floor, $35

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

Do you have a serious bibimbap addiction, but can’t always get to your favorite Korean restaurant? Making this popular Korean rice dish at home can be challenge, especially since it involves several different components: cooking the rice, marinating the meat, preparing the vegetables, making the sauce, etc. Learn how to plan and cook this amazing dish with ease and delicious results every time, and become an at-home expert after this beginner-friendly workshop.

On the Menu: Classic Bibimbap with Marinated Beef, Vegetables, and Egg over Rice.

Instructor: Wai Chu, Culinary Center Educator 

Thu
27
Twitter Chat: Seafood For Spring
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM @ Online
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Twitter Chat: Seafood For Spring
Thursday, March 27th
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Online, Free

As the weather begins to get warmer we often change our eating habits to the lighter side. Adding more seafood to your diet is a great way to do this! Follow #WFMdish to join the conversation from 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm CST.

Sun
30
Jewish Comfort Food
2:00 PM - 5:00 PM @ Bowery Culinary Center, 2nd floor
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Jewish Comfort Food
Sunday, March 30th
2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Bowery Culinary Center, 2nd floor, $45 ($35 w/ discount code)

Demonstration & Some Hands-On, $45 [apply discount code SCHMALTZ for $10 off!]  REGISTER NOW

Just in time to make your preparations for Passover… roll up your sleeves and learn how to make an intensely flavorful chicken soup with light, fluffy knaidlach (Yiddish for matzoh balls), and even savory schmaltz from scratch with a modern, healthier twist. We’ll round things out with a traditional kugel, and enjoy a soul-warming dinner of Jewish comfort-food classics. (All are welcome, even if you don’t celebrate Passover!)

On the Menu: Kosher Chicken Soup; Lynn’s Matzoh Balls; Vegetarian Schmaltz; Passover Potato Kugel.

Instructor: Lynn Kutner, Cooking Instructor and Cookbook Author, Bountiful Bread and A Pocketful of Pies (Irena Chalmers Cookbooks)

Events At Nearby Stores

Vega Pop Up
Monday, September 15th
11:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Produce Department, FREE; Vega Products 30% OFF

Join us for a 5-Day Vega Pop Up in our Produce Department! During the Pop Up, you'll be able to sample Vega products, try out the Vega Blender Bike, connect with their knowledgable team on plant-based nutrition, and we'll also be offering 30% off all Vega products during these dates. We hope to see you there!

Join us for a 5-Day Vega Pop Up in our Produce Department!

Vega Pop Up
Tuesday, September 16th
11:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Produce Department, FREE; Vega Products 30% OFF

Join us for a 5-Day Vega Pop Up in our Produce Department! During the Pop Up, you'll be able to sample Vega products, try out the Vega Blender Bike, connect with their knowledgable team on plant-based nutrition, and we'll also be offering 30% off all Vega products during these dates. We hope to see you there!

Join us for a 5-Day Vega Pop Up in our Produce Department!

Veggiecation Kids Cooking Class
Tuesday, September 16th
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Rose City, Free

Join us for our monthly free kids healthy eating and cooking class presented by Veggiecation. Kids learn hands on techniques for preparing dishes that are healthy and delicious. Sign up at customer service or call us directly at 973-822-8222.

Join us for our monthly free kids healthy eating and cooking class presented by Veggiecation. Kids learn hands on techniques for preparing dishes that are healthy and delicious.