March 2014

Tue
04
Allegro Cupping—aka it’s a coffee tasting!
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM @ Lincoln Park Cooking Classroom
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Allegro Cupping—aka it’s a coffee tasting!
Tuesday, March 4th
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Lincoln Park Cooking Classroom, FREE

Join Tony, our Allegro Coffee team trainer, as he teaches you the proper methods for tasting coffee.  You will learn to judge it, rate it, and describe the different notes of the varieties brewed.  If you are a lover of coffee, this is a must!

Wed
05
Bubbles Academy Music for Kids
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM @ 1550 Stage
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Bubbles Academy Music for Kids
Wednesday, March 5th
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
1550 Stage, Free!

Join us every Wednesday and Thursday morning for some rock'n good times with our neighbors from Bubbles Academy!

Thu
06
Bubbles Academy Music for Kids
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM @ 1550 Stage
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Bubbles Academy Music for Kids
Thursday, March 6th
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
1550 Stage, Free!

Join us every Wednesday and Thursday morning for some rock'n good times with our neighbors from Bubbles Academy!

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.

Fri
07
Stout of Control
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM @ Red Star Bar
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Stout of Control
Friday, March 7th
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Red Star Bar, $20 (Includes $5 donation to the Whole Planet Foundation)

Our beer buyer Rusty has been saving some sought after stouts for this limited event. Each ticket will get you a 6oz pour of Prairie Bomb and Abraxas, and an 8 oz of any other beer on tap that night. 

Additional beers available for purchase:
1. Prairie Bomb
2. Perennial Abraxas
3. Goose Island Bourbon County Barleywine randalled through coffee
4. Goose Island Bourbon County
5. Half Acre Chocolate Camero
6. Evil Twin Imperial Doughnut Break
7. Dogfish Head World Wide Stout
8. Boulevard Bourbon Barrel Imperial Stout
9. Revolution Blue Gene
10. Against the Grain Dork Lard
11. Founders Sweet Repute

Stop by or call the Red Star Bar at 312.587.0648 x136 to register today. Sign up before the event sells out! There are limited Spots available! Cost: $20 ($5 donated to the Whole Planet Foundation)

Sat
08
Chicago Diner Cookbook Launch Party
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM @ Lincoln Park's Cooking Classroom
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Chicago Diner Cookbook Launch Party
Saturday, March 8th
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Lincoln Park's Cooking Classroom, FREE

Come celebrate with the team from Chicago Diner as they share recipes out of their newest cookbook, The New Chicago Diner Cookbook.  The book offers recipes from The Diner’s menu along with staff favorites.  Class is free, but bring some spending money to buy their book and get it personally signed.  This class is a must for all fans new and old of Chicago’s “meat free since ’83” establishment. 

Wed
12
Bubbles Academy Music for Kids
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM @ 1550 Stage
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Bubbles Academy Music for Kids
Wednesday, March 12th
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
1550 Stage, Free!

Join us every Wednesday and Thursday morning for some rock'n good times with our neighbors from Bubbles Academy!

Wed
12
Healthy Eating 101
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM @ Lincoln Park Cooking Classroom
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Healthy Eating 101
Wednesday, March 12th
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Lincoln Park Cooking Classroom, $10

Are you curious about plant-strong, nutrient-dense eating, but not sure where to begin? Join Healthy Eating Specialist Karen for an introduction to our Health Starts Here program, including basics on healthier cooking techniques, as well as simple, affordable ways to get more beans, greens and whole grains into your diet.  You’ll take home the recipes, which will all be vegan and gluten free. Samples included!

Thu
13
Bubbles Academy Music for Kids
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM @ 1550 Stage
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Bubbles Academy Music for Kids
Thursday, March 13th
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
1550 Stage, Free!

Join us every Wednesday and Thursday morning for some rock'n good times with our neighbors from Bubbles Academy!

Thu
13
Stuff It!—Chicken Breast, Bell Pepper and Sausage
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM @ Lincoln Park Cooking Classroom
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Stuff It!—Chicken Breast, Bell Pepper and Sausage
Thursday, March 13th
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Lincoln Park Cooking Classroom, $30

Join Pat, our Oven Ready Chef in the Meat department, as he shows you the simple techniques required to stuff chicken breasts, bell peppers and sausage.  All participants will leave class with their own creations.

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.

Sat
15
Different Ways to Brew Coffee
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM @ Lincoln Park Cooking Classroom
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Different Ways to Brew Coffee
Saturday, March 15th
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Lincoln Park Cooking Classroom, $10

Come experience the same coffee, brewed numerous way, and taste the difference in a side by side comparison.  The drip coffee maker doesn’t have to be your stand-by method. Tony, our Allegro team trainer, will take the mystery out of brewing and answer questions to help you brew a better cup at home.

Sun
16
Basic Knife Skills Class
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM @ Lincoln Park Cooking Classroom
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Basic Knife Skills Class
Sunday, March 16th
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Lincoln Park Cooking Classroom, $30

Join Sarah, our Cooking At Home Specialist, as she shows you the simple techniques needed for safely using a knife.  Learn how to slice, dice, chop, chiffonade and peel using a 10” chef knife!  All skill sets are welcomed.  You will leave class with new knife skills, a bag of freshly prepped vegetables and a delicious soup recipe to use them in.

Mon
17
Using Your Vitamix to its Fullest Potential
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM @ Lincoln Park Cooking Classroom
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Using Your Vitamix to its Fullest Potential
Monday, March 17th
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Lincoln Park Cooking Classroom, $10

Join Sarah, our Cooking At Home Specialist, as she shares 8 (and possibly more!) recipes which are made exclusively with the Vitamix.  From smoothies to soups to desserts, dips and sauces the Vitamix is a magical piece of equipment that will quickly transform any at-home-cook’s way of cooking.

Tue
18
Cooking with Italian Wines
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM @ Lincoln Park Cooking Classroom
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Cooking with Italian Wines
Tuesday, March 18th
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Lincoln Park Cooking Classroom, $30

Come join David from our Wine department as he takes you on an Italian culinary tour from the South to the North.  You will have the opportunity to taste 6 wines paired with 6 small tastings of Italian fare, including freshly made gnocchi!  Reserve your place today, space is limited.

Wed
19
Bubbles Academy Music for Kids
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM @ 1550 Stage
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Bubbles Academy Music for Kids
Wednesday, March 19th
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
1550 Stage, Free!

Join us every Wednesday and Thursday morning for some rock'n good times with our neighbors from Bubbles Academy!

Thu
20
Bubbles Academy Music for Kids
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM @ 1550 Stage
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Bubbles Academy Music for Kids
Thursday, March 20th
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
1550 Stage, Free!

Join us every Wednesday and Thursday morning for some rock'n good times with our neighbors from Bubbles Academy!

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.

Thu
20
Whole Planet Foundation Beer Dinner
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM @ Cooking Classroom
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Whole Planet Foundation Beer Dinner
Thursday, March 20th
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Cooking Classroom, $40.00 - All proceeds to benefit the Whole Planet Foundation

 

Whole Planet Foundation Beer Dinner

Thursday, March 20th, 6:30pm, $40.00

All proceeds go directly to support the Whole Planet Foundation. Join Chef Won for a five course dinner inspired by the flavors of Latin America. Each course will be paired with a drink from our Red Star Bar. Limited seating. Meat & Vegetarian options available. RSVP to mw.kbs.marketing@wholefoods.com.

Fri
21
Southeast Asian Seafood—Fried Fish Cakes, Green Curry Shrimp, Clam Hot Pot
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM @ Lincoln Park Cooking Classroom
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Southeast Asian Seafood—Fried Fish Cakes, Green Curry Shrimp, Clam Hot Pot
Friday, March 21st
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Lincoln Park Cooking Classroom, $20

Join Karl, from our Seafood department, as he demonstrates how to cook with fish, shrimp and clams in spices reflecting the Southeast Asian culinary cuisine.  All participants will eat the food created and leave class with the recipes to recreate at home.

Sat
22
Quick & Healthy Vitamix Basics
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM @ Lincoln Park Cooking Classroom
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Quick & Healthy Vitamix Basics
Saturday, March 22nd
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Lincoln Park Cooking Classroom, $10

oin Bonnie from the Healthy Eating team as she demonstrates her favorite recipes using the amazing Vitamix blender. She will show you how to utilize your Vitamix to make smoothies, soups, dips, desserts, and more! In addition to being vegan and gluten free, these Health Starts Here approved recipes will also be free of oil, refined sweeteners, and refined grains. Samples included.

Sun
23
Classic Desserts
11:00 AM - 1:00 PM @ Lincoln Park Cooking Classroom
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Classic Desserts
Sunday, March 23rd
11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Lincoln Park Cooking Classroom, $30

Come join Chris from the Bakery department, as he teaches you classic dessert recipes like parfait cups, crème brulee and tiramisu.  You will be making your own desserts and taking home what you don’t indulge in during class.

Tue
25
Basic Cooking Techniques Class
7:00 PM - 9:30 PM @ Lincoln Park Cooking Classroom
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Basic Cooking Techniques Class
Tuesday, March 25th
7:00 PM - 9:30 PM
Lincoln Park Cooking Classroom, $30

Join Sarah, our Cooking At Home Specialist, as she teaches you all the tricks needed to successfully cook in your kitchen at home.  Learn easy tips on how to sauté, steam, blanch, poach, braise, roast, bake and boil.  All skills welcomed.  Class includes samples and take home recipe cards.

Wed
26
Bubbles Academy Music for Kids
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM @ 1550 Stage
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Bubbles Academy Music for Kids
Wednesday, March 26th
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
1550 Stage, Free!

Join us every Wednesday and Thursday morning for some rock'n good times with our neighbors from Bubbles Academy!

Wed
26
Global Flavors & Drinks
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM @ The Mezzanine
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Global Flavors & Drinks
Wednesday, March 26th
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
The Mezzanine , $1.00 Donation to the Whole Planet Foundation

Join us as we close down our mezzanine to ring in the end of our Whole Planet Foundation Prosperity Campaign. Light bites from around the globe will be served up with some of our favorite wine and beer selections. Stop in our Red Star Bar for craft cocktails inspired from flavors from around the globe. Don’t miss this silent auction where all proceeds will benefit the Whole Planet Foundation. First 100 RSVP’s will get a small gift! mw.kbs.marketing@wholefoods.com

Thu
27
Bubbles Academy Music for Kids
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM @ 1550 Stage
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Bubbles Academy Music for Kids
Thursday, March 27th
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
1550 Stage, Free!

Join us every Wednesday and Thursday morning for some rock'n good times with our neighbors from Bubbles Academy!

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.

Fri
28
Maintaining Your Healthy Eating New Year’s Resolution through Indian Cooking
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM @ Lincoln Park Cooking Classroom
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Maintaining Your Healthy Eating New Year’s Resolution through Indian Cooking
Friday, March 28th
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Lincoln Park Cooking Classroom, $10

Join cookbook author Anupy Singla as she shows you how easy it is to clean out your spice cabinet and organize your beans and lentils. You’ll learn the secret to picking the right lentil for any meal, how to differentiate between them, and how to cook them up in your slow cooker or on the stovetop. You’ll use her cooking tips to create a wholesome, healthy vegan/vegetarian meal that includes a hearty Indian bean stew and cashew-spiced Basmati rice. It’s a perfect way to meet all those resolutions to eat right!

Sat
29
Maintaining Your Healthy Eating New Year’s Resolution through Indian Cooking
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM @ Lincoln Park Cooking Classroom
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Maintaining Your Healthy Eating New Year’s Resolution through Indian Cooking
Saturday, March 29th
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Lincoln Park Cooking Classroom, $10

Join cookbook author Anupy Singla as she shows you how easy it is to clean out your spice cabinet and organize your beans and lentils. You’ll learn the secret to picking the right lentil for any meal, how to differentiate between them, and how to cook them up in your slow cooker or on the stovetop. You’ll use her cooking tips to create a wholesome, healthy vegan/vegetarian meal that includes a hearty Indian bean stew and cashew-spiced Basmati rice. It’s a perfect way to meet all those resolutions to eat right!

Mon
31
Meatless Monday Supper Club, Mexican Style
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM @ Lincoln Park Cooking Classroom
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Meatless Monday Supper Club, Mexican Style
Monday, March 31st
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Lincoln Park Cooking Classroom, $20

There is a new trend hitting the streets and people are noticing.  Reserve a seat and dine with like-minded individuals who share a common interest—putting more meals into their body where vegetables are the focus.  We promise, you won’t even know the meat is missing.  No need to be a hard core vegetarian or vegan.  All lifestyles welcome.  Vegan meals available on request only.  Stop by the Red Star Bar before dining and buy an adult beverage to accompany your dinner.

Events At Nearby Stores

GIVING THANKS FOR YOU: A CUSTOMER APPRECIATION HOLIDAY TASTING
Sunday, November 23rd
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Store, FREE

Thanks for choosing Whole Foods Market in Northbrook! To show our gratitude, we’re serving up a taste of the season’s best, plus plenty of inspiration for your own festivities! Visit special tasting stations around the store as you shop and plan your perfect holiday table.  

Thanks for choosing Whole Foods Market in Northbrook! To show our gratitude, we’re serving up a taste of the season’s best, plus plenty of inspiration for your own festivities!

Holiday Menu Tasting
Sunday, November 23rd
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Whole Foods Market Sauganash, Free

Creating memorable holiday meals is easier than you think.  Entertain with ease this holiday season and let us help make your Thanksgiving the perfect feast for everyone.  Come sample items from our holiday catering menu and then some.  Don’t forget to stop by our Holiday Table to place your order.

Creating memorable holiday meals is easier than you think.  Entertain with ease this holiday season and let us help make your Thanksgiving the perfect feast for everyone.  Come sample items from o

Holiday Tasting: Feed Four More
Sunday, November 23rd
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Whole Foods Market Frozen Aisle , $1 Suggested Donation to Greater Chicago Food Depository

Do a little good as you taste a little food. Our Holiday Tasting table is back, and this time you can spread the love by donating a buck to help provide food for Chicago’s neediest people as you sample favorites from our Holiday Menu. Place your order at our Holiday Table after you’ve sampled your favorites!

Cost: $1 Suggested Donation to Greater Chicago Food Depository 

Do a little good as you taste a little food.