Taste Bud Travels: Vivacious Vietnam

This class will be taught by Chef Ani. Bright with herbs, redolent with chilies, deep with umami and exciting to enjoy, Vietnamese cuisine is a big part of the Minnesotan culinary landscape. Whether you grew up with spring rolls and bubble tea or are still waiting to discover the pleasures of a great bahn mi, a homemade Vietnamese repast can help highlight the best of summer or chase away the worst of winter. Using ingredients available right here at Whole Foods Market, we’ll cook our way through a big meal of Vietnamese classics, discuss the governing principles of Vietnamese culinary life and explore the items that you can stock in your pantry to give everything from rice to dessert a wonderful Vietnamese flavor. Learn the ins and outs of working with tapioca, sticky rice, rice paper and rice noodles, building a quick, flavorful broth and how to make delicious quick pickles. Class is dairy free and has gluten-free options- please specify upon registration. This class has hands on opportunities as desired. On the menu:

  • Mango Bubble Tea
  • Fresh Vegetable Spring Rolls with Sweet and Spicy Dipping Sauce
  • Quick Beef Pho
  • Grilled Pork Bahn Mi
  • Steamed Sticky Rice Pudding with Coconut

Pre-registration for classes and select events required. See class description for specific instructions. Registration required no later than 48 hours prior to the class date. Call 612-927-8141, visit our customer service desk, or register online to pre-register. Classes and events are subject to change or cancellation. If you cannot attend your class, you must call Whole Foods Market Lake Calhoun and cancel at least 48 hours in advance. You will receive classroom credit for the amount of the class to be used no later than three months from the date of the class that you registered for. Please call the above number or contact  Culinary Director Ani Loizzo at Ani.Loizzo@wholefoods.com if you have any questions. Thank you!


Tuesday, May 21, 2013 - 18:00 to 20:00
Cooking Classroom