March 2015

Thu
05
Twitter Chat: Spring is Coming
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM @ Online
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Twitter Chat: Spring is Coming
Thursday, March 5th
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.

Sun
08
TEDx Manhattan Presents: Vertical Urban Farming with Gotham Greens
3:00 PM - 5:00 PM @ Bowery Culinary Center, 2nd floor
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TEDx Manhattan Presents: Vertical Urban Farming with Gotham Greens
Sunday, March 8th
3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Bowery Culinary Center, 2nd floor, $18

This TEDx Adventure workshop is part of TEDx Manhattan 2015: "Changing the Way We Eat."

$18 per person, includes cost of all ingredients (light meal served at the end of the workshop). CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

"Changing the way we eat" certainly includes changing the way we grow what we eat, and how we envision large-scale food production for future generations. As the cultural shift continues towards eating as sustainably and locally as possible, those of us who live in densely populated urban areas continue to navigate the challenges associated with making ethical, deliberate food choices.
This is precisely why vertical urban farming is such an exciting part of today's culinary conversation! Join Gotham Greens' co-founder/CEO (and Urban Agriculture TED Fellow) Viraj Puri as he tells his story of starting the first commercial-scale, hydroponic rooftop farm in Brooklyn in 2011. Come and learn about how hydroponic farming works; why it is beneficial and revolutionary; and why it can help shape the future of environmentally responsible agriculture.
Along with this fascinating discussion, the workshop also includes a light hands-on cooking component! Let Viraj share what's next for him and his dedicated team of "farmers who live in apartments"  as we spotlight Gotham Greens' produce with fresh Vietnamese Summer Rolls (choice of chicken or shrimp, with vegan option available).

 

 

Tue
10
Fundamental Knife Skills
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM @ Bowery Culinary Center, 2nd floor
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Fundamental Knife Skills
Tuesday, March 10th
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Bowery Culinary Center, 2nd floor, $60

Demonstration & Hands-On, $60  CLICK HERE TO REGISTER [apply discount code HurryUpSpring for $10 off!]

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.

 

Wed
11
Seasonal Italian Suppers
6:30 PM - 9:00 PM @ Bowery Culinary Center, 2nd floor
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Seasonal Italian Suppers
Wednesday, March 11th
6:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Bowery Culinary Center, 2nd floor, $40

Hands-On & Demonstration, $40  CLICK HERE TO REGISTER [apply discount code HurryUpSpring for $10 off!]

When we think of Italy, we think of sunny days, warm breezes, and outdoor-market ingredients that need little to no preparation. But spend some time in Central and Northern Italy, and you’ll see that this beautifully diverse country also has its share of wintry weather. In this class, Chef Carl Raymond shows you how to make a few of his favorite Italian stews and braises that will surely help take off the seasonal chill. Come spend a cozy evening in our kitchen-classroom and prepare some traditional recipes from Tuscany, Umbria, Abruzzo, and Italy’s northern region.

On the Menu: Savory Lentil & Sausage Stew; Braised Chicken with Trebbiano; Wild Mushroom Risotto.

Instructor: Chef Carl Raymond, Cooking Instructor

Thu
12
Twitter Chat: Spring Bounty
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM @ Online
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Twitter Chat: Spring Bounty
Thursday, March 12th
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Online, Free

Let's get excited about the bounty of spring flavors and discuss all the great ways to enjoy the season's freshest produce! Follow #WFMdish to join in on the conversation from 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm CST.

Thu
12
The International Egg
6:30 PM - 9:00 PM @ Bowery Culinary Center, 2nd floor
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The International Egg
Thursday, March 12th
6:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Bowery Culinary Center, 2nd floor, $40

Hands-On & Demonstration, $40  CLICK HERE TO REGISTER [apply discount code HurryUpSpring for $10 off!]

Why limit eggs to just breakfast?! There are few ingredients as multifaceted and universally beloved as the egg. Eggs can shine in both savory and sweet dishes, and provide a marvelous addition (not to mention nutritional boost) to just about any meal. In this class, we’ll enjoy dishes from around the world showcasing this incredibly versatile ingredient, as well as learn how to properly select, store, and prepare eggs in a delicious variety of ways.

On the Menu: Yucatan-Style Eggs with Ham & Plantains (Huevos Motuleños); Gruyere & Herb Soufflé; Israeli Baked Eggs with Tomatoes & Peppers (Shaksuka); Chinese Egg-Custard Tarts.

Instructor: Wai Chu, Culinary Center Educator

Sat
14
Around the World from Home: Sweet & Savory Ireland
2:00 PM - 5:00 PM @ Bowery Culinary Center, 2nd floor
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Around the World from Home: Sweet & Savory Ireland
Saturday, March 14th
2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Bowery Culinary Center, 2nd floor, $40

Hands-On & Demonstration, $40  CLICK HERE TO REGISTER [apply discount code HurryUpSpring for $10 off!]

Embark on a delicious journey to Ireland—no passport required! If you’ve wanted to experience a “vacation on a plate” without leaving the comforts of home, then this is the class for you. Just in time for St. Patrick’s Day, we will learn how to make a few Irish classics including savory cheese mini-tarts, a hearty meat pie, and fresh-baked soda bread while appreciating the traditional flavors and versatile techniques that define this often-overlooked cuisine.

On the Menu: Blue Cheese & Walnut Tartlets; Beef & Stout Pies; Irish Soda Bread with Irish Butter and Assorted Jams; Apple Cake.

Instructor: Nicole Friday, Culinary Instructor, Food & Lifestyle Expert

www.nicolefriday.com

Wed
18
Norooz: A Persian New Year Dinner
6:30 PM - 9:00 PM @ Bowery Culinary Center, 2nd floor
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Norooz: A Persian New Year Dinner
Wednesday, March 18th
6:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Bowery Culinary Center, 2nd floor, $45

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

Norooz, one of Iran’s most important cultural holidays, commemorates the Persian New Year and always coincides with the first few days of spring. Along with symbolic dishes served at family gatherings, the holiday also focuses on renewal and the rebirth of nature after the barren months of winter. Come learn about Norooz and celebrate the new season with Chef Louisa Shafia! We’ll prepare a traditional feast as she shares her love of contemporary Persian cuisine in tonight’s cooking workshop, featuring menu items from Lakh Lakh, Chef Shafia’s weekly Iranian street food pop-up restaurant in the East Village.

On the Menu: Fresh Herb Platter with Radishes, Walnuts, Lavash, Feta, and Spiced Oil; Asheh Reshteh (Bean & Herb Noodle Soup); Herb Frittata with Walnuts and Rose Petals; Rice with Fava Beans and Dill; Tamarind-Stuffed Fish.

Instructor: Louisa Shafia, Chef and Cookbook Author (The New Persian Kitchen, Ten Speed Press)

www.lucidfood.com

Thu
19
Twitter Chat: Spring for Seafood
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM @ Online
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Twitter Chat: Spring for Seafood
Thursday, March 19th
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.

Thu
19
A Vegetarian Passover
6:30 PM - 9:00 PM @ Bowery Culinary Center, 2nd floor
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A Vegetarian Passover
Thursday, March 19th
6:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Bowery Culinary Center, 2nd floor, $45

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

Cookbook author Dana Jacobi’s grandmother and mother were both skilled cooks who added their own culinary twists to classic Jewish dishes. Being vegetarians, however, influenced their cooking, even for the Passover holiday. Today, Jacobi appreciates both styles—traditional standards as well as animal-free versions of Passover favorites. You certainly don’t have to be Jewish (or vegetarian) to enjoy her lovely, modern takes on tzimmes, chopped liver, cloud-light pancakes, or a lavishly frosted cake inspired by her mother’s famous torte. Join us tonight as she shares recipes that are sure to be a hit at your family’s holiday table.

On the Menu: Gvetch, a Romanian Stew with Sweet Potatoes and Carrots; Vegetarian “Chopped Liver” with Peas and Pecans; Matzo-Meal Pancakes with Rhubarb Compote; Double Walnut Cake with Salted Milk-Chocolate Frosting.

Instructor: Dana Jacobi, Cookbook Author and Blogger

www.danasmarketbasket.com

Fri
20
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 20th
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: Italian Celery-Mushroom Salad; Pan-Roasted Lamb Chops with Strawberry-Balsamic Salsa; Apple Tartlets with Mascarpone & Brown Sugar.

Instructor: Min Liao, Culinary Center Director

Sat
21
Beauty Bag Release at 10am (local time)
10:00 AM - 9:00 PM @ Whole Body
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Beauty Bag Release at 10am (local time)
Saturday, March 21st
10:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Whole Body, $18

We are thrilled to share our curated collection of cutting-edge beauty samples with you. Stop by and grab your bag before they are gone.

Saturday, March 21 at 10 a.m. local time

Valued at $60, yours for only $18.

Sat
21
A Late Winter's Supper
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM @ Bowery Culinary Center, 2nd floor
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A Late Winter's Supper
Saturday, March 21st
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Bowery Culinary Center, 2nd floor, $45

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

Are you bored to tears with root vegetables and the last of your summertime preserves? Are you craving fresh, green produce that actually tastes like something? 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 bland repetition. Let us help revive your weeknight menus with late winter/early spring recipes, and join us as we discover new ways to appreciate the everyday items in your pantry.

On the Menu: Caramelized Onion & Gruyere Biscuits; Celery Risotto with Wilted Dandelion Greens; Harissa-Rubbed Roasted Lamb; Olive Oil Cake with Whipped Orange-Blossom Ricotta.

Instructor: Min Liao, Culinary Center Director

Wed
25
Curries: A World of Flavor
6:30 PM - 9:00 PM @ Bowery Culinary Center, 2nd floor
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Curries: A World of Flavor
Wednesday, March 25th
6:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Bowery Culinary Center, 2nd floor, $45

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

With roots in India, curry has since traveled the globe, and a wide array of curried flavors often appear in cuisines from Southeast Asia to South America and beyond. In this class, we’ll take a look at various forms of curry, and learn the building blocks of classic powders and pastes. Then we’ll turn out our own curry creations, which range from subtle to fiery.

On the Menu: Classic Northern Indian Chicken Curry; Thai Red Curry; Vietnamese All-Vegetable Curry.

Instructor: Carl Raymond, Chef-Instructor

Thu
26
Twitter Chat: Easter Feast
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM @ Online
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Twitter Chat: Easter Feast
Thursday, March 26th
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Online, Free

Springtime's biggest food holiday is coming up! Share stories and find recipes, menus and other great ideas for Easter celebrating. Follow #WFMdish to join the conversation from 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm CST.

Sat
28
Buon Appetito! An Italian Family Meal (KIDS!)
12:00 PM - 4:30 PM @ Bowery Culinary Center, 2nd floor
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Buon Appetito! An Italian Family Meal (KIDS!)
Saturday, March 28th
12:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Bowery Culinary Center, 2nd floor, $20

Hands-On, $20

CLICK TO REGISTER - Ages 2 to 5 (fee includes child + 1 adult 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

Whether it’s Mulberry Street or Arthur Avenue, Brooklyn’s Bensonhurst or the South Shore of Staten Island, there’s no doubt that residents of the 5 boroughs have access to some of the best Italian-American food in the country. Enjoy a fun (and healthy) afternoon of hands-on cooking as we celebrate this hearty, crowd-pleasing cuisine and whip up kid-friendly versions of red-sauce favorites that have inspired Sunday family dinners for generations. Mangia!

On the Menu: Bruschetta Salad with Artichokes, Mozzarella, and Fresh Basil; Spaghetti & Chicken-Spinach Meatballs; Homemade Spumoni Dessert Cups.

Instructors: Min Liao, Culinary Center Director; Cricket Azima, The Creative Kitchen 

Sun
29
Easter Brunch
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM @ Bowery Culinary Center, 2nd floor
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Easter Brunch
Sunday, March 29th
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Bowery Culinary Center, 2nd floor, $45

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

Fighting the crowds for a table at your favorite brunch hotspot is practically a New York tradition. But is this really how you want to spend a holiday weekend? Let us show you how to turn out a hearty springtime brunch that will take the stress out of entertaining friends and family for Easter. Learn a few time-saving tricks and make-ahead dishes that will get everyone out of bed and happily to the table.

On the Menu: Hot Cross Buns; Chickpea & Cherry Frittata; Spicy Low Country Shrimp on Crispy Polenta Waffles; Blue Ribbon’s Warm Breakfast Salad with Grilled Shiitake Mushrooms & Fennel.

Instructor: Wai Chu, Culinary Center Educator

Tue
31
Dim Sum: Cantonese Small Plates
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM @ Bowery Culinary Center, 2nd floor
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Dim Sum: Cantonese Small Plates
Tuesday, March 31st
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Bowery Culinary Center, 2nd floor, $50

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

Dim sum literally means “a touch of the heart” because you share a variety of small, lovingly prepared dishes with family and friends. It is a Cantonese tradition that became popular in teahouses along southern China, where weary travelers would stop for a cup of tea and some food. Culinary Center Educator Wai Chu will discuss how this meal has become a ritual for so many Chinese families, and he’ll show you how to make authentic dim sum in your home kitchen.

On the Menu: Pork & Shrimp Shao Mai Dumplings; Spareribs with Black Bean Sauce; Seafood-Stuffed Hot Peppers; Chicken & Rice Wrapped in Lotus Leaves; Egg Custard Tarts.
Instructor: Wai Chu, Culinary Center Educator

Events At Nearby Stores

X-Calibur Knife & Scissor Sharpening
Saturday, March 28th
11:00 AM - 7:00 PM
In front of Frozen Department, Up to 4"= $3, 6" to 10"= $7, 4" to 6"= $5, 10" to 15"= $10. Scissors start at $5.

Dull knives don’t belong in the kitchen! Bring in your knives and scissors for sharpening with Scott Jennings of X-Calibur. He uses state of the art water cooled professional machines to bring your blades back to life.  Price list:  up to 4"= $3, 6" to 10"= $7, 4" to 6"= $5, 10" to 15"= $10. Scissors start at $5. 

 

 

Dull knives don’t belong in the kitchen! Bring in your knives and scissors for sharpening with Scott Jennings of X-Calibur.

HSH - Year of No Sugar Challenge: Starchy Carbs/Healthy Carbs
Saturday, March 28th
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
health starts here kiosk, FREE

Is the consumption of starchy carbs sabotaging your efforts to win the fight against sugar?

We take a look at good carbs and bad and show you how to make healthy carb choices.  

Is the consumption of starchy carbs sabotaging your efforts to win the fight against sugar?

We take a look at good carbs and bad and show you how to make healthy carb choices.  

Fresh Wellness Shots
Saturday, March 28th
11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Healthy Eating Kiosk,

Stop in for fresh Wellness Shots freshly made with lemon, apple, ginger and cayenne pepper.

Stop in for fresh Wellness Shots freshly made with lemon, apple, ginger and cayenne pepper.