September 2013

Thu
05
Twitter Chat: Cooking From the Garden
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM @ Online
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Twitter Chat: Cooking From the Garden
Thursday, September 5th
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Online, Free

Let's get excited about the bounty of fall 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 Better Basics
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM @ Bowery Culinary Center, 2nd floor
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The Better Basics
Thursday, September 12th
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Bowery Culinary Center, 2nd floor, $45

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

Calling all aspiring cooks… our ongoing series is designed for the absolute beginner, or any home cook who wants to continue building a foundation of essential techniques and recipes. Master the skills that will change the way you approach any meal, and jump-start your kitchen confidence with classic recipes that will lead you towards a lifetime of better cooking.

On the Menu: Building the Perfect Salad; Foraged Frittata; Fish Cooked in Parchment with Market Vegetables; Autumn Apple Cake.

Instructor: Wai Chu, Culinary Center Educator

Sat
14
Southern-Style Vegan
2:00 PM - 5:00 PM @ Bowery Culinary Center, 2nd floor
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Southern-Style Vegan
Saturday, September 14th
2:00 PM - 5:00 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: Peach-Basil Gazpacho; BBQ Black-Eyed Pea & Collard Wraps; Fluffy Vegan Cornbread; Raw Pecan Pie.

Instructor: Jenné Claiborne, Private Chef and Health Coach 

 

Tue
17
Sauerkraut from Crock to Plate: A Benefit for JUST FOOD
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM @ Bowery Culinary Center, 2nd floor
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Sauerkraut from Crock to Plate: A Benefit for JUST FOOD
Tuesday, September 17th
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Bowery Culinary Center, 2nd floor, $40

Hands-On & Demonstration, $40 (Vegetarian & Dairy-Free)  CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

All proceeds from this class will benefit Just Food.

Naturally fermented sauerkraut is a nutrition powerhouse—high in vitamins and minerals, and full of probiotics that aid digestion. Its tangy flavor and crunchy texture are wonderful components in many dishes. Delicious and good for you, sauerkraut is fun to make and easy to customize. Come learn how to make your own, and discover different ways to enhance your favorite foods with sauerkraut. Join Chef Michaela Hayes, founder of Crock & Jar, and enter the magical world of fermentation!

On the Menu: Classic Sauerkraut with Flavor Variations; Sauerkraut Salad; Polish Pierogi; Chocolate Sauerkraut Cake.

Instructor: Michaela Hayes, Founder and Chef, Crock & Jar

 

Wed
18
Fundamental Knife Skills
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM @ Bowery Culinary Center, 2nd floor
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Fundamental Knife Skills
Wednesday, September 18th
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
19
Twitter Chat: We Love Our Pets
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM @ Online
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Twitter Chat: We Love Our Pets
Thursday, September 19th
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Online, Free

We love our pets just as much as you do! So let's take an hour to share tips, best pet practices and show general appreciation for our fine furry friends! Follow #WFMdish to join in on the conversation from 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm CST. 

Sat
21
Around the World from Home: Intro to Greece
2:00 PM - 5:00 PM @ Bowery Culinary Center, 2nd floor
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Around the World from Home: Intro to Greece
Saturday, September 21st
2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Bowery Culinary Center, 2nd floor, $50

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

Embark on a delicious journey to Greece—no passport required! If you’d like to experience a “vacation on a plate” without leaving the comforts of home, then this is the class for you. We will learn how to make popular Greek dishes while learning about the ingredients and flavors that define this timeless, healthy cuisine. Beginners welcome!

On the Menu: Mini-Appetizer Meatballs (Keftedes); Fried Zucchini & Eggplant; Lamb Chops with Greek Potato Salad; Classic Baklava.

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

 

Tue
24
Small Budget, Big Flavor
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM @ Bowery Culinary Center, 2nd floor
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Small Budget, Big Flavor
Tuesday, September 24th
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.)

 

Wed
25
Eating for Two: Cooking & Meal Planning for a Healthy Pregnancy
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM @ Bowery Culinary Center, 2nd floor
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Eating for Two: Cooking & Meal Planning for a Healthy Pregnancy
Wednesday, September 25th
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Bowery Culinary Center, 2nd floor, $50

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

During pregnancy, it’s important to take charge of the one thing a new mother can control: eating well every day. Let cookbook author and wellness expert Candice Kumai share a few of her favorite recipes packed with pregnancy essentials such as vitamin C, omega 3’s, and folic acid. Come discover how pregnancy can be a time that’s rich with opportunities—relish the flavors you love, and learn to nurture yourself (and your little one) with easy, energy-boosting meals.

Everyone is welcome – not just new moms!

On the Menu: Strawberry, Spinach, and Walnut Salad with Chèvre; Homemade Lentil & Kale Soup with Roasted Garlic; Sundried Tomato and Mushroom Frittata; Fresh Smoothies with Mango, Strawberries, Papaya, Banana, and Spinach.
Instructor: Candice Kumai, Chef, TV Personality, and Cookbook Author of Pretty Delicious (Rodale); Cook Yourself Sexy (Rodale)

 

Thu
26
Twitter Chat: Oktoberfest
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM @ Online
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Twitter Chat: Oktoberfest
Thursday, September 26th
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Online, Free

Who doesn't love beer and brats? ...And um-pah music?! Join us for a lively chat to celebrate the arrival of fall and all the food and drink it brings! Follow #WFMdish to join in on the conversation from 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm CST.

Thu
26
Taste of Ethiopia
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM @ Bowery Culinary Center, 2nd floor
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Taste of Ethiopia
Thursday, September 26th
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Bowery Culinary Center, 2nd floor, $20

Demonstration & Tasting, $20  CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

Hiyaw Gebreyohannes’ earliest food memories are forever linked to his mother’s aromatic, home-cooked Ethiopian dishes. Today, as a young food entrepreneur with a successful local start-up, Hiyaw is creating new delicious memories for New Yorkers with a line of small-batch prepared foods that showcase the traditions and sublime flavors of Ethiopia. Join us tonight and learn about this fascinating, underappreciated cuisine while showing your support for Hiyaw’s brand of authentic, ready-to-eat meals.

On the Menu: Chicken Stew (Doro Wet); Savory Cabbage & Carrots with Turmeric (Yatakilt); Ethiopian Flat Bread (Injera); Sweet Potatoes & Shiitake Mushrooms (Sambossa).

Instructor: Chef Hiyaw Gebreyohannes, Owner/Founder, Taste of Ethiopia

 

Sat
28
NYC Dumpling Festival 2013: Cooking Workshops at WFM
10:00 AM - 1:00 PM @ Bowery Culinary Center, 2nd floor
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NYC Dumpling Festival 2013: Cooking Workshops at WFM
Saturday, September 28th
10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Bowery Culinary Center, 2nd floor, $15

CLICK TO REGISTER: (Session 1) 10:00 am – 11:00 am

CLICK TO REGISTER: (Session 2) 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Demonstration with Some Hands-On, $15

Join Culinary Center Educator and cookbook author Wai Chu (The Dumpling: A Seasonal Guide) for a dumpling-making workshop in conjunction with the 2013 NYC Dumpling Festival! Let Wai show you how to make a delicious dumpling filling, and then try your hand at making two classic Asian dumplings using a variety of folds and cooking techniques.
On the Menu: Vegetable Potstickers; Sweet Potato Rice Balls with Melted Sugar Center.

Mon
30
College Survival Guide: On-Campus Cooking 101
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM @ Bowery Culinary Center, 2nd floor
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College Survival Guide: On-Campus Cooking 101
Monday, September 30th
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Bowery Culinary Center, 2nd floor, $40

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

Now that you’ve settled into your classes for the semester, it’s time to work on that weekly meal plan. Looking for better options than instant ramen, greasy pizza, and endless cups of coffee? Preparing your own delicious, nutrition-packed meals from scratch in shared college housing is easier—and a lot more fun!—than you think. Get to know your roommates, avoid the “freshman 15,” and fuel your busy days and nights by shopping and cooking smart. Join us and learn how to create delicious, filling dishes on a student’s budget, and see how rewarding it can be to whip up home-cooked meals away from home. Everyone is welcome – not just college students!

On the Menu: Italian Wedding Soup with Kale and Mini-Meatballs; Pita-Pocket Turkey Burgers with Gruyere and Quick Tomato Jam; Flexitarian Soba Noodle Salad with Shrimp/Tofu and Miso-Ponzu Vinaigrette; Foraged Frittata with Pantry Favorites; Easy Peach & Blackberry Cobbler.

Instructors: Culinary Center Staff

Events At Nearby Stores

Spring Cleaning Product Swap
Saturday, April 19th
11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Customer Service, Free

Upgrade your spring cleaning products for Earth Month! Bring in a conventional cleaning product, new or used, and we’ll swap it for its natural counterpart. Limit one product per person.

Upgrade your spring cleaning products for Earth Month! Bring in a conventional cleaning product, new or used, and we’ll swap it for its natural counterpart. Limit one product per person.

Demo Stars Tasting
Saturday, April 19th
11:30 AM - 2:30 PM
Storewide, Complimentary

Join our Demo Stars for a tasting featuring their departments best!

Join our Demo Stars for a tasting featuring their departments best!

Photo Op with the Easter Bunny!
Saturday, April 19th
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
in our store, Free

Photo op with the Easter Bunny!

Calling all kids! Hop into Easter & take a photo with the Easter Bunny!

Photo op with the Easter Bunny!

Calling all kids! Hop into Easter & take a photo with the Easter Bunny!