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Hanukkah is a time to celebrate the festival of lights and share special foods with friends and family, but eating lots of fried foods and certain types of dairy can be rough on our digestive systems. Jennifer Abadi, author of A Fistful of Lentils, will show you how to maintain the spirit and tradition of Hanukkah with her fresh, modern take on con

$115
M.   Dec 8th, 6:30am
All levels

Learn strategies for successful, creative, and improvisational meals, meals that are efficient, healthy, and cost-conscious, but that are first and foremost a pleasure to cook, and delicious for all to eat. The cost includes a greenmarket lunch, an array of tastings, a 50-page workbook, and a bag of sample provisions to take home. Also, all Worksh

$250
Su.   Oct 26th, 12pm
All levels
Sunday October 26 12pm - 4pm 1 Session $250
Saturday December 6 5:30pm - 9:30pm 1 Session $250
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Picking up where the Culinary "Mini" Boot Camp left off, new recipes and techniques will be covered in this next step in your culinary education, as you delve deeper into topics and ingredients. This is a necessary "kitchen essentials" course for any home cook.Week 1: Knife SkillsWeek 2: Poultry CookeryWeek 3: Beef CookeryWeek 4: Fish TechWeek 5: B

$575
T.   Oct 21st - Nov 18th, 6:30pm
Beginner

After you’ve tackled these fundamental cooking techniques, there is no limit to the variation of meals you can make.Knife Skills (everything you need to know)Browning Meats (perfect skillet steak)Making Pan Sauces (red wine-shallot pan sauce)Roasting Root Vegetables (roasted purple potatoes and fennel)Cooking Leafy Greens (Swiss chard with garlic

$100
W.   Oct 15th, 6pm
Beginner
Wednesday October 15 6pm - 8:30pm 1 Session $100
Thursday November 6 6pm - 8:30pm 1 Session $100
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Lecture / workshopFood blogging serves as a satisfying creative outlet for many, an income source or even a full-time job for some. Whether you have a deep understanding of the “blogosphere” or none at all, this all-day blogging workshop will provide you with invaluable insight into the vast world of online publishing. Digital strategy expert A

$125
Sa.   Jan 24th, 10am
All levels

Adapt smart systems and techniques from the professional kitchen to the home. The very methods which allow a few cooks in a tight kitchen to feed a crowd of patrons beautiful meals all night scale down to a strategy enabling home cooks to make more healthful, varied, efficient, impromptu, and economical meals for themselves at home. The cost inclu

$250
Sa.   Nov 15th, 5:30pm
All levels
Saturday November 15 5:30pm - 9:30pm 1 Session $250
Sunday November 16 12pm - 4pm 1 Session $250
Sunday December 7 12pm - 4pm 1 Session $250
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Aphrodisiac is a Greek word associated with Aphrodite, the Goddess of Love. In this brand new class, award-winning cookbook author, slow food advocate, and founder of the only Greek cooking school in Sydney, Australia, Maria Benardis will teach you how to cook for your partner and loved ones with “agapi” (unconditional love). Maria will begin b

$115
F.   Feb 6th, 6pm
All levels

For thousands of years, herbs and spices have served as currency, medicine and, most importantly, the geographical “flavor print” of cuisine. Their proper alchemy can infuse ordinary ingredients with vibrant, signature flavors evocative of faraway places. Today we’ll take simple salad, flatbread, beans, rice, tempeh, fruit, and vegan ice crea

$215
Sa.   Sep 27th, 10am
All levels

We'll cover all the basic skills you need to get you started feeling comfortable and creative in the kitchen. The boot camp series will meet every week for a total of 3 weeks, giving you time to practice everything you've learned before tackling the next set of skills. Class #1:Knife Skills 101 Hanger Steak with Red Wine Pan SauceRoasted

$395
W.   Oct 29th - Nov 19th, 6pm
All levels

In this class, we will teach you how to chop, dice, and mince vegetables. One of the most important culinary skills are your knife skills. This is the foundation of great cooking. This class will provide you such techniques. The veggies we practice our chopping on won't go to waste as we will use them to make a delicious fresh salsa and baked tort

$75
Th.   Oct 9th, 7pm
All levels

What do you get when you combine butchering and cooking a chicken, making a stock, roux, veloute, cutting vegetables, cooking vegetables, kneading, rolling and baking pastry dough, all into one humble dish? Learn a handful of basic skills and put them to work with the ultimate comfort food —chicken pot pie.Intensive Kitchen Basics is our version

$125
T.   Oct 14th, 7pm
Beginner

Chef David Mawhinney is known for his fried chicken. He makes it for birthdays, weddings and to cheer up beleaguered staff after a particularly long day. In this class, he will share the secrets of his fried chicken and biscuits, and in turn teach students the fundamentals of butchering, frying and baking.Intensive Kitchen Basics is our version of

$125
Th.   Nov 13th, 7pm
Beginner

Students will learn the basics of buying, storing, and cooking shellfish to tender perfection. This is a great follow-up to our How to Cook Fish class or for anyone who loves their shellfish.Learn to make:Spaghetti alla Vongele (classic white clam sauce)Braised Shrimp PuttanescaSteamed Mussels Provencal with Garlic CroutonsSeared Scallops with R

$100
Th.   Oct 9th, 7pm
All levels

This class is our version of cooking boot camp. If you don’t even know how to properly boil water or simply need a basics refresher, this series offers it all. Students learn basic knife skills along with fundamental cooking techniques such as (depending on the class) sauce-making, sautéeing, frying and butchering. The bistro classic of steak a

$125
F.   Oct 10th, 7pm
Beginner

Let Mukti teach you the basics of healthy Indian-style cooking, from the names and special characteristics of Indian spices, to the secrets that will give you the best flavor.Come to our school to learn how to cook an entire meal.Menu:Badshahi Biriyani-(Mughlai style rice and meat infused with cinnamon,cardamom and black cardamom)Shahi Rogan josh-C

$75
W.   Sep 24th, 7pm
All levels

You'll learn the principles underlying the school's cooking philosophy, including criteria for healthful food selection, basic principles of nutrition, the art of creating balanced meals, the principles of opposites, five-Phase Chinese Dietary Theory and rhe acid/alkaline balance. This 4-part series of lectures will introduce you to an entirely new

$260
Sa.   Feb 7th, 10am
Beginner
Saturday February 7 10am - 4:30pm 1 Session $260
Sunday February 8 10am - 4:30pm 1 Session $260
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Neapolitan pizza isn’t like New York, Chicago or corner pizzeria pie; it represents a respect for the ingredients and a passion for eating. In this class, we pay homage to this style of cooking, dining and communing through one of the world’s greatest comfort foods. Students will learn the basics of pizza making, the differences between Neapoli

$135
W.   Oct 8th, 7pm
Beginner

We observe Meatless Mondays, but sometimes convincing the people around your dining table to eat vegetarian can be as difficult as nailing jelly to a tree. In this class, students will create dishes that expertly highlight seasonal vegetables that will convince your biggest doubters.Love food but not sure where to get started in the kitchen? In Sim

$135
M.   Nov 17th, 7pm
All levels

In this two-part series, you'll learn how to bring Ayurvedic principles into your home in a practical way. We'll become familiar with all the essential ingredients, tools and resources to make this work for you, and have a ton of fun and deliciousness along the way!Ayurvedic cooking makes home-cooking and sustaining personal health attractive and p

$125
T.   Sep 23rd, 6pm
All levels

This five-day introductory course teaches knife skills, safety techniques, basic anatomy, sausage making, beef and chicken demonstrations and includes hands-on lamb and pig carving workshops. Cooking demos, taste tests and lectures on sustainability and sourcing are incorporated throughout the week to give each student an overview of what being a s

$500
Su.   Sep 28th, 9am
All levels
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