Here's yet another serving of delicious educational opportunities where you can get down and dirty next week. All classes listed still have openings, but if you hear otherwise, please let us know.
'Kombucha' at The Brooklyn Kitchen
Tuesday, September 8, 6:30 to 8 p.m., $40 The Kombucha-man returns to give students a hands-on lesson in making this fermented tea and exploring its health benefits.
Brooklyn Kitchen, 616 Lorimer Street (at Skillman Avenue), Brooklyn; 718-389-2982; thebrooklynkitchen.com for info and registration
'Food & Wine Pairing' at ICC
Wednesday, September 9, to Wednesday, October 14, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., $995 Learn how wine is defined by its tannic, acidic, or sweet characteristics, and how it enhances or dulls certain food flavors. You'll come away with a refined palate and expert knowledge in food & wine pairing, perfect for dinner parties.
International Culinary Center, 462 Broadway (at Grand Street), Manhattan; 888-324-CHEF; internationalculinarycenter.com for info and registration
'Mac & Cheese to Please' at Whole Foods Bowery
Thursday, September 10, 6 to 9 p.m., $55 The owners of S'Mac take you on a mac and cheese excursion around the world, teaching you how to make their own Mediterranean, Napoletana, Cajun, and Masala versions.
Whole Foods Bowery, 95 East Houston Street (at Bowery), Manhattan; 212-420-1320; acteva.com for info and registration
Greenmarket cooking, brownies, and cheesemaking—after the jump.
'Market Basket Cooking' at Astor Center
Friday, September 11, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., $125 After a trip to the Union Square Greenmarket to wrangle up the season's best produce, you'll cook a meal exploring savory-sweet salads, veggies, meat, and fish, and the best of the best summer fruits.
Astor Center, 399 Lafayette Street (at East 4th Street), Manhattan; 212-674-7501; astorcenternyc.com for info and registration
'Best Brownie Workshop' at ICE
Friday, September 11, 6 to 10 p.m., $95 Nick Malgieri takes you far, far away from boxed brownies with instruction on making fudgy morsels of goodness. On the menu: supernatural brownies, cocoa brownies, cheesecake brownies, espresso brownies, West 10th Street brownies (I like the sound of these), white chocolate chunk brownies, and blondie squares.
The Institute of Culinary Education, 50 West 23rd Street (at Sixth Avenue), Manhattan; 800-522-4610; web.iceculinary.com for more info and registration
'Craft Course: The Art of Cheesemaking' at Murray's Cheese
Friday, September 11, 6:30 to 8 p.m. Falling just short of making cheese on Bleecker Street, Wil Edwards of Culture Magazine will discuss the craft of cheesemaking, along with photographs and tastings.
Murray's Cheese, 254 Bleecker Street (at Sixth Avenue), Manhattan; 212-243.3289; murrayscheese.com for info and registration