19 NYC Cooking Classes to Take this Week & Beyond
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Classic Menus from History's Most Influential Gay Chefs
Tuesday, April 2nd, 7:00 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.
Carl Raymond of Home Cooking New York will show you how to make favorite dishes from James Beard and Craig Claiborne, two of the food world's most notable gay cooks and writers, from roasted salmon to James Beard's famous onion sandwiches to a rich chocolate ganache cake. $100. 236 West 26th St, #601, New York, NY; sign up here
Understanding Thai Food
Wednesday, April 3rd, 7:00 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.
Thai food has distinct, characteristic favors that Home Cooking New York wants to help you master. Throughout four courses, you'll work on balancing hot, sour, salty and sweet flavors. $100. 236 West 26th St, #601, New York, NY; sign up here
Korean Cuisine with Marja Vongerichten
Thursday, April 4th, 5:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Enhance your understanding of Korean food and culture through this part-travelogue, part-cooking class adventure with PBS star and author, Marja Vongerichten. $95. De Gustibus Cooking School, Macy's Herald Square, 151 West 34th Street, 8th Floor, New York, NY; sign up here
Aphrodisiacs You Would Not Expect Together on One Plate
Thursday, April 4th, 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.
Pleasant surprises abound in this class about uncommon culinary pairings. Chocolate and chicken, apricot and fennel? Sex on the Table Cooking wants to send you away bragging about your meal and ready to host a dinner party of your own. $99. 49 East 1st Street, New York, NY; sign up here
All About Fondue!
Friday, April 5th, 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Comfort food and wine pairings! Artisanal Premium Cheese will lead you through wine and cheese pairings of four different cheese fondues and one chocolate fondue. $85. 483 10th Avenue, Suite 200, New York, NY; sign up here
Chocolate! Chocolate! Chocolate!
Sunday, April 7th, 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
Making truffles is messy but delicious business. Roll up your sleeves and be prepared to get dirty as The Center for Kosher Culinary Arts guides you through tempering and molding chocolate into an array of rich treats. $75. 1407 Coney Island Ave, Brooklyn, NY; sign up here
Healthy Vegetarian Middle Eastern Favorites
Monday, April 8th, 7:00 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.
You don't have to be a dedicated vegetarian to appreciate this spicy and healthy cooking class through JCC Culinary Arts. One look at the class menu, which ranges from Armenian red lentil soup with apricots to Turkish yogurt cake, and even omnivores will be sold. $95. 334 Amsterdam Ave, New York, NY; sign up here
Monday, April 8th, 7:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.
Covering a range of levels, this five-session course from The Center for Kosher Culinary Art imparts some basic culinary fundamental skills for everyone from the home chef trying to figure things out to the established cook looking to improve their abilities. $375 for 5 sessions. 1407 Coney Island Ave, Brooklyn, NY; sign up here
Sweet and Savory Brunch with Amy Scherberr
Tuesday, April 9th, 5:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Host the next hangover recovery hangout for your friends with confidence. Amy Scherberr, a master baker, walks you through dishes both sweet and savory (with some surprises mixed in) at De Gustibus Cooking School. $95. Macy's Herald Square, 151 West 34th Street, 8th Floor, New York, NY; sign up here
A World of Hot Curries
Tuesday, April 9th, 6:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Home Cooking New York wants you to know that yellow powder on the supermarket shelf, or in your pantry, is not curry. In this class they'll show you how to mix and balance your own spice blends to create a harmonious paste or dry mix that truly enhances your cooking. $100. 236 West 26th St, #601, New York, NY; sign up here
This Cider House Rules: Pairing Cider & Cheese
Tuesday, April 9th, 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Crisp, carbonated cider comes in a range of flavor profiles that have natural compliments in a range of cheeses. Let the cheese gurus at Murray's Cheese show you how to pair them while you all savor the tasty treats together. $75. 254 Bleecker St, New York, NY; sign up here
Cake Decoration, Fondant
Tuesday, April 9th, 7:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.
Can't get enough of those professional cake decorating shows? Instead of always watching, The Center for Kosher Culinary Arts wants you to join in and get your hands dirty by learning how to create stunning fondant masterpieces of your own. $375 for 5 sessions. 1407 Coney Island Ave, Brooklyn, NY; sign up here
Mongolian Dishes with Laurence Edelman
Wednesday, April 10th, 5:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Wow your guests at your next dinner party by cooking something totally new. Laurence Edelman will share his recipes and techniques for crafting traditional Mongolian dumplings and homemade sausage, picked up in his travels and refined in the professional kitchens of his restaurants. $95. De Gustibus Cooking School, Macy's Herald Square, 151 West 34th Street, 8th Floor, New York, NY; sign up here
Truly 20 Minute Dinner
Thursday, April 11th, 7:00 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.
When Home Cooking New York says 20 minutes, they mean it. After this course you'll be able to prepare five different sure-to-please entrees like Lemony Chicken Piccata in 20 minutes from start to sitting at the dinner table. $100. 236 West 26th St, #601, New York, NY; sign up here
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Single & Blended Scotch with Cheese
Tuesday, April 16th, 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Wednesday, May 8th, 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Don't know as much about the difference between Scotches and other kinds of whiskey as you would like? Artisanal Premium Cheese is here to help, walking you through the different production processes while you sip your way to expertise. $75. 483 10th Avenue, Suite 200, New York, NY; sign up here
Knife Skills Class
Wednesday, April 17th, 6:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Saturday, April 27th, 4:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.
Tiny class sizes and personalized attention mean this class goes fast. If you want to learn to be a chopping wiz in the kitchen, this is the fundamental class for you that covers everything from blade type to sharpening technique. $75. Camaje, 85 MacDougal Street, New York, NY; sign up here
Tasting Tour of Chinatown
Saturday, April 27th, 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Chinatown is crowded, bustling, and can be intimidating; it's also packed full of hidden delicious gems. Let the experts at Home Cooking New York show you were the edible treasures are hidden so you can come back with confidence and ease (and an empty stomach). $75. 46 Eldridge St , # 1, New York, NY; sign up here
Sushi & Dumpling/BYOB
Tuesday, April 30th, 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Perfecting the art of sushi takes time, but Taste Buds Kitchen will share some insider secrets (hint: it's all about the rice!) so you can create good looking and good tasting sushi rolls, as well as vegetable dumplings, on your own. $60. 109 West 27th Street, 10th Floor, New York, NY; sign up here
Breakfast Sweets Class
Sunday, May 5th, 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
The Brooklyn Kitchen wants you to know it's okay to have dessert for breakfast. They'll show you how to whip up a batch of gooey cinnamon rolls and fluffy, buttery scones to maximize those indulgent moments. $75. 100 Frost St, Brooklyn, NY; sign up here