Here's yet another serving of some delicious educational opportunities to get down and dirty for next week. All classes listed still have openings, but if you hear otherwise, please let us know.
'Snouts, Trotters, Ears & Tails With Ryan Skeen' at Astor Center
Sunday, July 19, 12 to 4 p.m., $135 Ryan Skeen—responsible for the nose-to-tail cooking at Irving Mill, General Greene, and Resto—will show you how to utilize the pig's most inexpensive cuts. Get your hands dirty while making pork toast with deviled eggs and caviar, crispy pigs ear salad, salt and pepper pig tails, zampone cotechino with lentils, and more.
Astor Center, 399 Lafayette Street (at East 4th Street), Manhattan; 212-674-7501; astorcenternyc.com for info and registration
'Get Your Dream (Food) Job' at Murray's Cheese
Sunday, July 19, 5 to 7 p.m., free Irena Chalmers, mentor, speaker, and author, will give you the lowdown on a variety of professional food jobs, and how to get your new full-time career in the food industry. Completely free and no reservations required.
Murray's Cheese, 254 Bleecker Street (at Sixth Avenue), Manhattan; 212-243.3289; murrayscheese.com for info
'Cooking With Summer Fruits' at ICE
Thursday, July 23, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., $105 The summer months are full of fruits that aren't just for dessert—Vicky Caparulo will show you how to use fruit in appetizers, entrees, and of course, a couple recipes for your sweet tooth. On the menu: grilled shrimp with mango salsa, grilled pork tenderloin sandwiches with apricot ketchup, grilled chicken and nectarine salad with orange-poppyseed dressing, strawberry rhubarb crisp, and more.
The Institute of Culinary Education, 50 West 23rd Street (at Sixth Avenue), Manhattan; 800-522-4610; web.iceculinary.com for more info and registration
Authentic Puerto Rican cuisine and tasting tea—after the jump.
'Puerto Rican Comfort Flavors' at Whole Foods Bowery
Thursday, July 23, 6 to 9 p.m., $55 Viviana Acosta-Padial, a private chef in Puerto Rico, will introduce you to the flavors of her come country. You'll watch her give a demo, but will dip your hand in cooking some cuisine, including almojabanas (rice flour fritters), gandules con bolitas de platano y arroz blanco (pigeon peas with plantain dumplings and white rice), and more.
Whole Foods Bowery, 95 East Houston Street (at Bowery), Manhattan; 212-420-1320; acteva.com for info and registration
'Tea Tasting With Harney and Sons' at ICC
Friday, July 24, 6 to 9 p.m., $125 Sample a range of teas—white, black, green, and oolong—and learn how to make the perfect cup with your newly trained palate. Michael Harney, buyer and blender for Harney & Sons, will lead the tasting.
International Culinary Center, 462 Broadway (at Grand Street), Manhattan; 888-324-CHEF; internationalculinarycenter.com for info and registration
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