Learn It, Don't Burn It: NYC Food Classes, 8/6 to 8/14

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.


Photographs by Robyn Lee

'Cook One Day: Eat All Week' at the Indian Culinary Center
Sunday, August 9, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., $125 and up You'll prepare a feast of Indian foods to take home and last through the whole week. On the menu: chicken korma, Indian meatballs in a spicy sauce, dal, punjabi rajma (red beans stew), parathas, raita, and seasonal vegetable medley. This class is priced based on how many people you're cooking for, starting at $125 for one.
Indian Culinary Center, 131 West 23rd Street (b/n Sixth and Seventh Avenues), Manhattan; 917-535-2244; indianculinarycenter.com for more info

'Boot Camp: A Taste of Italy' at ICE
Monday, August 10, to Friday, August 14, 8 a.m. to 12 p.m., $625 On the first day of class you'll explore fresh pasta and homemade sauces (including lasagna al forno con pesto and gnocchi di patate), then expand to a different regions of Italy each day; some of the dishes you'll prepare include sfogliata di raddichio, polenta con sugo di porri, arista di maiale con rosemarino, frittelle di melanzane, 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

'Mozzarella Making with Murray's' at Murray's Cheese
Monday, August 10, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., $75 There's one seat left for this class, so grab it while it's still there: hands-on fresh mozzarella making, fresh Italian cheese tasting, wine drinking—and a silky creation to take home.
Murray's Cheese, 254 Bleecker Street (at Sixth Avenue), Manhattan; 212-243.3289; murrayscheese.com for info and registration

Beer and ice cream, Amy's Bread, and brigadeiro—after the jump.

'Tasting with Van Leeuwen Artisan Ice Cream' at Beer Table
Monday, August 10, 7 to 8:30 p.m., $35 Pair beer with the finest ice cream on the NYC streets—Van Leeuwen. Meet the team, discuss their sweet milky creations, and discover new flavor match-ups.
Beer Table, 427 B 7th Avenue (b/n 14th & 15th Streets), Brooklyn; 718-965-1196; brownpapertickets.com for registration

'Beard on Books: The Sweeter Side of Amy's Bread' at The Beard House
Wednesday, August 12, 12 p.m., by donation Amy Scherber, author of The Sweeter Side of Amy's Bread, discusses her popular treats and all the exact science that goes into baking. Tea, coffee, water, and sweets from Three Tarts will be served, but guests are welcome to bring their own bagged lunch.
The Beard House, 167 West 12th Street (at Seventh Avenue), Manhattan; 212-627-2308; jamesbeard.org for info

'Exploring Latin American Cuisine: Brazil' at Astor Center
Wednesday, August 12, 6:30 to 9:30 p.m., $125 Another session of the Latin American cuisine series kicks off with chef Leticia Moreinos, who explores Brazil's Portuguese, African, and Native Indian influences in cooking. You'll prepare pao de queijo (Brazilian cheese buns), moqueca de piexe (Brazilian fish stew), empadao de frango (Brazilian-style chicken pot pie), and chocolate and coconut brigadeiro.
Astor Center, 399 Lafayette Street (at East 4th Street), Manhattan; 212-674-7501; astorcenternyc.com for info and registration