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    Knife Skills

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    Knowing how to use knives skillfully is the foundation of all cooking, and should not be scary or frustrating. Many home and even professional cooks don't always wield a knife correctly, however, which increases food preparation time and makes the process harder, and less safe, than it should be. Good knives are the foundation of a well equipped kitchen. This class remedies all these basic issues: You will learn how to slice, dice, and chop in the safest and most efficient manner. Brendan McDermott, a professional chef and cooking instructor who started teaching knife skills at Brooklyn Kitchen in 2008 (New York declared his class Best Cooking Class of 2010), will guide you through the practice of keeping your knives sharp and handling them correctly. In his 10 years as a chef in New York, he has worked at Mesa Grill, RM, Patria, Olives, Alta, and Porchetta. He has also been featured on the show Working Class Foodies.
    Knife Skills

    225 Liberty St, New York

    • Learn to slice, dice, and chop with ease
    • Decrease food preparation time and ensure you are using knives safely and efficiently
    • No experience necessary
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    101 positive reviews
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    Knife Skills for Couples

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    Knowing how to use knives skillfully is the foundation of all cooking, and doesn't have to be scary or frustrating. Many home and even professional cooks don't always wield a knife correctly, which increases food preparation time and makes the process harder and less safe than it should be. In this indispensable class, you and your partner will learn how to slice, dice, and chop in the safest and most efficient manner as you prepare a menu of: Plantain Chips with Mango-Jalapeno Salsa; Guacamole with Tortilla Chips; and Sangria. Chop Chop!
    Knife Skills for Couples

    225 Liberty St, New York

    • Learn to wield a kitchen knife like a professional
    • Prepare a menu of plantain chips with mango-jalapeno salsa; guacamole with tortilla chips; and sangria
    • Relieve yourself of the fear and frustration around knife work
    • Step your culinary game up a few notches and acquire some valuable new skills
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    101 positive reviews
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    Knife Skills

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    Before you can cook you must learn how to use a knife. It is the important skill to have in the kitchen before heading to the stove. This introductory class will have you slicing and dicing like a pro in no time! You'll cover everything from the essential knives to use and how to properly hold them for efficiency, speed and safety, to the differences between sharpening and honing. You will also learn how to get the pungent garlic smell off your fingers. To put everything in perspective, you'll have the opportunity to test your skills by preparing Gazpacho and a fruit salad. What are you waiting for? Chop, chop!
    Knife Skills

    85 MacDougal St, New York

    • Learn which knives are essential to own
    • Understand how to hold the knife for efficiency, speed and safety
    • Discover the difference between sharpening and honing
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    49 positive reviews
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    Six Basic Cooking Techniques

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    Cooking, like everything else, is based on core techniques that you can use to make any dish. After you have tackled the fundamental cooking skills, there is no limit to the variations of meals your imagination can come up with. You will learn about knife skills, browning meats in a skillet, making pan sauces, cooking rice and other grains, roasting root vegetables, and cooking leafy greens - everything you need to know to start becoming a master in the kitchen.
    Six Basic Cooking Techniques

    158 Grand St, New York

    • Learn six essential cooking techniques
    • Hands-on experience in the kitchen
    • Taste the food you cook with a glass of your favorite wine
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    17 positive reviews
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    Handmade Pasta Twist (BYOB)

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    Pasta, pasta, pasta! Do you know how to make fresh pasta by hand? We can't wait to teach you. Join us as we create our signature pasta dough and an oh-so-cool twist on the original. Learn the tips and tricks to becoming a pasta aficionado as we master kneading, rolling, and shaping pasta like the pros into fresh Spaghetti and hand-rolled Garganelli. And no pasta is complete without the sauce so we’re whipping up a zesty nut-free Pesto and Alfredo duo to dazzle our homemade pasta creations. Bring your friends and your own wine for a night of fun-filled pasta.
    Handmade Pasta Twist (BYOB)

    109 W 27th St, New York

    • Master the art of making healthy homemade pasta during a hands-on cooking class
    • Learn to make various pasta doughs, including whole wheat, spinach, and beet
    • Handcraft the pasta in a variety of traditional shapes while also making two different sauces
    • Treat yourself to a social cooking class and liven things up with your favorite beer or wine
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    55 positive reviews
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    Fresh Pasta Workshop

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    It's no wonder why Italians are world-famous for their pasta: whether it's light, ethereal egg noodles from northern Italy, rich, cheesy gnocchi from Tuscany, or rustic semolina creations from southern Italy -- fresh pasta made the traditional Italian way rarely ever disappoints. In this class, you'll learn to make three very different pastas from three different Italian regions, and pair each with their ideal sauce: From Liguria -- a silky tagliatelle in a light, wine-accented fish ragu. From Tuscany -- a light Ricotta gnocchi tossed with colorful roasted pepper and olive sauce. And from Basilicata, a handmade cavatelli with a chili-laced three cheese and sausage ragu sauce. Does all that savory have you craving something sweet? Round out your meal with a refreshing salad and some homemade biscotti. Bellissima!
    Fresh Pasta Workshop

    40 W 39th St, New York

    • Discover the fundamental techniques of pasta making with this hands-on workshop
    • Learn how to make three types of pasta and pair them with different sauces
    • Chow down on your delicious creations throughout the class
    • Gain the experience necessary to recreate your favorite dishes at home
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    7 positive reviews

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