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    Garlic: Key Ingredient

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    Garlic gives dishes around the world a pungent oomph that drives people wild in mouth-watering anticipation. In this class you'll transform the "stinking rose" into many pungently popular recipes. From head to clove, you'll make Skordalia (garlicky Greek potato dip), Truffled White Bean Bruschetta, James Beard's Roasted Chicken with 40 Garlic Cloves, Linguini alla Vongole (linguini with clam sauce), Gai Yang (Thai-style grilled chicken with garlic, pepper, and coriander), Grilled Skirt Steak with Chimichurri Sauce (charred steak with Argentine steak sauce), Chao Doujiao (Chinese-style green beans fried with garlic), Yuca con Mojo (cassava in a tangy garlic sauce), Roasted Garlic, and Garlic Bread.
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    Garlic: Key Ingredient

    225 Liberty St, New York

    • Learn how to properly use garlic in your cooking at the Institute of Culinary Education
    • Practice cooking with a collection of garlic-infused dishes, including Skordalia, Gai Yang, and grilled Skirt Steak with Chimichurri sauce
    • Transform this stinky rose into delicious smelling meals
    • No experience necessary
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    139 positive reviews
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    Great Grilling - Cast-Iron Cooking

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    An ancient and complete cooking tool, cast-iron skillets are new again. Now ICE Director of Culinary Development James Briscione will show you how to best use these durable and valuable pans to create an entire high-heat, high-flavor meal! Using cast-iron skillets for baking, stewing, searing, and more, you'll make an excellent supper of: Biscuits and Gravy; Seared Tuna Carpaccio; Tomato and Okra Stew; Roast Duck, Charred Onions, and Green Peach Relish; and for dessert, Summer Cobbler.
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    Great Grilling - Cast-Iron Cooking

    225 Liberty St, New York

    • Learn the ancient method of cast iron cooking at the Institute of Culinary Education
    • Get the most out of the expensive and durable cookware
    • Receive expert advice from James Briscione, the Director of Culinary Development
    • Widen your cooking skill repertoire with this flavor enhancing style
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    139 positive reviews
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    Intro to Extra Virgin Olive Oil

    Everyone knows that wine tasting is an art... but did you know that there are special techniques to olive oil tasting as well? In this introductory class, you'll learn how to taste and evaluate olive oils like a pro. You'll have access to the highest quality olive oils available in the country, and learn how to discern their levels of quality. This is an excellent and unique tasting class, taught by trained experts who want to share their love of olive oil with the world. All of your friends will be impressed at your next dinner party, when you describe feelings about the olive oil that they could only vaguely grasp at!
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    Intro to Extra Virgin Olive Oil

    116 Smith St, Brooklyn

    • Discover what it means to taste and evaluate olive oils like a pro
    • Learn from a trained expert who is passionate at the art of olive-oil tasting
    • Try a wide array of California Olive Oil Council-approved extra virgin olive oils
    • Have fun and meet new people in a comfortable, relaxed environment
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    Weeknight Dinners

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    Cooking used to be a necessity. Now, you can get by eating grilled cheese and Cup Noodles every day... for years. Besides being incredibly unhealthy, who wants to do that? It's time to shape up in the kitchen, and learn how to properly cook meals for yourself. In Weeknight Dinners on Sunday, you will first learn cooking basics and knife skills. Once you're familiar with the fundamentals, it's time to practice what you've learned by making twelve different dishes (Yes, twelve!) that take thirty minutes or less to prepare. Each recipe comes with adaptations so you'll have at least twice as many to cook at home. Receive an intimate culinary experience, in a working kitchen, that's destined to improve your cooking chops... fast.
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    Weeknight Dinners

    85 MacDougal St, New York

    • Learn cooking basics and knife skills
    • Cook twelve different dishes, which can easily be altered into at least twenty-four different dish combinations
    • Enjoy an intimate culinary experience in a working kitchen
    • No experience necessary
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    72 positive reviews
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    Spiralized Zucchini Pasta

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    Dazzle your dinner guests by learning how to make Zoodle Noodles! At this 2 hour class, you’ll uncover the many uses of a zucchini, specifically it’s ability to be transformed into many delicious pasta entrees (both raw and cooked). Receive hands-on teaching from an experienced food chef, while also learning all about the nutritional benefits of plant-based foods. You’ll walk out with your hunger satisfied, and confidence in your ability to recreate this dish for your dinner guests. So grab a drink, and get ready to put your noodle to the test!
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    Spiralized Zucchini Pasta

    104 E 7th St, New York

    • Discover all about the magic of zucchini pasta
    • Learn how to use a spiralizer like a real Chef
    • Create some delicious and vegan raw sauces
    • Wow your friends with your new cooking skills
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    18 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.
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    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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    99 positive reviews
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    Mexican Fiesta (BYOB)

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    It’s time to PARTAY! Let’s spice things up with a Mexican feast. Taste Buds Kitchen is whipping up their favorite recipes from street-style Tacos to handmade Guacamole and traditional sides. No celebration is complete without made-from-scratch Corn Tortillas, you won’t believe how easy they are to make. Grab your friends and join in for a fun night of Mexican favorites!
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    Mexican Fiesta (BYOB)

    109 W 27th St, New York

    • Learn the process behind making Mexican fiesta favorites!
    • Make tacos, handmade guac and delicious sides in a group setting
    • Bring your own booze and enjoy an intimate, cozy and party kitchen setting
    • No experience necessary
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    99 positive reviews
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    Chicken Essentials

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    Become a chicken master, ready to cook any and all parts of the bird --- as well as a whole bird --- to tender, juicy, flavorful perfection every time. In this indispensable class, you’ll learn how to confidently know when your chicken is cooked enough, but not too much. Then, along with experienced cookbook author Marge Perry, you’ll learn all the tips to chicken perfection, as we make weeknight favorites, game-day snacks, and everything in between. Our menu: chicken piccata; cheddar-and-tomato-stuffed breasts; spice-rubbed roast chicken thighs; Peruvian wings; and whole roast and spatchcocked chicken.
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    Chicken Essentials

    225 Liberty St, New York

    • Learn how to prepare a variety of chicken dishes at the Institute of Culinary Education
    • Impress your friends with expert cooking methods
    • Practice preparing exquisite meals
    • Step up your cooking game and gain some valuable new skills
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    139 positive reviews
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    Knife Skills

    (101)
    The chef's knife is every cook's best friend and it can be yours too! Taste Buds Kitchen has a great session of Knife-Skills-Therapy that will reinstate you as the boss of your kitchen. Join in for a night of chopping, mincing, and slicing as you learn that knife skills aren't just for professionals. From the freshest salsa to Jalapeno lime mayo and sweet potato french fries, you'll practice on recipes that you will enjoy again and again. Just bring yourself and Taste Buds Kitchen will provide the knives and skills that will impress all your friends!
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    Knife Skills

    109 W 27th St, New York

    • Learn the basic skills and nuances of knife cutting techniques, such mincing, dicing and cubing
    • Discover the proper ways to hold a knife
    • Whip up some fresh salsa and nachos in a group setting using your new skills
    • No experience necessary
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    99 positive reviews
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    Dim Sum Brunch

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    This brunch experience is all that and dim sum! Join Chef Lany, who spent months perfecting dim sum while travelling throughout Southeast Asia, and learn all about making your own delicious dim sum brunch at home! You will learn tips on sourcing Asian ingredients throughout NYC, techniques for folding your own dumplings, and how to put together a dim sum feast in your own kitchen. You will also receive generous portions of the dim sum you made along with wine pairings and recipes to take home!
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    Dim Sum Brunch

    10 W End Ave, New York

    • Practice the art of creating the perfect dim sum with an expert chef
    • Learn expert tips on sourcing Asian ingredients throughout NYC
    • Enjoy the delicious food you make with complimentary wine
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    19 positive reviews

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