Cooking Basics

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    How to Cook Fish

    Home Cooking NY
    You love to eat fish but are not sure how to prepare and cook it. Moreover, you are not even clear on how to store it. Home Cooking New York is here to help. This class is dedicated to teaching you not only the basics of cooking fish, but on buying, storing, and substituting one fish for another. You'll cover five dishes including: Parchment-Roasted Salmon Fillets with Roasted Beet Coulis Seared Tuna Steak with Orange-Olive-Currant Relish Garlic Shrimp Crispy Tilapia with Lemon-Caper Butter Asian Braised Fish with Bok Choy and Ginger If this doesn't make your mouth water, nothing will.
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    Pad Thai

    CocuSocial
    It's never been so easy to prepare Thai dishes in your own kitchen with an abundance of Thai ingredients within easy reach. Chef Victor will teach you all the essentials and techniques of Thai cooking. Specifically you will learn and cook the broth and rice and work with all the particular ingredients that you might not be used to working with such as lemongrass, ginger, mint, curry paste, cilantro, coconut milk, etc. This class is open for chefs of all levels and no experience is necessary. Plus, additional food and drinks are available for purchase at the venue, in case you'd like to enhance the fun a little further!
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    Entertaining for All: Gluten and Dairy-Free Dinner

    Miette Culinary Studio
    Do you love to cook? Do you LOVE to eat? If you answered an enthused, "Yes!" then this cooking class is perfect for you! Capped at around 12 students per session, this small and intimate gluten and dairy-free cooking class is designed for anyone who wants to cook, learn about the many options for those that suffer from Celiac Disease, has dairy intolerance, or just wants to eat healthier and feel better. Expand upon your skills and knowledge in a relaxed setting under the guidance of health coach and certified holistic nutritionist, Chef Sui Lon Chan, as you learn hands-on new techniques, and gain confidence in the kitchen. Working with fresh seasonal farmers' produce and other healthful ingredients, you will prepare a delicious gourmet meal of Pao de queijo with nutritional yeast (Brazilian cheese bread with cheese substitute; you won't even know it's not cheese!), summer rolls (shrimp or grilled mushroom, rice noodles, in rice paper) with spicy peanut sauce, Thai basil, mint, scallion, and cucumber pan-seared salmon, sea bass, or tofu with sizzling ginger scallion sauce, quinoa pilaf, and shredded brussels sprouts with roasted garlic oil. End your culinary experience with a sit down dinner and finish on a sweet note with coconut or vanilla ice cream drizzled in chocolate sauce. You'll even receive a recipe packet and Miette canvas tote bag to bring home and recreate these delicious recipes over and over again. Bon appetit!
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    The Art of Pasta

    Chef Pietro Cooking Classes
    Take a break from store-bought pasta and come learn to make your own! This class will walk you through the techniques of making homemade pasta with both a pasta machine and by hand. You will learn to make many types of pasta, such as ravioli, tortellini, fettuccine, taglierini and gnocchi. There will be a demonstration, which will then be followed by an opportunity to try things with your own hands. All pastas can be sampled with a variety of different sauces. Enjoy the satisfaction of making homemade pasta you'll love!
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    Soul Food

    Abigail's Kitchen
    Summertime and the livin' is easy... BBQ ribs, fried chicken, smoked mac & cheese, collards, black eyed peas, and fruit cobbler. How tasty does that sound for your next barbeque? Everybody's diet needs a little more soul. Even yours! Camaje cooking ensures exactly that. Here, you'll embrace the flavors of traditional soul food and cook up a menu filled with fried chicken, ribs, and the creamiest mac 'n' cheese of your life. This cooking class will offer you so much comfort... and the food's to die for!
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    Recreate NYC Restaurant Dishes at Home Featuring Tao, Milos & More!

    City Cooking West End
    Love dining at Tao, Milos, and Po? Enjoy top restaurant dining every night when you learn how to make their best dishes at home! In this class, you'll learn to prepare dishes inspired by famous NYC restaurants: Milos-inspired Zucchini and Eggplant Chips, Tao-inspired Miso Glazed Sea Bass Skewers, and Vanilla Panna Cotta with Balsamic Strawberries inspired by Po. Meet other foodies and enjoy the food you prepared in an intimate setting on Manhattan's Upper West Side. Paced for both the experienced cook and the stereotypical New Yorker who only uses her oven to store shoes, you'll understand each recipe from start to finish and learn how to translate restaurant cooking to your home kitchen. New York is famous for its food -- so take some of its secrets home into your own kitchen!
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    Seasonal Cooking Class (Saturdays)

    Karen Lee Cooking
    Enjoy cooking and eating a wonderful meal that you can easily reproduce at home. Want to learn how to sauté the perfect fish filet with a mahogany crust that doesn't stick? Here, you'll learn. Want to prepare the ultimate steak? You're looking at the right class. Have you always wondered what to do with those dark green vegetables that are supposed to be so good for you? This class will show you how to make them tasty! You will learn to cook for taste and eat for health with recipes that will have your dinner guests yearning for the next invitation. During this class, you will learn a variety of recipes and techniques that will bring your cooking skills to new levels. In an intimate group setting, you and the other students will prepare and cook together! These classes are perfect if you want to try new things, or learn new ways to improve on favorites.
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    Virtual Knife Skills 101

    Taste Buds Kitchen
    The chef's knife is every cook's best friend and it can be yours too! Taste Buds Kitchen has a great online 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. Taste Buds Kitchen will provide the skills that will impress all your friends!
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    Truly 20 Minute Dinners

    Home Cooking NY
    After a long day at work, the last thing anyone wants to do is slave over a hot stove to prepare dinner. This class from Home Cooking is perfect for the on-the-go New York lifestyle. No longer will you have to order take-out every night as you will learn the basic cooking techniques and insider secrets to making home cooked meals in 20 minutes (faster than an episode of Two and a Half Men)! Rachel Ray's 30 Minute Meals is a thing of past! The class menu may include: Fresh sausages with roasted grapes Lemony chicken piccata Asian-braised fish with ginger and bok choy Hearty mediterranean pasta with chickpeas, garlic zucchini, roasted peppers, feta and olives
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    Fresh Market Brunch

    Miette Culinary Studio
    Do you love to cook? Do you LOVE to eat? If you answered an enthused, "Yes!" then this cooking class is perfect for you! Capped at around 12 students per session, this small and intimate cooking class is designed for anyone who wants to cook, whether you're a beginner or a more experienced home chef. Expand upon your skills and knowledge in a relaxed setting under the guidance of an expert chef, as you learn hands-on new techniques, and gain confidence in the kitchen. Working with fresh seasonal farmers' produce and other healthful ingredients, you will prepare a delicious gourmet meal of shakshuka with poached farm fresh eggs and feta, herb and yogurt flat bread, sweet corn crepes with homemade ricotta, market green salad with vegan tahini dressing and chickpea croutons. End your culinary experience with a sit down dinner and finish on a sweet note with stone fruit galette and coconut milk ice cream. You'll even receive a recipe packet and Miette canvas tote bag to bring home and recreate these delicious recipes over and over again. Bon appetit!
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