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    Six Basic Cooking Techniques

    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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    Dessert Baking Essentials

    As much as everyone loves Rice Krispies Treats, brownies, and sugar cookies, sometimes it’s nice to have a dessert not geared toward your inner child. Home Cooking New York will teach you the dessert basics you actually need to know, way beyond just chocolate-chip cookies or chocolate covered pretzels. You’ll learn all the essentials, from working with chocolate to separating and beating egg whites, and making caramel, fluffy mousse, custard and a perfect pie crust. You will receive hands-on experience in baking Individual Apple Pies, Dark Chocolate Mousse with Fleur de Sel Whipped Cream, Profiteroles, and Caramel-Vanilla Pastry Cream. The home cook needn't know how to make a perfect puff pastry from scratch, but these easy-to-master techniques will help even the most inexperienced chef through a lifetime of dessert-making!
    Dessert Baking Essentials

    158 Grand St, New York

    • Learn the dessert making basics and get kitchen experience under the guidance of an expert chef
    • Receive hands on experience baking apple pies, dark chocolate mousse, profiteroles, and caramel-vanilla pastry cream
    • Leave with the necessary skills to make delicious desserts that will impress any guest
    • No experience necessary
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    Cooking Thai Food

    Traveling through Thailand, you can smell the spicy curry emanating from street carts. The scent’s so strong you can almost taste it. Rather than merely eating this delectable cuisine, why not try cooking it for yourself? In this Thai cooking class, learn how to balance hot, sour, salty, and sweet flavors in this vibrant cuisine. How delicious does that sound? Embrace the spicy flavors that frequent your lunch table; except now, the flavors are your leftovers from dinner last night. Sample cooking menu includes:
    • Summer rolls with Fresh Shrimp, Mango and Cilantro, and Nuoc Cham Dipping Sauce
    • Crispy Fish with Tamarind-Chile-Basil Sauce
    • Green Curry Chicken with Thai Basil Eggplant
    • Steamed Jasmine Rice
    Cooking Thai Food

    158 Grand St, New York

    • Discover the history and nuances behind Thai food
    • Combine various Thai flavors such as hot, salty, sweet, and sour
    • Learn how to prepare and cook Thai food on your own like summer rolls and green curry
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    Food Education: How to Eat Well

    Organic, local, whole grain, grass-fed, free-range… with so many buzzwords out there, it’s hard to know what really matters at the grocery store. We all want to do good by our bodies, but where do we even begin? Enter Home Cooking, who is offering this very important crash course in food education. During this class you will debunk some dangerous myths about “healthy” foods, learn about the best kinds of meat and produce, finally get the hang of food shopping and menu planning with a busy schedule, and much, much more.
    Food Education: How to Eat Well

    158 Grand St, New York

    • Learn to navigate the bewildering world of wholesome foods
    • Master mindful eating and grocery shopping
    • Understand the benefits of eating locally while trying some delicious local snacks
    • Take home a full packet of recipes
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    BYOB Intro to Indian Cooking

    Are you feeling adventurous and want to expand your cooking repertoire? This is the ideal class to do just that. Learn the secrets to using Indian spices and cooking techniques, and be able to make all of your favorite Indian dishes at home, or even just impress that special someone. You will be introduced to Indian cooking through making five staple dishes (all are vegetarian except for the fish) including:
    • Potato Samosas with Cilantro-Mint Sauce
    • Braised Fish in a Tamarind-Coconut Curry
    • Saag Paneer (spinach curry with fresh cheese)
    • Chana Masala (chickpea curry)
    • Homemade Indian Roti (soft flaky bread
    BYOB Intro to Indian Cooking

    158 Grand St, New York

    • Learn about Indian spices and cooking techniques
    • Cook five classic Indian dishes
    • Eat what you cook with a glass of your favorite wine
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    Vegetarian Suppers for Everyone

    How does a healthier diet sound? Roasted ratatouille, butternut squash... but there’s no meat. Can you handle that? Whether you are a vegetarian or not, it is good to have a repertoire of hearty meals that are filled with vegetables but have protein, giving you a much-needed break from a meat-centered mindset. Taste the culinary delights of Moroccan spices with couscous. Enter a world of a vegetarian diet from southern India. The food’s better than you could ever imagine. Your eyes will be opened. Sample menu includes:
    • Rich and Smoky Black Bean Soup with Butternut Squash
    • Moroccan-Spiced Vegetable Tagine with couscous
    • Roasted Ratatouille with Olives and Basil
    • Farro Pilaf with Roasted Vegetables and Goat Cheese
    Vegetarian Suppers for Everyone

    158 Grand St, New York

    • Learn the flavor profiles of various vegetarian cuisines
    • Discuss spices and an array of vegetables and proteins
    • Create unique vegetarian dishes suitable for any palate
    • No experience necessary
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    Quick and Delicious Weeknight Suppers

    Think you’ll never have the time or energy for a home cooked meal every day of the week? Think again. With the help of this creative and practical class from Home Cooking New York, you will learn to cook five delicious meals that use only one pot! Take a break from take-out and enjoy an easy, healthy home cooked meal any night of the week. Your menu will include:
    • Casserole-Roasted Chicken with Melted Root Vegetables
    • Braised Shrimp Puttanesca
    • Hanger Steak with Fresh Green Herb Sauce
    • Roasted Pork Tenderloin with Apple Cider Pan Gravy
    • Olive Oil Mashed Potatoes with Rosemary and Garlic
    Best of all, you’ll be able to enjoy a full sit-down meal when the cooking is done.
    Quick and Delicious Weeknight Suppers

    158 Grand St, New York

    • Learn to cook several meals using only one pot, including braised shrimp puttanesca and hanger steak
    • Enjoy a full sit-down meal to celebrate your accomplishments
    • Take home a packet full of recipes
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    French Bistro Favorites

    Of everything learned from the French, cooking delightfully highlights the passion and beauty of the culture. Home Cooking New York will show you some of the world’s finest dishes and the artistry needed to make each one. Through cooking a meal of goat cheese soufflé, petit filet of beef, vegetables and dark chocolate mousse, you learn the techniques and nuances of French cuisine, and the recipes needed to cook it in your own kitchen. It’s a class to j’adore, oui, oui! You will prepare the following menu:
    • Goat cheese soufflé
    • Petite filet of beef with wild mushroom ragù
    • String beans with pistachio-shallot butter
    • Potato and caramelized fennel gratin
    • Dark chocolate mousse with fleur de sel whipped cream
    French Bistro Favorites

    158 Grand St, New York

    • Explore the artistry and techniques needed to cook French cuisine
    • Prepare a specialty French meal of goat cheese soufflé, filet of beef, string beans, potato and caramelized fennel gratin, and dark chocolate mousse
    • No experience necessary
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    Best Southern Brunch

    Nothing beats brunch in the city… except for Southern-style brunch in the city! Not only will you learn fundamental techniques of cooking, but you’ll be taught how to cook a delicious southern brunch. The menu includes classic shrimp and grits, crab cakes eggs benedict with spicy hollandaise sauce, bananas foster French toast, and the perfect home fries (if this doesn’t make your mouth water, nothing will). Take home the recipes and replicate it whenever you want - with friends or for a Sunday treat. Bring a little bit of the South into your kitchen and chow down!
    Best Southern Brunch

    158 Grand St, New York

    • Learn how to cook the perfect Southern brunch
    • Prepare a menu that includes four delicious dishes
    • Bring your favorite bottle of wine to enjoy
    • No experience necessary
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    Tasting Tour of Little India

    On this food adventure, you’ll be guided through popular food and grocery shops, while tasting samples all along the way, in the real Little India, Jackson Heights, Queens. Visit 2 chaat shops and sample different kinds of this spectacular Indian snack food. You will also graze the brightly-colored offerings at an Indian sweet shop and sample some of the best gulab jamun and rasmalai in the city. Along the way, be sure to keep awake with cups of chai (spiced tea) while trying a variety of freshly baked dosas. After the tour you will have the confidence to walk into any Indian restaurant or snack shop and order things you never knew you could.
    Tasting Tour of Little India

    72-20 37th Ave, Queens

    • Sample a variety of Indian foods in Jackson Heights, Queens, the real Little India
    • Graze the brightly colored offerings at an Indian sweet shop
    • Enjoy a variety of baked dosas
    • Gain the confidence to walk into any Indian restaurant or snack shop
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    How to Cook Fish

    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.
    How to Cook Fish

    158 Grand St, New York

    • Learn about buying, storing, and substituting fish
    • Cook five delicious fish recipes
    • Eat what you cook
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    Truly 20 Minute Dinners

    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
    Truly 20 Minute Dinners

    158 Grand St, New York

    • Learn how to make delicious, home cooked meals, from start to finish, in 20 minutes
    • Discover basic cooking techniques and insider secrets
    • No experience necessary
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    Greek Cooking

    Historically a forerunner of Western cuisine, the Greek’s divulge in a Mediterranean diet, loaded with olive oil, veggies, herbs, breads, and oh so many gyros. You also can’t forget the addition of yogurt, eggplant, and feta... a lot of feta! Greek cuisine is renowned for its worldly influence, and now, you can learn the reasons why. On this culinary adventure, embrace the Greek spirit as you cook everything from pita with Tzatziki to baked chicken with feta and olives, and even an almond yogurt cake. The Mediterranean diet, one of the healthiest in the world, shall overtake your system! A sample cooking menu includes:
    • Tzatziki with Toasted Pita
    • Pastitsio (showstopping baked pasta dish with lamb, tomatoes, and creamy bechamel sauce)
    • Baked Chicken with Fresh Oregano, Feta and Black Olives
    • Almond Yogurt Cake with Spiced Honey Syrup
    Greek Cooking

    158 Grand St, New York

    • Learn about the history of Greek cuisine from its traditional flavors to quintessential ingredients
    • Cook a collection of traditional Greek dishes including Tzatziki and Pastitsio
    • No experience necessary
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    Culinary Boot Camp for Everyone (4 classes)

    You do not need to know much more than the fact that this four-part series will teach you everything you need to know for a lifetime of loving cooking. While being designed for the more beginner experience level, anyone with an interest and excitement to cook will certainly get their money's worth. You will cook approximately 20 separate dishes throughout the course and learn all the essential skills: Class 1 - Basic knife skills, proper seasoning techniques, roasting and carving a whole chicken, making a pan sauce, working with root and green vegetables, learning to measure for baking, and working with fruit Class 2 - Cooking with beef, searing meat, making pureed vegetable soups, sauteing leafy greens, roasting root vegetables, vinaigrette 101 Class 3 - How to select fresh fish, fish cookery: pan-frying, steaming and searing, understanding wild vs. farm-raised fish, creating balanced sauces for fish, roasting beets, cooking perfect rice, blanching and shocking green vegetables, making gremolata Class 4 - Cooking with pork, browning and braising meat, making a roux, steaming leafy greens, working with sweet potatoes, braising vegetables, beating and folding egg whites, melting chocolate
    Culinary Boot Camp for Everyone (4 classes)

    158 Grand St, New York

    • Four 2.5 hour sessions held weekly
    • Learn to cook about 20 different dishes
    • Learn to carve chicken, sear meat, saute greens, select fish, braise vegetables, and SO much more!
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    Authentic Mexican Cooking

    This ain't no Tex-Mex or Taco Bell style Mexican cuisine -- if you could call Taco Bell that. With Home Cooking NY, come explore the truly vibrant flavors that make Mexican food so distinguishingly flavorful. Diving into the spices and flavors, test your way through authentic Mexican cuisine that’ll satisfy and liven every taste bud. Beware: there’s more to Mexican than traditional tacos and burritos. Chipotle just won't cut it after this class... A sample menu includes:
    • Chicken Mole
    • Fragrant Mexican Rice
    • Elotes (Mexican Corn on the Cob)
    • Mexican Chocolate Torte
    Authentic Mexican Cooking

    158 Grand St, New York

    • Explore the vibrant ingredients that make Mexican food so distinguishingly flavorful
    • Create and sample a menu of delicious, authentic Mexican dishes
    • No experience necessary
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    Arthur Avenue Italian Food Tour

    Settled by Italian immigrants in the early 19th century, they set about creating a small village of shops and services that were familiar to them in Italy. Today, Arthur Avenue features high-quality butcher shops, cheese makers, seafood markets, bakeries, pasta stores, restaurants, and produce markets. Generations of Italians still live, work, and shop in this vital neighborhood. On this food tour, you’ll sample the neighborhoods best bites: olive bread, prosciutto bread, the best mozzarella knots this side of Italy, clams, cured meats, and fresh-filled cannolis. Leave with a full stomach and feeling truly authentically Italian. There is no better way to spend a Saturday morning!
    Arthur Avenue Italian Food Tour

    691 E 187th St, Bronx

    • Tour the Italian shops, markets, and restaurants down Arthur Avenue in the Bronx
    • Sample the neighborhoods best bites: olive bread, mozzarella knots, clams, cured meats, and fresh-filled cannolis
    • Embrace the unique Italian heritage of this neighborhood
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    How to Shop at the Farmers' Market (Tour & Cooking Class)

    If you have ever felt overwhelmed at the farmers' market by all the choices and unfamiliar produce and products, this is the class for you. Let Home Cooking NY guide you through the farm stalls of NYC's Union Square Greenmarket, and help demystify what is available. Learn what is most important to fill your shopping bags with this season and why (one secret: fresh eggs... vastly superior to the supermarket variety). With only a loose menu in mind, you’ll select the ingredients that you are unfamiliar with, but want to learn how to cook. A sample menu may include:
    • Locally-Caught Fish with A Seasonal Vegetable Relish (if you don't eat fish, let us know and we can substitute another protein)
    • A Green Vegetable Side Dish
    • Fall Fruit Crisp with Creme Fraiche
    Note: The meeting location will be just outside the Starbucks on the corner of Union Square West and W 17th St.
    How to Shop at the Farmers' Market (Tour & Cooking Class)

    Union Square, New York

    • Walk through the farm stalls of New York City's Union Square Greenmarket
    • Discover and select delicious and seasonal ingredients
    • Learn how to cook with the ingredients you've selected
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    Tasting Food Tour of Chinatown

    Manhattan's Chinatown is full of edible treasures that are hidden from the beaten path. Join Home Cooking NY for a tasting tour of NYC's most jam-packed neighborhood -- Chinatown. You'll see how to properly eat your soup dumplings, where to find delicious Malaysian beef jerky, Vietnamese bahn mi sandwiches, fresh and chewy hand-pulled noodles, and cups of black sesame ice cream. Along the way, you’ll decode all the vegetable and fish stands and restaurant equipment stores that line the streets. In addition to sampling foods all along the way (note: come hungry!), the tour will break mid-way for a sit-down dim sum sampling at the city's best spot.
    Tasting Food Tour of Chinatown

    46 Eldridge St, New York

    • Take a tasting tour and discover the delicious foods hidden in Chinatown
    • Learn how to properly eat soup dumplings, where to find Malaysian beef jerky, Vietnamese bahn mi sandwiches, hand-pulled noodles, and sesame ice cream
    • Sample a variety of unique foods in Chinatown
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    Northern Italian Classics

    Northern Italy… home to St. Marks Square, the Duomo, and some seriously delicious food. In the beautiful, state-of-art loft kitchen at Home Cooking, you will learn the secrets behind cooking some of Italy’s classic dishes. Your cooking menu includes a butternut squash and sage risotto, fresh ricotta gnocchi, a classic Bolognese sauce, and a garlicky broccoli rabe. And of course, who could forget dessert? You will top off the course by mastering the art of the perfect tiramisu. Best of all, you will enjoy a full sit-down meal when the cooking is done!
    Northern Italian Classics

    158 Grand St, New York

    • Learn to cook some of Northern Italy’s classic dishes
    • Experiment with a menu that includes risotto, gnocchi, classic Bolognese sauce, and tiramisu
    • Enjoy a full sit down meal to enjoy the fruits of your labor
    • Leave with a packet full of recipes
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