Does “Eat Spain Up,” the name of NYC’s upcoming Spanish food and culture festival, sound like a challenge to anyone else? If it is, I’m down — definitely down. And consuming ungodly amounts of Spanish cuisine surely requires a certain level of highly specialized skill, right? So get ready, Eat Spain Up, get ready, because, thanks to years of experience with gluttony, I plan to dominate in the Spanish wine-drinking department. To triumph at the olive oil tasting. To be the mightiest of all (of all!) in the (over) consumption of ham and cheese. Oh, and I guess I could stop by one of the cooking classes, check out one of the screenings or roundtables with world-renowned Iberian chefs, and maybe try to stop being so competitive about the whole thing. Who’s with me?! October 24 – 28 in NYC.
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We’ve loved Ample Hills since day one. Which for us was when they judged Matt Timms Ice Cream Takedown and conceded to serving the peoples choice “Caprese Freeze” in their Vanderbilt shop. Since then, the’ve come a long way but have stayed true to their quirky, passionate roots. Their Ice Cream Social is a perfect case in point. Their ice cream making bike is fun, funny, exercise and reward all mixed up in one cream creating basket. Literally. That’s followed by what they call a waffle sundae bar. Yes please to whatever that is. Tuesday, July 12th from 7-9pm.
You made that awesome veggie dish last weekend. Then there was the grilled onions and veal. Don’t forget about those apple sauce cupcakes you baked for your vegan friends 30th birthday party. The Brooklyn Brainery is bringing illustrator Malou Zuidema in to show us all how to make a more permanent version of our favorite recipes. In their 2-hour Food Illustration Workshop you’ll learn technics to make your yummies on a page with a myriad of mediums. Malou believes that playfulness is what creating art is all about. The event is more “for fun” than for “technique” but you will learn a ton in the process. The hope is simply that you leave with something that you didn’t know you could create before. Wednesday, August 10th from 5:30-7:30pm in Brooklyn.
Turkey has been high on our travel list for the last 5 years and we have yet to step off a plane in Atatürk Airport. Since we live in NYC there’s more than one way to achieve our goal of tasting mouth watering kebaps and off the chain börek. If you’re in NYC or close, you can play the same game we are. The Turkish Culture Center is offering a cooking class that promises to give you a solid dose of culture and food all wrapped up in a warm pide ekmeği (flat bread). We’re not promising flat bread but we are promising you’ll leave full of food and new friends. June 1 from 6:30 to 9:00 PM in NYC.
Kids + Liquid Nitrogen = FUN. Sounds dangerous, we realize but in the capable and creative hands of innovating chef, Wylie Dufresne, the math proves true. Chef Dufresne will lead kids in a hands-on, interactive afternoon that’s bound to oooh and ahhh your kids. The magic will also distract them long enough for you to grab one of those famous Williamsburg coffees and actually enjoy sipping on it uninterrupted. With an official name of Cool Cooking with Wylie Dufresne: The Magic of Liquid Nitrogen, I think this equation is obvious. no brainer = brain knower. Saturday, April 2 at 11am at the Museum of Food + Drink Lab.