These NYC Cooking Classes Will Turn You into an Iron Chef
You basically have a Michelin star now
Now that we’ve taught how to save space in your ridiculously small kitchen, it’s time to learn to cook something besides scrambled eggs.
Get ready to whip up your own falafel, bake a killer challah and impress everyone at your next dinner party with Nutella-filled Korean buns.
Here are six NYC cooking classes that will help you up your game.
CHALLAH BAKING AT BREADS BAKERY
It’s time to impress the in-laws with some killer challah-baking skills. This bakery serves some of the best stuff in the city, so you’re definitely in good hands.
18 E. 16th St. (at Broadway); 212-633-2253 or breadsbakery.com
JAPANESE COOKING AT THE LEAGUE OF KITCHENS
This program is so awesome: You’re teamed up with a home cook who hails from another country, and she teaches you to make traditional dishes from scratch. Venture to Aiko’s house in Hamilton Heights to learn to make barazushi (sushi rice mixed with fish and vegetables), koji pickles and more Japanese treats.
Locations vary; leagueofkitchens.com
DUMPLINGS AND BUNS AT BANCHAN STORY
Right now, you’re just an average New Yorker, but after taking this class, you’ll officially be a dumpling master. Learn everything there is to know about steamed Korean buns, from the traditional guys to kimchi-stuffed treats to buns filled with Nutella. Nutella, people.
306 W. 51st St. (at Eighth Ave.); banchanstory.com
MIDDLE EASTERN MEZE AT HAVEN’S KITCHEN
No more Sabra hummus for you (or maybe not as much…). Learn how to make your own Middle Eastern small plates, including kibbeh, labneh and falafel. Oh, and don’t worry, there’s wine.
109 W. 17th St. (at Sixth Ave.); 212-929-7900 or havenskitchen.com
THE ART OF MAKING INDIAN CREPES AT THE NATURAL GOURMET INSTITUTE
We know it’s delicious, but stop it with the grilled cheese already. Try your hand at dosas instead--the crispy Indian crepes are made with rice and lentils, and you can fill them with all sorts of delicious stuff, like avocado, watercress, olives and (yes) goat cheese.
48 W 21 St., 2nd fl.; 212-645-5170 or naturalgourmetinstitute.com
BEAN-TO-BAR CLASS AT RAAKA CHOCOLATE
You’ve got the golden ticket, so hightail it to Red Hook. Taste raw cacao from different regions, then load stone grinders with raw ingredients and pour your own bars into molds at this hands-on chocolate-making class.
64 Seabring St. (at Richards St.), Brooklyn; 855-255-3354 or raakachocolate.com