For a new twist on cooking that introduces interest and fun that you didn’t know was possible, give this multipurpose store a visit. Start with the expansive selection of kitchenware, which is full of high quality options and all of the customer service you’d expect. When you’re done there, check out the grocery selection. The seasonal assortment of hard to find ingredients and delicious local options, including finely cut meats, will give your food a flavorful boost. If your cooking isn’t quite where you’d like it to be, their award-winning cooking classes can give you a lesson in professional techniques and tricks for making tastier dishes.
Learn how to prepare delicious healthy food at The Natural Gourmet Institute, where lectures, workshops, and hands-on demos conclude with group dinners. The institute began in 1977 as the Natural Gourmet Cookery School when founder Annemarie Colbin ran it out of her Upper West Side apartment, and (reportedly) welcomed students like John Lennon and Yoko Ono.
The renowned International Culinary Center has churned out such famed alumni as Emmy Award-winning TV personality Bobby Flay and Momofuku Milk Bar founder Christina Tosi. The same chef-instructors that lead the culinary-career programs lead the home-cooking classes, which feature such themes as Classic Croissants, The Secrets of Spices, and Handmade Pasta.