John Gizzi and Diann Greco, the American Wine Society–certified wine judges at Make Wine With Us, teach wine aficionados to create their own wines using grapes harvested in Californian and Chilean vineyards. At the start of the nine-month process (California grapes in the fall, Chile grapes in the spring), winemakers-to-be assemble with fellow enthusiasts to learn the intricacies of the trade. Patrons learn to crush and destem grapes in a machine called a crusher-destemmer, named after the device's favorite Germanic metal band. Following the crushing process, a hydraulic press forces juice into barrels, where it shall remain until the conclusion of its sweet, sweet metamorphosis.
At the end of the nine-month period, newly minted winemakers lean on family and friends to fill, cork, and custom-label the finished product. Budding vintners then tote home their vintages to share with family, friends, and robot butlers with built-in carafes.
Simon Herfray, a French native hailing from the Vendée region, is a master's-degree-certified pastry chef and baker. He's whisked and sculpted fine treats for esteemed establishments in the London and New York culinary scenes—Aubaine and Bluebird in South Kensington, Falai and Café M Studio in Manhattan, and Bacchus Bistro and La Défense Bistro in Brooklyn.
At French'Encas, Simon directs his world-class sweetmeat techniques toward kitchens full of apron-wearing students and in-disguise dentists. Whether it's their first or hundredth time gripping pastry bags and whisks, attendees handcraft their very own macarons, chocolate-lemon tarts, chocolate fondant, and full quiche lorraine meals. Some classes cater to advanced students, some cover basics, and others suit all skill levels. And when not instructing students, Simon and his team whip up treats for parties and other events.
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.
Cereal in the morning, cereal in the evening, or cereal at suppertime. With the selection here, you'll want to eat cereal anytime.
Home Cooking New York serves up the most delicious freshly-baked bread in town. Head on over and pick up a loaf today.
If you're a lover of all things dairy, help yourself to some great products at Home Cooking New York for all your protein and calcium needs.
Going on a road trip or heading to the office? Easy to take anywhere, this snack will hold you over between any meal.
Take a dive and swim away with some succulent fish. It's a great source of protein for your next meal!
For breads, cookies, cakes, and pies that will blow your mind, are couple extra sweet ingredients are kitchen must-haves.
The produce available here is a great side to any meal in need of some fresh nutrients.
Say goodbye to bland when you select one of their many spices or seasonings.
Take care of your thirst quickly with a bottle of refreshing water from Home Cooking New York.
Looking for comfort food? What's better than spaghetti or a savory pasta dish? Grab some of this pasta today and your next meal will be on-point!
The cuts of meat here are tender and fresh. Pick up a selection of meats today and start your weekend off with a barbecue.
You'll find a wide variety of canned food, among other necessities here.
Feeling hungry? Pick up some frozen food from here and enjoy a night snacking on all of your favorite items.
Start your long and busy work week off on the right foot with a tasty and energizing coffee or tea from Home Cooking New York.
If your hydration habits could use some work, pick up some delicious beverages to drink with a meal or on the go.
If you need a quick and affordable lunch or dinner option, browse the selection of tasty TV dinners here.
When you're trying to upgrade your cooking, adding flavor is essential. Create supple and tarter flavors by exploring the wonders vinegar and oil can add to your cuisine by shopping for them here.
Street parking is always accessible for those dining at Home Cooking New York.
In 2007, Jessi Walter Brelsford founded Taste Buds Kitchen, envisioning cooking classes for all ages that were fun and didn't make preparing food seem like a chore. Her vision came to successful fruition, launching Taste Buds into a national franchise. The kitchens host kids' camps, workshops, and classes during the day, getting budding chefs to learn how to prepare ingredients, decorate gingerbread houses, and bake treats for Cookies for Kids' Cancer, a charity that provides research grants to pediatric cancer centers. After little ones have their fun, the kitchen literally transforms for grownup students, lifting tables and chairs that were once kid-height to accommodate even the tallest adults (Jessi is 6'1" and her husband is 6'5"). Most adult classes, including Tailgating 101 and Tapas Españolas, are BYOB, meaning students should feel free to unwind and socialize as they learn new tricks of the culinary trade. The kitchen can also host private parties that range from bachelorette gatherings to product launches.
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.