Heck, who needs the hot cocoa? via flickr user Bryan Ochalla
Thanksgiving dinner may be a thing of the past, but you aren’t out of the woods, no sir. Now there’s Christmas to focus on, and that’ll bring its own host of food-related challenges unless you strengthen your kitchen game in time for the holidays. Lucky for you, we’ve got a way for you to save money on your next cooking adventure.
You could maybe learn to make something that approaches looking this good. via Facebook
If you’re anything like me (which you probably aren’t, because my parents say I’m “very unique”) you assume that anything that comes out of a kitchen other than your own automatically tastes better. It’s not that I’m a bad cook, but I prefer having someone else do the dirty work. But perhaps under the tutelage of some of Brooklyn’s top bakers, my confidence in my kitchen skills would rise? I can answer that question now, and so can you, because Robicelli’s is offering a slew of kitchen skills classes for August, from knife skills to pastry making. (more…)
Learn to make your own crack pie. Baking soda not included
Did you see the Top Chef casting announcement and slink away, intimidated, from your reality TV chef dreams? Why? Just because you “can’t cook?” Well, that shouldn’t stop you, but if you really feel you need a little ability before the next cooking competition comes calling, or you just want to impress your friends and lovers, you can now sign up for classes at to learn from the dessert masters at Momofuku Milk Bar. (more…)
You asked for it, we got it. It’s a store, cooking school and butcher shop all-in-one. It’s The Meat Hook, the newest extension of The Brooklyn Kitchen, helmed by one of Brooklyn’s most renowned foodies, Tom Mylan. And it’s given us (you) a $75 gift card for the RAFFLE OF THE CENTURY. While the actual term “meat-hook” isn’t high on the trendy or appetizing scale, think of it like this: To be called something so graphic and carnivorous-sounding means that it’s a) trendy enough to have such a daring name, 2) good enough to make it an instant success and 3) not joking about this meat. (more…)