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Here is a list of recreational and educational cooking classes we have had at Ger-Nis Culinary & Herb Center

Nissa’s Seasonal Taqueria
Sunday, April 14th, 2013
Tonight we’re headed south of the border, where flavors explode like the volcanoes that speckle the Central American lands…
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Organics for Fido
Sunday, March 31st, 2013
In this class, we’ll cover the basics of organic pet treats, from ingredients to flavors your pet will adore. We’ll show you…
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Make Your Own Take Out: Dim Sum & Beer
Saturday, March 30th, 2013
Dim sum is, in many ways, an ideal take out food – you can choose from many different options and put together a meal that exactly…
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Bollywood Movie Night (Dinner and a Movie Series)
Friday, March 29th, 2013
As the end of the work week comes to a close, and as much as we’d love to have over-the-top, grandiose plans for letting …
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Warming Winter Curries
Thursday, March 28th, 2013
Making a good, fresh curry from scratch sometimes seems too daunting a task, with most fearing the project would foil rather than flourish. With this class, we hope to turn that all around…
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A Family Affair: Seasonal Soda & Snack Work Shop (Contest)
Monday, March 25th, 2013
Gather the entire family and come learn how to make healthy and delicious soda alternatives….
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Nissa’s Herbal Beauty Bar- The “After Winter Revival” Edition
Sunday, March 24th, 2013
So we are finally out of the dead of winter, our skin, hair and nails are crying out for the attention they so deserve and a little revitalizing…
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Winter Greenmarket Mix N Mingle Cocktail Party: Seasonal Root Drinking
Friday, March 22rd, 2013
Winter is the perfect time to entertain at home; bring hearty produce into new light, keep warm and create a glow all your own with old…

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The Winter Herbal Kitchen
Sunday, March 17th, 2013
Winter is here and with it comes a need of warmth, yet many of us still want to keep our cooking healthy and somewhat light. What better way to add flavor…
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Winter Burgers & Beer
Saturday, March 16th, 2013
Winter is winding down but we still can’t (or don’t want to!) go outside to grill. Still, we are craving burgers and all their glory. This class…
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Satay: Skewered Meat with Heat
Sunday, March 10th, 2013
Satay (marinated, skewered and grilled meat) proves itself as a dish that everyone incites cravings over, making people swoon each time it’s pulled out of the magic bag of culinary tricks…
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Fresh Sausage Making
Sunday, March 3rd, 2013
Food today has lost some of its artisanal qualities, but we’re bringing it back today by making our own sausage. You won’t find any…

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Community Supper Club: A Night of Mezzes
Saturday, February 23rd, 2013
Many changes are taking shape at the Ger-Nis Culinary & Herb Center this year and one of the most exciting changes is the introduction of…

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Chefs for the Marcellus 2nd Annual Gumbo Contest!
Sunday February 10th, 2013
This Mardi Gras come support our own creative kitchen leader, Nissa as she participates in the 2nd annual Gumbo Cook-Off at Jimmy’s No. 43…

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Super Bowl Sunday: Yuppie Style
Sunday, February 3rd, 2013
It’s that time of year when millions of Americans glue themselves to their couches for snack time, epic half time performances, and some seriously…
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Pretzels, Mustard & Beer
Saturday, January 26th, 2013
Pretzels, mustard, and beer, one of the best trios in food today provide us with the hearty brawn we so often crave during the cold, winter months. Mature, masculine snacks…
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Offal with Fleisher’s
Sunday, January 20th, 2012
If you’re a curious foodie, and ethical meat-eater, or a health-conscious person (or maybe even all three!) you need to get to know organ meats, also known as offal…
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Let’s Make Dough! Pizza & Calzones
Saturday, January 12th, 2013
It’s safe to say pizza and calzones make the average human purr in delight. Taking it a step further, eating a top-notch, high-quality, homemade varieties…
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Bollywood Movie Night
Thursday, January 10th, 2013
Tonight we’ll get together and enjoy each others’ company in a relaxed yet vibrant environment, achieving new culinary skills following Indian cuisine and enjoying a Bollywood film together…
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Winter Stews & Chili
Saturday, January 5th, 2013
Forget the tales you’ve heard about the big Southwestern Chili cook-offs, where the contestants spend days simmering …
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Cure What Ails You: “Healthier” Hangover Brunch Remedies
Tuesday, January 1st, 2013
Rang in the New Year & now your ears are ringing? Braved the bubbly channels toward midnight and flooded your whistle a few hours beyond? Ger-Nis knows what you did last night…
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Holiday Gift Certificates!

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Advanced Winter Soup Stocks
Saturday, December 22nd, 2012
As we sink deeper into winter, we crave a replacement for the warmth of the summer sun. Soup stocks are an herbal bounty that will help…
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Local Latkes
Friday, December 21st, 2012
In this class, along with a nod to traditional latkes, we’ll revamp the classic by infusing fresh creativity with herbs and delicious new…
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Holiday Greenmarket Mix ‘N Mingle
Friday, December 21st, 2012
The holiday season is the perfect time to entertain at home; bring hearty winter produce into new light, keep warm and create a glow…
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Holy Mole!
Thursday, December 20th , 2012
Traditional Mexican mole can have as many as 30 different ingredients and take up to a full day of laborious preparation. The roasting and grinding…
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Holiday Gifts From The Kitchen
Sunday, December 16th, 2012
Knock holiday shopping off your to-do list in one, stress-free, actually more like stress-reducing, evening! Have fun and be productive churning…
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Nissa’s Seasonal Taqueria
Saturday , December 15th, 2012
Tonight we’re headed south of the border, where flavors explode like the volcanoes that speckle the Central American lands…
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How to Make Gnocchi Like An Italian Grandmother
Friday, November 30th, 2012
No one can compete with Italian grandmothers when it comes to fresh pasta making. This class we are focusing on the Italian classic Gnocchi…
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The Rustic Bread Baker
Saturday, November 24th, 2012
They say that man shall not live by bread alone. But what about garlic potato rolls? Or cranberry & pecan sage bread?
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Ger-Nis Sunday Night Supper Club
Sunday, November 18th, 2012
Our Gowanus Canal Neighborhood Clam Shack, Sets Sail for Ger-Nis…
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Make Your Own Take Out: Dim Sum & Beer
Sunday, November 18th, 2012
Dim sum is, in many ways, an ideal take out food – you can choose from many different options and put together a meal that exactly satisfies your current…
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Rejuvenating Ramen
Sunday, November 18th, 2012
Move over college ramen and make way for our rejuvenation of ramen. This classic Japanese dish is just waiting for us to learn the art and…
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Fall Solo Cooking Guide
Saturday, November 17th, 2012
Dining can be a very social activity but that doesn’t mean that eating alone is, or should be, any less indulgent, satisfying, or…
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Sweet Breakfast Treats
Saturday, November 17th, 2012
It’s the most important meal of the day so don’t outsource it to the McDunkin’bucks corporate goliaths who just want to fill you…
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Advanced Herbal Soup Stocks
Monday, October 29th, 2012
As we sink deeper into winter, we crave a replacement for the warmth of the summer sun. Soup stocks are an herbal bounty that will help you…
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Brunch with The Inlaws
Sunday, October 28th, 2012
Sundays are made for bonding and learning! Fall weekends ask you to slow down your lives to soak up the environment and enjoy all of the people in our every day…
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Chowder Fest
Thursday, October 18th, 2012
The summer ends, the days get shorter, and the fall weather starts to get pretty chilly in the Northeast. When this happens, few things can warm…
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Healthy Families Eating Locally Cooking Series with Just Food: Delicious Meals for Families with Gluten Free and Food Sensitive Children
Monday, October 15th, 2012
We know that cooking for kids with food sensitivities can pose a challenge…
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Whole Animal Butchering with Fleishers
Sunday, October 14th, 2012
Meat doesn’t come saran wrapped or from a box – it comes from whole animals! Learn where all your favorite pork cuts come from as Fleisher’s butcher Jessica and Josh Applestone …
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Make Your Own Take Out: Dim Sum & Beer
Saturday, October 13th, 2012
Dim sum is, in many ways, an ideal take out food – you can choose from many different options and put together a meal that exactly satisfies your current…
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The Pasta Sheet, Lasagna and Ravioli
Thursday, October 11th, 2012
Fall pasta screams hearty fare, adding deep and rich flavors enhance the pristine nature of the subject; fresh sheets of pasta. In this class, we learn to not only hand make…
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The Fall Herbal Kitchen
Monday, October 8th , 2012
Fall is here and with it, it’s brings with it a need of warmth. What better way to add flavor to our fall cooking with its abundance of seasonal, fresh herbs…
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Oktoberfest, Schnitzel and Beer
Saturday, October 6th, 2012
Oktoberfest is a 16–18 day festival held annually in Germany, running from late September to the first weekend in October. It is one of the most famous events…
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Satay: Skewered Meat with Heat!
Wednesday, October 10th, 2012
Satay (marinated, skewered and grilled meat) proves itself as a dish that everyone incites cravings over, making people swoon each time it’s pulled out of the magic bag of culinary tricks…
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Teen Chef: Roasting the Perfect Chicken
Sunday, September 30th, 2012
Wouldn’t it be nice to make dinner for the whole family? It shows consideration using a little elbow grease and demonstrates valuable skills…
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The Whisky, Cheese and Chocolate Experience
Thursday, July 25th, 2012
Experiencing the finer things in life is a relatively simple act when one lives in the epicenter (New York City and Brooklyn) of all things culinary…
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Autumn Pies and Tarts
Saturday, September 29th, 2012
Autumn sets the ideal aperture for pie making, allowing the sweetening fall produce to assist in the bittersweet transformation of the seasons. This class ensures that every…
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The Exotic Food & Wine of North Africa
Thursday, July 10th, 2012
Discover the rich flavors and range of cuisine in North and South Africa….
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Pizza Chefs: It’s All About the Toppings
Saturday, September 29th, 2012
Pizza is an American food staple and a beloved favorite amongst many families. Not only is it convenient, but it’s delicious too…
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Gift Certificates!
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Sustainable Weeknight Fish
Wednesday, September 26th, 2012
“There’s lots of good fish in the sea.” Well, actually there aren’t. Overfishing of some of the most popular varieties has left us in…
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A Private Dazzling Vegan Dinner!
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Once you see how simple it is to incorporate vegan styles of cooking into not only day to day meals but to dazzling dinner parties that…
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The Herbal Voyage
Saturday, September 22nd, 2012
Let your kids discover the world of fresh herbs on our herbal voyage. This class is geared up to get your kids excited about herbs and cooking…
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Healthy Families Eating Locally Cooking Series with Just Food: Better School Lunches
Monday, September 17th, 2012
In the Better School Lunches class, we won’t be going Jamie Oliver-style rogue…
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World Cuisine: Tour of India – Modern Indian with Wine
Thursday, June 28th, 2012
Join us for a fun and casual sit-down wine pairing dinner, with a menu created by Surbhi Sahni, renowned New York City …
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Nissa’s Herbal Beauty Bar
Sunday, June 24th, 2012
So we are finally out of the dead of winter, our skin, hair and nails are crying out for the attention they so deserve and a little revitalizing pampering is just what…
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Bloody Mary Brunch
Saturday, June 23rd, 2012
Calling all savory spirits out there, we’ve laid out the groundwork for producing a heartier, more savory brunch in the name of the Bloody Mary. Kick that sweet…
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Popsicle Workshop
Friday, June 22nd, 2012
These days, most popsicles that you find in grocery stores are full of artificial flavors, colors and sweeteners. We’re here to show you how healthy…
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World Cuisine: Tour of India – Indian Street Food
Thursday, June 21st, 2012
One of the more remarkable experiences in almost any Indian city is being a part of the street culture. While the flurry of people…
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Enchiladas and Sauce
Wednesday, June 20th, 2012
Enchiladas can be full of rich and layered flavors, created not only with the fillings, but the sauces. In this exciting class, we’ll see how complex these flavors…
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South African Food and Wine Safari
Tuesday, June 19th, 2012
In this two-part series, we’ll learn the fundamentals of North and South African cooking…
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Cooking Without Borders, Healthy Latin Fusion
Monday, June 18th, 2012
Fusion is freedom. The world is growing smaller and smaller each and every meal we create offers us the opportunity to create meals with the best …
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World Cuisine: Tour of India – Jackson Heights Walking Tour
Saturday, June 16th, 2012
As busy New Yorkers, it’s often hard to take advantage of all that the city and five boroughs have to offer. Some of the most diverse …
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World Cuisine: Tour of India – Breads, Meats & Chutney
Thursday, June 14th, 2012
Indian breads can be both chewy and crispy and served warm or cold, often used to soak up the delicious soups…
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Spring Pilaf!
Wednesday, June 13th, 2012
A pilaf dish can be an incredible way to highlight and meld the freshest ingredients of the season. Not only easy to make, pilafs are packed with layers of …
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Fresh Thai
Tuesday, June 12th, 2012
Thai food can be the perfect cuisine to highlight fresh, raw ingredients, and in the heat of summer there is nothing more refreshing in a meal. In this class…
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Healthy Families Eating Locally Cooking Series with Just Food: Feeding the Whole Family on a Budget

Monday, June 4th, 2012
We here at Ger-Nis are so excited about our new friends Just Food, a non-profit organization that connects communities and local farms …

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Make Your Own Take Out: Posole, Guacamole, Salsa & Tortillas
Saturday, June 9th, 2012
Posole, a rich and tasty Columbian soup, is a comfort food we don’t often make at home. Not only because it is thought to be time consuming, but…
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World Cuisine Series: Tour of India – Vegetarian, Dal, Rice & Beans
Thursday, June 7th, 2012
If you’ve ever traveled to India or been to an Indian restaurant, you already know that beans are an essential part of the …
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Spring Has Sprung!
Tuesday, June 5th, 2012
Despite the unusually warm spring we’ve had this year, it’s still always comforting to enjoy a good bowl of soup, no matter what the temperature…
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Taco Night & Bottle Party at Ger-Nis with Nissa- By Invite Only
Friday, June 1st, 2012
For this class Nissa wants to share the cuisine that is closest to her heart as she dabbles in the idea of opening a Latin restaurant…
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June Gift Certificates!
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World Cuisine Series: Tour of India The Fundamentals of Indian Cooking
Thursday, May 24th 2012
Walking into an Indian market is an incredible experience for the senses – a colorful and aromatic array of baskets full of bright…
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Seasonal Herbal Desserts: Springtime Fantasies Come to Life
Tuesday, May 22nd, 2012
Fresh herbs do a splendid job adding flavor and nutrients to desserts without relying on excess sugars or other typical dessert components. You learn how to…
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Spring Herbal Kitchen
Monday, May 21st, 2012
Spring is here and with it, it’s bringing an abundance of seasonal, fresh herbs to us all. For those of us who don’t know much …
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World Cuisine: Tour of India – Entire Series
Thursday May 24th, Thursday June 7th, Thursday June 14th, Saturday June 16th, Thursday June 21st, Thursday June 28th, 2012
We speak from experience when we say that even a month travelling through India isn’t enough time to really experience all the sights, smells and flavors …
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Finger Lickin’ Good Chicken
Thursday, May 17th, 2012
You know that Nissa loves to experiment and this class is no exception, so get ready for one of her biggest menus yet! Nissa will begin…
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Mother’s Day Champagne Brunch with Sustainable Flowers!
Sunday, May 13th, 2012
Show mom how much you love her today with a unique family gift- a fun cooking class adventure to take on as a…
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$20 Family of Four Dinners
Tuesday, May 8th, 2012
$20 Family for Four Dinners,yes that is correct, you can feed a family of four with tasty and healthy recipes with ease. No need to sacrifice healthy eating when a small budget is all you have and no need to use up
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World Cuisine Series (Breakfast Edition) The Brits
Saturday May 5th, 2012
Cheerio mate, and full steam ahead to Britain, the next stop on our World Cuisine series, showcasing breakfasts from all over…
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Animal Poaching: Technique of the Season
Thursday, May 3rd, 2012
The idea behind our technique of the season classes is to delve into a particular method of cooking that makes the most of what the current season is all about. This season…
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May Morning Yoga with Sparkes Wellness (Yoga Head to Toe!)
8:00 AM-9:00 AM Tuesdays in May: May 1st, May 8th, May 15th, May 22nd, May 29th 2012.
This spring spend your May Tuesday mornings at Ger-Nis…
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Gift Certificates!
Give food love with a Ger-Nis Culinary & Herb Center Gift Certificate!…


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The Soups and Salads of Asia
Saturday, April 28th, 2012
In this class we’ll explore some of the classic soups and salads of Asian cuisines, from Thai to Indian to Vietnamese. While we’ve officially entered …
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World Cuisine Series (Breakfast Edition) Central Americano
Saturday April 28th, 2012
Let your mouth water as we venture to Central America for our World Cuisine series, where we are showcasing breakfasts…
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Organics for Fido
Saturday, April 28th, 2012
In this class, we’ll cover the basics of organic pet treats, from ingredients to flavors your pet will adore. We’ll show you…
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Pizza, From New York to Italy to Chicago!
Thursday, April 26th, 2012
You make a da pizza pie? But what kind of pie do you prefer? New York Style? Italian? Or Chicago style…
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The Street Foods of Delhi
Tuesday, April 24th, 2012
The Street Food of Northern India. Delhi is a thriving city of perpetual motion, kinetic energy and dazzling color whose citizens fuel themselves …
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The French Bistro
Saturday, April 21st, 2012
Sitting in a French sidewalk café absorbing the various nuances of life can truly be one of life’s great and simple pleasures. The warmth and charm of the French bistro is…
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The Vegan Bakery
Saturday, April 21st, 2012
Kick that reliance on butter, eggs, and milk in your baked goods out the door when you come through ours to learn simple vegan …
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Homemade Granola, Muesli, & Dried Fruits
Saturday, April 21st, 2012
This little family of breakfast items makes morning meals a cinch because they allow you the pleasure and grace of making them ahead of time, simplifying the way…
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The Art of the Meringue
Thursday, April 19th, 2012
It’s too bad we can’t visit orangutans every day, but we can cozy up to meringues whenever! We’re entering meringue territory in this class…
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The Great Grains
Wednesday, April 18th, 2012
Living healthfully need not be boring and the “great grains” combined with some creative cooking proves just this. Whole grains are…
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On the Lamb!
Tuesday, April 17th, 2012
In this class, we’ll travel to flavor country, while keeping up with our Sustainable Meat series learning the ins and outs of sustainable lamb…
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Healthy Do’s & Doughnuts
Wednesday, April 11th, 2012
Would a doughnut by any other name taste as sweet? All aboard the doughnut train in this class, making stops at healthier, baked…
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Earthy Grainy Soups
Tuesday, April 10th, 2012
More soup for us! Stir the pot and watch it boil! We’re making spring-friendly soups using lighter grains and earthy flavors in this class…
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Kids in the Kitchen: Patisserie
Saturday, April 7th, 2012
Every child has a soft spot for baked confections and the potential for kids to be transformed into a pastry chef for however …
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World Cuisine Series (Breakfast Edition) The Parisian Breakfast
Saturday April 7th, 2012
Welcome to the Paris layover of our World Cuisine series, where we are showcasing breakfasts from all over the…
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Middle Eastern Soups
Thursday, April 5th, 2012
Soups can make for instant meal classics given the right direction, helping you stay hydrated and mobile for a fresh spring. Our world cuisine series…
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Hot Tamales!
Wednesday April 4th, 2012
Tonight we have tamales! Learn the different dough recipes and the wrappings from the banana leaf to the corn husk, how to assemble them with their fillings…
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Fresh Pasta Spring Style: Ravioli & Tortellini
Tuesday, April 3rd, 2012
Have you ever considered the ravioli or tortellini as something you could just whip up? It’s easier than…
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April Morning Yoga with Sparkes Wellness (Yoga Head to Toe!)
Tuesdays, April 3rd, April 10th, April 17th, April 24th, 2012
This spring spend your April Tuesday mornings at Ger-Nis with Sparkes Wellness stretching, posing and energizing. Yoga: Head to Toe…
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Fall Private Classes
Grab 12-15 of your closest friends and snatch onto one of our featured private classes…

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Gift Certificates!
Give food love with a Ger-Nis Culinary & Herb Center Gift Certificate!…


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Gourmet Pizza
Saturday, March 31st, 2012
It’s safe to say pizza makes the average human purr in delight. Taking it a step further, eating a top-notch, high-quality…
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The Argentine Gaucho Breakfast
Saturday, March 31st, 2012
Giddyup, cowboy. We are riding into the Argentinean sunset on this stop of our World Cuisine series, where we are showcasing breakfasts …
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Dinner & A Movie: The Big Night!
Friday, March 30th, 2012
The end of the work week is coming to a close, and as much as we’d love to have over-the-top, grandiose plans for letting loose on Friday night…
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Warm & Satisfying Vegetarian Stews
Wednesday, March 28th, 2012
In this class, you’ll learn the basics of hearty vegetarian stews using organic as well as seasonal, locally sourced ingredients that are just as satisfying…
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Kim McCosker & 4 Ingredients Gluten-Free!
Tuesday, March 27th, 2012
Life is hectic, we want to take every opportunity we can to learn to make it less complicated and
stress free, especially in the…
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Fill Your Freezer Workshop (Healthy Full)
Saturday, March 24th, 2012
This class is designed for the typical New Yorker leaving wakes in their tracks that want to eat healthier but lack the time to shop for…
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Seasonal Entertaining: Dazzling Vegan Dinners
Thursday, March 22nd, 2012
Eating vegan is the new black—chic, sensible, and easy. Once you see how simple it is to incorporate vegan styles of cooking…
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Simply Thai
Wednesday, March 21st, 2012
Freshen up! Thai food really shines and relies upon the freshest ingredients around to make its dishes really sing. Learn the secret freshness of Thai …
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How to Make Gnocchi Like An Italian Grandmother
Tuesday, March 20th, 2012
No one can compete with Italian grandmothers when it comes to fresh pasta making. This class we are focusing on the Italian classic Gnocchi…
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Uprooting Spring’s Earthy Flavors
Tuesday, March 20th, 2012
Our “What’s in Season” classes aim to familiarize you with this season’s offerings while they are at their peak! This time, we’re shining a little light on spring’s roots …
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Top of the Morning to You! Irish Brunch
Sunday, March 18th, 2012
The Irish breakfast is about as traditionally Irish as you can get. Farmers’ wives primarily served it to their husbands to get them off…
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World Cuisine Series (Breakfast Edition) Lebanese Style
Saturday March 17th, 2012
Lebanon, with its capital often referred to as “the Paris of the Middle East” is our next stop on our World cuisine series, showcasing breakfasts…
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World Cuisine Series (Breakfast Edition)
Saturday March 17th, 2012, Saturday March 31st, 2012, Saturday April 7th, 2012, Saturday April 28th, 2012, Saturday May 5th, 2012
Climb aboard for a five week tour all over the globe …
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St. Patrick’s Day Celebration & Feast & Whiskey Tasting
Saturday, March 17th, 2012
Join us for a night of fun and celebration this St. Patrick’s Day by getting to know the food and culture of the Irish as well as discussing what the holiday means in…
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A Trace of Bourbon
Friday, March 16th, 2012
The cocktail is a true American invention with a long history and major role in our food and drink traditions. Likewise, Bourbon is a distinctly American…
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Make Your Own Take Out: Spinach Saag with Paneer, Indian Rice, Cucumber Raita, Onion Naan and Mango Lassi
Thursday, March 15th, 2012
With over 200 languages and influences ranging from the invading Mongols to the imperialist British and, now, modern Silicon Valley…
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Cooking Wisdom and Inspiration From a Small Family Farm
Wednesday, March 14th, 2012
The small family farmer is struggling in modern America as the influx of GMO farms encroach upon their way of life and terms like industrialization …
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Meyer Lemon Love!
Tuesday, March 13th, 2012
Citrus is at its peak when, let’s face it there is not much else out there for us to choose from here on the east coast. Meyer Lemons …
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Kindercooks Spring Book Club: Tops & Bottoms by Janet Stevens
Saturday, March 10th, 2012
We find our kinder-cooks to be a special crowd – and with this in mind, we’ve created a seasonal cook book club designed…
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Full Moon Date Night; Moroccan Spice Dreams
Thursday, March 8th, 2012
Say farewell to boring dates, and allow your taste buds to seek stimulation in new discoveries… especially setting…
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Mad Skillets, One Pot Vegetarian Wonders
Wednesday, March 7th, 2012
One pan meals are fantastic as they are an easy and clean method of treating yourself to a home cooked meal that frees up…
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Take the Fat Outta Comfort Food
Tuesday, March 6th , 2012
Because we believe it’s a darn shame that extra calories and fat have become synonymous with what we consider comfort foods, we’re sending in the troops to show you that…
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Modern “Sustainable” Meatloaf
Saturday, March 3rd, 2012
A new series from our kitchen to yours, the Ger-Nis Sustainable Meat Series will be showcasing mounds of seasonal local meats, celebrating …
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Artisanal PB & J
Saturday, March 3rd, 2012
In this class, we reintroduce the old classic P B & J sandwich as something new and exciting, putting the art back in a sandwich that deserves it! For kids, as well as adults…
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March Madness Private Classes
Friday March 9th, Monday March 12th, Monday March 19th, Friday March 23rd, Sunday March 25th, Monday March 26th 2012.
Grab 12-15 of your closest friends and snatch onto one of our featured private classes…
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Gift Certificates!
Give food love with a Ger-Nis Culinary & Herb Center Gift Certificate!…


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The Winter Herbal Kitchen
Wednesday, February 29th, 2012
The cold, dark nights of winter can be long and unforgiving here in the Northeast. What better way to brighten…
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Make Your Own Take Out: Vietnamese Pho and Bubble Tea
Sunday, February 26th, 2012
Feeling lazy on a Sunday? Don’t reach for the take out, make your own! Vietnamese Pho, an intensely flavorful and aromatic…
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Duck 101
Saturday, February 25th, 2012
Julia Child loved roasting duck and she was a fearless cook and maybe with just a little push, you might follow suit! More and more…
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An Everlasting Meal with Tamar Adler: How to Catch Your Tail
Thursday, February 23rd, 2012
The Everlasting Meal Cooking Series is a series of classes based on Tamar Adler’s An Everlasting Meal, a practical, poetic guide for home cooks…
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Seasonal Knife Skills: Let’s Get to the Root!
Tuesday, February 21st, 2012
A knife is the most fundamental tool used in the kitchen. The ease and comfort you have with a knife will contribute in…
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Sunday Night Italian
Sunday, February 19th, 2012
Nothing is quite like a Sunday night Italian dinner. If you’ve never had the opportunity to sit around a big table with family…
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Fresh Sausage Making
Saturday February 18th, 2012
Food today has lost some of its artisan qualities, but we’re bringing it back to today by making our own sausage. You won’t…
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French Pastries
Saturday, February 18th, 2012
Think about all the beautiful sweet treats you see in the windows of some of the best French pastry shops. Just the view will …
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Fresh & Fast Weeknight Meals: Stir Fry Wednesday
Wednesday, February 15th, 2012
Whether you’re exhausted from a long day of work or needing a quick, sustaining option to last the whole night long, you’ve got to have solutions…
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Chocoholics
Saturday, February 11th, 2012
This Saturday evening we’ll be rubbing noses with the divine, sharing and discussing the world of chocolate with an emphasis …
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World Spice Market: Pancakes & Muffin Mixes
Saturday, February 11th, 2012
We’ll be whisking your middle chefs through the world of spices in this class, focusing on global cuisine and food culture. We’ll transform…
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Outside of the Box: Hearty Mac N’ Cheese
Friday, February 10th, 2012
An American classic through and through, Mac N’ Cheese has become a staple pantry item for many. While most of us have wandered …
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An Everlasting Meal With Tamar Adler: How to Teach an Egg to Fly
Thursday, February 09th, 2012
The Everlasting Meal Cooking Series is a series of classes based on Tamar Adler’s An Everlasting Meal, a practical, poetic guide for home cooks…
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Palak’s Indian Kitchen: The Indian Lentil
Wednesday, February 8th, 2012
The foundation of many Indian recipes begins with lentils (dal). This grain is an essential source of inexpensive protein throughout …
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Southeast Asian Night
Monday, February 6th, 2012
This class will acquaint you with some of the tastes and flavors of Laos, a landlocked country in Southeast Asia…
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Sweet Intervention: The Macaron
Sunday, February 5th, 2012
The macaroon is a light, baked petite confection of pleasure to uncover. But perhaps you’re wondering what is a macaron….
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Donuts…Sweet & Simple
Saturday, February 4th, 2012
What child doesn’t like donuts? Even better, who doesn’t love easy donut recipes? In this class, we aim to inspire the middle child to bake…
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The Herbal Voyage
Saturday, February 4th, 2012
Let your kids discover the world of fresh herbs on our herbal voyage. This class is geared up to get your kids excited about herbs and cooking…
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Pretzels, Mustard, Beer & Brats
Thursday, February 2nd, 2012
Pretzels, mustard, and beer, one of the best trios in food today provide us with the hearty brawn we so often crave during the cold…
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Super Bowl Sunday: Yuppie Style
Sunday, January 29, 2012
It’s that time of year when millions of Americans glue themselves to their couches for snack time, epic half time performances…
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Make Your Own Take Out: Hot Thai Soup, Spring Rolls and Pad See Yew
Saturday, January 28th, 2012
Convenience and variety are what we’ve come to expect from takeout food. We get a craving for Thai food…
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Frosted: A Cake Decorating Workshop
Saturday, January 28th, 2012
Have you ever wanted to make a cake that would impress all your friends and family? Do you want to be the person that shows up …
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An Everlasting Meal With Tamar Adler: How to Stride Ahead
Thursday, January 26th, 2012
The Everlasting Meal Cooking Series is a series of classes based on Tamar Adler’s An Everlasting Meal, a practical, poetic guide for home cooks…
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Winter Tart Art
Tuesday, January 24th, 2012
In this class, we’ll be sculpting tarts sweet and savory deserving of a permanent exhibition in the MoMa. We’ll concentrate on two…
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Hearty Winter Brunch
Sunday, January 22nd, 2012
Everyone loves a lazy Sunday– and what better way to spend it than with friends? Sunday brunch is a favorite pastime of most city dwellers…
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Chinese Soups and Stews
Saturday, January 21st, 2012
With winter fast approaching, what better way to combat the chill than with a nourishing bowl of soup or a hearty stew? For many people..
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Citrus Frenzy
Saturday, January 21st, 2012
Citrus is at its peak this time of year, with offerings of grapefruit, lemons, and limes primed and ready to brighten the winter doldrums…
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Fresh & Fast Weeknight Meals: Stir Fry Wednesday
Wednesday, January 18th, 2012
Whether you’re exhausted from a long day of work or needing a quick, sustaining option to last the whole night long, you’ve got to have…
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Seasonal Herbal Desserts: Healthy Herbal Desserts (Special Edition)
Tuesday January 17th, 2012
Just in time to keep your New Year’s pact to stay fit and eat healthy comes our special edition class of seasonal herbal desserts …
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Ger-Nis Sunday Night Supper Club
Sunday, January 15th, 2012
It’s the new way to spend Sunday night– adorn yourself in your most dashing attire and indulge in a sensuous evening of food, wine, music and art at the Ger-Nis Sunday Night Supper Club…
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Earthy & Grainy Baked Goods
Sunday, January 15th, 2012
Now that the winter is upon us what could be better than the comfort of warm bread fresh out of the oven? Baking is one …
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An Everlasting Meal With Tamar Adler: How To Boil Water
Thursday, January 12th, 2012
The Everlasting Meal Cooking Series is a series of classes based on Tamar Adler’s An Everlasting Meal, a practical, poetic guide for home cooks…
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An Everlasting Meal, The Series, With Tamar Adler
Thursdays: January 12th, January 26th, February 9th, February 23rd
The Everlasting Meal Cooking Series is a series of classes based on Tamar Adler’s An Everlasting Meal, a practical, poetic guide for home cooks…
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Healthy Winter Greens
Wednesday, January 11th, 2012
January is the month for us to be health conscientious and there is not a better time to enjoy dark leafy greens! In our What’s in Season series …
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Meatballs: Winter’s Ballsy Comfort Food
Tuesday, January 10th, 2012
Glamorous in not a word that typically comes to mind when we think of meatballs. They certainly sound simple enough: …
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Teen Pasta! Spaghetti & Meatballs (From Scratch)
Saturday, January 7th, 2012
Winter draws us indoors with its cold, harshness and with that we begin to crave the comforts that have blanketed us through our childhoods…
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Nissa’s Herbal Beauty Bar
Saturday January 7th, 2012
So it’s the New Year and we find ourselves smack dab in the dead of winter, our skin, hair and nails are crying out for the attention they…
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Bollywood Movie Night
Friday, January 6th, 2012
The end of the work week is coming to a close, and as much as we’d love to have over-the-top, grandiose plans for letting …
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Kick Start the New Year with a Healthy New You!
Thursday, January 5th, 2012
Ditch those bad habits of yesteryear and allow yourself to shed the layers necessary to reveal the real you. Let’s get down to the bottom…
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Raging Ramen
Thursday, December 29th, 2011
Move over college ramen and make way for our rejuvenation of ramen. This classic Japanese dish is just waiting for us to learn the art and zen…
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Curry It Up!
Wednesday, December 28th, 2011
Making a good, fresh curry from scratch sometimes seems too daunting a task, with most fearing the project would foil rather than flourish…
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Let’s Make More Dough! Pizza & Calzones
Tuesday December 22nd, 2011
It’s safe to say pizza and calzones make the average human purr in delight. Taking it a step further, eating a top-notch, high-quality…
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World of Lentils
Wednesday, December 21st, 2011
Lentils are a true international staple– from French to Indian, and Moroccan to Italian, all of which credit this versatile bean in their cuisine…
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The Christmas Cookie Box
Monday, December 19th, 2011
Santa’s on his way and you may be plotting strategies for getting onto his “Nice” list. You could go out and buy some cookies to leave…
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The Modern Latke
Sunday, December 18th, 2011
Latkes are most commonly understood as shallow-fried potato pancakes.– typically made with grated potatoes and onions and bound with eggs…
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Modern Brownie
Saturday, December 17th, 2012
Brownies play a prominent role in classic All-American desserts as a chocolate lover’s dream! Tonight we’re going to kick it up a notch with…
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Decadent Desserts
Saturday, December 17th, 2011
Come out and find your sweet side as we teach you how to make restaurant quality desserts at home. A great dessert makes a fine end to a meal…
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Palak’s Indian Kitchen: An Indian Holiday
Friday, December 16th, 2011
With over 200 languages and influences ranging from the invading Mongols to the imperialist British and, now, modern Silicon Valley, Indian…
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Winter Stews & Chili
Thursday, December 15th, 2011
Forget the tales you’ve heard about the big Southwestern Chili cook-offs, where the contestants spend days simmering …
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Fresh & Fast Weeknight Meals: Stir Fry Wednesday
Wednesday, December 14th, 2011
Whether you’re exhausted from a long day of work or needing a quick, sustaining option to last the whole night long…
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Light Winter Comfort Food
Tuesday December 13th, 2011
As the skies turn grey and cloudy and the thermometer continues to plunge, often that warm, fuzzy sweater just doesn’t cut it…
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The Winter Herbal Kitchen
Monday, December 12th, 2011
Winter is here and with it, it’s brings with it a need of warmth, yet for many of us we still want to keep our cooking healthy and somewhat light…
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Roast Lamb Dinner
Saturday December 10th, 2011
In this class, we’ll travel to flavor country, while keeping up with our Seasonal Entertaining series as we instruct on how to roast lamb…
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Holiday Pies & Tarts
Saturday, December 10th, 2011
In this class, we’ll be sculpting tarts sweet and savory deserving of a permanent exhibition in the MoMa. We’ll concentrate on two types of dough …
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Holiday Mix and Mingle
Friday, December 9th, 2011
The holiday season is the perfect time to entertain at home, it’s the time of year to come inside, keep warm and create a glow all your own with…
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Advanced Herbal Soup Stocks
Thursday, December 8th, 2011
As we sink deeper into winter, we crave a replacement for the warmth of the summer sun. Soup stocks are an herbal bounty that will help…
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Spaghetti & Meatballs (From Scratch)
Wednesday, December 20th, 2011
Winter draws us indoors with its cold, harshness and with that we begin to crave the comforts that have blanketed us through our childhoods. Whether or not …
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Nissa’s Taqueria
Tuesday , December 6th, 2011
Tonight we’re headed south of the border, where flavors explode like the volcanoes that speckle the Central American lands…
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Holiday Gifts From The Kitchen
Saturday December 3rd, 2011
Knock holiday shopping off your to-do list in one, stress-free, actually more like stress-reducing, evening! Have fun and be productive churning…
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Make Your Own Take Out: Burritos, Churros and Margaritas!
Friday, December 2nd, 2011
We may think of “take out” as a feature of our modern culture but hand-held foods of convenience have a long history. When Spanish settlers arrived…
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Winter Foil Packet Meals
Thursday, December 1, 2011
Yeah sure, foil dinners remind us of camping in the great outdoors, but they’re quite brilliant for a busy work week, prepped ahead of time…
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Simple and Decadent Risotto for All!
Wednesday, November 30th , 2011
The constant stirring and immediate serving that are needed for risotto can make many people feel that it’s too difficult a dish to make at home…
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Holy Mole!
Tuesday, November 29th , 2011
Traditional Mexican mole can have as many as 30 different ingredients and take up to a full day of laborious preparation. The roasting and grinding…
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The Rustic Bread Baker
Monday, November 21st, 2011
They say that man shall not live by bread alone. But what about garlic potato rolls? Or cranberry & pecan sage bread?
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A Global Thanksgiving Meal; From Nissa’s Heart to Your Plate!
Sunday, November 20th, 2011
As part of our Thanksgiving Series, Nissa helms a very special dinner party, “A Global Thanksgiving: From Nissa’s Heart to Your Plate!”
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Thanksgiving Wine Pairings
Saturday, November 19th, 2011
Way back in the old days (the 1970′s) people didn’t have the vast array of choices that are available today when it comes to pairing…
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The Lighter Side of Thanksgiving, with Wine Pairings!
Saturday, November 19th, 2011
Often, it’s not till about a month and a half after Thanksgiving that “low calorie” and “light” become a significant part of…
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A Very Vegan Thanksgiving
Friday, November 18th, 2011
When some people think of a vegan Thanksgiving meal, they imagine tofu or seitan made up to look like a faux turkey breast in an attempt…
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Thanksgiving Sauces, Glazes and Gravies
Thursday, November 17th, 2011
You can bring together all the traditional elements you want for your Thanksgiving dinner but you still need to do something more if you…
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Thanksgiving Carbs: Let’s Get Stuffed
Wednesday, November 16th, 2011
Whether in the form of sweet potato gnocchi, cornbread and sausage stuffing, creamy polenta, or fluffy buttermilk biscuits, carbs appear throughout the…
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Handmade Pasta & Warming Soups
Tuesday, November 15th, 2011
Pasta doesn’t grow on trees… The best pasta is mixed, kneaded and then lovingly rolled by hand into the appropriate shape to best suit…
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Fall Solo Cooking Guide
Monday, November 14th, 2011
Dining can be a very social activity but that doesn’t mean that eating alone is, or should be, any less indulgent, satisfying, or…
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Teen Chili 101
Sunday, November 13th, 2011
On a cold winter’s night, it’s easy to get into a rut and reach for the same old dishes so you can fill up and rush back…
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Pizza Chefs: It’s All About the Toppings
Sunday, November 13th, 2011
Pizza is an American food staple and a beloved favorite amongst many families. Not only is it convenient, but it’s delicious too. This time…
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Chowder Fest
Saturday, November 12th, 2011
The summer ends, the days get shorter, and the fall weather starts to get pretty chilly in the Northeast. When this happens, few things can warm…
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Sweet Breakfast Treats
Saturday November 12th, 2011
It’s the most important meal of the day so don’t outsource it to the McDunkin’bucks corporate goliaths who just want to fill you…
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Spanish Tapas & Wine
Friday, November 11h, 2011
The name, Tapas, comes from the Spanish “Tapa”, which means “lid” or “cover” and refers to the practice of using a small plate to cover a…
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Are My Thighs Fat? Low Cal Chicken Dinners
Thursday, November 10th, 2011
Chicken often gets a bad rap among foodies. Often considered boring or hum-drum, many haut restaurants will just throw one…
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Exotic Everyday Flatbreads & Spreads
Wednesday, November 9th, 2011
Everyone must know what to do with their surplus of vegetables from their CSA, their overindulgent trip to the farmers market…

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Red, White, Blue & Bubbly Rock the Vote Party!
Tuesday, November 8th, 2011
We, the People, will be cooking classic American comfort dishes made with locally sourced, organic ingredients and paring them with electorally…
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Sustainable Weeknight Fish
Monday, November 7th, 2011
“There’s lots of good fish in the sea.” Well, actually there aren’t. Overfishing of some of the most popular varieties has left us in…
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Autumn Pies and Tarts
Sunday, November 6th, 2011
Autumn sets the ideal aperture for pie making, allowing the sweetening fall produce to assist in the bittersweet transformation of the seasons. This class ensures that every…
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This “Roux” for You!
Saturday, November 5th , 2011
Roux is used in various cuisines all over the world, from French to Hungarian to Cajun, and there is an art to achieving just the right…
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The Vegan Muffin Man
Saturday, November 5th , 2011
Do you know the muffin man (the muffin man, the muffin man)? Well forget about him. We don’t need his…
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Fresh & Fast Vegetarian Entrees
Thursday, November 3rd, 2011
Many people feel that the food they make at home just can’t compare to the stylish, sophisticated fare that’s available to them when they go…
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Dia De Los Muertos Y Mescal Tambien!
Wednesday, November 2nd, 2011
In this class we’ll learn about the holiday while immersing ourselves in Mexican food, drink and culture. We’ll use our local fall bounty to cook up some…
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Make Your Own Take Out: Dim Sum & Beer
Sunday, October 30th, 2011
Dim sum is, in many ways, an ideal take out food – you can choose from many different options and put together a meal that exactly satisfies your current…
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Outside of the Box: Mac N’ Cheese
Saturday, October 29th, 2011
An American classic through and through, Mac N’ Cheese has become a staple pantry item for many. While most of us have…
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Candyland: A Natural Alternative To Sweet Treats
Saturday, October 29th, 2011
We’ll be fashioning a veritable candy wonderland for the whole family that satisfies each and every sweet tooth using completely natural…
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Artisanal Halloween Candy
Friday, October 28th, 2011
Pastry chef Ashton Keefe will make you feel like a kid again with a pulled sugar ribbon-candy demonstration but she’ll also sweep away the curtain of mystery…
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Farr-O-cious!
Thursday, October 27th, 2011
Farro is the grain to get to know, and we want to help you. This absolute pantry staple, farro has a reputation waiting to be built upon. Grains, like farro, are not only important to …
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The Fall Herbal Kitchen
Tuesday October 25th , 2011
Fall is here and with it, it’s brings with it a need of warmth. What better way to add flavor to our fall cooking with its abundance of seasonal, fresh herbs…
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Family Applefest!
Saturday, October 22nd, 2011
Eve couldn’t resist them – and who can blame the woman? Apples are the sweet, juicy and colorful candy…
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Make Your Own Mozzarella And Pizza with Fromager Waldemar Albrecht
Tuesday October 18th , 2011
Join us for a FUN hands-on night in which participants will make mozzarella from curds, and get to enjoy them with …
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You’re A Cream Puff! Profiteroles…
Saturday October 15th, 2011
Profiteroles. Cream Puffs. Choux à la crème. Whatever else you want to call them, you have to call them delicious. The soft puff pastry filled…
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Umami! The Other Flavor
Saturday, October 15th, 2011
Find out which foods are rich in Umami flavor and learn how to harness that flavor to add depth and richness to your own kitchen…
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Fun with Whole Grains & Lucid Food
Wednesday, October 12th, 2011
Whole grains are hearty, substantial, and nutritious, contain vitamins and minerals and are fiber-packed, so ultimately they’re good…
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The Pasta Sheet, Lasagna and Ravioli
Tuesday, October 11th, 2011
Fall pasta screams hearty fare, adding deep and rich flavors enhance the pristine nature of the subject; fresh sheets of pasta. In this class, we learn to not only hand make…
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Italian Cheeses & Prosecco
Friday, October 7th, 2011
We’re zeroing in on the Italian mastery of cheese, and sipping along the discovery process on Italian Prosecco that seems to complement…
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The New Nordic Cooking of Iceland
Wednesday, October 5th, 2011
The tenants of New Nordic Cuisine comprise the buzz words of terroir, sustainability and foraging that everyone is talking about…
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Rejuvenating Ramen
Tuesday, October 4th, 2011
Move over college ramen and make way for our rejuvenation of ramen. This classic Japanese dish is just waiting for us to learn the art and…
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Oktoberfest, Schnitzel and Beer
Monday, October 3rd, 2011
Oktoberfest is a 16–18 day festival held annually in Germany, running from late September to the first weekend in October. It is one of the most famous events…
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Cooking Bootcamp for Men; Man vs. Foodies!
Sunday, October 2nd, 2011
A man who cooks is a man who knows, human experience has said. All humans can be exquisite chefs, and the vast world of men in New York City can stand to enlist further cooking skills…
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Petit-Fours
Saturday, October 1st, 2011
Petit-fours make many tongues sing hymns, creating a presence of divinity that hadn’t existed before. They are a skill everyone looks upon with gratitude and mystery…
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Satay: Skewered Meat with Heat!
Wednesday, September 28th, 2011
Satay (marinated, skewered and grilled meat) proves itself as a dish that everyone incites cravings over, making people swoon each time it’s pulled out of the magic bag of culinary tricks…
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The Rustic French Farmhouse
Tuesday, September 27th, 2011
While some of our friends take off to play in distant destinations and experience new worldly sensations at the dusk of summer, this time apart provides a most excellent moment to amplify..
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Fall Dishes with Sustainable Fishes
Thursday, September 22nd, 2011
Fish and seafood are talked about as “healthy proteins,” but how healthy are they, both for eaters and for the ocean they come from…
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Seasonal Entertaining: Autumnal Equinox Harvest Fest
Wednesday, September 21st, 2011
Our Seasonal Entertaining Series exists to provide you with the inspiration and festive ideas required to pull off hosting a celebration with flair..
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Seasonal Knife Skills: Late Summer Ratatouille
Tuesday, September 20th, 2011
Our Seasonal Knife Skills Series marries the needs for practical skills with the resources of the season. Yes, when there are skills, there is a season…
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Indian Street Food
Monday, September 19th, 2011
If we didn’t find you strolling in the streets of India, then we hope to find you indulging in a beautiful class on Indian Street Food…
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Make Your Own Take Out: Pad Thai & Condiments
Saturday, September 17th, 2011
Make it happen without taking out excess time, money, sacrifice of good food for convenience! It’s more convenient in the long run to know…
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Freshest Fastest Garden Thai
Friday September 16th, 2011
Freshen up! Thai food really shines and relies upon the freshest ingredients around to make its dishes really…
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Mad Skillets, One Pot Wonders
Thursday, September 15th, 2011
Fresh and Fast Weeknight Meals works towards the goal of providing very simple and quick meal tactics…
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Pantry Raid
Wednesday, September 14th, 2011
There’s no better culinary skill than the ability to toss together a fabulous meal relying on little more than the ingredients you already have stocked…
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Teen Chef: Roasting the Perfect Chicken
Saturday, March 12th, 2011
Wouldn’t it be nice to make dinner for the whole family? It shows consideration using a little elbow grease and demonstrates valuable skills…
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Summer Pasta & Pesto By Hand
Friday, September 9th, 2011
Everyone is familiar with the versatility and brilliance of pasta & pesto, but we can’t all say we’ve made it from scratch using…
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Sweet & Savory Pies & Tarts
Wednesday, August 31st, 2011
Fruits and vegetables come swinging into summer on their vines (or branches or stalks or whatever the case may be)…
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Everyday Vegan: Thai Style
Monday, August 29th, 2011
The Everyday Vegan Series exists for a very simple reason! Choosing vegan is so noticeably good…
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Ger-Nis Summer Social Club: Lettuce Shred It At Rockaway, Surf & Sandwiches
Sunday, August 28th, 2011
Our own managing director, Nissa Pierson is a born beach bum, hailing from California and an avid surfer not to mention…
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Cape Cod Style Lobster & Clam Bake
Saturday, August 27th, 2011
Cozy on up to the idea of a Cape Cod style lobster and clambake from the comfort of our own city, letting the flavors bring us…
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Make Your Own Take Out: Vietnamese Sandwiches, Summer Rolls & Bubble Tea
Wednesday, August 24th, 2011
Vietnamese Sandwiches are one of those highly sought-after, go-to meals you would never think twice about ordering, but did you…
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Art of the Hors D’oeuvres
Tuesday, August 16th, 2011
Countless occasions arise that call for that special, tasty something meant to satisfy a whole slew of guests while they mingle and socialize…
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Summer Garden Paninis
Monday, August 15th, 2011
The great panini chase is over! We’re leading you to our most favorite seasonal paninis and putting the struggle to create the perfect panini to an end…
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Bollywood Movie Night
Friday, August 12, 2011
Tonight we’ll get together and enjoy each other’s company in a relaxed yet vibrant environment, achieving new culinary skills following Indian cuisine and enjoying a Bollywood film together…
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Tools & Tricks of the Kitchen
Tuesday, August 9th, 2011
When you stock your kitchen with the right tools and storing those tricks up your sleeves, you really are stocking your life …
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Summer Sunday Jambalaya
Sunday, August 7th, 2011
Jambalaya fun is taking the Sunday line up by storm! Jambalaya is a staple in Southern households, enlivening the palette with…
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Candyland: A Natural Alternative To Sweet Treats
Sunday, August 7th, 2011
We’ll be fashioning a veritable candy wonderland for the whole family that satisfies each and every sweet tooth using completely natural…
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The Tuscan Table
Saturday, August 6th, 2011
Our Seasonal Entertaining Series provides you with the guide you need to throw off a fantastic, sparkling event for your amici e famiglia…
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Ger-Nis Summer Social Club: Coney Island: Bikes, Dogs & Freaks
Saturday, August 6th, 2011
Summer wouldn’t be culinary complete without a stop in the bizarre, beloved Brooklyn hotbed of Coney Island…
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Ger-Nis Summer Social Club: Coffee Bark Prospect Park Outing
Saturday, August 6th, 2011
This Summer Social Club goes to the dogs! We’re calling all dog lovers to wile through this dog day of summer at…
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World Spice Market: Pancakes & Muffin Mixes
Saturday, August 6th, 2011
We’ll be whisking your middle chefs through the world of spices in this class, focusing on global cuisine and…
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Cheese Plate Renaissance
Friday, August 5th, 2011
A truly spectacular cheese plate considers more than just the finest and most delicate or pungent tasting cheeses, considering all of the world…
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Ger-Nis Gone Fishin’: Closed For The Day!
Friday, August 5th, 2011
What’s summer for? Taking a day off from work to bask in a day of enjoyment! The Ger-Nis Summer Social Club is all about pleasure cruises…
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The Dark & Stormy of the Beer World: An Excursion into Porters and Stouts
Thursday, August 4th, 2011
Explore the world of beers in our Summer Brewskies Series alongside brewskie aficionado Hagan Blount…
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New Summer Wine App
Thursday, August 4th, 2011
Who doesn’t love cutting corners while retaining quality and creativity? We’re here to provide you with those much…
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Artisanal Ice Cream Sandwiches
Wednesday, August 3, 2011
It’s not so easy as it might seem to make your own ice cream sandwiches, but it certainly is satisfying and…
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Sustainable Ceviche
Tuesday August 2nd, 2011
With the right ingredients and the right fish, you can enjoy a delicious ceviche just about any time. While they…
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The Brooklyn Artisanal Kitchen: Van Leeuwen Ice Cream
Monday, August 1st, 2011
The Brooklyn Artisanal Kitchen Series provides the occasion to dig deep into the treasure chest of artisanal…
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Ger-Nis Summer BBQ Bonanza: Grand Finale BBQ Contest & Blow Out Party
Sunday, July 31st, 2011
The Ger-Nis Summer BBQ Bonanza goes out with a bang at the Grand Finale BBQ Contest & Party, to take place at the…
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Brooklyn Conversations at the Stove: Burgers & BBQ with Dressler’s Polo Dobkin
Sunday, July 31st, 2011
Dressler’s executive chef, Polo Dobkin, does not disappoint us this summer as he enters our kitchen and…
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Ger-Nis Summer BBQ Bonanza: Summer Fruit Sauces & Jerk Sauces
Sunday, July 31st, 2011
Spicy, tangy and sweet- your sauce can have it all with summer fruit on its side from Jersey peaches to fresh blueberries…
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Ger-Nis Summer BBQ Bonanza: Kid Friendly BBQ
Sunday, July 31st, 2011
Kids get carted around along the BBQ circuit all summer long, and it’s only fair to be sure to include them in the BBQ…
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Ger-Nis Summer BBQ Bonanza: Southern BBQ Pulled Pork
Saturday, July 30th, 2011
The Ger-Nis Summer BBQ Bonanza is proving that traditional southern pulled pork can and will be made right here in Brooklyn! Southern pulled…
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Ger-Nis Summer BBQ Bonanza: The BBQ’d Dessert
Saturday, July 30th, 2011
This demonstration focuses on providing you with all the grilling dessert know-how you’ll need to satisfy the sweet tooth of…
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Ger-Nis Summer BBQ Bonanza: Sauces, Rubs & Marinades
Saturday, July 30th, 2011
In this class, we’ll be focus on maximizing the flavor of our BBQ goods by preparing fresh flavorful sauces, dry rubs, wet…
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Ger-Nis Summer BBQ Bonanza: BBQ Drinks & Snacks
Saturday, July 30th, 2011
All too often the other components of a grill out get top honor, snacks and drink that don’t go on the grill, get…
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Ger-Nis Summer BBQ Bonanza: BBQ Condiments (Make ‘Em, Don’t Buy ‘Em)
Saturday, July 30th, 2011
er-Nis believes in the power of seasonal and homemade, transforming each and every dish toward greatness. ‘Quick & easy’ does not have to…
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Ger-Nis Summer BBQ Bonanza: Essential BBQ Tools
Saturday, July 30th, 2011
Without the right tools, summer BBQ wouldn’t be quite the same! The Ger-Nis Summer BBQ Bonanza aims to shine light on all of the essential…
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Ger-Nis Summer BBQ Bonanza: The Herbal BBQ Mop
Saturday, July 30th, 2011
Herbal mops, sops or bastes are key when it comes to producing the best tasting, succulent grilled meats and seafood, vegetables and even…
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Ger-Nis Summer BBQ Bonanza: The Sea-BQ
Friday, July 29th, 2011
In this class, we’ll teach you how to grill up the deep blue sea! Grilling seafood can seem a little daunting what with the various textures…
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Ger-Nis Summer BBQ Bonanza: Spice Up Your Sauce, The Ethnic Spice Trail
Friday, July 29th, 2011
What makes BBQ something special to savor is in all of the little details spices provide. We’ll trot along the global trail…
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Ger-Nis Summer BBQ Bonanza: An Intervention Of The BBQ Sides, Potato Salad, Coleslaw & Beans
Friday, July 29th, 2011
No barbeque would be complete without sides to nosh on, and we believe the time for the BBQ sides’ makeover…
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Ger-Nis Summer BBQ Bonanza: A Journey Through Sustainable Meats
Friday, July 29th, 2011
This educational workshop is designed to cover topics on sustainable meat, the trouble with conventional meat production for the planet and…
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The Teen Chef Sustainable Food Camp: Day 6: Recipe Creation & Iron Chef Day
Friday, July 29th, 2011
There’s no better time than youth to familiarize your kid with the role that food plays in the world around them, and that is…
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Ger-Nis Summer BBQ Bonanza: A Refined Mess, BBQ & Wine With Slope Cellars
Thursday, July 28th, 2011
Wind your way through a BBQ’ed weekend at the Ger-Nis BBQ Bonanza starting with a refined mess! We’ll fan the flames all weekend…
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Ger-Nis Summer BBQ Bonanza: The Vegan Grill
Thursday, July 28th, 2011
Vegan food is often overlooked when it comes to grilling out, and it’s time to turn that thinking over and celebrate the…
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The Teen Chef Sustainable Food Camp: Day 5: The Summer Bakery, Seasonal Sweet & Savory Baking with Whole Grains
Thursday, July 28th, 2011
We’ll show your teen how to prepare delicious baked goods both generally and using whole grains, focusing on …
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Ger-Nis Summer Social Club: Korean Bath & BBQ A Whole New Level Of Intimacy
Thursday, July 28th, 2011
We’re setting the Ger-Nis Summer BBQ Bonanza in motion by satisfying our social yearnings with food and a rather personal gathering…
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Ger-Nis Summer BBQ Bonanza: A Finger Lickin’ Good Time In Brooklyn
Thursday, July 28th; Friday, July 29th; Saturday, July 30th; and Sunday, July 31st, 2011
The Ger-Nis Summer BBQ Bonanza takes summer’s essential BBQ to new heights without missing a beat, celebrating…
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Ger-Nis Summer Social Club: Spice Dreams, A Journey To Kalustyan’s
Wednesday, July 27th, 2011
It is the mission of the Ger-Nis Summer Social Club to absorb all that is tasty and magnificent in our culinary city, along …
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A Healthy Sweet Tooth
Wednesday, July 27th, 2011
When sweet cravings hit, it’s hard to resist the high fat and caloric decadent desserts like chocolate cake, ice cream and…
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The Teen Chef Sustainable Food Camp: Day 4: Eagle Street Rooftop Tour & Lecture on Urban Rooftop Farming
Wednesday, July 27th, 2011
We’ll fly like eagles to the Eagle Street Rooftop Farm to seize the opportunity to learn…
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Fresh Herbal Teas, Biscuits, & Jam
Tuesday, July 26th 2011
Tea time is not just for the formal and stuffy anymore. Put your freshest face forward, and lighten up your afternoon with fresh teas, biscuits, and jam! Summon your French press…
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The Teen Chef Sustainable Food Camp: Day 3: Fresh Herbs, Photo Journalism & Video Blogging with Reel Works
Tuesday, July 26th, 2011
Teens will get a glimpse into the careers in the food world, focusing on food photography and…
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Raw Foods, A Global Trek To Bliss
Monday, July 25th, 2011
Who said raw food has to be just salads, boring crudités and plain jane veggies? Let your mind soar way beyond the horizon when you introduce your palette…
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Ger-Nis Summer Social Club: Kicking It With Sports Nutrition
Monday, July 25th, 2011
The Ger-Nis Summer Social Club is ready to kick it up a notch this summer? The time is here to throw it into high gear…
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The Teen Chef Sustainable Food Camp: Day 2: World Cuisine & Essential Kitchen Techniques
Monday, July 25th, 2011
We’ll bring our awareness of food to a global scale, talking about global cuisine and food culture while learning about…
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Ger-Nis Summer Social Club: Russian Bath & Borscht
Sunday, July 24th, 2011
There is no troupe more capable than the Ger-Nis Summer Social Club to take on the experience of Russian bath & borscht. This is…
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The Teen Chef Sustainable Food Camp: Day 1: Farmers Market Tour & Jamming with Jamming
Sunday, July 24th, 2011
Our Teen Chef Sustainable Food Camp Series takes off at the Park Slope Sunday Farmers Market where they will…
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The Teen Chef Sustainable Food Camp: Week Long Camp
Sunday, July 24th, 2011; Monday, July 25th, 2011; Tuesday, July 26th, 2011; Wednesday, July 27th, 2011; Thursday, July 28th, 2011; Friday, July29th, 2011
There’s no better time than youth to familiarize your kid with the role that food plays in the world around them, and that…
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Summer Foraging with Locavore Leda Meredith
Sunday, July 24th, 2011
Yes, this Sunday we will be GATHERING in Prospect Park with none other than acclaimed forager and…
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Ger-Nis Summer School: Heirloom Vegetables
Sunday, July 24th, 2011
We’ll be hosting a workshop showcasing the splendor of heirloom vegetables and discussing their importance in…
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Want Fries with that Shake? The Natural Burger, Fries, Cola & Milkshake
Saturday, July 23, 2011
The typical burger we’ve grown accustomed to is so loaded with calories and weird saturated fats…
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Ger-Nis Summer Social Club: Let’s Get Baked Before We Volunteer At Red Hook Community Farm
Saturday, July 23rd, 2011
The Ger-Nis Summer Social Club shakes it up this summer, shuffling through and exploring all the foodie jaunts our city…
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Cooking for the College Bound
Friday, July 22nd, 2011
Cramped dorm rooms, cafeterias and pizza Learn to cook real and healthy meals that haven’t been sloshing around a residence hall kitchen…
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Summer Italian Cheeses & Prosecco
Saturday, July 23rd, 2011
Italians are well known for their absolutely divine way of composing a meal, but the secret is in the pristinely composed…
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The Middle Child Sustainable Food Camp: Day 6: Science, Art, Music & Food Party Starring Summer Fruits & Vegetables
Friday, July 22nd, 2011
There’s no better time than your kid’s formative years to introduce them to the role that food …
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The Power of Sour: A Sour Beers Journey
Thursday, July 21st, 2011
Explore the world of beers in our Summer Brewskies Series alongside brewskie aficionado Hagan Blount…
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Summer Brewskies! Stop Letting Hagan Taste Your Beer, Drink it with Ger-Nis!
Classes take place on Thursday evenings throughout summer: July 21st, August 4th, August 18th, August 25th, and September 1st, 2011
Explore the world of beers alongside brewskie aficionado Hagan…
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The Middle Child Sustainable Food Camp: Day 5: Food Photography, Photo Journalism & Recipe Creating: Adventures in Freestyle
Thursday, July 21st, 2011
The best time to introduce your kid to the role that food plays…
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Summer Sangrias & Tapas
Wednesday, July 21st, 2011
While the French are known for their wine and cheese and the Germans for their beer and sausage, the Spanish…
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Ger-Nis Summer Social Club: Beer Day With Beer Table
Wednesday, July 20th, 2011
This summer Ger-Nis Summer Social Club turns the tables on your typical summer habits by charting a new course through the bountiful world of great food…
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Ice Cream, Sorbet, Gelato & Granita
Wednesday, July 20th, 2011
All over the world one of the greatest pleasures people of all ages share is a mutual love for ice cream, sorbets, gelato and granitas…
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The Middle Child Sustainable Food Camp: Day 4: Local & Urban Agriculture: Bees, Chickens, Veggies & Rooftops!
Wednesday, July 20th, 2011
There’s no better time than during youth for your kids to learn the role that food plays in the world around them…
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Ger-Nis Summer Social Club: Lunch Meat At Mile End
Tuesday, July 19th, 2011
This summer the Ger-Nis Summer Social Club is making it a mission to hit up all of the most revered food spots…
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The Middle Child Sustainable Food Camp: Day 3: Summer Berries & Baking
Tuesday, July 19th, 2011
There’s no better time than during your kid’s formative years to educate them on the role that food plays in the world…
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Brooklyn Conversations At Our Stove: Contemporary Flavors of Mexico with Roberto Santibañez
Monday, July 18th, 2011
Mastering the art of Mexican cooking is no easy feat, but it’s safe to say Chef Roberto Santibañez…
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The Middle Child Sustainable Food Camp: Day 2: World Food & Culture Day
Monday, July 18th, 2011
There’s no better time than your kid’s formative years to introduce them to the role that food plays in the whole world around them…
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Summer Garden Gazpachos
Sunday, July 17th, 2011
Low in calories with a high flavor impact, summer garden gazpachos make for the perfect soupy saviors for those…
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The Middle Child Sustainable Food Camp: Day 1: Farmers Market Tour, Local Pizza & Natural Fruit Sodas
Sunday, July 17th, 2011
There’s no better time than your kid’s formative years ..
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The Middle Child Sustainable Food Camp: Week Long Camp
Sunday, July 17th, 2011; Monday, July 18th, 2011; Tuesday, July 19th, 2011; Wednesday, July 20th, 2011; Thursday, July 21st, 2011; Friday, July 22nd, 2011
There’s no better time than your kid’s formative years to…
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French Parisian Macaroons
Saturday, July 16th, 2011
The macaroon is factually a light, baked petite confection of pleasure to uncover….
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Ger-Nis Summer Social Club: Smorgasburg & Radish Curiosities
Saturday, July 16th, 2011
This summer the Ger-Nis Summer Social Club is making it a mission to hit up all of the buzzed about food spots we’ve been dying to visit …
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Grab & Go Breakfast
Saturday, July 16th, 2011
A healthy breakfast is so important to enjoy every day to prepare us to take on our packed days full-throttle. …
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Ger-Nis Summer Social Club: Rocky Sullivan’s, Think Global, Eat Local
Friday, July 15th, 2011
The Ger-Nis Summer Social Club rolls in this summer, putting our best foot forward so we can wade in all of the raved…
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Hot Nights, Sexy Singles: Indian Nibbles & Drinks
Friday, July 15th, 2011
Our Full Moon Date Night Series goes rogue and howls out for the sexy singles…
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Ger-Nis Summer Social Club: Morning Yoga & Smoothies
Friday, July 15th, 2011
Pass your summer morning with the Ger-Nis Summer Social Club stretching, posing and hydrating with smoothies…
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Bastille Day Feast
Thursday, July 14th, 2011
New York City is one of the best places to celebrate Bastille Day outside of France…
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Ger-Nis Summer Social Club: Metropolitan Opera & Antipasti in The Park
Wednesday, July 13th, 2011
This summer the Ger-Nis Summer Social Club is taking it to the park for some opera. We are excited to soak up the view …
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Asian Dumpling Workshop with Cathy Erway
Wednesday, July 13th, 2011
Moonbeams, dumplings and dragon boats… You’ll be getting to know one of these Asian cultural elements alongside Cathy Erway at this…
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Seasonal Summer Pasta: Bright Colors, Bold Flavors
Tuesday, July 12th, 2011
Ditch the pasta making machines tonight; we’re going old school with this one. Tonight we’ll be…
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Seasonal Soup & Sandwich: Artisanal Grilled Cheese & Cooling Heirloom Tomato Soup
Sunday, July 10th, 2011
In our seasonal soup and sandwich classes, we aim to unlock the door to creating fantastic soups and sandwiches year round…
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Kindercooks Book Club: One Watermelon Seed
Saturday, July 9th, 2011
We find our special kinder-cooks to be a special crowd and with this in mind we designed a seasonal series book club designed to plant food seeds in their little minds and help teach…
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Midsummer Night Snacks
Tuesday, July 5th, 2011
Everyone gets a hankering for something tasty late at night, especially us busy New Yorkers…
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Spring Solo Cooking
Thursday, June 30th, 2011
While cooking for one can seem overwhelming and wasteful, not to mention time consuming and energy draining, and often a reminder of “aloneness”, it can actually improve your overall quality…
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Curry It Up!
Wednesday, June 29th, 2011
Making a good, fresh curry from scratch sometimes seems too daunting a task, with most fearing the project would foil rather than flourish. With this class, we hope to turn that all around…
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Ger-Nis Summer Social Club: Bierkraft Tuesday Tastings
Tuesday, June 28th, 2011
The Ger-Nis Summer Social Club lets all us foodie people hang out this summer for cheap and sometimes free…
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Fruit of the World: Let’s Go Bananas
Tuesday, June 28th, 2011
Bananas are one of the most widely consumed fruits in the world and are the go-to fruit for most people. And with all their nutritious properties…
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Ger-Nis Summer Social Club: Dinner & A Boulder
Monday, June 27th, 2011
The Ger-Nis Summer Social Club is all set to take you on an exciting Bouldering journey with us…
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Ger-Nis Summer Social Club: Brooklyn Bowl & Beer
Sunday, June 26th, 2011
Pin ‘em at Brooklyn Bowl this summer with the Ger-Nis Summer Social Club, with the objective of hanging out with the local community…
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Ger-Nis Summer Social Club: Sycamore: Beer, BBQ & A Bouquet
Saturday, June 25th, 2011
The Ger-Nis Summer Social Club is bringing you along for the ride as we explore all of the most dynamic local food spots with amazing deals…
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Summer Popsicles
Saturday, June 25th, 2011
There is no better way to beat the summer heat and satisfy your little ones’ cravings than with POPSICLES! It’s true too that when the heat…
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Herb Pestos & Chimichurri
Saturday, June 25th, 2011
Summer gives us herbal bountry and what better way to utlize summers herbal bounty than in pestos and…
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Ger-Nis Summer Social Club: Red Hook Water Museum: Waterfront Book Museum, Books, Tacos & Soccer
Saturday, June 25th, 2011
The Ger-Nis Summer Social Club is blowing in this summer…
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White, Blue & Bubbly (A Gay Ole Time)
Friday, June 24th, 2011
Kick off your shoes, turn up the heat- its gay pride week, and we’re celebrating at Ger-Nis with a festive gay-friendly cooking class designed to lift our spirits…
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Ger-Nis Summer Social Club: Rolling Through Central Park
Friday, June 24th, 2011
Spend your summer days with the Ger-Nis Summer Social Club, with the objective of hanging out with the local foodie…
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What’s in Season: Farm Fresh Eggs
Thursday, June 23rd, 2011
This time around, there are no usual suspects here—we’re getting yolked up to our sleeves in farm fresh eggs. …
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Cuisines of the World: Central America, Los Dulces
Tuesday, June 21st, 2011
Desserts in the region are mainly composed of bread, milk, eggs, and fruit tending toward richness while definitely highlighting…
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Ger-Nis Summer Social Club: Lunch-Meat At Cubana Cafe
Tuesday, June 21st, 2011
This summer the Ger-Nis Summer Social Club makes its official debut around town! The new “it” club provides the perfect haven for sustainable and conscientious foodies for our community…
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Technique of the Season: Poaching
Saturday, June 11th, 2011
In the spring, with so many fresh vegetables, herbs, and fruits to choose from, there are many ways to incorporate poaching…
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Father’s Day BBQ: An Outing of Manly Tastes & Portions
Saturday June 18th, 2011
Celebrate dad in a way he’ll love-The BBQ! With the first spring’s youthful qualities and warm breezes comes dad’s desire…
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Meat Your Maker: Pastrami & Corned Beef Reubens
Thursday, June 16th, 2011
In this class, we’ll learn all of the steps that go into crafting the perfect Reuben, focusing on all the components that go into producing this…
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What’s in Season: Strawberries & Rhubarb
Wednesday, June 15th, 2011
This class will focus on varieties and qualities of strawberries and rhubarbs available this time around, and expose you to how fantastically they pair …
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Ger-Nis Summer Social Club: Free Bottle of Wine Night at Miriam Restaurant
Wednesday, June 15th, 2011
This summer the Ger-Nis Summer Social Clun is bringing you to all the hottest local food spots, with amazing deals…
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Pizza & Calzones
Tuesday, June 14th, 2011
It’s safe to say pizza and calzones make the average human purr in delight. Taking it a step further, eating a top-notch, high-quality, homemade varieties…
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New Orleans Style Brunch: A Jazzy Good Time
Sunday, June 12th, 2011
Sunday Brunch is an all-day affair in the Big Easy. Many of the city’s most famous restaurants, such as Brennan’s and Commander’s Palace…
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Spring Herbal Spa Party with D’Mai Urban Spa
Saturday, June 11th, 2011
It’s that time of year again, so take off your tights, kick off your boots and get ready for the spring unveil. No long lines at the spa this season…
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Chocolate Truffles: Beyond the Basics
Friday, June 10th, 2011
Spring has a knack for making life a little sweeter. With its natural affinity for brightening our days, it’s only sensible to enhance the experience with a spring-inspired treat….
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Make Your Own Mozzarella with Fromager Waldemar Albrecht
Thursday, June 9th, 2011
Please join us for a fun hands-on night in which participants will make mozzarella from curds, and get to enjoy them with easy dishes designed to enliven every taste bud…
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Chinese Buddhist Vegetarian
Wednesday, June 8th, 2011
Kian Lam Kho, a chef and writer specializing in Chinese cuisine, is well-versed in the art of Chinese Vegetarianism, and is gracing us tonight to share with us tips and tricks …
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Cuisines of the World: Central America, Panama
Tuesday, June 7th, 2011
Some may rave that the best thing about Panamanian food is the abundance of fresh seafood available, which is certainly an essential component that puts Panamanian cuisine…
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Pig Out! All About Cooking the Pig
Sunday, June 5th, 2011
Everyone these days has gone pork crazy setting the culinary world ablaze with new and inventive ways to utilize the entire pig! Not only is it resourceful, it’s cheap…
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Fresh Thai
Saturday, June 4th, 2011
Learn the secret freshness of Thai in this class as we work with simple, raw ingredients that are packed with flavor…
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Spring Italian Soups
Thursday, June 2nd, 2011
Italians take pride in expressing the seasons through their food, and soups provide an excellent medium for doing so. The key behind…
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Spring Lasagna and Canelloni
Wednesday, June 1st, 2011
Who doesn’t like a warm pasta dish oozing with cheese and luscious sauce? It’s the ultimate comfort food and can satisfy most any soul on a cold winter’s day. But how does this apply to spring…
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What’s in Season: Asparagus, A Spearing Good Time
Tuesday, May 31st, 2011
Our “What’s in Season” series classes zero in the fresh produce available each season at your local farmer’s market! This time around, we’ll be focusing on that sultry, little spear- asparagus…
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Spring Herbal Kitchen
Thursday, May 26th, 2011
Spring is here and with it, it’s bringing an abundance of seasonal, fresh herbs to us all. For those of us who don’t know much when it comes to fresh herbs…
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Knife Skills: Hone Yours
Wednesday, May 25th, 2011
The knife is the most fundamental kitchen tool, and the way by which you relate to your knife will contribute in large measure to the joy you can experience…
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Spring Salads & Vinaigrettes
Tuesday, May 24th, 2011
The key to making a great salad is using the freshest ingredients available, as well as knowing how to dress up your greens! Excellent vinaigrettes and dressings…
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Bloody Mary Brunch
Sunday, May 22nd, 2011
Calling all savory spirits out there, we’ve laid out the groundwork for producing a heartier, more savory brunch in the name of the Bloody Mary. Kick that sweet…
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East v. West: A Night of American Artisan Cheeses
Saturday, May 21st, 2011
American artisanal cheeses have come a long way over the last 30 years, with practically every state in the nation churning out fantastic and distinct varieties of cheese…
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Teen Day Camp: Farmer’s Market Finds
Saturday May 21st, 2011
Spring time is the peak of the farmers markets and they are bursting with variety, freshness and ripeness. Fresh Farmers market fare is for all ages…
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The Squid & the Whale (Minus the Whale)
Friday, May 20th, 2011
In this class, we’ll be zeroing in on the squid- a versatile and easy to use creature to fill in the gaps of our sustainable seafood needs. We’ll act the part of submarine tonight…
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Spring Risotto
Thursday, May 19th, 2011
Don’t let people fool you into making risotto out to be a complicated monster of a dish. We’re here to show you how easy and satisfying risotto is to make…
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The Whole Fish
Wednesday, May 18th, 2011
Fish makes for an easy meal because it cooks up quickly and carries wonderful light and fresh notes. We’ll get cracking, using the bones and the various parts to…
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Cuisines of the World: Central America, Nicaragua
Tuesday, May 17th, 2011
A mixture of indigenous and Spanish/Creole cuisines comprises la comida Nica, which includes a lot of corn, peppers, black beans, plantains…
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Organics for Fido
Sunday May 15th, 2011
In this class, we’ll cover the basics of organic pet treats, from ingredients to flavors your pet will adore. We’ll show you…
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Sustainable Wine Geekery
Saturday, May 14th, 2011
This class is specially designed for the novice wine enthusiast. We’re here to satisfy your curiosity and answer questions about all things wine in a fun and relaxed environment …
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Fruit of the World: Mango
Saturday, May 14th, 2011
Fruit of the World is a class series designed to expose and familiarize “the middle child” (between the ages of 6 and 12) with the abundant diversity…
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Coffee-nate Yourself with Dallis Brothers Coffee
SatThursday, May 12th, 2011
Coffee has become a major fixture in our day-to-day lives, loyally perking us up as we desire. But, chances are, most of us lack much insight and knowledge…
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Art of the Artichoke
Wednesday, May 11th, 2011
There’s a reason this class asserts mastering the artichoke as an art form. Without the right technique, the entire procedure can seem like a nightmare…
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Seasonal Herbal Desserts: A Spring Fling to Remember
Tuesday, May 10th, 2011
Fresh herbs do a splendid job adding flavor and nutrients to desserts without relying on excess sugars or other typical dessert components. You learn how to…
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Mother’s Day Champagne Brunch
Sunday, May 8th, 2011
Show mom how much you love her today with a unique family gift- a fun cooking class adventure to take on as a…
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Fresh Sausage-Making Skills
Saturday, May 7th, 2011
Back by popular demand, a Ger-Nis culinary class on making fresh sausage at home has returned. This time around, the class takes an interesting twist, exploring some favorite sausage classics…
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What’s in Season: Peas—Snap, Snow, & Shelling
Friday, May 6th, 2011
This spring, get to know the peas popping up in your region from snow to snap to shoots to sweet while learning…
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Cinco de Mayo Fiesta: Authentico de Puebla
Thursday, May 5th, 2011
On Cinco de Mayo, you will find many New Yorkers spilling out from the bars and on to the sidewalks in celebration of May the 5th. But what does this holiday really signify…
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What’s in Season: Ramps—Spring’s Wild Child
Wednesday, May 4th, 2011
“What’s in Season” series is designed to help you make the most of what’s available each season at our local farmers markets! Ramps are a well kept secret in…
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Cuisines of the World: Central America, Guatemala
Tuesday, May 3rd, 2011
Guatemalan food shares a lineage with that of Southern Mexico, but it is distinguished by its regional variants. Dishes tend to incorporate a lot of ingredients but…
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Spring Detox: Purify, Simplify, & Cleanse
Monday, May 2nd, 2011
When we think about spring cleaning, we tend to forget about our own bodies, but giving our bodies a spring cleanse is…
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The Coffee Cake: A New Type of Crumb
Sunday, May 1st, 2011
Learn to perfect your own signature coffee cake. While coffee cake is no diet food, there is no reason to skimp on baked goodness given the occasion and even less of a reason when…
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Fill Your Freezer Workshop (Healthy Full)
Saturday, April 30th, 2011
This class is designed for the typical New Yorker leaving wakes in their tracks that want to eat healthier but lack the time to shop for their ingredients…
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Herbal Voyage
Saturday, April 30th, 2011
Let your kids discover the world of fresh herbs on our herbal voyage. This class is geared up to get your kids excited about herbs…
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Seasonal Soup & Sandwich
Saturday, January 29th, 2011
The soup and sandwich coupling can be filed under one of the greatest power couples of all time- whether you meet them at lunch time or for a weeknight…
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Spring Vegetables with Peter Berley
Friday, April 29th, 2011
Tonight Peter Berley will show you a ton of vegetables available this season in our region and how to cook them up like…
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Southern “Finger Lickin’ Good” Food
Thursday, April 28th, 2011
Come down home and learn how to make a simple yet satisfying Southern supper! We’ll put together a tasty meal of traditional dishes found throughout the Southeastern United States…
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Fresh & Fast Weeknight Meals: Stir Fry Wednesday
Wednesday, April 27, 2011
Whether you’re exhausted from a long day of work or needing a quick, sustaining option to last the whole night long, you’ve got to have solutions. People have a lot of reasons to stir fry…
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What’s in Season: Mint & Lamb, Spring’s Perfect Pair
Tuesday, April 26th, 2011
This time around we’ll be focusing on how to make the most delectable use of fresh, spring lamb and its perfect pairing…
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Decadent Desserts
Saturday, April 23rd, 2011
Come out and find your sweet side as we teach you how to make restaurant quality desserts at home. A great dessert makes…
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Homemade Granola, Muesli, & Dried Fruits
Saturday, April 23rd, 2011
This little family of breakfast items makes morning meals a cinch because they allow you the pleasure and grace of making them ahead of time, simplifying the way…
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Spring Gravies & Sauces
Wednesday, April 20th, 2011
A sauce is to a dish as a blanket to a bed, adding an extra dimension in which to find satisfaction. There are few who would argue…
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Cuisines of the World: Central America
Salsa Picante, Centro Americano
Tuesday, April 19th, 2011
Our first stop in our Tour of Central America series will be made in the realm of hot sauce. While not all Central American and Caribbean…
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Cuisines of the World: Central America Series
April 19th, May 3rd & 17th, June 7th and 21st
Climb aboard as Jacques Gautier and Nissa Pierson take us along through the hills and valleys of Central American cuisine. Leave Brooklyn to the wolves of your mind…
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The Vegan Bakery
Sunday, April 17th, 2011
Kick that reliance on butter, eggs, and milk in your baked goods out the door when you come through ours to learn simple vegan techniques and ingredients…
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Baker’s Breakfast: Muffins, Biscotti, & Scones
Saturday,April 16th, 2011
Wouldn’t it be nice to just sit back, enjoy your morning cup of Joe with a freshly baked treat? Lucky for you, you can have that…
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Seasonal Entertaining: Dazzling Vegan Dinners
Thursday, April 14th, 2011
Our Seasonal Entertaining series aims to show you simply exquisite recipes that’ll make your dinners this season memorable. Eating vegan is the new black—chic, sensible, and easy…
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Take the Fat Outta Comfort Food
Wednesday, April 13th, 2011
Because we believe it’s a darn shame that extra calories and fat have become synonymous with what we consider comfort foods, we’re sending in the troops to show you that your old favorites …
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Fresh Pasta Spring Style: Ravioli & Tortellini
Tuesday, April 12th, 2011
Have you ever considered the ravioli or tortellini as something you could just whip up? It’s easier than…
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Ger-Nis Sunday Night Supper Club
Sunday, April 10, 2011
An Awakening in Gowanus Ger-Nis Modern French Country Farm Style!…
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Tapas & Wine
Thursday, April 7th, 2011
The allure of tapas comes from a variety of directions but it’s not hard to see what makes them so popular. Getting to eat a meal comprised…
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What’s in Season: Carrots, Uproot Spring’s Earthy Flavors
Wednesday, April 6th, 2011
This time, we’ll be covering the many varieties of carrots available at spring farmer’s markets from baby carrots to white, Thumbelina to rainbow and…
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Tamales
Saturday, April 2nd, 2011
Tonight we have tamales! Learn the different dough recipes and the wrappings from the banana leaf to the corn husk, how to assemble them with their fillings…
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The Martini Mad Scientist
Saturday April 16, 2011
The perfect anecdote for a crappy day, martini experimentation revs up our creative energies and brings our culinary whims to full…
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Seasonal Herbal Desserts: Sweet Spring Fantasies
Thursday, March 31, 2011
Our seasonal herbal dessert series is designed to keep you inspired to keep you indulging but in a lighter style. In this series we focus on healthy…
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Tour of India: Vegetarian Delight
Tuesday, March 29th, 2011
Each season, Ger-Nis visits a particular country in our Cuisines of the World Series to learn about the amazing history, traditions, and customs and of…
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Fresh & Fast Weeknight Meals: Stir Fry Wednesday
Wednesday, March 23rd, 2011
Whether you’re exhausted from a long day of work or needing a quick, sustaining option to last the whole night long, you’ve got to have solutions…
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Knife Skills: Hone Yours
Tuesday, March 22nd, 2011
A knife is the most fundamental tool used in the kitchen. The ease and comfort you may take with a knife will contribute in large measure to the joy you can…
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Seasonal Soup Salad
Saturday, March 19th, 2011
In this seasonal soup and salad class, we’re uncovering the secrets to making these two great dishes all year round. Winter months are not always…
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St. Patrick’s Day Celebration & Feast
Thursday, March 17th, 2011
Join us for a night of fun and celebration this St. Patrick’s Day by getting to know the food and culture of the Irish as well as discussing what the holiday…
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Bruschetta, Tapenades and Crostini
Wednesday, March 16th, 2011
Tonight is a night of nibbles and delicious treats. Assorted breads and spreads can liven up any time of day, meal, make a great snack, and put…
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What’s in Season: Celery Root
Tuesday, March 15th, 2011
Our “What’s in Season” classes aim to familiarize you with this season’s offerings while they are at their peak! This time, we’re shining a little light…
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Sustainable Seafood: Doing Your Part
Wednesday, March 9th, 2011
This class aims to explain how to enjoy your seafood without contributing to the detriment of our oceans and wildlife. …
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Tour of India: Dal, Rice & Beans
Tuesday, March 8th, 2011
The rise of popularity of India for travel as well as cuisine grows significantly more every year, gaining new devotees at a rapid speed. Ger-Nis…
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What’s in Season: Citrus – Grapefruit, Lemons and Limes
Saturday, March 5th, 2011
Citrus is at its peak this time of year, with offerings of grapefruit, lemons, and limes primed and ready to brighten the winter doldrums. While most…
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A Night of Mezzes with Miriam Restaurant
Wednesday, March 3rd, 2011
Mezzes, which literally translates to “tasty snacks,” have in fact outgrown their snack trousers. Hot or cold, spicy or sweet, mezzes are eaten collectively as a…
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Tour of India: Indian Street Food
Tuesday, March 1st, 2011
Once again, Ger-Nis is proud to offer a series of classes that delve into the culture and food of a particular place that brings excitement and joy…
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Make Your Own Take Out: Vietnamese Pho & Bubble Tea, Lazy Sunday
Sunday, February 27th, 2011
Feeling lazy on a Sunday? Don’t reach for the take out, make your own! Vietnamese Pho, an intensely flavorful and aromatic…
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Foil Packet Meals
Tuesday, February 24th, 2011
Yeah sure, foil dinners remind us of camping in the great outdoors, but they’re quite brilliant for a busy work week, prepped ahead of time for the kids…
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Nissa’s Taqueria
To Be Determined
In this class we are headed into Taco land, where flavors explode like the volcanoes that speckle the California lands. Nissa will be transforming…
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What the heck do I do with this? Horseradish
Saturday, February 19th, 2011
We all run into weird, out of the ordinary things in life often with these items we wonder, “What the heck do I do with this?” In this class on horseradish…
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World Spice Market
Saturday, February 19th, 2011
Traveling through the spice markets of the world, inhaling the deep and rich fragrances of exotic spices is one of life’s greatest pleasures. Just a…
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Pretzels, Mustard & Beer
Thursday, February 17th, 2011
Pretzels, mustard, and beer, one of the best trios in food today provide us with the hearty brawn we so often crave during the cold, winter months. Mature, masculine snacks…
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Tour of India: Indian Breads, Chutneys, Pickles & Raitas
Tuesday, February 15th, 2011
Ger-Nis is globetrotting once again—as we leave the borough of Brooklyn (well, not really) for the exotic landscapes. There are so many…
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Pizza Chefs: It’s All About the Toppings
Saturday, February 12th, 2011
Pizza is an American food staple and a beloved favorite amongst many families. Not only is it convenient, but it’s delicious too…
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Duck 101
Thursday, February 10th, 2011
Julia Child loved roasting duck and she was a fearless cook and maybe with just a little push, you might follow suit! More and more, people…
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Modern Brownie
Wednesday, February 9th, 2011
Brownies play a prominent role in classic All-American desserts as a chocolate lover’s dream! Tonight we’re going to kick it up a notch with…
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Southeast Asian Night
Tuesday, February 8th, 2011
This class will acquaint you with some of the tastes and flavors of Laos, a landlocked country in Southeast Asia, bordered by Cambodia, China, Thailand…
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All about Pasta and Sauce
Sunday, February 6th, 2011
There’s a reason everyone around the world knows and loves pasta. It’s a chef’s greatest canvas, eagerly awaiting a delicious sauce to blanket its hearty…
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Chocoholics
Saturday, February 5th, 2011
This Saturday evening we’ll be rubbing noses with the divine, sharing and discussing the world of chocolate with an emphasis on sustainable…
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Unearth the Wonders of Whole Grains
Saturday, February 5th, 2011
Want your teens to take control of their bodies by providing it with the nutrients it craves and do so with pleasure? If the teen in question resists whole…
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Seasonal Entertaining: Valentine’s Day, Seasonal Romance
Friday, February 4th, 2011
This Valentine’s Day menu is not about extravagant oysters and caviars, but rather about keeping the love focused on seasonal eating bathed in romance…
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Sweet & Savory: Tart Art
Thursday, February 3rd, 2011
In this class, we’ll be sculpting tarts sweet and savory deserving of a permanent exhibition in the MoMa. We’ll concentrate on two types of dough…
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What’s in Season: Onion (Storage)
Wednesday, February 2nd, 2011
Our “What’s In Season” series aims to show you how marvelously unusual the range of a particular seasonal fruit or vegetable can be but in the dark and dreary…
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Tour of India: Herbs & Spices
Tuesday, February 1st, 2011
Come discover the many enchanting facets of India in our food tour series of cooking classes based around popular Indian recipes. Lucky for…
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The Super Bowl: Yuppy Style
Sunday, January 30th, 2011
It’s that time of year when millions of Americans glue themselves to their couches for snack time, epic half time performances, and some seriously…
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Cake Making: From Flavor to Design
Saturday, January 29th, 2011
As Marie Antoinette once said, “Let them eat cake.” And here at Ger-Nis, we couldn’t agree more. Have you ever wanted to make a cake that would impress…
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Cooking and Eating Local with Chef Jordan Colon of Eat
Thursday, January 27th, 2011
Food is an essential everyday need and in our culture, food is beginning to define who we are as individuals. The food industry has been changing for…
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World of Lentils
Wednesday, January 26th, 2011
Lentils are a true international staple– from French to Indian, and Moroccan to Italian, all of which credit this versatile bean in their cuisine. With hues…
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Knife Skills: Hone Yours
Tuesday, January 25th, 2011
A knife is the most fundamental tool used in the kitchen. The ease and comfort you may take with a knife will contribute in large measure to the joy you can…
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What’s in Season: Citrus – Mandarines, Tangerines and Oranges
Saturday, January 22nd, 2011
Our “What’s In Season” series is designed to familiarize you with what produce makes itself available throughout each season; this time taking on the world…
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Donuts, Sweet Rolls & Quick Breads
Saturday, January 22nd, 2010
What child doesn’t like donuts, sweet rolls, and quick breads? Even better, what child doesn’t like to make these super easy recipes with their moms, dads…
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Roast Lamb Dinner
Wednesday, January 19th, 2011
In this class, we’ll travel to flavor country, where they roast succulent meats dripping with deeply rich juices! There is nothing like roasting a lamb; the aroma…
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Cold Weather Vegetarian Flexitarian Cooking
Tuesday, January 18th, 2011
Today a single family can include staunch vegetarians as well as passionate meat lovers. When company shows up, the situation can get even more…
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Healthy Breakfast: Start Your Morning Right
Sunday, January 16th, 2011
The way you relate to your first meal of the day will affect the hours that follow. Let’s halt before grabbing that doughnut or opting for nothing and stifling…
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Seasonal Herbal Desserts: Healthy Herbal Desserts (Special Edition)
Saturday, January 15th, 2011
Just in time to keep your New Year’s pact to stay fit and eat healthy comes our special edition class of seasonal herbal desserts where we focus on healthy ways to indulge…
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Nuts for Nuts
Thursday, January 13th, 2011
A life without nuts is pretty bleak for fanatics both established or soon to be. The earthy wonder of a hazelnut tree or seeing acorns fall to the ground…
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Viva La Pasta
Thursday, January 13th, 2011
You can say pasta makes the kitchen world go round, but, chances are, most of you have yet to learn how to make it from scratch. It’s a chef’s…
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A Sparkling Winter Tasting Story…
Featuring Chef Gabe McMackin of Roberta’s and Moët Hennessey USA
Wednesday, January 12th, 2011
As a lover of food, one knows that every meal is laden with secrets, hidden virtues…
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What’s in Season: Cabbage, Discover Diversity with Winter’s Wonder Crop
Tuesday, January 11th, 2011
Our “What’s In Season” series is designed to familiarize you with what produce makes itself available throughout each season intimately embracing everything…
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What’s in Season: Dark Leafy Greens
Thursday, January 6th, 2011
Do you ever want to sneak more greens into your diet? With this class, you’ll be surprised how easy it is to do! Dark winter greens sometimes get a bad reputation…
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Tour of India Series
Tuesday, February 1st, 2011, Tuesday, February 15th, 2011, Tuesday, March 1st, 2011, Tuesday, March 8th, 2011, Tuesday, March 29th, 2011
Once again, Ger-Nis is proud to offer a series of classes that delve into the culture and food of another land that excites foodies everywhere…
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Sunday Supper Club
Sunday, January 23rd, 2011
It’s the new way to spend Sunday night– adorn yourself in your most dashing attire and indulge in a sensuous evening of food, wine, music and art at the Ger-Nis Culinary & Herb Center Sunday Night Supper Club…
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Holiday Gift Certificates!

Stuff those stockings this season with a Ger-Nis Culinary & Herb Center Gift Certificate!…

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Spring Happy Hour At Ger-Nis with Kitchensurfing
Friday, April 27th, 2012
Spring is here and it’s our birthday! We believe in having the most fun in spring and this month we are on fire with events. …
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Ger-Nis Spring Herbalicious Birthday Bash
Tuesday April 10th , 2012
Underground Eats is throwing us a birthday bash and Louis 649’s infamous Tuesday tastings are going “Herbal” in celebration of our second birthday …
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Spring Fling Pesto Competition, A Benefit for Chefs for the Marcellus
Sunday April, 29th, 2012
A special spring fundraiser benefiting Chefs for the Marcellus, with live jazz, herbal libations, a pesto competition, all to raise awareness to the anti-fracking mission. Take home a handful of fresh herbs!…
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An Herbal “Lunch At Ger-Nis” with Kitchensurfing
Friday, April 13th, 2012
We are comin’ around the bend into our second birthday this April, and don’t expect us to act terrible at all. Spirits are high and we here at Ger-Nis believe that birthdays…
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Sustainable Ceviches
Wednesday August 22nd, 2012
Ceviches are not the kind of devilish little numbers that are meant to be vanquished to the memories of your trip to the Caribbean. With the right ingredients and the right fish, you can…

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Private Holiday Party
November & December
Holidays are a great time to catch up with friends in gatherings small and large alike. Regardless of the crowd you carry, this year consider hosting…
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Ger-Nis Gift Certificates
Give food love with a Ger-Nis Culinary & Herb Center Gift Certificate!…


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Stone Barns:Little Cooks Make & Take
Wednesday February 20th – Friday February 22cnd 2012
Grab the kids for a fun and healthy experience at Stone Barns with our own herbal guru, Nissa. ….
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Ger-Nis Herbalicious Garden (Birthday) Party
Saturday, April 6th, 2013
Get out of the city of for a day and celebrate Ger-Nis’ 3rd birthday in true garden and herbalicious style…………

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The Seasonal Sweetie, Spring Baking
Saturday June 15th, 2013
Come learn the best of three worlds in one class, seaonal rhubard and strawberries, baking and sweets……
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Curry It Up!
Tuesday April 9th, 2013
Making a good, fresh curry from scratch sometimes seems too daunting a task, with most fearing the project would foil rather than flourish. With this class, we hope to turn that all around…
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Seasonal Herbal Desserts: Springtime Fantasies Come to Life
Monday April 15th, 2013
Fresh herbs do a splendid job adding flavor and nutrients to desserts without relying on excess sugars or other typical dessert components. You learn how to…
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Rhubarb Mania, The Savory Side OF Rhubarb
Wednesday May 1st, 2013
Discover the tricks and techniques for using springs tartest friend in savory elements …
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Art of the Artichoke
Sunday, April 21st, 2013
There’s a reason this class asserts mastering the artichoke as an art form. Without the right technique, the entire procedure can seem like a nightmare…oh and Cynar Manhattans…
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Spring Herbal Kitchen
Monday May 13th, 2013
Spring is here and with it, it’s bringing an abundance of seasonal, fresh herbs to us all. For those of us who don’t know much when it comes to fresh herbs…
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Run for the Roses, Derby Day 7 Hat Party
sunday, May 5th, 2013
Get out your biggest and boldest derby hat and gather at our new favorite drinkery for a julep experience……
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The Lemonade Stand
Saturday, June 8th, 2013
This class gives kids an inside look into being an entrepreneur, making the most out of their summer stands…
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Freshest Fastest Garden Thai
Saturday August 10th, 2011
Freshen up! Thai food really shines and relies upon the freshest ingredients around to make its dishes really…
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The Argentinean Gaucho Grill
Saturday August 3rd , 2013
Discover Argentina’s most famous trio, perfectly timed for summer. We’ll play with the various ideas of fusion chimichurris, showing how to keep the concept intact while expanding…
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The Herbal Middle East
sunday August 4th, 2013
Join our own herbal guru Nissa, fresh off her recent trip to Tunisia, while she teaches the very herbacious and vibrant cusine of the Middle East…
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A Night in the Garden
Sunday June 30th, 2013
Come check out a new idea we have in community cooking and sustainable learning….
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Tamales, Salsas Y Bebidas
Friday July 19th, 2013
Tamales, salsas and aguas frescas and maybe even a little Latin Dance competition…
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