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Get Professional in Your Own Kitchen

Aug 10, 2020
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Have you been looking for new ways to bring some excitement into your home kitchen? Try learning some fancy cocktail recipes, trying your hand at recreating restaurant dishes, and more to turn yourself into a kitchen pro.

Whole Foods Market (10 Columbus Circle) has introduced a brand-new digital curriculum, Home Ec 365, an educational platform and full playbook to maximize your home life for the 21st century. Powered by Teachable, these courses are here to make your life easier and more delicious with experts offering their best tips and tricks, including transforming food scraps, choosing the right cleaning products, and more. Click here for more information and to enroll. The first 2,500 customers who enroll in Home Ec 365 will receive in-store coupons! 

Gourmet Garage (155 West 66th Street) is also offering a Virtual Cooking Class, Chef Danny Live, that’s available for $20. Don’t want to shop for all the ingredients yourself? You can purchase the Virtual Class with a Full Ingredient Box for $69.99!

Play bespoke bartender yourself and make some specialty cocktails right from your own kitchen with Williams Sonoma’s catalog of cocktail recipes online. Try out a Pomegranate Champagne Cocktail, a Maple Bourbon Smash, and many more. Williams Sonoma at The Shops at Columbus Circle (10 Columbus Circle) is currently offering curbside pick-up too, so order some classic bartending items such as a set of glasses, a cocktail shaker, and various sized jiggers for measuring like a real bartender.

While Dig (100 West 67th Street) is open for take-out and delivery, they also offer #DigatHome recipes via their Instagram page. Why not try making their Spicy Coconut Kale or their popular Herb Roasted Chicken? Or, indulge with their Smoked Cheddar and Garlic Scape Drop Biscuits! Check out all the recipes they have posted on their Instagram here.

Fire up your grill and prepare a Summer Barbeque Meal Kit for Four by Jean-Georges (1 Central Park West)! Inspired by Jean-Georges' summer weekends in the Hamptons, the kit includes organic and locally-sourced ingredients such as seasonal vegetables, chicken, shrimp, signature sauces, homemade cookie dough and a bottle of Jean Georges Pinot Noir. The Meal Kit is available to purchase for $280 until September 2. 

You can also check out some recipes right from Bluebird London’s kitchen in The Shops at Columbus Circle (10 Columbus Circle). Though the restaurant is still closed, they’ve posted some great dishes to recreate like Truffle Mac & Cheese, Nutella French Toast, and Honey Caramel Flan. They’ve got you covered for dinner, brunch, and dessert!

The New York Public Library is hosting an online discussion titled Let’s Talk Cookbooks: Lunch Edition on Friday, August 14 at 1:00pm. This free virtual meet-up encourages participants to bring and share awesome recipes for delicious dishes. So, bring your favorite lunch recipe to the table and grab a pen to write down some new ideas.

Take some time to check in with Chef Michael Lomonaco of Porter House Bar & Grill (10 Columbus Circle) for a short cooking series on YouTube. Chef Lomanaco’s videos walk you through his favorite recipes to make at home, such as Pasta Alla Gricia or Hot Dogs with Bourbon Red Onion Jam. Click here for the series.

Also, from Margaritas to Guacamole, learn how to make your Rosa Mexicano (61 Columbus Ave) favorites in the comfort of your home! The restaurant is offering delivery and take-out as well as outside dining, but they’ve also listed a few recipes online that you can check out here.

The Smith (1900 Broadway) can deliver prepared food, fresh produce, and even cocktails to your kitchen through their program, The Smith at Home. And, if you want to try to recreate some of your favorite dishes from the restaurant, they have meal kits available to order, including The Smith burgers, ricotta gnocchi, and oysters! 

If you need more recipe inspiration, why not buy a cookbook from Shakespeare & Co. (2020 Broadway) or check out NYT Cooking?  

Become your own personal chef with the help of some Lincoln Square staples.

Photo credit: Whole Foods Market