Maybe it's a holdover from childhood, but every fall I automatically default to a back-to-school mindset. I buy more books than usual. I go here and stock up on pens. And I look for excuses to be back in a classroom again, whether it's on the teaching or learning end. Luckily, classes you take as an adult can be a lot more fun than chemistry or Econ 101.
Like cooking! (I'm biased, of course, though I would say this even if I didn't teach cooking classes for a living.)
This is all to say that I'm excited to announce a ton of new classes this fall, including dim sum, soup dumplings, and creative vegetarian dumplings. More below!
On September 18th, I will be teaching the first-ever cooking class at West Elm Broadway on the Upper West Side. It's a fantastic space with a lot of light. The class is a twist on my regular dumpling class, an all-vegetarian class called Dumplings and Wontons - Seasonal Vegetables. It's a hands-on class on making dumplings and wontons, and this time we'll use three creative vegetarian fillings with produce from the Greenmarket such as kale, spinach, and sweet potatoes.
On September 25th, I'm teaching a Dumplings and Wontons - Classic Edition class at West Elm Market in DUMBO, in which we work with both a meat and and vegetarian filling (usually kale or spinach.) Like the seasonal veggies Dumplings class, you'll also learn different methods for folding dumpling and wontons and sure-fire ways for cooking them. This class is great for omnivores as well as vegetarians!
Plus! In October I'm teaching a Weekend Cooking Camp at Brooklyn Brainery! You can choose between a workshop that demystifies Shanghainese Soup Dumplings (by popular student request!) and an intensive Dim Sum for Everyone class, where you'll learn favorites such as Steamed Pork Buns, Shu Mai, and many more dishes. Sign up for one class or take both in one weekend!
Here is the full list of the classes that are coming up in September and early October:
September 12 – Introduction to Sichuan Cuisine at Brooklyn Brainery
September 16 – Chinese Vegetarian Cooking at The Institute of Culinary Education
September 18 – Dumplings and Wontons - Seasonal Vegetables at West Elm Broadway
September 25 – Dumplings and Wontons - Classic Edition at West Elm Dumbo
October 5 – Shanghainese Soup Dumplings at Brooklyn Brainery
October 6 – Dim Sum for Everyone at Brooklyn Brainery
See the full list of classes for September through January here.
If you're in New York this fall, I hope you can join me for a session of cooking and —
let's face it — plenty of eating!