Special Events

Special events

BAKE! brings you rare learning opportunities with guest instructors from around the country offering a variety of talks, demonstrations and hands-on classes. Don't miss out!

Fermentation Fun: A Virtual Demo with Amanda Feifer

Dive into fermentation with educator and enthusiast Amanda Feifer. In this virtual demo, we'll go through the specifics of making vegetable ferments (including sauerkraut and fermented pickled vegetables) and kombucha and then switch gears to loads of other fun and easy home ferments such as kefir, yogurt, vinegar, and more. 

She’ll discuss equipment, ingredients, food waste, health benefits, and best practices while diving deep into the ways that understanding the basic science of this process gives you the freedom and confidence to dump bad (and boring) internet recipes and push the boundaries of flavor that fermented foods can provide.

Join us and learn how to harness the power of microbes for a truly healthful, probiotic, living pickle with no hot stove required.  

This demo will be recorded and sent out after class; feel free to sit back, relax, and enjoy the show!

Amanda Feifer has a long-standing crush on food and beverage fermentation. Since she left the world of Big Food in early 2011, she's been teaching classes that range from kefir and kombucha to koji and kvass. She writes the fermentation blog Phickle, and wrote the book on vegetable fermentation (Ferment Your Vegetables, 2015). You can find her pics of stinky, bubbly things on Twitter and Instagram at @phicklefoods.

*Please note that this is not a virtual hands-on class but a demonstration held over Zoom—this means that you’ll be watching as the guest chef prepares dishes. Unlike our hands-on classes, this is not an interactive experience, and thus, we do not encourage attempting to bake or cook along with the program. 

*Recipes will be emailed two days before class.*

 

Dates for the Class Class Format Price Class Status Register
Thursday, August 18, 2022 - 6:00pm - 8:00pm EDT
Virtual $25.00 114 spots left

Simply Julia: A Virtual Demo with Julia Turshen

Join New York Times bestselling cookbook author Julia Turshen as she teaches some of her favorite recipes from her latest book, Simply Julia. In Simply Julia, readers will find 110 foolproof recipes for more nutritious takes on the simple, comforting meals Julia cooks most often—the kind of flavorful yet unfussy food everyone wants to make at home, all comprised of accessible and affordable ingredients. 

In this virtual demo, Julia will be demonstrating how to make some of her favorites from the book, plus the stories behind each recipe.

  • Zucchini, Green Olive + Feta Fritters 
  • June's Corn Salad 
  • Yogurt, Tahini + Parsley Sauce 
  • Palm Springs Pearl Couscous + Citrus Salad

This demo will be recorded and sent out after class; feel free to sit back, relax, and enjoy the show!

More about Julia Turshen

Julia Turshen is a New York Times bestselling cookbook author. Her latest book Simply Julia is a National Bestseller. She has written for multiple publications including The New York Times, The Washington Post, Vogue, and more. She is the founder of Equity At The Table (EATT), an inclusive digital directory of women/non-binary individuals in food, and the host and producer of the podcast Keep Calm and Cook On. She sits on the Kitchen Cabinet Advisory Board for the Smithsonian's National Museum of American History and is a member of God’s Love We Deliver’s Culinary Council. She lives in the Hudson Valley with her spouse Grace and their pets. She teaches live cooking classes every Sunday afternoon.

Order signed, personalized copies of Julia’s books.

*Please note that this is not a virtual hands-on class but a demonstration held over Zoom—this means that you’ll be watching as the guest chef prepares dishes. Unlike our hands-on classes, this is not an interactive experience, and thus, we do not encourage attempting to bake or cook along with the program. 

*Recipes will be emailed two days before class.*

 

Dates for the Class Class Format Price Class Status Register
Friday, September 16, 2022 - 2:00pm - 4:00pm EDT
Virtual $50.00 139 spots left

Intro to Food Writing Workshop with Hannah Howard

We know that many of you love to make food. Perhaps some of you would also like to tell tasty stories and write about food. If that’s you, this intro to food writing workshop with Hannah Howard will give you the tools and inspiration to start.

 

A message from Hannah:

Food helps us connect to our senses, on and off the page. Everyone eats, but food is so much more than fuel. Food is part of our lives, our culture, our history, our struggles, and our dreams. This intro to food writing workshop will help us relay our love for food onto the page. We’ll explore how we can use food as a lens to tell our stories and how to start writing about food, cooking, and baking. 

 

We’ll start with the tangible: the spray of an orange as it’s peeled, the glug of wine being poured, the ooze of cheese from its rind, the scent of cookies baking. Then we’ll delve into all the places those sensory moments can take us, from memories and fantasies to love and loss. We'll explore what food writing can be, read and discuss an essay together, and dig into several prompts to get us writing about food and telling stories during the class.

 

Hannah Howard, a writer, editor, and food expert who spent her formative years in New York City, is the author of the bestselling memoirs, Feast: True Love in and out of the Kitchen (Little A, 2018) and Plenty: A Memoir of Food and Family (Little A, 2021). She is also Editor-in-Chief at ParentCo, a digital publication devoted to changing the conversation around parenthood. She writes and speaks about parenting, food, body image, and beyond.


Hannah's work has been featured in New York Magazine, Bon Appetit, Saveur, VICE, SELF, Wine Enthusiast, Thrillist, Time Out New York, Salon, and the Chicago Review of Books. She also teaches writing classes and lives in Frenchtown, NJ with her family.

Dates for the Class Class Format Price Class Status Register
Sunday, October 23, 2022 - 2:00pm - 4:00pm EDT
Virtual $50.00 19 spots left