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November 02, 2017
November 2, 2017 - Fresh Twists for the Thanksgiving Table
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A Fresh Twist on Thanksgiving
Thanksgiving is a great holiday! It's the annual event that unites all Americans with different traditions, and centers around thanks and gratefulness for bountiful food, family, and friends.

IN THIS ISSUE, we offer a flurry of tips for the big day and hope that you'll be able to put them to good use in the days ahead. We include four recipes that are delicious any time of the year, but might provide some added inspiration for this year's celebration

THANK YOU! In this season of thanks, we'd like to extend our gratitude to you for your loyalty and for being the most important part of our business!
Recipes
Finex and Wusthof
Finex and Wusthof
Finex and Wusthof
Great Gifts
Private Parties
Cooking Classes
Friday, November 3, 2017 - 6:30pm
OH MY PIZZA PIE! A HANDS-ON, PARTY STYLE WORKSHOP
with Joan Baumer and Carrie DiPietro
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Travel to the mountains of Acerno, Italy with Carrie and Joan as you make authentic white, red, and margarita pies. In this hands-on workshop, you will learn the DiPietro secrets for dough making, stretching, shaping, and baking off your pizzas. And, as a special bonus, you will go home with sauce and dough so that you can make a freshly baked pie in your own oven. Join us at Whisk for a Friday night filled with the Italian pizza pies of your dreams. Beer and vino included!
Saturday, November 4, 2017 - 6:30pm
THAI ONE ON!
with Ana Soares
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Spice up your holiday season with a world of exotic flavors combined with simple techniques as you make authentic versions of Thailand's most popular recipes. Join Ana for an entertaining and educational class as she teaches you how to balance hot, sour, salty and sweet flavors to create perfect dishes. Sign up to Thai One On in the Whisk kitchen!
Thursday, November 9, 2017 - 6:15pm
GIRLS' NIGHT OUT: HOLIDAY COCKTAIL PARTY 101
with Joan Baumer and Jackie Williamson
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Join us for nibbles, noshes, and sweets as Joan and Jackie share tips for throwing parties with stress-free, make-ahead hors d'oeuvres, desserts, and festive drinks. Enjoy a hands-on workshop filled with irresistable cocktail food that will inspire creations for your visiting holiday guests. Grab your gal pals...it's party time!
Friday, November 10, 2017 - 11:00am
HEAVENLY HOLIDAY PIES AND TARTS
with Carrie DiPietro
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Join Carrie as she teaches you techniques and recipes for a flawless, buttery crust that is guaranteed to elicit ooohs! Using the finest ingredients, you'll make two delicious pastries, one that is savory and one that is sweet. Get ready for a hands-on class as you enjoy the pies of your dreams.
Saturday, November 11, 2017 - 10:30am
MASTERING KNIFE SKILLS with SPECIAL GUEST ETHAN HAMME
with Ethan Hamme
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Practice makes perfect! Sharpen your knife skills with Messermeister's Ethan Hamme as he teaches classic cuts, fundamentals, mechanics, maintenance, and knife safety. If you want to take your cooking to the next level, we highly recommend this class.
Saturday, November 11, 2017 - 1:30pm
MASTERING KNIFE SKILLS with SPECIAL GUEST ETHAN HAMME - ENCORE
with Ethan Hamme
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Practice makes perfect! Sharpen your knife skills with Messermeister's Ethan Hamme as he teaches classic cuts, fundamentals, mechanics, maintenance, and knife safety. If you want to take your cooking to the next level, we highly recommend this class.
Sunday, November 12, 2017 - 1:00pm
MASTER SUSHI WORKSHOP
with Supharat "John" Ratana
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Prepare for a feast as you rock and roll with Chef "John" Supharat Ratana! Get one-on-one pointers in this small, HANDS-ON class. Chef "John" will demonstrate knife skills, share knowledge on using the highest quality ingredients, and show you what tools you need to become a sushi master in your own home.
Cooking Classes
Saturday, November 18, 2017 - 1:30pm
UNDER PRESSURE AND PRAISE FOR BRAISE
with David Summer
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Join David for an informative lesson in the art of pressure cooking and braising. Learn how to use the right equipment, and how to layer ingredients and brown properly. Enjoy short ribs and mushroom risotto while learning professional tips including the conversion formula for switching up your traditional recipes. 'Tis the season for praise of the braise and pressure cooking!
Saturday, November 18, 2017 - 6:30pm
GLOBAL DESTINATION: PAELLA PARTY EN ESPANA
with Ana Soares
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Join Ana for a visit to Spain, with a four course meal packed with seasonal and traditional flavors including a show-stopping paella as the main dish. Tapas, sangria, and a stunning dessert follow. Mas espana? Ole!
Sunday, November 19, 2017 - 2:00pm
WAFFLE WONDERS
with Jay White
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We love the smell and the taste of freshly made waffles! Join Jay in a hands-on workshop as he unleashes the full potential of this versatile delight. Waffles deliver all day long as a canapé for hors d'oeuvres, a sandwich, an irresistable brunch entree, or as a decadent dessert. Come join the fun because the options are endless!
Saturday, November 25, 2017 - 2:30pm
MAKE AND TAKE HOLIDAY COOKIES - ENCORE
with Joan Baumer
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Join Joan for a hands-on cookie workshop filled with deliciously divine recipes that will become family favorites. Master cut, scooped and filled cookies as well as tips and tricks for perfect rugelach. Roll up your sleeves and jumpstart the Christmas season. Holiday tea service and hot chocolate included! (Ages 12 — all the way up.)
Sunday, November 26, 2017 - 2:00pm
KIDS: HOLIDAY TOP CHEF COMPETITION
with Cat Parker
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Mix up Master Chef, a cookie competition, and your creative kiddos for an afternoon of friendly fun and mess-making in the Whisk kitchen. Cat will teach your aspiring chefs about food safety, techniques for creating a delicious menu, and will finish with a Food Network experience as the students incorporate holiday inspired mystery ingredients into the sweet finale. Give your child a fun, festive, and creative experience she/he will never forget!
Thursday, November 30, 2017 - 6:15pm
GLOBAL DESTINATION: GREAT BRITISH PUB GRUB
with Bronwen and Isabel Carson
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Join mother-daughter team, Isabel and Bronwen, as they teach you the jolly ways of ye olde British pub fare (aka British comfort food). This interactive class will cover beloved dishes such as bubble and squeak, and toad-in-the-hole. Join in for a scrummy taste of Great Britain and a cracking good time for all. Cheers, mate!
Cooking Classes
Saturday, December 2, 2017 - 11:00am
PASTA PERFECT!
with Cat Parker
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Handmade pasta making is simple and satisfying once you have mastered a few techniques and tips. In this class, Cat will teach you how to knead, roll, fill, and cut fresh gnocchi, fettuccine and orzo pasta. After this class, you are well on your way to becoming a true pasta aficionado!
Saturday, December 2, 2017 - 2:00pm
PASTA PERFECT! ENCORE
with Cat Parker
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Handmade pasta making is simple and satisfying once you have mastered a few techniques and tips. In this class, Cat will teach you how to knead, roll, fill, and cut fresh gnocchi, fettuccine and orzo pasta. After this class, you are well on your way to becoming a true pasta aficionado!
Sunday, December 3, 2017 - 12:00pm
A SPARKLING HOLIDAY BRUNCH
with Cat Parker
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Plan to enjoy a holiday brunch with your special someone as the two of you create an indulgent and unique brunch. Sip the bubbly as Cat puts a fresh spin on beloved classics. This will make a great gift!
Wednesday, December 6, 2017 - 6:15pm
GIRLS' NIGHT OUT: CELEBRATE THE HOLIDAYS WITH JULIA CHILD
with Renee Ramage Burger
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Travel with Renee to the south of France where Julia celebrated the holidays with Paul and Simone Beck. Her humor, passion, and expertise are still inspiring. Time to Master the Art of French Cooking, Julia's way!
Thursday, December 7, 2017 - 6:15pm
GLOBAL DESTINATION: ITALIAN HOLIDAY CLASSICS
with Carrie DiPietro
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Join Carrie as she takes you on a holiday journey to Italy, where the day begins and ends with family meals, good cheer, and amazing regional cuisine. She will share classic ingredients and techniques that will make you confident in your own cucina! (Remember to get your passport stamped!)
Friday, December 8, 2017 - 6:30pm
MERRY AND BRIGHT
with Joan Baumer and Carrie DiPietro
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Join us for a hands-on holiday party loaded with nibbles and noshes. Carrie and Joan will share tips for throwing an international, stress-free, make-ahead hors d'oeuvres and festive drinks party. Be prepared for an amazing range of perfect cocktail food that will impress your friends and family. 'Tis the season to be jolly!
Saturday, December 9, 2017 - 1:30pm
NONNA RUBINO'S RAVIOLI AND MANICOTTI WORKSHOP
with Carrie DiPietro
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Join Carrie for a hands-on ravioli and manicotti workshop as she shares her grandmother's secrets for making these classic filled pastas. In addition, she will share Grandma Rubino's classic filling and two different sauces. It is time to "up" your Italian game and impress your family and friends with Carrie's fun and foolproof recipes. Mangia!
Cooking Classes
Sunday, December 10, 2017 - 2:00pm
KIDS IN THE KITCHEN: GINGERBREAD HOUSE DECORATING
with Melissa Majchrzak
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Join Melissa in the Whisk kitchen for a little fun and mess making with candy and royal icing techniques. Time to kick off the holiday season while creating your own masterpiece to take home! Deck the halls!
Wednesday, December 13, 2017 - 6:15pm
GLOBAL DESTINATION: BELOVED INDIAN FAVORITES
with Nikhat Khan
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Your own kitchen can be transformed into your favorite Indian restaurant with just a few tips and techniques. Nikki will demystify and introduce the world of traditional Indian spices. Show the love to your friends and family this season with the warming flavors of chicken tikka masala, biryani, and more! (Remember to get your passport stamped!)
Thursday, December 14, 2017 - 6:15pm
MAKE AND TAKE HOLIDAY COOKIES
with Joan Baumer
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Join Joan for a hands-on cookie workshop filled with deliciously divine recipes that will become family favorites. Master cut, punched, and filled cookies, as well as tips and tricks for perfect biscotti. Roll up your sleeves and jumpstart the Christmas season. Spiked hot chocolate included! (Ages 12 — all the way up!)
Friday, December 15, 2017 - 11:00am
THE FOUR BASICS OF CULINARY SCHOOL: HOLIDAY ENTERTAINING EDITION
with Cherisse Byers
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Learn essential techniques taught at every culinary school: soup basics, toasting, quick sauces, vegetable cookery, yeast dough, and cake baking. Once you have mastered these basic principles, you will have everything you need to take your everyday cooking to a new level. This class is 2-1/2 hours.
Saturday, December 16, 2017 - 10:00am
HOMEMADE HOLIDAY TAMALE WORKSHOP
with Ana Soares
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Delicious tamales are a celebrated tradition of the holiday season in Latin culture. Ana will share her knowledge and tips for creating these festive bundles that you can prepare for friends and family or freeze for another time. Feliz navidad! Cerveza included.
Saturday, December 16, 2017 - 2:00pm
HOMEMADE HOLIDAY TAMALE WORKSHOP - ENCORE
with Ana Soares
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Delicious tamales are a celebrated tradition of the holiday season in Latin culture. Ana will share her knowledge and tips for creating these festive bundles that you can prepare for friends and family or freeze for another time. Feliz navidad! Cerveza included.
Sunday, December 17, 2017 - 2:00pm
CREATING MEMORABLE SOUPS FOR ENTERTAINING AND GIFT GIVING
with Jennifer Seay
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Join Jennifer for a master class in soup foundations that will give you the confidence to step away from recipes. From basic stock to hearty stews, she will enable you to build a rich base, layer flavors and the prepare toppings that will take your creations to a new level of deliciousness. Invest in this class today for lifetime of soup excellence!
Wednesday, December 20, 2017 - 6:15pm
SPA LA LA LADIES NIGHT
with Kim Korb
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Enjoy a prosecco cocktail as Kim teaches you how to mix up a batch of DIY anti-oxidant age-defying cranberry vanilla exfoliant! Luxuriate in ultra-moisturizing cinnamon body butter as you learn how to make holiday inspired hors d'ouvres and all natural skincare products to take home. Grab your girlfriends because it it time to eat, drink, and exfoliate.
Thursday, December 21, 2017 - 6:15pm
EUROPEAN HOLIDAY BREAD
with Joan Baumer and Glenda Jetter
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European yeast breads are known throughout the world as the gold standard for holiday baking. Enjoy Swedish glogg with Glenda and Joan while preparing Swedish, German, and Eastern European favorites including a very special stollen. This year, surprise and delight your holiday guests with buttery, tender, and beautiful holiday breads!
Saturday, December 23, 2017 - 11:00am
KIDS IN THE KITCHEN: SANTA'S COOKIE DECORATING WORKSHOP
with Jackie Williamson
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Celebrate the season while your kids use their imagination to decorate festive holiday cookies to take home for gift giving. Join us for a little mess making in th Whisk kitchen with cookies, sprinkles, candy, and a DIY hot chocolate bar. Ho ho ho!
Saturday, December 23, 2017 - 2:00pm
KIDS IN THE KITCHEN: SANTA'S COOKIE DECORATING WORKSHOP - ENCORE
with Jackie Williamson
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Celebrate the season while your kids use their imagination to decorate festive holiday cookies to take home for gift giving. Join us for a little mess making in th Whisk kitchen with cookies, sprinkles, candy, and a DIY hot chocolate bar. Ho ho ho!
Saturday, December 30, 2017 - 2:00pm
DOWNTON ABBEY BRITISH TEA
with Renee Ramage Burger
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Join us with your family and friends for a traditional English Tea filled with cooking, conversation, and holiday specialties. Celebrate the season with Renee, as she shares some of her favorite recipes that are practical enough to duplicate at home. It's going to be positively brilliant! Sign up early because seats are limited. (Age 7 years to adult.)
Cooking Classes
Thanksgiving Checklist
RECIPE: Twice Baked Garlic Mashed Potatoes
Do Ahead
Use Russet Potatoes
Make Mashed Potatoes
RECIPE: Corn Bread Stuffing
Do Ahead Steps
Knife Sharpening
RECIPE: Turkey Roulade
Turkey Roulade
Do Ahead
Essentials
RECIPE: Pumpkin Silk Pie
RECIPE: Pumpkin Silk Pie
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