Travel to Japan, an exotic and exciting country with a unique and timeless cuisine. The Japanese honor the natural flavors and textures of fresh seasonal ingredients. Every dish is artfully prepared, combining flavor with beauty, and tradition with modernity. Have a blast while learning to create simple and elegant food that is naturally good for you. Topics covered will include cooking with authetnic ingredients, how to make a sushi-bar favorite, making dumplings, and getting a perfect cook on fish.
The pervasive aroma of Indian spices wafts through the air as you sip on a glass of masala chai. This gastronomically adventuresome workshop promises to transport you to realms of epicurean delight. And the cooking is almost as entertaining as the eating. Learn how to cook with traditional ingredients, make Indian pastry dough, concoct a traditional snack, and prepare a perfect curry.
Steakhouses have long been a part of the New York food culture. With some steakhouses operating continually for over 100 years, these revered dining establishments offer the quintessential Old-New York experience. With their undeniable machismo and clubby charisma, diners return over and over for succulent steaks and mouthwatering side dishes. Just try to leave a little room for some amazing New York-style cheesecake. Topics covered will include: grilling strip steak and testing for doneness, creating grill marks, making compound butter, classic side dishes, cooking clams, and making homemade salad dressing/croutons.
Entertain with a menu that is simple to make, Italian in nature and great for serving guests. Topics covered will include grilling, making custard, cooking with fresh herbs, creating a traditional Italian sauce, searing chops and more.
Learn to create traditional, yet quick-and-easy, recipes from south of the border. Bring your amigos for bueno food and fun in this festive, celebratory workshop. Topics covered: working with dried chiles; preparing avocados; cooking shrimp; roasting corn and peppers; and working with fresh mangos.
Stir up some romance in the kitchen preparing a delightful dinner with your special someone. This menu promises to thrill you with deliciously decadent dishes such as crab cakes, shrimp, beef tenderloin and creme brulee.
Many countries enjoy a thriving steakhouse tradition. In France, homey bistro-style dishes are paired with lovely French wines in a warm, cozy atmosphere. In this workshop, hanger steak, a very beefy, very juicy, tender cut of meat is served with crispy fries for the ultimate European-style steakhouse experience. Top the meal off with a chocolate souffle.
Do you love seafood but aren't quite confident how best to prepare it? Well, no one prepares fish and shellfish dishes better than the Italians! Learn how to select, season and cook fish and shellfish dishes - and test for doneness. Then sit down to enjoy a lavish Italian seafood feast.
Eating should be joyful, not fraught with feelings of deprivation. In this healthful workshop, you'll prepare delicious, nutritious recipes that help you live fit, feel good and look great. A complete nutritional analysis prepared by a registered dietician is included for all recipes.
Salads are light, simple and quick to throw together - ideal for dining on the patio or by the pool. You will enjoy many warm, languorous nights spent casually dining with friends on these vibrantly fresh and imaginative salads. Learn how to make composed salad dishes of various types, plus tips for creating vinaigrettes and how to perfectly cook proteins to include in your salad.
Andrew Dice Clay made a name for himself with his brash, controversial humor, beginning in the early 80s and gradually earning a following in New York and L.A. comedy clubs. His break came with an appearance on Rodney Dangerfield's 1988 Young Comedian's Special for HBO, earning Clay his own special and several successful comedy albums. Clay was the subject of the VH1 series "Undisputed" and can be heard on Sirius Satellite Radio. In 2016, the Diceman was back in the spotlight again, between his outrageous, semi-autobiographical series "Dice" (what else?) and a memorable, bloody role as a coked-out radio promotion guy in the premiere episode of HBO's "Vinyl."
Americans overwhelmingly favor Italian cuisine over all other foreign fare according to numerous national polls. When asked their favorite Italian food, folks gush about their passion for pasta. So gather your family and friends for an Italian pasta party featuring fresh pasta made from scratch, silky homemade sauces, and moist, melt-in-your-mouth meatballs. Enjoy the ultimate cozy comfort food with recipes that celebrate the Italian way of life and satisfy your soul.
The one food that is served at virtually every Mexican fiesta is the tamale. Learn how to handle masa, make an amazing beef filling, prepare corn husks, and roll and steam tamales, plus how to prepare some Mexican side dishes, garnishes and sauces. Wind things up with a glass of sangria.
When done right, nothing conveys sheer, unadulterated indulgence more than a perfectly steamed Live Maine Lobster. Served piping hot with a tender filet and silky sauce, there is no better steakhouse experience. Learn techniques as varied as baking cakes to grilling steaks from expert instructors. Then enjoy a surf and turf meal, concluding with ice cream.
You can play with fire without getting burned at this show-stopping date night dinner. Along with luscious lobster and smoky grilled asparagus, you'll learn to create flambes with flair and biscuits that practically float in the air.
Paella is a sophisticated, opulent amalgam of ingredients and flavors - without question the ultimate one-dish meal. In this class, you'll learn the art and craft of the perfect paella, including how to prepare shellfish, plus how to make a great flan.
Soft-rock group Ambrosia had a trio of hits in the late '70s with 'How Much I Feel,' 'You're the Only Woman' and 'Biggest Part of Me.' While many people are familiar with Ambrosia's radio hits of the '70s, the songs on their five albums range also to progressive and experimental. They are as comfortable with ballads as with driving rock and roll. Ambrosia is still together (or more accurately, together again), still with the original four members, and they've been doing live performances for a number of years. The group has had a few band member changes over the years, but still has continued to write and perform new material.
Known as "the entertainment capital of the world" where almost anything goes, there is no other city in the world like Las Vegas. Often referred to as "Sin City," Vegas has the finest gambling, nightclubs and non-stop partying in the country. But Vegas has also become a global gourmet mecca, where many of the country's most celebrated celebrity chefs have opened restaurants. So, gather your girlfriends and come prepare a menu featuring actual recipes from some of the city's finest restaurants.
If you ask different people where they first saw Arsenio Hall, you'd probably get a number of different answers. But, it was the success of his Emmy Award-winning late night talk show "The Arsenio Hall Show" that made Arsenio a household name.
Vietnam is a country of rare beauty with towering mountains, lush forests, emerald green rice paddies and miles of coastal beaches. It also offers some of the finest food in the world. This uniquely subtle, complex cuisine draws influences from China, India and France. The beauty of Vietnamese cuisine lies in its insistence upon cooking with only the freshest possible ingredients and combining them in a way to best showcase their natural flavors. This aromatic, well-balanced cuisine is based upon lots of fresh herbs and vegetables combined with rice, noodles and small portions of meat and poultry. Discover the simple techniques and exotic ingredients for creating some of the classic dishes of Vietnam.
From their earliest days as a favorite at colleges and clubs in the Northeast to studio and Top 10 hits and live collaborations with Bonnie Raitt, Jackson Browne, Little Feat and others, Orleans celebrates their 35th year of creating musical history. Although founding member Larry Hoppen passed away in 2012, his brother Lance Hoppen continues to perform , joined by younger sibling Lane on keyboards, drummer Charlie Morgan (best known for his many years with Elton John), Dennis Amero and John Hall.
In Greece, food is revered and honored. Eating is done with passion. Prepare enchanting, time-honored dishes from the land of endless sunshine and hospitality. Then unwind with a glass of wine and eat Greek with zest.
Formed in 1981, Queensryche emerged among many of the pop-metal band of the '80s with a progressive sound, drawing from the post-Van Halen guitar acrobatics and influences from Pink Floyd and Queen. Their best known breakthrough hit, 'Silent Lucidity,' from the album 'Empire' was the band's first Top 10 single.