Whole Foods Chef Michael Kiss answers these questions and more at his Tuesday culinary classes, which are free and open to the public at the Arlington, Va., Store at 2700 Wilson Boulevard. Each class starts at 7:00 p.m. and runs 30-50 minutes. There is no registration required. Come by early as seating is limited.
August 10 – 29 ½ Minute Meals
If you can find 29 ½ minutes, Chef Kiss will show you how you can quickly prepare healthy and delicious food. This week’s dinner in a flash: Peanut Tamari Tofu Wraps with Thai Hummus.
August 17 – **NEW SERIES** – Hungry for Knowledge
In this new series, each month, Chef Kiss will review and discuss one of the many dietary lifestyle books you can find at Whole Foods Market. Kiss says in this “exploration of all things food, we will cook some of the recipes from the book as well as offer a 5 percent discount off the purchase price of the book of the evening.” The first book highlighted is “The Engine 2 Diet” by Rip Esselstyn.
[EDITOR’S NOTE: Even though the book uses the “D-word” – diet! – in the title, we’ll give it the benefit of the doubt.]
August 24 – Melons 101
Chef Kiss says, “Summer isn’t summer without a big ol’ wedge of watermelon, the juice dribbling down your chin and the fun spitting the seed further than your friends.” Chef Kiss will show you how to pick the best melons of the season and prepare a few “surprising” dishes – both sweet and savory!
August 31 – How to cook like a chef – Gazpacho Mania!
One of the hottest summer trends in cooling down is gazpacho. Join Chef Kiss to investigate what makes a classic gazpacho and “learn how to get funky with nouveau gazpacho variations.” Try the Every Food Fits Watermelon-Tomato Gazpacho to meld the best flavors of late summer.
Have you attended a class with Chef Kiss or at another Whole Foods Market? If so, what did you enjoy about it?