- The New School—Cooking 101 One-Day Workshop
131 W. 23rd St.; 212-255-4141
In an easygoing five-hour Sunday workshop, Michael Krondl teaches the bare basics of cooking from the New School’s stainless-steel teaching kitchen located at the Inn on 23rd Street. Twelve students learn the knife skills and recipe-decoding necessary to prepare sustenance like roasted chicken, mashed potatoes, vinaigrettes, guacamole, and banana-bread muffins. Krondl answers off-the-cuff questions with authority (“You only need two good blades: a chef’s knife and a paring knife”) and powers through just enough material to give students confidence to put away the takeout menus ($170; $35 materials fee).
Best One-Day Introductory Cooking Class
From the 2007 Best of New York issue of New York Magazine
So what exactly does “best” mean in a city with thousands of pizza joints, hundreds of celebrity masseuses, and museum-worthy concept shops on every corner? Well, in the case of this, our annual “Best of New York” roundup, there’s a heavy emphasis on what’s new or what has somehow remained virtually unheard of (until now, of course).