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Old 01-13-2010, 07:50 PM
 
Location: Nassau County, NY
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Where can I go for cooking lessons in LI?
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Old 01-13-2010, 08:43 PM
 
Location: Huntington, NY
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Where can I go for cooking lessons in LI?
Don't know what kind of lessons you're looking for, formal or informal.

There's a great (but small) restaurant in Huntington that has classes on Sundays, kind of monthly. Here's the URL--check it out:

Bravo! Nader: Huntington Long Island New York

BTW his crabcakes are simple to make and awesome

If you're looking for formal training, there's the Culinary division of New York Institute of Technology; the main campus for this program is in Central Islip.

Hope this helps somewhat
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Old 01-14-2010, 08:28 AM
 
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I can't personally recommend it, because I haven't been there yet, but my wife and I saw what looked like a fun a la carte cooking school in Lynbrook--near the train station--right before we offered on what will hopefully be our house there. What caught my eye was that they had a calendar of what lessons would be taught on what days (some kid-friendly, others based on various cuisines and ethnicities), and one of the specials was an Italian Christmas Eve class.

Here's their URL: http://www.alacartecs.com/... Ironically, it's actually called A La Carte Cooking School.

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Old 01-14-2010, 08:35 AM
 
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I can't personally recommend it, because I haven't been there yet, but my wife and I saw what looked like a fun a la carte cooking school in Lynbrook--near the train station--right before we offered on what will hopefully be our house there. What caught my eye was that they had a calendar of what lessons would be taught on what days (some kid-friendly, others based on various cuisines and ethnicities), and one of the specials was an Italian Christmas Eve class.

Here's their URL: A la Carte - Long Island Cooking School... Ironically, it's actually called A La Carte Cooking School.
Lol, I totally have to check this out! I live close to Lynbrook...and I can't cook a single thing!

Thanks for this. I'm 28...it's probably about time I learn to cook.
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Old 01-14-2010, 08:35 AM
 
Location: Deer Park , New York
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Where can I go for cooking lessons in LI?
Long Island extends 118 miles and has a maximum width of 23 miles , 1,401 square miles so you have to try to narrow it down a bit . Or just watch Rachael Ray or Martha from your couch
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Old 01-14-2010, 09:10 AM
 
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I can teach you how to make a grilled cheese sandwich.
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Old 01-14-2010, 09:30 AM
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The Viking Store in Garden City offers cooking classes. No firsthand experience with them though.
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Old 01-14-2010, 12:32 PM
 
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Sur La Table offers classes.
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Old 01-14-2010, 04:36 PM
 
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Default Just start fooling around

I started cooking at 17, when I started fiddling around with adding various herbs and spices to Minute Rice.

Try reading some of Mario Batali's books (I LOVED "Italian Grill) and watching Aunt Lydia's Kitchen.

Don't skimp on ingredients. After reading Mr Batali's book I started buying authentic Parmignso (sp?) Reggiano...yes, it's $22/pound, but it lasts forever and the flavor is so much better than that crap they sell pregrated in the canister it isn't funny.

My next experiment is I'm going to buy some MSG. It has a bad rep for no particular reason, as it is a salt of a naturally occurring amino acid. It has been called the "fifth flavor." It's what gives take out Chinese food that tasty zing.
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Old 06-21-2011, 03:54 PM
 
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Where can I go for cooking lessons in LI?
Appliance World in Huntington holds cooking classes and foodie events in their showroom. They have 4 live full-size kitchens. Chef Marc Anthony Bynum who was recently on Food Network's Chopped Champions will be offering a summer series of cooking classes starting next week. Their website is applianceworldny.com and the schedule is on their events page.
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