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Culinary Arts Programs

Lecture/Seminar

Spices 101: Ginger

Wednesday, February 8, 2023 - 12:00 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. ET

Join Eleanor Ford, acclaimed food writer and author of The Nutmeg Trail: Recipes and Stories Along the Ancient Spice Routes as she explores ginger’s history, lore, science, and flavor, then turns to the kitchen where she shares how home cooks can use it to best effect.


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Discovering Türkiye

Thursday, February 16, 2023 - 6:45 p.m. to 8:15 p.m. ET

PBS television host Darley Newman shares great places to discover in Türkiye (the now-official name for Turkey) and how to get the most out of your travels, whether you’re visiting bustling bazaars in Istanbul or venturing off the beaten path. Discover the most intriguing places to experience food, culture, adventure, and history in Istanbul, Cappadocia, Anatolia, Antalya, and the Aegean Coast.


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Road Trip: Wines of the Iberian Coast

Friday, February 17, 2023 - 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. ET

Whether the Atlantic coast of Portugal or the Mediterranean coast of Spain, Iberian vineyards near the water are benchmarks for extraordinary quality. Trade the winter blues for emerald waves as sommelier Erik Segalbaum guides an immersion into some of the most exciting wines of western Europe. This immersive program includes a curated personal tasting kit to enhance the experience.


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Spring in the South of France: A Virtual Tour of the Region’s History, Culture, and Sights

Thursday, March 2, 2023 - 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. ET

With its lavender-laced valleys, seashores, medieval hill towns, and lively cities, the south of France is downright seductive. Travel writer Barbara Noe Kennedy offers a 4-part virtual tour of Provence and the Côte d’Azur and a guide to the regions’ most intriguing sights, historical aspects, food and wine, and art. This session highlights Marseille and Aix-en-Provence.


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Sapporo-Style Ramen: A Regional Rage

Saturday, March 4, 2023 - 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. ET

Learn why Japanese foodies have made Sapporo one of the most competitive ramen markets in Japan when you sit down for lunch at the popular Haikan restaurant in Shaw.


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Island Time: Exploring Wines from the World's Best Island Regions

Friday, March 17, 2023 - 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. ET

No wine is an island, but many world-class wines are from islands. Sommelier Erik Segalbaum examines various island winemaking regions and how a proximity to oceans and seas leads to consistent flavor elements in the finished products. This immersive program includes a curated personal tasting kit to enhance the experience.


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Aperitivo: Italy’s Magical Pre-dinner Hour

Wednesday, March 22, 2023 - 6:45 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. ET

Kick off the evening as the Italians do and learn about the tradition of aperitivo: the informal gathering of friends for a convivial pre-dinner drink, socializing, and hors d'oeuvres. Food historian Francine Segan dishes on the tradition’s delicious history, and a post-program reception offers tastings of regional specialties and recipes for aperitivo cocktails and simple-to-make classic Italian appetizers.


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Spring in the South of France: A Virtual Tour of the Region’s History, Culture, and Sights

Thursday, March 30, 2023 - 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. ET

With its lavender-laced valleys, seashores, medieval hill towns, and lively cities, the south of France is downright seductive. Travel writer Barbara Noe Kennedy offers a 4-part virtual tour of Provence and the Côte d’Azur and a guide to the regions’ most intriguing sights, historical aspects, food and wine, and art. This session highlights Avignon and the Vrai Provence.


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Pati Jinich: La Frontera

Wednesday, April 19, 2023 - 6:45 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. ET

In her PBS Primetime docuseries “La Frontera,” Mexican chef Pati Jinich uses food as the vehicle to explore the culture and people along the border of the United States and Mexico, sharing meals with locals from all walks of life and reflecting on the melding of cultures. Join her in person for a screening of an episode from the second season, “La Frontera: The Everchanging Borderlands,” which debuts this spring, followed by a conversation focusing on the creation of the series and what she discovered traveling in both countries.


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In a New York State of Wine

Friday, April 21, 2023 - 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. ET

The vineyards surrounding New York’s Finger Lakes have proven time and time again to produce wines on a world-class scale. Sommelier Erik Segelbaum leads a tasty, in-depth session focused on the red and white varieties that grow best in the state, as well as some up-and-coming varieties that are being pioneered in New York's appellations.


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To Have and Have Another: The Life and Times (and Cocktails) of Ernest Hemingway

Thursday, May 4, 2023 - 6:45 p.m. to 8:45 p.m. ET

In addition to being one of the 20th century’s greatest writers, Ernest Hemingway lived a big, bold, adventurous life filled with exploits all over the world. You could say that he traveled globally and drank locally. Author Philip Greene, a co-founder of the Museum of the American Cocktail, examines the life, prose, travels, and adventures of Hemingway through the lens of his favorite drinks, watering holes, and drinking buddies. Enjoy light snacks and four cocktail samples and raise a toast to Papa.


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Spring in the South of France: A Virtual Tour of the Region’s History, Culture, and Sights

Thursday, May 4, 2023 - 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. ET

With its lavender-laced valleys, seashores, medieval hill towns, and lively cities, the south of France is downright seductive. Travel writer Barbara Noe Kennedy offers a 4-part virtual tour of Provence and the Côte d’Azur and a guide to the regions’ most intriguing sights, historical aspects, food and wine, and art. This session highlights Côte d’Azur.


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Wein-derlust: Exploring Austrian Wine

Friday, May 19, 2023 - 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. ET

Austria has a long and storied history of producing extraordinary, high-acid, and fresh wines. Sommelier Erik Segelbaum spotlights the best of its exceptionally food-friendly whites (think bone-dry Rieslings or Austria's heritage grape, Grüner Veltliner) as well as native reds and international varieties like Pinot Noir.


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Spring in the South of France: A Virtual Tour of the Region’s History, Culture, and Sights

Thursday, June 1, 2023 - 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. ET

With its lavender-laced valleys, seashores, medieval hill towns, and lively cities, the south of France is downright seductive. Travel writer Barbara Noe Kennedy offers a 4-part virtual tour of Provence and the Côte d’Azur and a guide to the regions’ most intriguing sights, historical aspects, food and wine, and art. This session highlights some of the South of France’s lesser-known charms.


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Deutschland Entkokt: Uncorking Germany’s Best

Friday, June 23, 2023 - 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. ET

Germany has some of the world's most challenging vineyards to maintain, but the effort is well worth it. Erik Segelbaum reveals why the country’s wines are mainstays of any sommelier's toolkit for food-and-wine pairings in a delicious exploration of the wines of Germany and their rich histories.