TALKS and TASTINGS @ FOOD & WINE at 92Y -March 2014-

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FOOD & WINE at 92Y

-March 2014-




Tue, Mar 11, 7 pm, tickets from $45

Francine Segan’s World of Tasting | GAME OF THRONES GOURMET: MEDIEVAL FEASTS

Want to dine at King’s Landing? Party like a Lannister? Raise a flagon to the Mother of Dragons? Join Francine Segan for a fun look at the foods, manners and dining customs of the Middle Ages as you nibble on dishes popular in medieval times.


Tue, Mar 11, 7 pm, tickets from $22

Navigating New-Trition | DON’T FUEL THE FIRE WITHIN

Not all foods are treated equally by the body when it comes to their role in pain and weight management. Learn to cool the burning fires of food-induced inflammation by making strategic food choices that will assist with controlling rheumatoid arthritis, skin diseases, gastrointestinal ailments and weight management. Lana Masor, MS, RYT, is the owner of Just For Today LLC, a practice specializing in nutrition counseling services, and lifestyle editor of DOWNTOWN magazine.


Thu, Mar 13, 8:15 pm, tickets from $29

Food Talks with Kitchen Arts & Letters | FERRAN ADRIÀ

Chef Ferran Adrià revolutionized the food world with his scientific approach to gastronomy. He returns to 92Y to discuss his creative process and new research with the elBulli Foundation, including, his new online culinary resource, and to introduce the seven-volume set, elBulli 2005-2011, the first and only complete record of his creative process during the restaurant’s most innovative years. VIP tickets—including a copy of the new 7-volume set and a pre-event reception with Mr. Adrià—are available. Visit to learn more.


Wed, Mar 19, 7 pm, tickets from $21

Food Talks with Kitchen Arts & Letters | MY USUAL TABLE: COLMAN ANDREWS

Founding editor of Saveur and James Beard-Award-winning writer Colman Andrews joins us for a conversation on the great restaurants that have changed the way we eat—from Trader Vic’s to Chez Panisse and Spago to elBulli—and a discussion of a life lived in food. From his usual table, he has watched the growth of Nouvelle Cuisine and fusion cuisine, the organic and locavore movements, nose-to-tail eating and so-called “molecular gastronomy.” Andrews’ new book is My Usual Table (Ecco; March 18, 2014).


Tue, Mar 25, 7 pm, tickets from $45

Francine Segan’s World of Tasting | IDES OF MARCH: FEASTING IN ANCIENT ROME

Roast peacock or flamingo tongue, anyone? Journey back to ancient Rome, where gluttony ruled. Learn about its decadent delicacies, extravagant etiquette and dining oddities as well as the jokes and gossip that would have been shared at meals back then. You’ll be delighted by this delicious taste of the past!


Tue, Mar 25, 8:15 pm, tickets from $29


When you think of “matzah balls do you think of delicious dumplings made from a mixture of chickpea flour and ground chicken, spiced with turmeric and cardamom?

When you think of Latkes, do you think of potato pancakes flavored with ancho chili powder and topped with citrusy fennel and lime crema and rustic salsa macha? When you think of kugel, do you think of a combination of soaked and softened bread and French pears baked together and then topped with a cinnamon and dried plum compote? When you think of brisket, do you think of slow smoking hefty slabs of Angus beef for over half a day in an eighteen-foot-custom smoker before slowly cooking the meat until it simply falls apart in its own sweet, smoky and mouth-watering deliciousness? Come and hear from the chefs that do. Cookbook author, food writer, cooking teacher and chef Pati Jinich is host of the Public Television series “Pati’s Mexican Table.” Joan Nathan regularly contributes to The New York TimesFood Arts Magazine and Tablet Magazine and is the author of ten award-winning cookbooks; six focus on Jewish cooking, two highlight Israeli cuisine and two focus on American cooking. Louisa Shafia is the author of the acclaimed cookbook The New Persian Kitchen and has cooked at restaurants in San Francisco and New York, including Millennium, Aquavit, Pure Food and Wine, and Gobo. Texas native Ari White brings his passion for Texas-style barbecue to the streets of New York with the pop-up kosher food truck The Wandering Que (formerly Hakadosh BBQ).





Wed, Mar 12, 6:30-7:30 pm, $56 for 2 sessions


Increase your knife skills and cook more efficiently! Learn the proper way to mince, slice, dice and chop in this very hands-on class.


Wed, Mar 26, 6:30-7:30 pm, $30

Simple Cooking with Chef Russell Moss | ONE-PAN DINNERS

Learn how to prepare dinners that are as quick to make as they are delicious!





Tue, Mar 4 & 11, 7 pm, $100 for 2 sessions


Want to learn more about wine so you can shop, sip and swirl with confidence? Find out how to identify the characteristics of major grape varieties and taste wines from around the world. Eight wines per session. No prior wine knowledge required.


Thu, Mar 6, 7 pm, tickets from $40


Many great whiskeys have a sophisticated intrinsic sweetness that makes them well suited for pairing with cheese. In this class, we explore six combinations that result in bliss.


Wed, Mar 12, 7 pm, tickets from $40


Discover the delectable art of pairing global wine with gourmet chocolate! Learn how to taste wine and chocolate properly on their own, then pair them together strategically. Bring plenty of questions—and a hearty appetite!


Tue, Mar 18 & 25, 7-8:30 pm, $100 for 2 sessions


From the classic to the obscure, taste the best that wine-making regions around the world have to offer.




About 92nd Street Y

92Y is a world-class nonprofit community and cultural center that connects people at every stage of life to the worlds of education, the arts, health and wellness, and Jewish life. Through the breadth and depth of 92Y’s extraordinary programs, 92Y enriches lives, creates community and elevates humanity.  More than 300,000 people visit 92Y in New York City annually and many more connect through digital and social media, live webcasts of events, and an extensive archive of stage programs and original content produced for the web, all available on A proudly Jewish organization since its founding in 1874, 92Y embraces its heritage and enthusiastically welcomes people of all backgrounds and perspectives. For more information, visit




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