Food & Drink Classes

Experiment with fermentation, food preservation, and mixology. Or explore the botany and horticulture behind the foods and beverages you consume.


Take a guided ramble with wild foods author and forager Marie Viljoen and learn to how to identify and use edible plants that include introduced ornamentals, cosmopolitan weeds, and flora indigenous to the Northeast. Visit NYBG's Native Plant Garden and more...
232CKG229 10/16 Su 11:00am-1:00pm Viljoen


Fermentation is one of our oldest food processing methods. Scientifically known as zymology, it refers to the conversion of carbohydrates into alcohols, carbon dioxide, yeast, or bacteria. We'll cover the basic science of how to ferment tea to make kombucha, more...
232CKG201O 11/02 We 6:30pm-8:00pm Paswater

Ring in the holiday season with decadent winter fruit preserves. Learn how to make brandied fruit, spiced apple compote, and almond pears in amaretto syrup from Cornell-trained master food preserver Stephen Nocera. He will demonstrate how to properly preserve fruit, more...
232CKG218 11/05 Sa 11:00am-3:00pm Nocera

Take a deep dive into studying lion's mane mushrooms, a wood-loving fungi valued for its culinary and medicinal uses. Hodgins Harvest Founder & "Chief Fungi Enthusiast" Aaron Hodgins Davis takes us on a virtual tour of his small, organic mushroom more...
232CKG223 11/12 Sa 11:00am-1:00pm Hodgins Davis

Go beyond the garnish to explore the world of oleo-saccharums, infusions, simple syrups, and tinctures using plants and ingredients accessible to the urban gardener. You'll learn history and receive growing advice, as well as recipes. Jim will demonstrate how to more...
232CKG243A 11/15 Tu 6:00pm-8:00pm Freeman
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