Food & Drink Classes

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


November

This class will take place online. Registered students will receive login instructions.
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 more...
222CKG201O 11/10 We 6:30pm-8:00pm Paswater
ONLINE

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...
222CKG218 11/13 Sa 11:00am-3:00pm Nocera
NYBG

December

Note the "Location" of each section, as we have in-person and online options. Price differences may apply. Confirmation emails contain specific class instructions.
Go beyond the garnish to explore the world of oleo-saccharums, infusions, simple syrups, and tinctures using more...
222CKG243A 12/07 Tu 6:00pm-7:30pm Freeman
MDTN

January

This class will take place online. Registered students will receive login instructions.
Mushrooms have been utilized for thousands of years for medicinal and edible purposes. John Michelotti, owner of Catskill Fungi, will show you how to cultivate gourmet more...
223CKG207O 01/29 Sa 11:00am-1:00pm Michelotti
ONLINE

February

Early winter is when citrus is at its juiciest. Learn how to preserve these fruits and savor their tangy flavor throughout the year. Cornell-trained master food preserver Stephen Nocera will demonstrate the proper balance of sweet and tart while you more...
223CKG249 02/06 Su 11:00am-3:00pm Nocera
NYBG

This class will take place online. Registered students will receive login instructions.
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/drinker. You'll learn more...
223CKG243BO 02/08 Tu 6:00pm-7:30pm Freeman
ONLINE

High in protein and rich in vitamins and minerals, miso has played an important nutritional role in Japan for centuries. In the traditional recipe, soybeans are fermented with salt and the fungus Koji, or Aspergillus oryzae. Explore the science behind more...
223CKG208O 02/16 We 6:30pm-8:00pm Paswater
ONLINE

This class will take place online. Registered students will receive login instructions.
Fermentation is one of the oldest food processing methods still used today. Scientifically known as zymology, it is the conversion of carbohydrates into alcohols, carbon dioxide, more...
223CKG241BO 02/27 Su 11:00am-12:30pm Paswater
ONLINE

March

Class will take place outside on NYBG grounds and follow current safety procedures. Registered students will be sent information regarding meeting location and log-in information.
When the trees have dropped their leaves and there is a chill more...
223CKG247 03/05 Sa 11:00am-1:00pm Viljoen
NYBG

Class will take place outside on NYBG grounds and follow current safety procedures. Registered students will be sent information regarding meeting location and log-in information.
Expert beekeepers Frank Mortimer and Bob Slanzi walk you through the ins more...
223CKG206 03/13 Su 11:00am-2:00pm Slanzi
Mortimer
NYBG