A P H R O D I S I A C S A H E A D . . .
We’re fully embracing that loving feeling this coming week, staving off the rain with some seriously cosy couples classes and classically crave-able eats like Molten Chocolate Lava Cake for our Food of Love class, and Nashville style Hot Chicken for our Fried Chicken + Champagne course next Thursday. Still weighing your options? IDKTonight can help with that, delivering the coolest, strangest and best underground offerings in this fabulous city straight to your inbox each week (plus they might have a delicious little discount for our Food of Love class if you're lucky!)
And while February seems set to keep us chilly and soggy, it marks the final slog through this mess of a season (which we’re gleefully celebrating with more than a few scoops of each flavor in Van Leeuwen’s latest “Winter’s End” line-up : Vegan Sticky Toffee Coconut plus Half Stout + Cookies? five please). Spring, abundant with fresh produce and a fresh perspective, is just around the corner and, with classes such as Vegan Indian Cuisine and Oaxacan Tamales, we're keeping it spicy in the kitchen, long after the V day chocolates have melted.
Musings from around the Cook Space Counter this week...
WHAT WE’RE CRAVING
All the dishes, but particularly this Crispy Fried Chicken with Pepper Jelly Molasses in anticipation of our Fried Chicken & Champagne class next Thursday Food52’s Virtual Potluck for Black History Month
THE COMEBACK WE’RE ALL ABOUT
WHO WE’RE WATCHING
The young ladies of the Boss Lady Project - A program designed to offer opportunities for young women (like 14 year old Reagan Taylor) to shadow their idols (like Prima Ballerina Misty Copeland) for a day. Aka, the game changers of the next generation.
THE INGREDIENT WE’RE GUSHING OVER
WHAT WE’RE LISTENING TO
This week’s New Yorker Podcast where Laura Kipnis talks sexual paranoia and the #metoo movement with editor David Remnik
WHO’S TIPS WE’RE TAKING
The fabulous speakers at the upcoming “Dynamic Women In Food” panel on March 5th, including Food52’s Amanda Hesser and NYCWA’s Laura Arnold and Kathy Oberman
WHAT’S NEXT ON OUR NETFLIX LIST
David Chang’s new hotly anticipated documentary, “Ugly Delicious”
WHAT WE CAN’T WAIT FOR
WHAT’S GIVING US WEST COAST ENVY
The all female dinner chef series “The Women of Food” launching in San Francisco courtesy of one of our idols, Dominique Crenn
HOW WE’RE SELF-LOVING THIS V-DAY
By replicating these bath time rituals from our friend Megan over at Goop
T H E C O O K S P A C E C R E W