We live in an age of exposure, over-exposure some might say - from the grand revelations of reprehensible acts by those in power, to the smaller, but no less significant uninvited commentary through social media, privacy can feel like a thing of the past. Existing in a society perpetually inundated with online information, we find it necessary to hold on to the few and precious tangible, personal experiences we have at our disposal. At Cook Space, we do this through cooking, creating balance between flavors and playing with new flavors amongst new friends. With our signature Culinary Confidence Series on the horizon next month, we look forward to expanding our horizons and our appetites beyond the confines of the computer screen, and we hope you’ll join us.
You’d be amazed how getting your hands dirty can clear your mind.
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CAKE OR YEAST?
As Adam Platt and his daughter navigate the best spherical treats in the city, we gear up for our upcoming Donut Making class to recreate our own favorites at home.
THE FOOD MEMOIR MUST HAVE
“Notes from a Young Black Chef” by one of our favorites, Kwame Onwuachi, recounts the trials and triumphs of navigating the hyper competitive food industry as a young man of color.
A FOOD SANCTUARY FOR SURVIVORS
During the 1998-99 war between Kosovo and Serbia, an estimated 20,000 men and women were raped and tortured. Two decades later, the Medica Gjakova artisanal food store is helping generate revenue to support the victims, and finally help them heal.
A FAME OF THRONES GRILL OFF
We love our little corner of Brooklyn and the fabulous food folk who inhabit it - what better way to usher in a new season than with The Tastes of Gowanus Food and Drink Crawl tomorrow to benefit Seeds in the Middle, an organization inspiring social change through sustainable health.
As the temperature rises, so too, do our appetites for al fresco dining, and the newly released Governor’s Ball Food Lineup has us curbside cravings and exotic flavors, like those to be found at our Japanese Street Food class.
GOOD MOOD FOOD
New studies are focussing on the irrefutable connection between the way our food affects our mood, the results of which (in congruence with our recent Meals for Mental Health class) highlight not just WHAT we eat, but HOW we eat, and the attitudes with which we approach our food. Just further evidence that we need more courses in developing connection to our foods and where they come from (two of our top priorities in our Culinary Confidence series :) )
COOKING TO COMBAT CLIMATE CHANGE
One reporter’s experience following the Climate Change Diet is just further evidence we need to do more to reduce Food Waste.
A WEEKEND FOR WOMEN’S VOICES
Inspired by the incredible women behind “When We Lead”, a panel held at The New School to celebrate women’s voices reshaping our media, we look forward to a future of workplace equity and a true dedication to reproductive rights in our political future. In the meantime, we’re finding balance in this unbalanced society through our Women’s New Moon Intention Circle, led by the fierce females of The First House Collective.
A PALATE FOR REPURPOSING
T H E C O O K S P A C E C R E W