Free Cooking Class in New York: Pressure Cooking Basics – October 2

Looking for a free cooking class in October 2011? Why not attend one of Williams-Sonoma’s popular free in store cooking technique classes to learn the art and science of cooking from their own culinary experts in October 2011. The next free cooking class offered is cooking with pressure-cookersPRESSURE COOKING BASICS on Sunday, October 2    (click at bottom for more information) The specific times may vary from place to place, and you’ll need to RSVP. Sundays are their cooking technique class days. Each class is dedicated to a specific culinary topic, from the best way to work with specific ingredients, cookware and tools to creative ideas for seasonal meals. Thanks to Free Things to Do in Orlando and Free Things to Do in Los Angeles for info on these great free cooking classes.

  • Hour-long free culinary technique classes are free and include tastings of prepared dishes.
  • Participants enjoy 10% savings on select same-day store purchases.
  • Available at all stores; culinary class times vary by store location.
  • Cooking class size is limited – call your local store to register.


Admit it: many of us have scary memories of our mother’s hissing pressure cooker. Today’s models—a far cry from those earlier ones—are making a comeback because of the health benefits and because they reduce cooking times by up to 70%. This class will take the “pressure” off your kitchen time. We’ll discuss the basics of pressure cooking and share some delicious recipes. So give this convenient appliance a second chance!

BRING BACK THE STEW – Sunday, October 9

As the weather turns cool, savory stews are a comforting way to end the day. Learn to make a tender stew in under 30 minutes using a pressure cooker, as well as one that gently simmers all day in a slow cooker. We’ll also demonstrate how to prepare stews on the stovetop. Whether you have a little time or a lot, it’s easy to enjoy the hearty flavors of home-cooked stews.


Barley, farro, rice and couscous—these powerhouse grains are prized for their delicious flavor, health benefits and versatility, as they take well to a variety of cooking techniques and seasonings. Discover how to prepare these grains in simple dishes that will satisfy your craving for carbs while boosting your daily intake of fiber.

VITAMIX! – Sunday, October 23

The chefs’ blender, the Vitamix is the one you see on TV. You’ve watched amazing transformations emerge from this powerful machine in minutes, from minced veggies and pureed hot soups to froths and frozen desserts. Join us and learn how to make the most of your Vitamix. This incredible blender continues to be one of our best-sellers-and after this class, you’ll understand why.


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