The 92nd Street Y's Fall Calendar is full of food and wine events worth checking out this month, including how to roll your own sushi, a culinary walking tour of Hell's Kitchen, and several wine tastings. Unless otherwise noted, all programs take place at the 92nd Street Y, 1395 Lexington Avenue (between 91st and 92nd Streets). Registration/Tickets: www.92Y.org or 212-415-5500.
Panel - In Memory’s Kitchen
Sunday, November 7, 7:30 pm, $25
Join us for an unforgettable evening featuring Cara De Silva, editor, and Bianca Steiner Brown, translator of one of the most unusual cookbooks ever published, In Memory’s Kitchen, written by the women of the Terezin concentration camp. De Silva will recount the genesis of this important work and the remarkable survival of the manuscript on which it is based. Ms. Steiner Brown will speak about the book’s contents from the very personal perspective of someone interned in the camp for three years. Culinary historian and author Alexandra Leaf moderates.
Tasting - Wines of the New World
Tuesday, November 9, 7-9 pm, 2 sessions, $120 (includes materials)
Bold Cabernet from Chile, spicy Malbec from Argentina, silky Shiraz from Australia, crisp Sauvignon Blanc from New Zealand—these are just a few of the exciting wines coming from the developing wine regions of the New World. Taste a wide sampling of wines from the Southern Hemisphere as you explore their variety and value under the guidance of wine expert Meg O’Connell. Eight wines per session.
Talk - Culinary Memories
Wed, Nov 10, 12-1 pm, $15
Michelle Greenwald, a food aficionado and author of the celebrated cookbook "The Magical Melting Pot," cooks up a sampling from the childhood memories and cultural influences of some of the country’s great chefs. Come hear about the culinary memories that inspired Zarela Martinez (Zarela’s in NYC), Chava Volman, longtime chef to the Israeli Ambassador to the U.N., and Ella Brennan (Commanders Palace restaurant in New Orleans), among others. This program takes place at MAKOR, the 92nd Street Y’s West Side location, at 35 West 67th Street between Columbus Avenue and Central Park West.
Workshop - Roll-Your-Own Sushi
Begins Thu, Nov 11, 7-8:30 pm, 2 sessions, $70
For the price of dinner out, chef Simon Feil will teach you to prepare sushi – that healthful haute cuisine – in your own kitchen. Entertain friends, impress a date or enjoy a quiet evening at home with your newfound skills.
Tour - Food Adventures: Ninth Avenue—Hell’s Kitchen
Fri, Nov 12, 12 pm, $65
Join Mike Colameco, host/producer of PBS’s Colameco’s Food Show, and fellow gourmets for an exploration of New York’s culinary highways and byways. Visit a great fish market, one of the best spice markets in the city, the Supreme Macaroni company, an old-style butcher shop, and a wonderful Italian deli. Enjoy dinner in a restaurant that looks like the model for Carmines, only here, the pictures really are family.
Talk - Hanukkah at Home with the Jewish Holiday Cookbook
Wed, Nov 17, 12-1 pm, $15
The doyenne of Jewish-American food and cooking returns to help us prepare for Hanukkah. Joan Nathan, the author of eight cookbooks, star of her own cooking show and a frequent contributor to The New York Times, discusses and demonstrates delectable holiday dishes. This program takes place at MAKOR, the 92nd Street Y’s West Side location, at 35 West 67th Street between Columbus Avenue and Central Park West.
Tasting - Wines of Italy, North and South
Tue, Nov 30, 7-9 pm, 2 sessions, $120 (includes materials)
Go beyond Chianti and Pinot Grigio! Explore the infinite variety offered by Italy’s 20 different wine-producing regions as we taste wines from the crisp whites of Trentino to the bold reds of Sicily. Eight wines per session.