Agenda: Tongue Test, Honey and Cheese, and Flavor and Texture



Test Your Tongue
The New York Academy of Sciences (250 Greenwich Street, 40th Floor) presents the latest installment of its five Tongue3bsenses series, "Test Your Tongue! The Science of Taste." The event will be hosted by University of Florida Center for Smell and Taste director Linda Bartoshuk and food science writer Harold McGee. Guests will have the opportunity to explore how their taste buds work through the sampling of artichokes, fruit strips, and miracle fruit, which makes sour foods taste sweet. Test Your Tongue will take place on Thursday, February 12th from 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. $25/person.

EVENTS THIS WEEK (February 11 through 17)

The Sweet Harmony of Honey and Cheese
The Artisanal Premium Cheese Center (500 West 37th Street) presents, "The Sweet Harmony of Honey and Cheese." Honey has long been considered the quintessential cheese pairing. In this class, students will learn of the world of honey, honey bees, and cheese through lecturing and sampling. The event will take place on Wednesday, February 11th from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Tickets: $85/person.

Cooking with Winter Vegetables
The latest installment of Cooking with Mike Colameco will focus on dishes using winter vegetables. The event will take place at at the Delia/Carl Schaedel and Co. showroom (969 Third Avenue) on Thursday, February 12th at 7:00 p.m. Tickets: $45/person.

Crisps, Cracklings, and Glasses
Ideas In Food Presents, "Crisps, Cracklings and Glasses - A Partnership of Flavor and Texture." This is an interactive class, limited to 12 students working in a culinary field. The class will allow participants to help develop the curriculum by addressing what sort of modern culinary techniques they would like to further explore. The event will take place in Astor Center "Kitchen" (399 Lafayette Street) on Monday, February 16th from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. $165/person.

Cercle Rouge Monday Night Prix Fixe
Cercle Rouge (241 West Broadway) has just introduced a new Monday night prix fixe dining option. The restaurant is serving a 3-course meal for $25 as well as 25% off all wines. The menu will feature signature dishes including Cassoulet and Skate with Capers, and will also change weekly. In addition to these specials, certain wines will be offered for $25/bottle. These specials will be offered on Monday nights only. (212.226.6252)

Cheese 101 at City Winery
Murray's Cheese is pairing up with City Winery to take its Cheese 101 course to a new venue. Cheese 101 will teach students how to identify cow, sheep and goat cheese as well as how to choose the best wine pairing for each type. Participants will also learn a bit about value purchasing and cheese making. Cheese 101 will take place on Tuesday, February 17th at City Winery (155 Varick Street) from 7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. $50/person.


The Craft of Food Writing, Blogging
The International Culinary Center (462 Broadway) has expanded its recreational division to include two courses classes on Food Journalism. The first of the courses, "The Craft of Food Writing," will be taught by dean Alan Richman. Learn about the fundamentals of good food writing, develop reviews and features, and practice pitching your stories. "The Craft of Food Writing" will be held Tuesday nights from 6:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. from March 3rd through April 7th. Tuition: $1,050/person. The second course, "Food Blogging with Steven Shaw," will explore how to create or expand upon a food blog from the ground up. This class will be held Tuesday nights from 6:30 p.m. to 8:45 p.m. beginning April 21st through June 9th. Tuition: $795/person.