Learn to Get a Cookbook Published, Shuck and Slurp an Oyster, Sample Beer the Right Way, + One Last View of an Origami Christmas Tree
Are you full of great original recipes and food stories? Have you ever wondered how you could actually get your own cookbook published? It seems like an intimidating proposition, but food writer Diana Kuan will help you learn how to do it. She is teaching a class at Brooklyn Brainery that goes over how to get an agent, how to lay out a proposal, and gets to the bottom of how specifics like royalties and advances work. Emeril, watch out!
As you can imagine, we love a good oyster. But even we have to admit it is a little difficult to open one without the help of a professional. At their new Long Island City location, Greenpoint Fish & Lobster Co. will teach you how to successfully shuck them yourself, while discussing how oysters grow and how to tell the difference in flavor from one to another. The class is hand's-on and of course, you'll get to taste a few as well.
The Cannibal, one of our favorite craft beer bars in Manhattan will be starting up their regular beer appreciation class again. The afternoon delves much deeper into styles of beer and the production than most "intro to beer" classes. They approach beer through the lens of history and science and at the end of the day, they are eager to share their love of brews with you. Beer samples, of course, are included.
If you can't bear with the fact that the holiday season has ended, you have one last week to keep the spirit alive at the Museum of Natural History. On display through Sunday is their annual origami Christmas tree decorated with paper models folded by more than 800 origami artists. The theme this year is dinosaurs so most of the beautiful folded artwork is based around the prehistoric beasts. Not sure if dinosaurs celebrated Christmas, but at least you can for a few more days.