monthly workshops


We meet every third week of the month (with breaks in July and August), generally from 4 to 6 p.m. Announcements sent to our members before each meeting  indicate date or time changes, as well as location, which varies.

Our upcoming meeting dates and presenters for 2009-2010 (still scheduled to change) are:

Saturday, February 13, 2010, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., hands-on experimental cooking workshop with Mihir Desai

Monday, March 8, 2010 panel in collaboration with the Umami Food and Art Festival
Wednesday, April 21, 2010
Wednesday, May 19, 2010, with Rabi Ann Musah of the State University of New York at Albany
Wednesday, June 16, 2010, with Kent Kirshenbaum


Past Workshops

Wednesday, January 20, 2010, with Michael Laiskonis

Wednesday, December 16, 2009, The Science of Sushi and Seaweeds with Ole G. Mouritsen

Friday, November 20, 2009, cross-species cookbook project with Natalie Jeremijenko

Wednesday, October 21, 2009, The Culinary Science Revolution – Who’s Listening? with Andrew Schloss and David Joachim

Wednesday, September 16, 2009, Dessert Design: Fourteen Chambers of Pastry with Will Goldfarb

Liquid Smoke: A Chemical Cesspool or an All-Natural Flavoring? with Kent Kirshenbaum

Monday, May 18, 2009 daylong Anniversary Symposium

Thursday, April 16, 2009, the lasting impact of the new new cuisine with Michael Ruhlman

Thursday, March 19, 2009, induction cooking with Edward Nunn of CookTek

Tuesday, February 17, 2009, the science of everyday cooking with Andreas Viestad

Thursday, January 15, 2009, compression and carbonization with Johnny Iuzzini and Dave Arnold

Wednesday, December 17, 2008, taste-altering plants with ethnobotanist Nat Bletter

Wednesday, November 19, 2008, with Paul Breslin of the Monell Chemical Senses Center

Thursday, October 16, 2008, with Aki Kamozawa and H. Alexander Talbot of Ideas in Food

Thursday, September 18, 2008, 5-7 p.m., the chemistry of chocolate, with Stefan Bernhard, Princeton University

Thursday, June 19, 2008, with Kent Kirshenbaum, Ricky Silver, Arielle Johnson, and Artemis Kohas

Thursday, May 15, 2008, with Lucy Yu, University of Maryland

Monday, April 14, 2008: special panel at Umami: Food and Art Festival. Moderated by Corby Kummer, with Will Goldfarb, David Arnold, Heather Carlucci, Bret Thorn, and Nils Noren

Thursday, March 20, 2008, with Dan Barber

Thursday, February 21, 2008: no meeting. Amy Bentley, Will Goldfarb, and Anne E. McBride at Bodies: The Exhibition

Thursday, January 17, 2008, with Rose Levy Berenbaum

Thursday, December 20, 2007, adding volume to egg whites and cream

Monday, November 26, 2007, with Herve This

Thursday, October 18, 2007, with Marion Nestle

Thursday, September 20, 2007, with Lee and Bob Jones of Chef's Garden

Thursday, June 21, 2007, the molecular properties of water

Thursday, May 17, 2007

Join our mailing list to be informed of the topic and location of each meeting.