What’s Happening This Weekend: TV Tray Menu, Coffee Brewing, Cook Turkish Cuisine, Park Slope Farmer’s Market


Still looking for a resolution? How about being more active…by checking out this weekend’s best food-related events?

TV Tray Menu, Cook & Go Culinary Studio, 443 West 16th Street, multiple dates

If you’re planning to watch a lot of Law & Order reruns this winter, this class will help you create the perfect TV dinner for all of those tense moments. The menu of food you’ll be making includes a spinach salad, chicken and corn chowder with a biscuit, and an oatmeal chocolate chip cookie sandwich. Classes are held at 11:30 a.m. and 7:30 p.m. and are $39 per person.

Coffee Education Series — Coffee Tasting: Brew Methods, Pushcart Coffee, 401 West 25th Street, Saturday, 3 p.m.

You might not have an interest in becoming a world renowned barista, but it’s still worth learning how to make a solid cup of Joe to start your day. This class will cover various brewing methods, where students will make the same coffee using various techniques and discuss the results. Afterwards, attendees can take advantage of happy hour specials starting at 4 p.m., including a buy-one-get-one-half-off deal on all beer, wine, and hard cider on tap until 6 p.m. Tickets are $40.

Learn How to Cook Turkish Cuisine, Turkish Cultural Center, 245 Avenue U, Brooklyn, Saturday, 6 p.m.

2014 might be the year of Middle Eastern food, so what better way to understand a trend than to learn how to make dishes like shakshuka? For $5, students will receive an intro to Turkish cuisine complete with tastings. Reservations can be made through the Turkish Cultural Center’s event ticketing website.

Park Slope Down to Earth Farmers Market, Park Slope Farmers Market, 4th Street at 5th Avenue, Brooklyn, Sunday, 10 a.m.

If being inside after a snowstorm makes you realize how poorly stocked your kitchen is, perhaps it’s time to strap on your boots and get some fresh food. A selection of organic and local products are available to start 2014 off on a healthy note at this year round market. Brooklyn vendors like bakery Runner and Stone will be around until April, while upstate farms like Feather Ridge Farm will be dishing out eggs year round.