You’ve seen their cookbooks in bookstores, you’ve read their articles and you may have even tried a hand at their culinary masterpieces in your own kitchen – but do you really know the secrets of your favorite chef? If your answer is no, wait no longer: the Arizona Biltmore Waldorf Astoria Resort will begin their second season of “Inside the Chef’s Studio” February 18. Continuing through the last weekend of April, chefs such as Joe Yonan, Food Editor at The Washington Post and author of Serve Yourself, and Christina Tosi, author of Momofuku Milk Bar Cookbook will bring their gastronomic expertise to the Valley to teach participants how to create gourmet meals in one-of-a-kind weekend cooking classes combining demonstration and hands-on learning. Open to resort guests and non-guests alike, classes are $50 per person and include the author’s cookbook and lunch (the meal prepared during the class). Space is limited.
Get your chef’s hat dry-cleaned, your apron ironed and follow the jump for the class schedule:
Feb. 18-19: Nirmala Narine, author of Nirmala’s Edible Diary, A Hungry Traveler’s Cookbook. An aficionado of global cuisine, the author takes you on a culinary trip around the world to experience dishes gathered off the beaten path, from local chefs, street food vendors and exotic markets.
Feb. 25-26: Joe Yonan, Food Editor, Washington Post, author of Serve Yourself. A cookbook for one by an award-winning food editor that explores how liberating cooking just for yourself can be, when you are free to try the strangest combinations and can eat in your pajamas using your fingers.
March 17-18: Christina Tosi, author of Momofuku Milk Bar Cookbook. In this highly anticipated complement to the New York Times best-selling Momofuku cookbook, Momofuku Milk Bar reveals the author’s recipes for the innovative, addictive cookies, pies, cakes, ice creams and more from her wildly popular bakery.
April 28-29: Anna Getty, author of Anna Getty’s Easy Green Organic. This fact-filled guide and cookbook, by a chef, writer and TV personality, explains how to prepare great food made from fresh, organic and sustainably-harvested ingredients.
To register, click here. For more information or to make hotel reservations, call 602-381-7632 or 800-950-0086.