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Cooking Class - Weekend

Let’s celebrate spring Korean style! Also-Known-As is partnering with Banchan Story's chef Shin Kim to bring to you an in-depth Korean cooking class!

WHO: International Adoptees, friends, family and aspiring chefs
WHEN: Friday, May 12, 6-9pm OR Saturday, May 13, 11am-2pm
WHERE: Basement Kitchen Studio, 306 W. 51st Street (between 8th and 9th Aves, look for the stairway down from outside of the building.)
COST: $50 members; $75 non-members OR $85 non-members + one year membership (This class is valued at $240/person!)
RSVP: RSVP and payment required prior to class

Please email Misha at to RSVP and for more information. Send payments via Please indicate that you are paying for "Cooking Class on Friday, May 12" or "Sat, May 13"

Join us and make some of the most popular Korean picnic dishes that are also popular for other occasions. We will start the class by learning about how Koreans celebrate the beautiful season of spring and the behind-the-scenes stories about the Korean lunchbox tradition and different types of kimbap, rice rolls wrapped in seaweed. Then we will get right to making kimbap, from properly seasoning rice to making yummy and simple variations. We will also make other all-time Korean favorites and get tips on how to easily create your own versions with different ingredients. Throughout the class, Shin will share Korean cooking tips from using Korean vegetables to choosing appropriate Korean products for your cooking. We will sit down for our own Korean picnic meal at the end and celebrate spring in New York!

* There are 2 identical classes, one Friday evening and one Saturday midday. Choose the one that is most convenient for you, and be sure to indicate on your payment which one, as space is very limited! 
* This is a hands-on cooking class.
* Artisanal Korean sauces made in the traditional way and other high quality ingredients from Korea are used in this cooking class.
* For any dietary concerns, please contact and discuss feasible substitutions before registering for this class. No substitutions will be made without prior arrangements.

On the menu:
*Kimbap 김밥, rice rolls with assorted fillings of vegetables and other fun options
*Jumeokbap 주먹밥, mini rice balls covered in sesame and toasted seaweed flakes
*Yububap 유부밥, rice in fried tofu pockets
*Gyeran mari 계란말이, Korean-style rolled omelet
*Dalk gangjeong 닭강정, Korean popcorn chicken in spicy-sweet gochujang glaze
*Danmuji 단무지, pickled radish colored with gardenia
*And a seasonal soup based on market availability!

Served with:
*Homemade Napa cabbage kimchi 배추김치
*And a sweet bite at the end!

Learn more about Chef Shin Kim and Banchan Story:

Earlier Event: May 12
Cooking Class - Evening
Later Event: May 22
Adoptee Forum: DNA Search