Starting this weekend, Asphalt Green will be hosting a three-part series of Saturday cooking class for kids, aged five to nine years old, in partnership with Butter Beans, a group that provides school lunches and food education programs at 15 independent schools in Manhattan, Brooklyn, and Queens.
The Asphalt Green program will focus on the benefits of healthy eating, with an emphasis on local produce. Classes will be held on December 3, 10, and 17 in Asphalt Green’s fully equipped culinary center. Tomorrow (Saturday, December 3), the recipe list will include hearty bean chili (with optional turkey), winter kale salad, red velvet beet brownies, and autumn harvest cider. Next week (Saturday, December 10), kids will prepare squashy spaghetti and lemon herb chicken with carrot-top pesto, chewy carrot ginger cookies, and fresh basil lemonade. And the final class in the series (Saturday, December 17) will feature roasted root vegetable stew and homemade herb butter on bread, sweet potato blondies, and fizzy rosemary seltzer.
The course will highlight wholesome, balanced recipes with an accent on fresh, real ingredients, incorporating a broad range of tastes and textures, while also teaching children to explore the critical connections between healthy eating habits and an active lifestyle.
Classes run from 10:00 am, through 2:00 pm, and are priced at $55 per session, or $160 for all three. The sessions will be held at Asphalt Green’s Battery Park City facility, at 212 North End Avenue, near the corner of Murray Street. For more information (or to register), click here.