Sugar Rush: NYC Events Celebrating Sweet Eats & Drinks

By Troy Segal

Sharpen that sugar tooth with these upcoming New York City talks, demonstrations, and classes that reveal everything you wanted to know about edibles and comestibles with a touch of sweetness.



Homemade For The Holidays: Top pastry toque and Top Chef: Just Desserts head judge Johnny Iuzzini (above) offers a master class to help you master professional techniques in the home kitchen, Oct. 24 at the 92nd Street Y … That baroness of baking, Rose Levy Beranbaum — author of 10 cookbooks — unveils an international array of recipes for tarts, cookies and pastries at this talk, also at the Y, Dec. 4 … Crack the secrets of Momofuku Milk Bar’s crack pie, pumpkin pie cake and other addictive desserts at their two-hour baking classes, held every Saturday through Dec. 20.

Immigrant Eats: Personnel from the Chinatown Ice Cream Factory and the Ferrara Bakery and Café give you the scoop on Chinese and Italian confections (green tea ice cream! tiramisu!) at the Museum of Chinese in America, Oct. 23 … That same day, let visions of noodle kugel and rugelach dance in your head at a reading on the theme of the joys Jews take in food, at the YIVO Institute for Jewish Research.

Liquid Intelligence: While it seems like something that went out with the Victorian parlor, sherry is actually “The Wine World’s Best Kept Secret,” argues Punch editor-in-chief Talia Baiocchi — and she’s throwing a tasting to prove it, at the 92nd Street Y, Nov. 20 The NYC cocktail cognoscenti all know Booker & Dax, a cozy Lower East Side lounge renowned for its molecular gastronomic twist on mixed classics. Owner Dave Arnold heads uptown to the Y, to share some secret recipes, Dec. 3.

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