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Hands-On Cooking Class with Chanie Apfelbaum

Founder and creative force behind the popular blog Busy in Brooklyn, Chanie Apfelbaum brings delicious recipes and culinary tips from her modern kosher cookbook Totally Kosher. Her dishes are playful and introduce exciting global flavors with a trendy edge to traditional Jewish recipes. Join Chanie in this intimate daytime cooking class before she continues her day at the J at the annual Book Festival where she will speak about her book and demo a recipe on stage. You won’t want to miss it!

Skill level: Open to all skill levels. You will work with other students in groups of 2-4.

Class includes: Class includes enjoying a meal of your cooking and wine.


  • Arugula and delicata squash salad with feta and pistachio dukkah
  • Chestnut latte soup
  • Stuffed branzino with sundried tomato tapenade
  • Spinach artichoke khachapuri
  • Cinnamon babka straws

Please wear comfortable, closed-toe shoes and have long hair tied back. You will be standing, cooking and working for most of the class.

Instructor: Chanie Apfelbaum

Chanie is a food writer and photographer with a passion for food, family and tradition. She grew up in Crown Heights, Brooklyn, where she was raised on traditional Jewish foods like gefilte fish, stuffed cabbage and matzah ball soup. When her family grew and she started entertaining, Chanie began to put her own spin on old-time favorites to give them a modern, gourmet vibe. Today, she lives just a few blocks away from her childhood home where she continues to revisit family favorites and reinvent traditional holiday dishes. In her free time, she loves to travel, listen to soulful Jewish music and surf Etsy for some good vintage finds!

Registration closes November 13.

Paying adult must accompany ages 16 & under.

Advance registration is required for all classes 24 hours before the class begins. Full refunds will only be given if a registration is cancelled at least 48 hours prior to the class. We request that all participants arrive on time for classes. For some classes, late arrivals may not be able to participate in the class.

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November 15, 2023 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm


November 15, 2023
11:00 am - 1:00 pm
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