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We are not teaching cooking classes at this time. Here is our upcoming trip schedule:




Markets of Manhattan ~ Friday March 20

Price: $68.00

Date: March 20, 2015

Join us on this first day of spring for a tour of the multi-faceted Markets of Manhattan! Each of our stops today will surround you with tempting treats from around the globe. Let’s get started at NYC’s shrine to all things delicious and Italian: Eataly. Inspired by the lively open markets of Europe, the goal of Eataly is to be a place where food lovin’ folks can come to taste, learn about and find the highest quality products at reasonable prices. Next we’ll pop over to Chelsea Market, because what’s a Markets of Manhattan tour without a visit to this iconic converted factory full of artisanal food purveyors alongside a wonderful kitchenware shop and a fantastic bookstore.

You’ll be on your own for lunch today at our next stop, Gotham West Market. A new and welcome addition to the already bright constellation of NYC foodie spots, Gotham West was established - you guessed it - on the West side of the island as a sort of food hall of the future. According to the New Yorker, “just about all of the eight venders are at the peak of food-world buzziness, and, most of the time, their outposts live up to the hype.” Here you can enjoy ramen from Slurp Shop, a fried chicken sandwich from Genuine Roadside or tapas at El Comado. And you can bet The Cooking Cottage is excited to get some ice cream from the only Jeni’s shop in the region!

After lunch we’ll head down to one of the city’s most established and beloved markets: the Union Square Greenmarket. The urban farmer’s market to end all urban farmer’s markets, you can expect to find all sorts of locally grown produce and fruits as well as fresh baked breads and desserts alongside small-batch condiments and other treats. And since it’s the first day of spring, fingers crossed that an outdoor stroll in Union Square will be just the thing. Our last stop of the day will be the Essex Street Market, a historic culinary destination on the Lower East Side. Housing over 20 independent merchants, the market is welcoming, unassuming and the sort of place you’d probably shop all the time if you lived in the neighborhood! 2015 is the 75th year for the butchers, fishmongers, cheesemongers, produce and prepared food stands that make Essex Street Market such a great place to shop.

Departure from Quakertown, PA at 8:00 am and Phillipsburg, NJ at 8:30 am. Complimentary juice and a muffin will be served on the way, wine and a snack on the way home. You’ll receive an email with full departure details a week before the trip.

Available Spaces: 31

Noshing (and Shopping!) Through Neighborhoods ~ Thursday May 14

Price: $95.00

Date: May 14, 2015

Today we will go to two places that you might not expect to contain neighborhoods that are in fact epicenters of mouthwateringly delicious European culinary tradition…. Newark, NJ and the Bronx.

The Ironbound neighborhood of Newark is in fact an epicenter of both European and South American culinary tradition, as Portuguese, Spanish and Brazilian specialties flourish here. This morning we’ll visit Teixeira Bakery, a neighborhood mainstay, for their perfect Portuguese egg tarts, pastel de nata. A creme-brulee like custard baked into a flaky tartlet crust, this little treat, ubiquitous at Portuguese bakeries, was first created over 200 years ago in Lisbon by a group of Catholic Sisters.

Take some time to explore the shops lining quaint Ferry Street - Popular Fish Market, famous for their salt cod and the friendly, old-school local gentleman on the other side of the fish counter, or the bakery Pan de Terra where you can buy one of the best loaves of bread you’ll ever have for $2.50. Then we’ll enjoy lunch together at a local Brazilian restaurant famous for what Brazilians arguably do best in the kitchen: grilled meats. After lunch, it’s back to the bus for a quick trip over the George Washington Bridge to the Bronx.

Arthur Avenue is “the most Italian street” in the USA, many would argue. From bakeries, to pasta shops, to delis and butchers and of course - cheese - you can get it all here and also feel like you’re taking a step back in time. Enjoy a cheese tasting and some local sweets from a bakery as part of our tour. Then you are free to roam the few blocks that make up this special Old World corridor. Sit with an espresso and people watch, enjoy some clams on the half shell al fresco, or spend the rest of your afternoon stocking up on imported olive oils, fresh ravioli, pizza dough and the like.

Departure from Quakertown, PA at 8:00 am and Phillipsburg, NJ at 8:30 am. Complimentary juice and a muffin will be served on the way, wine and a snack on the way home. You’ll receive an email with full departure details a week before the trip.

Available Spaces: 44

Gourmet in the Bay: San Francisco ~ May 17-22

Free Event

Date: May 17, 2015

Join us for a five-night trip to one of this country's most delicious and exciting cities: San Francisco!

Full information and registration available at www.onwardtravel.co in late January.

Classic Gourmet Foods NYC Shopping Trip - Sunday June 14

Price: $68.00

Date: June 14, 2015

Join us for our biannual best-of New York City Shopping Trip... We'll take you to all the best places… what a way to spend a summer day!

ZABAR’S: The biggest of the Big Apple – it makes your heart pound. Don’t miss the 2nd floor – a great kitchenware shop with discounted prices!
CITARELLA: A must stop on New York’s fine food axis – the fish counter is a feast for the eyes.
FAIRWAY MARKET: Foodie paradise! The best breads in NYC can be found here. Voted New York’s favorite market.

BLEECKER STREET: This eclectic neighborhood makes the perfect spot to stop for lunch (we’ll give you some recommendations) and to do some exploring and shopping on your own.

CHELSEA MARKET: NYC’s most fascinating city block! This one stop culinary food shop is home to several great shops Amy’s Bread, Bowery Kitchen Supply, Fat Witch Bakery, Ronnybrook Dairy, & T Salon, Anthropologie, etc, etc! Visit the website at chelseamarket.com.
If you’ve done enough shopping for one day, take a stroll on the High Line - NYC’s elevated walking promenade… beautifully landscaped with Hudson river views, it runs right over Chelsea Market.

Departure from Quakertown, PA at 8:00 am and Phillipsburg, NJ at 8:30 am. Complimentary juice and a muffin will be served on the way, wine and a snack on the way home. You’ll receive an email with full departure details a week before the trip.

Available Spaces: 46

Seaside Cities in Spain & Portugal ~ September 26 - October 5

Free Event

Date: September 26, 2015

Travel with The Cooking Cottage and Onward Travel to the vibrant European cities of San Sebastian, Spain and Lisbon, Portugal.

Full information and itinerary will be available at www.onwardtravel.co on February 15.

Paradise Gourmet: Anna Maria Island, FL ~ November 10-13

Free Event

Date: November 10, 2015

We had such a good time on our little pre-holiday getaway to the sunny islands of Florida's Gulf Coast that we've decided to go again this year!

Full itinerary and registration will be available at www.onwardtravel.co on April 1.

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