Healthy Cooking Classes in February

Feb 10, 2014

Cortlandt Manor, NY

a group of chefs cooking in a kitchen

Making some modest changes in your diet can improve your heart health. NewYork-Presbyterian/Hudson Valley Hospital’s new Peter X. Kelly Teaching Kitchen offers healthy cooking classes throughout the year and is offering some special classes in February in honor of National Heart Month.

Part of the Hospital’s Harvest for Health program, The Peter X. Kelly Teaching Kitchen offers cooking classes to people of all ages for a nominal fee of $15 per class. Here’s what’s on tap for February:

  • Tuesday, February 11th. 2-3:30 PM. Lacto-fermentation. What’s lacto-fermentation? It’s the process that turns raw cabbage into sauerkraut or kimchi, or turns milk into yogurt. It’s a great way to preserve foods, and more and more research suggests that the probiotics in fermented foods can be good for your health. This class will be led by Chef Noah Sheetz. Noah is a graduate of the Culinary Institute of America and spent many years as the Executive Chef to the Governors of New York State. Now, Chef Noah serves as the Executive Chef for NewYork-Presbyterian/Hudson Valley Hospital. ($15).
  • Wednesday, February 12th. 11 AM – 1PM. Homemade Baby Food. Are you a new mom or dad who wants to save money and feed your baby the most nutritious foods you can? Come and take part in an informative discussion and recipe demonstration designed to help you provide the best care for your baby. We’ll talk about tips for making and storing great baby food, nutrition, and easy recipes that will make feeding your child fun and simple. ($15).
  • Tuesday, February 18th. 5-6:30 PM. Snacks for the Heart. Those middle of the day hunger pangs can be hard to resist, but we don’t need to ruin our heart health when we reach for a snack. This class will give you easy recipes for quick snacks for your home or to have on the go. We’ll also talk about what it means to eat for your heart and what common snacks we try to avoid. ($15).
  • Tuesday, February 25th. 2-3:30 PM. Nourishing Loved Ones Undergoing Cancer Treatment. If you or a loved one have been diagnosed with cancer, choosing meals that were once a simple part of life, may have significantly changed. This class will explore multiple methods for preparing nutritious foods for those with reduced appetite; experience an altered sense of taste, or having difficulty swallowing. It will allow you to taste test novel ingredients and practice cooking techniques to create and fortify everyday foods. ($15).

February is National Heart Month. According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), you can reduce your risk of heart disease by making simple lifestyle changes such as eating healthier, increasing physical activity and not smoking.

For more information on cooking classes, call 914-734-3780 or click here to register on line.

NewYork-Presbyterian/Hudson Valley Hospital is dedicated to serving the health care needs of the community and to providing quality, comprehensive medical care in a compassionate, professional, respectful manner, without regard to race, religion, national origin or disease category. Offering state-of-the-art diagnostic treatment, education and preventive services, the Hospital is committed to improving the quality of life in the community. In fulfilling this mission, the Hospital will strive to continuously improve the care provided and develop and offer programs, facilities, systems and alliances that most effectively respond to community health care needs. NewYork-Presbyterian/Hudson Valley Hospital is located on Route 202 (1980 Crompond Road) in Cortlandt Manor, New York. Call 914-737-9000 or visit