From sushi rolling to pierogi making, 5 food workshops to check out in Detroit this month
By Arianna Endicott
Many New Year’s resolutions revolve around food, whether that’s changing what types of foods you eat, being more adventurous, eating out less, learning to cook or just trying to generally eat healthier. Whatever your wish, there are many opportunities to explore new options this month.
January 18, 3:30—5:30 p.m.
Barter Detroit, 11601 Joseph Campau Ave., Hamtramck
Kick off the 2020s by throwing it back to the 1920s! This session will teach you to make some of the most iconic cocktails of the decade, led by Barter Detroit’s lead mixologist, Jennifer Sandella. All guests must be 21 years or older with a valid ID.
Cost: $49, includes class and thank you gift
January 22, 6:30—8:30 p.m.
Brooklyn Street Local, 1266 Michigan Ave., Detroit
Students will learn how to make several different types of sushi rolls during this class taught by Dr. Sushi. Ingredients provided will be suitable for those with vegan, gluten-free or omnivore diets. At the end of the class, you will be able to enjoy the sushi rolls you made!
Cost: $50, includes class, sushi supplies and rolling mat to keep
January 23, 7—9 p.m.
Nosh Pit Detroit, 2995 Yemans St., Hamtramck
Veganuary is a nonprofit based in the United Kingdom that encourages people to eat a plant-based diet for the month of January to spread awareness about vegan lifestyles. This class will cover gluten-free and vegan baking techniques for anyone looking to transition to a more plant-based diet — or even those who just want to learn how to make some vegan treats.
January 24 or 31, 6—10 p.m.
St. Peter and Paul Community Center, 3700 Gilbert St., Detroit
This class will teach you to make pierogi — that is, traditional Polish dumplings, traditionally stuffed with potato and cheese. Erica Pietrzyk of Pietrzyk Pierogi will teach you how to make dough and filling for traditional potato and cheese, and more.
Cost: $50, includes class, all materials and pierogi to take home
January 25, 3—5 p.m.
Marrow Butcher Shop & Restaurant, 8044 Kercheval Ave., Detroit
This class will teach you the basics of pasta making, from choosing the right flour to rolling techniques, as well as how to cook and prepare your dish. It will be taught by SheWolf’s Seth High and Marrow’s Chris Demuth.
Cost: $75, includes class, pasta to take home, wine and house made Ragu sauce