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International Culinary Center

WATCH: Model's Choice of Snack Will Surprise You

The Huffington Post | Cate Matthews | Posted 02.12.2014 | Taste

New York exhibitionism at its finest.

'Polar Vortex Ice Cream' Made Outside In Just 8 Minutes

The Huffington Post | William Goodman | Posted 01.23.2014 | Taste

That's just how cold it is in New York City.

Bread Is Back: Following the Ferment

Corinna Clendenen | Posted 11.30.2013 | Taste
Corinna Clendenen

Croissant-making is like origami -- you measure and fold and tug it into shape.

Exercise Your Love 'Mussel' Part 10: Have You Ever Dreamed of Going To Culinary School?

Heidi Brod | Posted 07.10.2012 | Women
Heidi Brod

I realize the truth behind my reasons to go to culinary school. It wasn't about turning 40 or about reaching a new level of skill or perfection. For me, cooking makes people happy.

The 'Steaks' Are High When it Comes to Relationships

Heidi Brod | Posted 07.03.2012 | Women
Heidi Brod

When I arrive, she's giddy as a schoolgirl, and I'm forced to remind her that the only thing extra-virgin in the room is olive oil.

What Soufflé and Sex Have in Common

Heidi Brod | Posted 06.30.2012 | Women
Heidi Brod

One crème brûlée, two caramel custards and three types of buttercream later, we have officially cooked our way through Lisa's depression.

Food, Sex and Fifty Shades Of Grey . Part Six: Have You Ever Dreamed of Going To Culinary School?

Heidi Brod | Posted 06.26.2012 | Women
Heidi Brod

Fifty Shades of Grey has been turning up at brunches all over the Upper East Side.

Reinvent Date Night

Heidi Brod | Posted 06.19.2012 | Women
Heidi Brod

When the salesperson arrives, Lisa promptly asks if the dress comes in the size "women who eat." Horrified, I lead the way out the door.

Flip or Flambé?

Heidi Brod | Posted 06.16.2012 | Women
Heidi Brod

I realize it's not my age that leaves me feeling uninspired; It's my attitude. At what point did the fear of failure, overwhelm the prospect of success?

Don’t Sweat the Small Stuff, Sweat the Onions

Heidi Brod | Posted 06.12.2012 | Food
Heidi Brod

It's the first day of class. I stop at reception and receive my regulation dress uniform, fully equipped with chef's jacket, toque and neckerchief. (Note to self: Not sexy but definitely Bad Ass.)

Have You Ever Dreamed Of Going to Culinary School?

Heidi Brod | Posted 06.09.2012 | Food
Heidi Brod

The only thing that would make 40 palatable was a new challenge. My best friend, Lisa, opted for a young boyfriend, but my husband would never approve.

Cooking and Pastry Classes for Serious Foodies

Regina Varolli | Posted 05.25.2011 | Food
Regina Varolli

Cooking and pastry courses for non-professionals are not only a great way to become a better home cook or baker, but a great way to make new friends or even spark a passionate new relationship.