Whenever I’m in need of a Jell-O mold shaped like the human brain, I head over to The Brooklyn Kitchen on Lorimer Street in Williamsburg.  Turns out they are in demand for so much more.  In the past few years, their classes on cooking, canning and butchering are routinely booked to capacity.  As more and more people become interested in where our food comes from — and what better way to learn than to cook it ourselves — this little shop is our epicenter.

Starting today, The Brooklyn Kitchen is opening a new space called the Brooklyn Kitchen Labs in conjunction with the butcher shop, The Meat Hook.  The space will begin with classes to teach beer making and cheese making skills.  They are also going to sell the supplies needed to practice these arts at home.  According to a press release from The Brooklyn Kitchen, they have sold $20,000 in canning supplies alone thus far in 2009.  With a big new space and people clamouring for more classes, I can’t wait to see what this place becomes for local cooks.


Let Class Begin: The New Space for Brooklyn Kitchen Labs & The Meat Hook