Asian Table Sauces

Thursday, July 13, 2017 6:00pm to 9:00pm
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3674 18th St.
San Francisco, CA 94110
United States
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Table sauces are essential for rounding out the flavors of a meal. Simple in theory and free-form in practice, they can be challenging to master. In this class, we’ll focus on two fundamental skills: 1) choosing ingredients, and 2) seasoning to taste. The entrees will showcase basic techniques, to give more time to sauce-making and to allow comparisons across flavor profiles. In addition to a discussion of traditional uses of the sauces, a tasting of pantry ingredients will deepen sensory experience. You’ll leave with the skills and, more importantly, the confidence for creative sauce-making.


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Thy Tran is a culinary writer, researcher, and chef-instructor who’s been teaching in the San Francisco Bay Area for over 18 years. She has worked in restaurants, coauthored award-winning cookbooks, contributed to national food magazines, and consulted for a wide range of businesses and nonprofits. With a passion for understanding the cultural context of food, Thy specializes in migration and how we reshape our stories, recipes, techniques, and traditions. Learn more about her work at

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