A hands-on, collaborative cooking class culminating in family-style lunch served with wine and beer.
Let’s transport ourselves to the streets of Thailand with the smell and taste of street foods -- whether it is catching your breakfast at a market in Southern Thailand, or a strolling a night market in Bangkok. The menu is gluten-free to boot!
Papaya Salad - Green papaya and dried shrimp in a tangy dressing with fish sauce and herbs (pictured)
Moo Ping - Grilled pork skewers with white pepper, cilantro and soy
Kanom Jeen Nam Ya - Rice noodles with fish curry, eggs, and Asian vegetables
Takoh - Coconut custard with pandan, water chestnut (has egg)
Linda Tay Esposito is a self-taught chef whose food represents a tribute and a commitment to the authenticity of the cuisines of the Pacific Rim. She grew up in Malaysia, lived in China and Hong Kong and traveled extensively in the region exploring the vast culinary offerings and traditions, and capturing the essence of the local cuisines. She brings these exciting flavors, passion and knowledge to the classroom. Her style of teaching makes even the most complex of curries simple to make and a gastro-adventure experience of "Flavor Explosions."
A freelance culinary educator, Linda teaches at the The Cooking School at Cavallo Point and at Sur La Table Cooking School. Previously, she was a lead chef at Parties That Cook where she teaches global cuisines in a team building setting. She started her teaching career at Whole Foods Market Culinary Center. Most recently, she was head of operations and chef at Bay Area's artisan tofu maker, Hodo Soy. She writes a food blog at www.flavorexplosions.com
(Photo courtesy of Linda Tay Esposito)