A hands-on collaborative preserving class culminating in a shared snack of with a glass of wine or beer while we wait for the canners to finish sealing our freshly made preserves! Students will take home hot jars home, so be prepared.
Get ready for the season and add to your larder, impress your folks, and make hearts grow three sizes larger!
Learn to preserve homemade gifts and spread some holiday cheer with our preserving instructor extraordiniaire, Shakirah Simley. In this demo and hands-on class, students will tackle the following treats that are special, seasonal and truly stunning.
Spiced Pears in Red Wine Syrup - perfect warmed up for holiday dessert, or over vanilla ice cream
Valencia Orange Curd - an inspiring option for parfaits, smoothies, or atop a waffle or slice of toast. Integrate it into a layer cake for a pop of flavor!
*Preserves may be modified based on produced availability
Participants will take home recipe packets, jars of our in-class concoctions, and a boost of holiday canning confidence.
Shakirah Simley is a long-time preserving instructor for 18 Reasons and former Canner in-Residence for Bi-Rite, in charge of its recipe development and production for its PUBLIC label line. Named one of Zagat’s “30 under 30" in 2013, she is also a certified Master Food Preserver though the UC San Mateo/San Francisco County Extension.
Beyond jam, Shakirah is a community organizer and writer and has a over a decade of experience working on food equity policy issues, as well with labor and national youth organizing campaigns. She is a 2017 recipient of the Exchange Fellowship with Stone Barns Center for Food and Agriculture, and the co-founder of Nourish|Resist, a multiracial organizing collaborative dedicated to using food spaces and people as tools for collective resistance. She is the former Community Programs Manager for Bi-Rite, an independently-owned, family of sustainable food businesses in SF. She received her Master’s degree via a Fulbright scholarship to the University of Gastronomic Sciences in Bra, Italy and received her undergraduate degree from the University of Pennsylvania. Shakirah currently works to prioritize social justice and equitable economic development for the City and County of SF. Her writing has appeared in the Huffington Post, Civil Eats, SF Chronicle, and the recently published, Feed the Resistance.
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