A Spanish Picnic: Empanada Gallega

Sunday, July 5, 2020 10:00am to 12:00pm
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3674 18th St.
San Francisco, CA 94110
United States
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9 slots available


This is a live, hands-on cooking class held online via Zoom. This is an interactive experience; if online learning is new to you, please read this guide on How to Take an Online Class at 18 Reasons.

Registered students should take at least 30 min before class begins to do the following: download and set up Zoom, test audio and video, wash and prep ingredients, and bring out equipment in the kitchen, per the list linked below. 18 Reasons staff will e-mail registrants one message containing class recipes and a Zoom meeting link; check your junk/spam/event folder in case you do not see the e-mail. Search for any email from 18 Reasons, looking for a subject line containing the full title of the class. 


The days lengthen and our eyes turn to grassy spots for outdoor dining to soak up the sun! Whether you plan to eat in your backyard, a local park, or a trail, why not take a bit of the Spanish table with you? The star of this class is the Spanish empanada, the predecesor to empanadas worldwide. If it's new to you, you might be surprised this version is pie-shaped and typically filled with tuna. Wrapped in dough that you'll make from scratch, it'll be accompanied by other dishes ready to feed you on your next adventure!



Marinated Olives

Chickpea Salad with Salmorejo – Creamy Raw Tomato Sauce

Galician Empanada – Tuna or Bonito Pie with Homemade Dough

Marcona Almond Stuffed Dates


Equipment and Ingredient List for the class found here - check before signing up for the class. 

This menu contains the following common allergens: Fish, Egg, Wheat. If you have allergies or dietary restrictions that concern your ability to cook along, please e-mail info@18reasons.org before purchasing a ticket.


Camila Loew holds a Ph.D. in Humanities and is a certified nutrition consultant. Having lived alongside the Mediterranean for almost two decades, she believes that the best cooking relies on simple recipes with outstanding ingredients. That's the Mediterranean way she conveys in her classes, along with the concept of sobremesa, which happens to be the name of the company she runs. Sobremesa is the leisurely time we spend gathered around the table. In addition to running Sobremesa Culinary Tours, through which she offers delicious cultural and culinary experiences abroad for fellow food-lovers, Camila works at the Torribera Mediterranean Center, and teaches academically about Mediterranean food culture to American students abroad. Since 2014, Camila has been sharing her love of regional Spanish and Mediterranean cuisines at 18 Reasons. For more information visit her website www.sobremesa.life  

Photo credit Tamorlan / CC BY 3.0