Flavors of the Balearic Islands

Saturday, July 11, 2020 10:00am to 12:00pm
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Zoom Meeting Online PDT
San Francisco, CA 94110
United States
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10 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. 


In this class we will travel with our senses to the Balearic Islands, a paradise in the middle of the Mediterranean. The Balearic Islands are four: Mallorca, Menorca, Ibiza, and Formentera. They share a gastronomy, each with their own characteristics. We will focus on summertime recipes from Mallorca and Menorca (the two largest islands) to enjoy summer produce at its peak, and pretend we are sunning together on an island. This menu is vegetarian, though we will give an option to add animal protein in the zucchini. 



Oliagua – Summer Soup with Tomatoes, Finished with Figs

Trempó – Summer Salad with Chickpeas

Menorcan Stuffed Zucchini

Minorcan Baked Figs


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

This menu contains the following common allergens: Egg, Wheat (can be made GF). 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 by Magdalena Raczka on Unsplash