Greek Pie for Beginners: Spanakopita

Thursday, July 16, 2020 5:30pm to 7:30pm
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Zoom Meeting Online PDT
San Francisco, CA 94110
United States
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8 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. 


Does the idea of making your own spanakopita with homemade phyllo dough feel out of reach? Sharon is here to say you can do it! After learning the techniques of making phyllo dough at home, you'll be ready to master savory Greek pies of all shapes and combinations of seasonal vegetable fillings. Alongside the classic spanakopita, you'll make another Greek classic, avgolemono.


Green Spanakopita with Homemade Phyllo

Simple Avgolemono Soup – lemon and egg soup


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, Dairy. Note: Soup cannot be made vegan, but we will have a vegan filling alternative available. If you have allergies or dietary restrictions that concern your ability to cook along, please e-mail before purchasing a ticket.


Sharon Brenner is an immigration lawyer by day, passionate cook/food writer/recipe developer by the other days and nights. Born in San Francisco and raised in the Bay Area, Sharon is based in LA and previously lived in Athens, Greece. Her love of good food and regular travels to Greece since 2011 inspired her to dive into the depths of Greek cuisine. Sharon’s primary inspirations come from Middle Eastern, Mediterranean and Californian cuisines, with a focus on cooking intuitively and creatively. She is the author of the website ‘Records in the Den’.

Photo credit: Sharon Brenner