Korean Temple Cuisine

Friday, October 30, 2020 6:00pm to 8:00pm
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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, interactive, hands-on cooking class held online via Zoom. See our event policies at the bottom of this webpage.

When asked to describe Korean cuisine many Westerners invariably think of fiery kimchi and savory barbecue. Generally, the dishes are very intense and stimulating. However, there is another long-withstanding niche cuisine in Korea that is neither of these things; yet, it is equally delicious. Temple food is nourishing. It should satisfy and rejuvenate but not strongly affect the balance of the mind. The ingredients are seasonal, simple, and wholesome and the resulting dishes are light and clean-tasting. Marie lived in South Korea for 4 years and loves sharing this lesser known aspect of Korean cuisine with others. Please join us as she teaches you how to prepare a thoughtful and replenishing meal and maybe a story or two from her temple stays.



Seaweed Soup/ Mi-yeok guk/미역국

Mung Bean + Kimchi Pancakes with Dipping Sauce/김치 빈대떡

Mushroom Japchae/  버섯 잡채

*Class is vegan and can be easily made gluten free if using wheat-free tamari


Equipment and Ingredient List for the class found here; check before buying a ticket.

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


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Marie Brennan graduated from the University of Wisconsin with a degree in Dietetics. An avid traveler, she has explored her love of food while on the road. Marie's travels have taken her to study cheese-making in Tasmania, raw food in Western Australia, tea and fermented foods in the mountains of Korea, Ayurvedic cuisine and herbology in Kerala and the kitchens of numerous meditation centers around the world. She moved back to the USA to attend a holistic culinary arts school in Berkeley, where she also worked and taught at for several years. Marie presently lives in the Bay Area and works as an educator, private chef and is the Culinary Creative Director for Café Umami. You can find her at www.hedonistinmoderation.com and follow her IG @hedonistinmoderation