Spain on a Budget

Saturday, January 30, 2021 10:00am to 12:00pm
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San Francisco, CA 94110
United States
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This is a live, interactive, hands-on cooking class held online via Zoom. See our event policies at the bottom of this webpage.

In Spain, people spend what they don't have over the holidays. January is a month to recover from all the excess, not necessarily (just) the indulging in food, but also financial loss from all those gifts you gave to your loved ones. This month of being cheap even has its own name: "la cuesta de enero", which translates roughly as "the January hill" because it's all uphill.

However, at 18 Reasons, we are strong believers that good food doesn't require a big budget. In this class we will focus on a few delicious cheap eats!



Patatas a lo Pobre: Poor Man's Potatoes 

Castilian Soup: traditional, inexpensive soup ideal for winter, featuring bread, paprika, and olive oil and optional jamon.

Lentils with Chorizo *can be made vegetarian or vegan

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

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


If you’re new to 18 Reasons Online, please read this guide: How to Take an Online Class at 18 Reasons. Five calendar days before class, 18 Reasons may decide to cancel this class if not enough tickets are sold. We will notify registrants by email about cancellations.


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 founded and directs the Food Studies & Gastronomy program at the University of Barcelona, 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