Greek Spring, Going Green

Tuesday, May 11, 2021 6:00pm to 8:00pm
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Zoom Meeting Online PDT
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.

Celebrate the verdant flavors of springtime in Greece with Sharon! A hearty artichoke stew called Aginares a la Polita will feature green springtime vegetables like dill, parsley, peas to make springtime arrive on your dinner table . Not to worry, this version features frozen artichoke hearts to make this friendly for busy schedules on a weeknight. Alongside this stew, you'll make a salad featuring the sweet-tart tang of Petimezi, or Greek grape molasses. If you're unable to find it (we know not everyone has a Greek grocer within reach), we have recommended substitutions ready. Enjoy the stars of springtime produce in this weeknight trip to Greece!



Aginares a la Polita (Stewed Artichoke Hearts)

Spring Salad with Fruits, Nuts and Petimezi (Greek grape molasses) 


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

This menu contains the following common allergens: Tree Nuts (optional). 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.


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