Mid Autumn Festival Mooncakes

Saturday, September 11, 2021 3:30pm to 6:00pm
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Zoom Meeting Online PST
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 registration policies here

The Mid-Autumn Festival is on September 21st this year, or in the lunar calendar, the 15th day of the 8th month. Year after year, for as long as Linda can remember, the moon is always the biggest and the roundest on this day, symbolizing unity. The festival celebrates gathering together as a family and community and to be grateful for the harvest. This festival is celebrated all over Asia, with the mooncake as its culinary centerpiece.

In this class, we will make the Teochew Thousand Layers Spiral Mooncake with Taro-Shallot Filling – a delicious and unusual pairing of sweet savory flavors.  Also on the menu will be classic Snowskin Mooncake with Red Bean Filling.  Either or both mooncakes can be subtly colored with primary colored food colorings.



Teochew Thousand Layers Spiral Mooncake with Taro-Shallot Filling

Snowskin Mooncake with Red Bean Filling


Equipment and Ingredient List for the class can be found here; please review before buying a ticket.

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

Let’s Cook Together!


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.


Linda Tay Esposito is a teaching chef whose food represents a tribute and commitment to the authenticity of the cuisines of the Pacific Rim. For the last 15 years, Linda has shared her passion and knowledge of East & South East Asian cuisines through Bay Area cooking schools - Cavallo Point, Sur La Table, Parties That Cook and Whole Foods Market. Linda’s teaching philosophy is to make these cuisines approachable to the home cook, while respecting the cuisine’s heritage and authenticity in taste. Besides 18 Reasons, Linda also shares her Nyonya food passion with Milk Street Kitchen and leads a community culinary program on Asian vegetables for Radical Family Farms.

An all-around food professional, Linda’s consulting work centers around helping food businesses flourish through the intersectional lens of food, sustainability and equity. Her past experience includes growing Hodo Foods from an artisanal producer to nationwide distribution, and building inclusive food places. Most recently she led the development of La Cocina Municipal Marketplace – using food as a creative approach to economic development by offering affordable, healthy food options and safe spaces while providing accessible business opportunities for low income, immigrant, women food entrepreneurs. Linda is a member of the Good Food Foundation advisory board and serves on their Equity Task Force. Linda lives in San Francisco. In her free time, she plants Asian herbs at the community garden at Fort Mason. Follow her on Instagram @flavor_explosions


Photo by Linda Tay Esposito