Eastern European Dumplings - In Person

Saturday, June 11, 2022 4:00pm to 7:30pm
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3674 18th St.
San Francisco, CA 94110
United States
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A hands-on in-person cooking class culminating in a dinner served with wine and beer. This class is limited to 14 students. See our registration policies here and our rules for in-person events here.

We are excited to welcome back Anna Voloshyna back to our classroom! In 2018, Anna's first event at 18 Reasons was a class on khachapuri. In 2019, Anna cooked two Community Dinners and a Ukranian pop-up dinner. In the interim, Anna has written her first cookbook, Budmo! Recipes From A Ukrainian Kitchen, which will be released in Sept 2022 (click here to pre-order).

For her return to our classroom on 18th St, Anna chose the crowd pleasing theme of dumplings. We'll use one dough and create three different dumpling types: tangy cheese, juicy meat, and sweet cherries. Anna will show you various dumpling folds and two ways of cooking. We'll make hot and vibrant ajika sauce to compliment meat dumplings and brown butter for cheese and cherry varenyky and, of course, plenty of sour cream! Whether you're a beginner or a savvy cook, this class is great for everyone!



Manty-style Meat Dumplings—Filled with beef and pork, onion, and caraway seeds. Served with spicy green ajika, a sauce of herbs and hot and sweet peppers.

Cheese Varenyky—Savory Ukrainian dumplings filled with tangy farmers' cheese and served with brown butter

Sweet Cherry Varenyky—An beloved Ukrainian treat! Served with brown butter and a dollop of sour cream.


This menu contains the following common allergens: Egg, Dairy, 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! 



Anna Voloshyna was born and raised in Ukraine and lived there for twenty years before moving to the United States. After coming to the Bay Area, Anna started working as a food photographer and stylist, helping chefs and culinary brands tell their stories through her camera lens. After numerous photoshoots and exciting cooking endeavors, Anna was finally offered a chance to unveil her own food-making talents through hosting Eastern European pop-up dinners. Her Georgian khachapuri nights and Ukrainian varenyky feasts became a delicious sensation in the San Francisco culinary community. Now Anna’s goal is to make people fall in love with Eastern European food through every little Ukrainian dumpling, fluffy garlic pampushki, and every single bowl of luscious borscht you will cook from her new cookbook BUDMO!.


Photo credit: Anna Voloshyna