Eggplants & Honey: Sephardic Cuisine in the Iberian Peninsula - Online

Saturday, March 18, 2023 10:00am to 12:00pm
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3674 18th St.
San Francisco, CA 94110
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This is a live, interactive, hands-on cooking class held online via Zoom. See our registration policies here

"A food tastes differently when you know where it really comes from. Its history makes each bite more intense, more delicious.”
- H. Jahwara Piñer 

In this new class topic, inspired by Camila's extensive research, we will delve into time honored culinary traditions of the Sephardim, or Jews of the Iberian Peninsula. These recipes may be familiar to you, and we hope to share more about the history behind each dish as we cook together. Often, the stories have to do with hiding. Conversos (Jews who converted to Catholicism in Spain and Portugal) had to follow their customs in secrecy without letting the Inquisition police know. Those who preferred exile took their recipes and cooking habits with them wherever they went, and they have stayed with us until today.



Fried Eggplant with Honey

Eggplant, Garlic and Cheese Dip

Chickpea and Chard Stew

Chocolate Passover Cake


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

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 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.


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