High Voltage Vegetables: Late Summer - In Person

Friday, September 22, 2023 6:00pm to 9:30pm
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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 12 students. Review our registration and cancellation policies here. Masks are welcome.


Welcome to Marie’s latest and greatest series: High Voltage Vegetables: Late Summer Edition! We are going to make full-flavored, no holds barred vegetable dishes and it will rule.

Late summer is an exceptional time to be in the Bay Area, as we finally experience a proper summer and can finally indulge in recipes that our friends in other parts of the USA have been savoring. Our farmer's markets shine brightly during this season, offering a bountiful array of succulent tomatoes, crunchy cucumbers, and an abundance of other vibrant produce.

In truth, this class is gilding the lily. Nothing needs to be done to those perfect summer tomatoes but including them in the ridiculously easy Late Summer Stone Fruit Gazpacho or in the re-imagined classic, EBLT (Eggplant Bacon, Lettuce & Tomato) salad is never a wrong move.

You'll discover tips and tricks on how to tame the bitterness of eggplant and unlock its true potential. Additionally, Marie will reveal a simple trick to de-slime okra, an underrated gem from West Africa. Prepare to be converted to the church of okra.

Please join us as we celebrate the essence of summer by making recipes that showcase the brilliance of this season's produce, elevating them to new heights.



Late Summer Stone Fruit Gazpacho 

EBLT (Eggplant Bacon, Lettuce & Tomato) Salad

Cucumber Burrata Salad with Gochujang Seeded Brittle

Oven Roasted Okra Fries

Sweet Corn Panna Cotta with Star Anise Roasted Pecans

This menu contains the following common allergens: Tree Nuts, 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! 



Marie Brennan is a vegetable enthusiast, keen fermenter and an avid traveler. Her explorations are fueled by the desire to find her next pantry staple and learn yet another way to use onions. Her culinary focus is vegetarian, Californian cuisine that is imbued with global flavors. Her classes are known for their healthyish and punchy flavors as well as her non-dogmatic and enthusiastic approach to food. 

Marie graduated from the University of Wisconsin with a degree in Dietetics and in 2014 moved to the Bay Area to attend culinary arts school. She stayed for the produce and the sunshine. Marie lives in Berkeley California and works as an educator, consultant, private chef and recipe developer. You can learn more about Marie at www.hedonistinmoderation.com

Photo credit: Marie Brennan