Olive Oil and Chocolate - Online

Saturday, May 11, 2024 10:00am to 12:00pm
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On Zoom, Pacific Time
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


In this class, we’ll play with two of Camila’s absolute favorite ingredients: olive oil and chocolate. This match made in heaven is incredibly versatile - experimenting with the intensity of chocolate and different varieties of olive oil can create unique flavor combinations. Together we’ll make four dessert recipes and prove that olive oil and chocolate are meant to be! 

Chocolate Olive Oil Truffles are your canvas for experimentation - see how toppings like flaky salt, candied ginger, and seeds create new flavor profiles. Next we’ll make a fudgy, flourless Chocolate Olive Oil Cake that uses the power of eggs and ground nuts to provide structure. Simplicity continues with a voluptuous Chocolate Olive Oil Mousse, a traditional snack of bread topped with chocolate. Choose the intensity of chocolate you like best, but Camila recommends the hardcore, darkest one you can find!

Besides delicious food, here's what you can expect from an online class with Camila: Chef Camila has a broadcast-quality multi-camera setup with professional microphone and lighting, creating top notch video quality. Some visuals and graphics are included for clarity and visual aid. The class is fully interactive; Camila can see your home setup and respond to questions in real time on substitutions, cookware, technique, and the recipe. Classes are paced so that you can cook along in real time, or, if you prefer, sit back, watch, enjoy, and learn. Registrants will have access to the class video to rewatch as many times as your heart desires! Click here to see a sample video of what to expect in class.



Chocolate Olive Oil Truffles—choose from a list of suggested toppings, like flaky salt, candied ginger, nuts, seeds

Gluten-Free Chocolate Olive Oil Cake

Chocolate Olive Oil Mousse

Bread with Chocolate, Olive Oil, Salt, and Citrus Zest


Equipment and Ingredient list can be found here

Exclusive Discount: Castillo de Canena, who produce some of the best extra virgin olive oils in Spain and can ship to the US, is offering a discount for 18 Reasons students. Use the code Castillo3 for a $3 discount per bottle for unlimited bottles per order here.


This menu contains the following common allergens: Egg, Tree Nuts. 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.


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 www.sobremesa.life  

Photo by Camila Loew