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Loves hands-on explorations of new techniques and recipes. 

Duck, Duck, Mousse

$55.00

A 3-hour hands-on cooking class culminating in dinner served with wine and beer.

Imagine setting your holiday table with a platter of homemade mousse and rillettes. Peter Tempkin is here to teach you to do just that! In this hands-on class, he will cover the elements of the craft of the charcutier, a trade that has been around for centuries, and will apply classic charcuterie techniques to a variety of applications. 

MENU (served with a salad of winter greens, local bread, and seasonal fruit)

Suprising Sides

$55.00

A hands-on cooking class culminating in dinner served with wine.

Move over, mashed potatoes! Join Program Director, Michelle McKenzie, as she explores some of winter's most exciting produce. These recipes are delicious on their own, and are the perfect sides for the celebratory meals of the holiday season:

Basic Knife Skills

$45.00

This class includes our Knife Skills manual as well as our 30-page Cooking Fundamentals booklet and a coupon for 20% off an 18 Reasons class of your choosing. The vegetables cut in this class will be used to create our favorite Vietnamese Salad; beer and bread will also be served.

Mexican Braises with Tacolicious!

$55.00

A hands-on cooking class culminating in dinner served with beer and wine. Book sales provided by Omnivore Books.

Sara Deseran has a cookbook coming out this September, and her SF tour includes this very special class at 18 Reasons. We're ready to celebrate our neighbor's release with some slow cooking and a cold cerveza!

MENU

Chips and Salsa
Guajillo-braised Beef Short Ribs
Mama Virginia's Chile Verde Taco
Marina Girl Salad
La Palma Tortillas

 

Risotto Primer - SOLD OUT

$45.00

Viola Buitoni is excited to reveal “I Misteri del Risotto Perfetto," The Mysteries of a Perfect Risotto!

Nothing impresses as a well-executed risotto, nor it is easier, yet so many are terrified of tackling it. The aim of this session will be to debunk those fears. I will speak about the different kinds of rice suitable for risotto and the importance of good stock. I will teach kitchen tips for foolproof outcome and share a variety of flavors to grace risotto. 

MENU

Basic Knife Skills

$45.00

This class includes our Knife Skills manual as well as our 30-page Cooking Fundamentals booklet and a coupon for 20% off an 18 Reasons class of your choosing. The vegetables cut in this class will be used to create our favorite Vietnamese Salad; beer and bread will also be served.

What is Umami?

$35.00

w/ Kayoko Akabori + Yoko Kumano from Umami Mart
A discussion and demonstration; includes a tasting of select food and wine will be served.
 

Ever wonder what exactly umami is, or what it tastes like? Ask a chef in Japan, and they’ll usually just say that it means “delicious.” But… what is “delicious” exactly?

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