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18 Reasons: Cozy Vegetarian Dinner Party
November 13 @ 6:00 pm - 9:30 pm
A hands-on cooking class culminating in a family style dinner with a glass of wine.
Fall for easy gatherings of friends and family this autumn. You don’t have to be vegetarian to enjoy vegetable-forward dishes for dinner parties that double as cozy food to keep you warm all winter. In this class, Annelies will guide students in cooking plant-based comfort foods. The techniques include a make-ahead appetizer and hearty main dish that will satisfy all kinds of eaters. If you’re trying to eat more vegetables but don’t know where to start, Annelies will make you a confident cook of vegetarian dishes where you won’t miss the meat.
Seedy Cheese Twists
Roasted Carrot and Hazelnut Salad with Hot Honey Lavender Vinaigrette
Shepherd’s Pie with White Cheddar Mashed Potatoes
Cacio e Pepe Spaghetti Squash
Ginger Cream Pie
Annelies Zijderveld was born in Texas and has called the Bay area home for many years. She is the author of Steeped: Recipes Infused with Tea, a book for tea lovers about how to cook with tea. As a cooking teacher who teaches at 18 Reasons and Draeger’s in San Mateo, she believes cooking should be fun and flavorful, (and still can’t quite get over the amazing abundance of fresh produce and ingredients available to us in the Bay area). She also volunteers as a chef with Cooking Matters and delights in being a part of the wonderful work of #NoKidHungry in her local community. With a master’s in intercultural studies and a Mexican-Bolivian-Dutch heritage, she’s keen on finding the points of intersection around the table. Her food writing has appeared in Edible East Bay, allRecipes Magazine, The Kitchn, Paste Magazine, and Brit + Co. among other publications. She is the creator of the literary food blog, the food poet and you can follow her food antics on Instagram @anneliesz.