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18 Reasons

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3674 18th St
San Francisco, CA 94110 United States
(415) 568-2710 https://18reasons.org/

September 2019

18 Reasons: A Wandering Cook: Creative Uses for Your Global Pantry

September 17 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
18 Reasons, 3674 18th St
San Francisco, CA 94110 United States
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Price: $95.00 Member Price: $85.00 A hands-on cooking class culminating in a family-style meal served with wine. Calling all globetrotters! We're not the only ones who bring back jars of spices and bottles of sauces back home in our suitcase; these are our go-to souvenirs. Besides re-creating classic foods of the areas we visited, we're here to instill a playful attitude toward the ingredients we admire. Justin will teach you a few unconventional recipes that use some of his most…

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18 Reasons: Unsung Wine and Cheese Heroes

September 18 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
18 Reasons, 3674 18th St
San Francisco, CA 94110 United States
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Price: $75.00 Member Price: $65.00 A two-hour tasting seminar of wine and cheeses, served with bread to cleanse the palate. We highly recommend eating a meal or heavy snack before arriving. Already familiar with Burgundies and Humboldt Fog and want a deeper dive? Curious about the newbies and underground hits that rarely make it past farmers markets or wineries? What about the fun sparklings that are always in Champagne's shadow? If you answered yes, Unsung Cheese and Wine Heroes is…

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18 Reasons: The Italian Way with Vegetables: Notes from Viola’s Summer in Puglia

September 20 @ 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
18 Reasons, 3674 18th St
San Francisco, CA 94110 United States
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Price: $105.00 Member Price: $95.00 A hands-on cooking class culminating in a dinner served with wine and beer. Italians love to celebrate seasonal, truly fleeting produce. They have a knack for making simple seem special, and they know how to transform a small basket of vegetables into a feast for a crowd. Viola Buitoni will show us the way vegetables are revered and glorified in the region of Puglia where she spent the summer as a guest chef instructor at…

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18 Reasons: Vegetarian and Vegan Thai Classics

September 22 @ 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm
18 Reasons, 3674 18th St
San Francisco, CA 94110 United States
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Price: $105.00 Member Price: $95.00 A hands-on cooking class culminating in a family-style dinner served with wine and beer. We know that some guests love the fiery, herbaceous, and coconut creamy flavors prevalent in Thai cuisine, but would rather avoid the preserved seafood products (fish sauce, dried shrimp, etc.) that give many Thai dishes umami and salt. To help students feel more confident in cooking a meat and dairy free Thai meal at home, Linda chose this menu. We'll still…

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18 Reasons: Eat More Meatless: Eggplant

September 23 @ 6:00 pm - 9:30 pm
18 Reasons, 3674 18th St
San Francisco, CA 94110 United States
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Price: $90.00 Member Price: $80.00 A hands-on cooking class culminating in a family-style meal served with wine. Is there anything the amazing edible eggplant can't do? This versatile vegetable can easily become the centerpiece for meatless main dishes. You'll leave here with four recipes you can prep ahead for busy weeks or make last minute. MENU Walnut Stuffed Eggplant with Herbed Labneh Eggplant Satay Salad with Ginger Peanut Dressing Eggplant Parmesan Pasta ELAT: "Eggplant Bacon," Lettuce, Avocado, Tomato Sandwiches *Annelies…

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18 Reasons: Potato Gnocchi Primer

September 24 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
18 Reasons, 3674 18th St
San Francisco, CA 94110 United States
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Price: $85.00 Member Price: $75.00 A hands-on cooking class culminating in a dinner served with wine and beer. It's not that the accomplished Italian cooks in your life do not want to reveal their secret gnocchi recipe, it's just that they don't have one. Potato gnocchi success lies in the senses, not the pages of a book. Our resident Italian instructor, Viola, will start with a few tips on shopping and prepping and then lead you through the sensorial engagement…

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18 Reasons: Fish Butchery and Cookery

September 27 @ 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
18 Reasons, 3674 18th St
San Francisco, CA 94110 United States
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Price: $120.00 Member Price: $110.00 A hands-on cooking class culminating in dinner served with wine and beer. Knives will be provided for student use. Class is limited to 12 students. In San Francisco, we have access to some of the best and freshest seafood in the world. Though there are plenty of dining opportunities to enjoy this bounty, if you feel ready to take matters in to your own hands, this is the class for you. Justin's practiced hand, borne…

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18 Reasons: Flavors of the Mediterranean: Greece

September 29 @ 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm
18 Reasons, 3674 18th St
San Francisco, CA 94110 United States
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Price: $105.00 Member Price: $95.00 A hands-on cooking class culminating in a dinner served with a glass of wine. Our resident French chef Zoe McLaughlin spent the summer in Greece, enjoying all the best the Mediterranean diet has to offer! Feeling inspired by her recent travels, this menu showcases her roots in French cooking and the influences of her travels through Greece. MENU Tzatziki — Greek Yogurt, Cucumber & Herbs Melitzanosalata — Roasted Eggplant Salad Elliniki Salata —Tomato, Feta, Cucumber…

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18 Reasons: Legumes 101

September 30 @ 6:00 pm - 9:30 pm
18 Reasons, 3674 18th St
San Francisco, CA 94110 United States
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Price: $80.00 Member Price: $70.00 For some, cooking with legumes can be a tricky proposition. To soak or not to soak? Should you add baking soda? And what about pressure cookers? Won’t those things blow a hole through your wall? Legumes are one of the most affordable and versatile sources of protein out there and merit a prominent place in your pantry and on your plate. We will discuss the many different varieties of legumes, their nutrition, how to reduce…

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