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

January 2020

18 Reasons: Community Dinner: Chinese New Year in Malaysia

January 29 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
18 Reasons, 3674 18th St
San Francisco, CA 94110 United States
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We kick of 2020's series of our monthly tradition, Community Dinner, with an offering from our Southeast Asian cuisine instructor, Linda Tay Esposito. To celebrate Chinese New Year at 18 Reasons, she's recreating a meal from her childhood, recalling what she'd eat with her family at her Ah Ma's (grandmother's) house to welcome to the start of a new lunar year. These dishes are typical "open house" dishes for celebrations; these dishes keep well throughout the day and feed your…

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18 Reasons: Scandinavian Baking

January 30 @ 6:00 pm - 9:30 pm
18 Reasons, 3674 18th St
San Francisco, CA 94110 United States
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A hands-on baking class. Class is limited to 12 students. Alongside the tasting of baked goods, a seasonal salad will be served with wine and beer. Your curiosity for all things baked from Scandinavia continues. Jennifer, our resident baking instructor, compiled a survey of Scandinavian baked goods. In this hopscotch-like tour of Scandi pastry classics, you will work in teams to produce a variety of treats, from sweet to savory! MENU Finnish/Icelandic Quick Dark Rye Bread — A dense quick…

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18 Reasons: Upcycled Cooking with ReGrained: Plant-Based Pasta and More

January 31 @ 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 class culminating in a family-style dinner served with wine and beer. We're welcoming back our friends at ReGrained to step out of the kitchen, and share their passion and knowledge for food upcycling with our community! ReGrained's mission is to better align the food we eat with the planet we love. By partnering with some of the Bay Area’s favorite craft breweries, ReGrained rescues the nutritious grain that is created every time beer…

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February 2020

18 Reasons: Chocolate

February 2 @ 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm
18 Reasons, 3674 18th St
San Francisco, CA 94110 United States
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Price: $115.00 Member Price: $105.00 A hands-on baking class. A hearty snack of bread, cheeses, vegetables, and seasonal salad will be served with wine to accompany the sampling of your chocolatey treats! 'Tis the season to indulge the ones we love with chocolate. Gift something more personal by making it yourself this year. Learn from Jennifer, whose years of experience and depth of food science know-how will illuminate the wide world of chocolate: the varieties of chocolate, how it's produced,…

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18 Reasons: Short and Sweet: Fried Chicken

February 3 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
18 Reasons, 3674 18th St
San Francisco, CA 94110 United States
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Price: $55.00 Member Price: $45.00 A hands-on cooking class culminating in a family-style dinner served with wine and beer. Join Chef Mike as he takes you through the joys of buttermilk fried chicken, that perfect dish served hot from the pan for dinner, or cold from the picnic basket the next day. And, because chicken is a bird enjoyed around the world, we will also dip it in the style of Goa, from the west coast of India: spicy and…

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18 Reasons: Instant Pot and Pressure Cooker Basics

February 4 @ 6:00 pm - 9:30 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. Humming of Queen and David Bowie's "Under Pressure" optional and welcome. Pressure cookers are an incredible tool for building flavor in the kitchen. No longer the scary, ceiling-painting geysers of the past, they are a reliable way to cook efficiently and celebrate food with our busy schedules. Take the cassoulet, for instance, a traditional French dish known for the amount of…

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18 Reasons: Flavors of Catalonia: Recipes from Can Roca

February 5 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 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 dinner served with wine and beer. We're happy to have Camila back in our classroom; though she left the Bay for Barcelona a few years ago, she makes time to share a menu and a story with our community whenever she's in our area. This menu features traditional Catalonian dishes, inspired by a recent trip to Can Roca, an unassuming restaurant on the outskirts of the city…

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18 Reasons: Gnocchi Primer: Potato Perfection

February 7 @ 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
18 Reasons, 3674 18th St
San Francisco, CA 94110 United States
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Price: $115.00 Member Price: $105.00 A hands-on cooking class that culminates in a family-style dinner with wine and beer. It's not that the Italian cooks in your life do not want to reveal their secret gnocchi recipe, it's 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. Next, she'll lead you through the sensorial engagement needed…

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18 Reasons: Singapore Chili Crab

February 9 @ 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm
18 Reasons, 3674 18th St
San Francisco, CA 94110 United States
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Price: $115.00 Member Price: $105.00 A hands-on class culminating in dinner served with wine and beer. It's Dungeness Crab season and we're going to celebrate it, Singapore style! Let's save a ticket to Asia, and travel gastronomically over our tables at 18 Reasons with Linda as your guide. Roll up your sleeves because you're going to make these crabs smothered in chili, ginger, garlic and herbs and a few sides to round out the meal with a feast of finger-licking…

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18 Reasons: Basic Knife Skills

February 10 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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18 Reasons, 3674 18th St
San Francisco, CA 94110 United States
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Price: $75.00 Member Price: $65.00 A hands-on class culminating in a dinner with wine and beer. Chef knives will be provided to students for in-class use. This class is limited to 12 students. Join 18 Reasons Chef and Culinary Instructor, Mike Weller, for a class in the basics of using your chef's knife at home. We will discuss the ins and outs of knife use, care and safety. You will walk away knowing how to maintain a sharp edge and…

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18 Reasons: A Vegetarian Valentine: Recipes For You and Your Boo

February 11 @ 6:00 pm - 9:30 pm
18 Reasons, 3674 18th St
San Francisco, CA 94110 United States
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Price: $100.00 Member Price: $90.00 A hands-on class culminating in a family-style dinner with wine and beer. Calling foodies and lovers, Valentine's Day is right around the corner and the best gift is the one you make together. Get ideas for what to cook on the big evening or bring your boo to a cooking class that will spark romance! Annelies has created vegetarian recipes centered around aphrodisiac ingredients that will make magic happen! You will learn how to make…

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18 Reasons: French Macaron

February 12 @ 6:00 pm - 9:30 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 class culminating in a tasting of the class's macarons. A hearty snack of bread, cheeses, vegetables and a seasonal salad will be served with wine and beer alongside a tasting of the class's macarons. Oui, oui, we love the macaron and know many in its legion of fans. From the first bite through that delicate shell, to the chew of the filling, feather-light macarons are a treat to eat. Jennifer Altman will lead…

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18 Reasons: Galentine’s Cheese: Daring Duos and Surprising BFFs

February 13 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
18 Reasons, 3674 18th St
San Francisco, CA 94110 United States
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Price: $65.00 Member Price: $55.00 A tasting seminar with a variety of mystery parings with cheeses. Please contact us before the class at info@18reasons.org if you have any allergies and we'll do our best to accommodate. Peanut butter and chocolate, Cabernet and steak, pumpkin and pie, cheese and... cookies? Clearly, wine and cheese have a longstanding friendship. But in honor of Valentine's week and Galentine's Day (Leslie Knope's favorite holiday), we're testing relationship boundaries by pairing everyone's favorite fermented dairy…

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18 Reasons: Producer Dinner: Fort Point Beer Company

February 14 @ 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
18 Reasons, 3674 18th St
San Francisco, CA 94110 United States
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Price: $100.00 Member Price: $90.00 A six-course dinner paired with Fort Point Beer Company beers. Our third annual collaboration with Fort Point Beer Company will surely win your heart. Inspired by some of his favorite flavors around the world, our Chef Mike Weller will pair six of Fort Point's latest beers for SF Beer Week 2020. Fort Point staff will host conversations around our dining room, with expertise and stories told by Fort Point's Director of Brewing, Mike Schnebeck. Bring…

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18 Reasons: Flavors of Bordeaux

February 16 @ 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm
18 Reasons, 3674 18th St
San Francisco, CA 94110 United States
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Price: $125.00 Member Price: $115.00 A hands-on cooking class culminating in dinner served with wine and beer. The Bordeaux region of France is known for their fine wine, but what about the food? Standing beside award-winning wines is an equally prestigious cuisine, sourcing from the Atlantic Ocean coastline to feature seafood, as well as hearty lamb roasts and beef stews. Bordeaux's most famous dish is Entrecôte A La Bordelaise, a rib steak cooked in a rich sauce made from Bordeaux…

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18 Reasons: Beyond Nori: Intro to Sea Vegetables

February 17 @ 6:00 pm - 9:30 pm
18 Reasons, 3674 18th St
San Francisco, CA 94110 United States
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Price: $100.00 Member Price: $90.00 A hands-on cooking class culminating in a family style dinner with your fellow classmates, chatting over a glass of wine or beer. If you ask the average American to tell you the first time they had a sea vegetable, they will likely answer "sushi roll." If you ask the average American to tell you the last time they had a sea vegetable, they will likely answer "sushi roll." Despite sea vegetables' importance to coastal cultures…

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18 Reasons: Burrata by Hand

February 19 @ 6:00 pm - 9:30 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, collaborative cheesemaking course; each participant leaves with his/her freshly made cheese. Includes a cheese tasting of burrata, and a seasonal vegetarian salad and bread to enjoy eating with your freshly made cheeses, and a glass of wine or beer. The most exciting cheese on the cheese board needs little explanation: burrata is fresh mozzarella filled with luscious cream and more cheese. You get to make your own in one short night. And eat…

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18 Reasons: Spanish Wine Dinner with Canela Bistro

February 20 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
18 Reasons, 3674 18th St
San Francisco, CA 94110 United States
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Price: $105.00 Member Price: $95.00 A four course dinner with Spanish wine pairings. This is not a cooking class. Spanish wine and food, what's not to love? Continue the season's celebration of heart, friendship, and love by dining over at our tables with an exclusive dinner from Canela Bistro and Wine Bar. Executive Chef Mat Schuster designed a four-course Spanish menu to pair with small batch, organically grown Spanish wines. Our friends at Whole Wine will pour and share stories…

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18 Reasons: Gnocchi Primer: Beyond Potatoes

February 21 @ 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
18 Reasons, 3674 18th St
San Francisco, CA 94110 United States
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Price: $115.00 Member Price: $105.00 A hands-on cooking class that culminates in a family-style dinner with wine and beer. Gnocchi, the word for dumplings, are ubiquitous in Italian cuisine: some types are linked to their territory of origin, others showcase the season. In this class, Viola will lead the class on exploration of gnocchi that go beyond potatoes and expand your our narrow understanding of these Italian morsels. If you are a gnocchi fiend, be sure to check out the…

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18 Reasons: Handmade Asian Noodles and Dumplings

February 23 @ 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm
18 Reasons, 3674 18th St
San Francisco, CA 94110 United States
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Price: $115.00 Member Price: $105.00 A hands-on cooking class culminating in a family-style dinner served with wine and beer. With just flour and water, you will use these two simple ingredients to make two kinds of Asian noodles and one dumpling. SJB is a relatively unknown cousin to the popular XLB, just doughier and pan-fried. Mee pok is a yellow flat noodle dish of Teochew origin, and served throughout Southern China, Malaysia, and Singapore. Contrasting with the delicate flat shape…

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18 Reasons: Flavors of Korea: Kimchi Gimjang and Bossam

February 24 @ 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 dinner served with wine and beer. One jar of kimchi is packed with delicious probiotics, but is also a great labor of love. Share that labor with your fellow classmates and your instructor, Elise, at a gimjang (김장) gathering to make a giant batch of kimchi! In traditional gimjang (김장) style, we will also create a feast of banchan (반찬 - Korean side dishes), and deliciously simmered…

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18 Reasons: Flavors of Mexico: Modern Mexican Vegetarian

February 25 @ 6:00 pm - 9:30 pm
18 Reasons, 3674 18th St
San Francisco, CA 94110 United States
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Price: $100.00 Member Price: $90.00 A hands-on class culminating in a family-style dinner with wine and beer. Mexican food with a fresh California spin—this class brings pantry staples into a new light pairing them with fresh produce for a feast fit for vegetarians, veggie-curious, or anyone who just loves Mexican food. Annelies shares recipes inspired by traditional favorites and trips to the farmer’s market. We will discuss how to stock a pantry with ingredients that get you cooking Cal-Mex easily.…

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18 Reasons: Seafood Lover’s Guide to the Mediterranean

February 28 @ 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
18 Reasons, 3674 18th St
San Francisco, CA 94110 United States
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Price: $130.00 Member Price: $120.00 A hands-on, collaborative cooking class culminating in a family-style dinner served with wine and beer. The Mediterranean soft golden beaches and sunny climate attract travels from around the globe. A total of 21 countries span the Mediterranean coastlines; among those countries France, Italy, Spain and Israel, all celebrate the variety of fresh fish and seafood the Mediterranean offers. Learn how to open and indulge in fresh sea urchin and local oysters in this hands-on seafood…

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