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

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August 2018

18 Reasons: Basic Knife Skills

August 15 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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One event on August 15, 2018 at 6:00pm

18 Reasons, 3674 18th St
San Francisco, CA 94110 United States
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Price: $70.00 Member Price: $60.00 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: Flavors of the Middle East

August 16 @ 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 A hands-on cooking class culminating in dinner served with a glass of wine or beer. Copies of Amanda's cookbook will be available for purchase and are not included in the ticket price. Join us for a class with a teacher visiting from the East Coast, Amanda Cushman. Amanda's passion is world travel and she has sought food and local culture of numerous locations since her teens. The recipes in this class came from a wonderful…

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18 Reasons: Flavors of Hawaii: Luau Party

August 17 @ 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
18 Reasons, 3674 18th St
San Francisco, CA 94110 United States
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Price: $85.00 Member Price: $70.00 A hands-on, collaborative cooking class culminating in a family-style dinner served with wine and beer. Aloha! We can almost smell the pikake blooms and feel the warm ocean breeze on our face with the mere thought of this menu. We are excited to welcome a guest instructor, Shannon Hayashi, to our classroom to teach this menu close to his heart, having grown up in Hawaii. This menu features iconic Hawaiian foods, particularly those featured at…

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18 Reasons: Lao Soup and Snacks

August 18 @ 10:30 am - 2:00 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 class culminating in lunch served with wine and beer. Laos, known as "The Land of a Million Elephants," located in Southeast Asia and landlocked by other tropical Asian countries, is a small and vibrant country filled with serene environments and gorgeous landscapes. This class will explore the uses of rice and tapioca flour and teach students how to make their own rice noodles, dim sum like tapioca balls, and spring rolls! Join Lao…

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18 Reasons: Rijsttafel: A Dutch-Indonesian Feast

August 19 @ 4:00 pm - 8:00 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, collaborative cooking class culminating in family-style lunch served with wine and beer. When the Dutch colonized Indonesia, they boasted the abudance and variety of foods from the islands with extravagant dinners featuring a large number (40 was typical) of dishes, called rijsttafels, or rice tables. Today, the rijsttafel remains popular in the Netherlands and features small plates with a variety of colors, textures, and spices. In this class, we'll center our communal table…

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18 Reasons: Intro to Gluten-Free Baking: Sweet and Savory

August 20 @ 6:00 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 hands-on class culminating in a dinner of the class's baked goods served with wine and beer. Are you gluten-free or interested in incorporating more gluten-free options into your cooking repertoire? Chef Marie Brennan will discuss some of the common challenges of adapting recipes to be gluten-free and how to confidently make delicious baked goods (that just happen to be gluten-free). Marie chose gluten-free versions of what she thinks are baking basics for all occasions:…

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18 Reasons: Contemporary Taco Tuesday

August 21 @ 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, collaborative cooking class culminating in a family-style dinner served with a glass of wine and beer. Everybody’s favorite Tuesday meal, embelished with the taco truck twists of the urban food scene. We are going to celebrate with all kinds of tacos, an abundance of sauces and salsas, and plenty of napkins! We will crack open cold beer or pour you a friendly wine as you wind your way through our own scene, inside…

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18 Reasons: Sake 101

August 22 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
18 Reasons, 3674 18th St
San Francisco, CA 94110 United States
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Price: $60.00 Member Price: $50.00 If you’ve ever wanted to learn the differences between a nama, junmai, and ginjo, now is your chance! Join John Lee for this fun and educational night that explores the fundamentals of sake. Sake is Japan’s brewed beverage. Made from rice, water yeast and koji (mold), sake typically has an ABV of 15% (slightly above wine). Should sake be enjoyed cold or warm? Can it be paired this with sashimi or grilled wagyu? Understanding different…

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18 Reasons: 18th Hour Cafe with Josh Adler of Paris Wine Company

August 23 @ 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
18 Reasons, 3674 18th St
San Francisco, CA 94110 United States
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We're lucky to welcome back one of our founders, Josh Adler, to our classroom! After his role as a Wine Buyer at Bi-Rite Market and educator at 18 Reasons, Josh founded the Paris Wine Company in 2012. Vignerons in the Paris Wine Family work with minimal intervention in the vineyard and the traditional winemaking techniques to produced balanced, elegant wines that are redefining the direction of French wine. Josh will pour wines and share stories in the structure of one…

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18 Reasons: Cooking with Honey: Beyond Dessert

August 24 @ 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, collaborative cooking class culminating in a family-style dinner served with wine and beer. Honey: the perfect food, pure and unassailable to spoilage. Healthy, even medicinal, and a rare gift from the precious bees, and yet a far too often overlooked ingredient in savory food. Join Chef Mike and tour a world of complex sweet funkiness and the sensual, sticky warmth of honey as an ingredient served long before dessert! MENU: Red Chile and…

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18 Reasons: Malaysian Pop-Up: Penang Street Foods

August 26 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
18 Reasons, 3674 18th St
San Francisco, CA 94110 United States
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Price: $60.00 Member Price: $50.00 A seated dinner. Guests are welcome to BYOB wine and beer; we will also have bottles for sale. Linda's Malaysian Pop-Up dinners are memorable and delicious yearly affairs at 18 Reasons. This time, she takes her inspiration from street foods. A trip to the Malaysian island of Penang always include a street food tour...visiting the various hawker stalls dotted throughout the island, each one famed for their own special dish. Let's go on an imaginary…

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18 Reasons: Short and Sweet: Fried Chicken

August 27 @ 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 fast-paced, hands-on cooking class culminating in a family-style dinner served with a glass of wine and beer. Not every eager home cook can afford a whole evening to an in-depth cooking class at our 18th Street Classroom. To help those cooks out, our "Short and Sweet" series asks only two hours from your busy lives to learn something new and have a delicious meal. You'll get to enjoy all the perks of being in…

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18 Reasons: Summer Fruit Desserts

August 28 @ 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 baking class. Class is limited to 12 students. A hearty snack of bread, butter, cured meat, cheese, and a seasonal salad will be served with wine and beer. You are also welcome to brown bag an alternative dinner. Fruit stands are in full technicolor during summer. Berries tumble in jewel tones of blues and red while stone fruit can cover yellow green, sunset orange, and deep plum purple. Besides eating them fresh in…

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18 Reasons: Community Dinner: Iraqi Kebabs and Rice

August 29 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
18 Reasons, 3674 18th St
San Francisco, CA 94110 United States
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Price: $15.00 We are pleased to host a new chef in our kitchen! We met Muna Anaee through the Refugee Food Festival, where she cooked pop-up dinners at Tawla and Son's Addition this past June. Muna and her husband Talib made the tough decision to leave their home in Baghdad, Iraq due to safety concerns. They arrived in the US in March of 2013 with their two children. Back in Iraq, Muna worked as a kindergarten Arabic teacher. Here in…

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18 Reasons: Real Vegetarian Food: Mexico

August 30 @ 6:00 pm - 9:30 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, collaborative cooking class culminating in dinner served with a glass of wine or beer. Eating Mexican food doesn’t require meat or low and slow cooking. Sink your teeth into Mexican food with plant-based flair and bold flavors that are perfect for pulling together in a jiffy. With a just few ingredients, technique, and a dash of ingenuity, you will master a meatless Mexican meal with a dip into Tex-Mex. MENU Roasted Broccoli Tostadas…

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18 Reasons: How to Cook: Grill, Pan Fry, Smoke

August 31 @ 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 cooking class culminating in dinner served with wine and beer. Do you love food, but feel lost in a kitchen? Perhaps you are a beginner with some cooking knowledge, but feel intimidated when a recipe gives you a direction and you're not sure you're doing it correctly? In this class, a new component of a three-part "How to Cook" series, Chef Mike will teach you three basic cooking techniques you can use in…

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