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

October 2019

18 Reasons: Julia Child On The Menu: Soufflés

October 20, 2019 @ 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. Soufflés are a lot easier to make then you think! Julia Child, America’s beloved no-frills chef, approached cooking with a fun and lighthearted touch. Her straightforward approach was paired with a knowledge of basic cooking techniques to master the art of French cooking. Inspired by Julia's cooking philosophy, our resident French cuisine instructor, Zoe McLaughlin will guide students to perfecting the art of…

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18 Reasons: Modern Vegetarian BBQ

October 21, 2019 @ 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 dinner served with wine and beer. When you hear the word “BBQ” what’s the first thing to pop into your mind? It isn’t broccoli or the common macaroni salad. It’s meat. A lot of it. Well-meaning omnivore hosts often offer a meat facsimile with soy- and gluten-based patties. It’s endearing, but this is 2019, not 1999! In this class, Marie will show you how to prepare several barbeque-friendly…

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18 Reasons: Eat More Meatless: Mushrooms

October 22, 2019 @ 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 a family-style meal served with wine. When it comes to eating meatless, mushrooms deserve a seat at the table. But have you gone beyond button mushrooms? Join us for a feast and lively discussion in cooking through a variety of mushrooms for main courses that will tantalize and even a dessert you won't want to miss! This class will empower you to make mushrooms center of the plate deliciously.…

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18 Reasons: Living to Eat, Eating to Live: Food as Medicine and Pleasure

October 23, 2019 @ 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 lecture and hands-on cooking class finished with a family-style meal with a glass of wine. Join Sharon Meyer and Annie Obermeyer for a delicious, illuminating and educational evening around food and health. We will explore both food as medicine and food as pleasure – two concepts that many mistakenly view as oppositional while nothing could be farther from the truth! Let’s change the conversation: healthy eating is not deprivation. In fact, at its best…

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18 Reasons: Flavors of Mexico: Comfort Food for a Crowd

October 24, 2019 @ 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 cooking class culminating in dinner served with wine and beer. Annelies Zijderveld takes traditional Mexican ingredients and techniques and imbues them with a twist. She knows how to bring the bold flavors of Mexico together with local produce to create food that's truly irresistible. In this class, she'll teach us to how prepare her favorite Mexican comfort foods, dishes that are perfect for a dinner party but easy enough for weeknights! MENU Queso…

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18 Reasons: Producer Dinner: Bi-Rite Farm and Row 7 Seeds with Chef Sam Mogannam

October 25, 2019 @ 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
18 Reasons, 3674 18th St
San Francisco, CA 94110 United States
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Price: $110.00 Member Price: $95.00 A multi-course dinner with wine included. Join us for a meal and conversation celebrating innovation and storytelling from seed to table. Bi-Rite Farm has been working with Row 7 Seed Company to bring delicious new crops to the Bay Area. With a focus on flavor and the chef-farmer-breeder connection, Row 7 is breeding vegetables and grains that bring a new awareness to the field, the kitchen and the table. The menu will showcase new and…

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18 Reasons: Flavors of China: Handmade Noodles

October 27, 2019 @ 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. For this noodle-centered class, Linda chose dishes influenced by the one of the Muslim ethnic groups in China - the Hui people. Living mostly in Northwestern China, they have a 1200 year old history, and are decendants of settlers along the Silk Road. This class will get you working on doughs to make a variety of noodles: silky smooth wheat starch…

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18 Reasons: Vegetarian Greek Classics

October 28, 2019 @ 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 a family-style dinner served with a glass of wine or beer. For the third year running, we're welcoming Sharon Brenner back into our classroom to share a few Greek favorites with our students. She taught "Intro to Greek Pies" the last two years, but this year, we decided to refresh the menu and include a few other Greek dishes, focusing on the vegetarian dishes highlight key ingredients of…

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18 Reasons: Basic Knife Skills

October 29, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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: Community Dinner: Sausages and Sauerkraut

October 30, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
18 Reasons, 3674 18th St
San Francisco, CA 94110 United States
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Price: $15.00 Our semi-annual celebration of all things German is back for the October edition of Community Dinner! Kick back with friends at our communal dining tables and settle in with a plate featuring Chef Pete Temkin's sausages and Chef Mike's potato salad (that he swears won't be anything like those bland mixtures that give this dish a bad rep). Beer and wine will be on sale by the glass! MENU Grilled Victory Brats from Meat by Pete: Inspired by…

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18 Reasons: Beyond Jack O’Lanterns: Savory Pumpkin Cooking

October 31, 2019 @ 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 class culminating in dinner served with wine and beer. Seek refuge from the spooky Halloween Night and huddle around the warmth of a shared dinner table with four fabulous pumpkin recipes, all vegetarian friendly. Save your pumpkin pie cravings for the coffee shop and Thanksgiving – this night is dedicated to the autumn squash’s savory side, with flavors from around the world. Come wrap yourself in a pumpkin food hug! MENU Curried Pumpkin…

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November 2019

18 Reasons: Instant Pot Holiday Solutions

November 1, 2019 @ 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 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 respect even with our busy schedules. We will use pressure cookers to ease our way…

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18 Reasons: The French Dinner Party

November 3, 2019 @ 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 dinner served with wine and beer. One of the most important rules in France when invited to a dinner party is never arrive early! Arrive fashionably late, that is the cultural norm. They even have a term dedicated to this “le quart d’heure de politesse” – the quarter hour of politeness. The French enjoy food and having dinner is an experience in itself and can last for hours so…

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18 Reasons: Fall Scraps and Leftovers: A Fight against Food Waste

November 4, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 9:30 pm
18 Reasons, 3674 18th St
San Francisco, CA 94110 United States
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Price: $70.00 Member Price: $60.00 13 slots available Quantity A hands-on cooking class culminating in dinner served with a glass of wine. 'Tis the season to enjoy the best of the Fall harvest, and consequently pack your fridge with the tasty remnants of a great dinner party. Elise will teach you how to reuse and repurpose these remnants to create another equally delicious fall meal, and kiss those moldy tupperwares goodbye forever! Besides these tasty recipes designed to help you…

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18 Reasons: Korean Temple Food

November 5, 2019 @ 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. When asked to describe Korean cuisine many Westerners invariably think of fiery kimchi and savory barbeque. Generally, the dishes are very intense and stimulating. However, there is another long-withstanding niche cuisine in Korea that is neither of these things; yet, it is equally delicious. Temple food is nourishing. It should satisfy and rejuvenate but not strongly affect the balance of the mind.…

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18 Reasons: Producer Dinner: Upcycling with ReGrained

November 6, 2019 @ 6:30 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 A four-course dinner where ‘waste’ and taste go hand in hand. BYOB wine and beer only for guests 21+. We're welcoming a new partner to share their story in our dining room: 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 is brewed and crafts their delicious,…

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18 Reasons: Fish Butchery and Cookery

November 8, 2019 @ 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: Crazy Rich Asians: Sweets for the Holidays

November 9, 2019 @ 10:30 am - 2:00 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 class culminating in a lunch with wine. Though the first installation of Crazy Rich Asians created movie buzz last year, we patiently await the movie's sequel with a little bit of fun inspired by the books' copious mentions of food. To inspire fun additions to the upcoming celebration season, Linda's put together some notable sweets from Crazy Rich Asians. You'll work in teams to fill the dining table with sweets; Linda will make…

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18 Reasons: Asian Thanksgiving

November 10, 2019 @ 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 family-style dinner served with wine and beer. We are all familiar and fond of the traditional Thanksgiving meal of roast turkey, green bean casserole, potatoes, stuffing, and pumpkin pie. However, many a Thanksgiving dinner have transformed through the influences of cuisines beyond the American border and we celebrate the diversity of our culinary histories at the dining table. Join Linda Tay Esposito for a exciting, fast-paced class, to learn…

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18 Reasons: Flavors of Iran with Najmieh Batmanglij

November 11, 2019 @ 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 dinner served with wine. Please join us for a hands-on cooking class in celebration of Cooking in Iran: Regional Recipes and Kitchen Secrets by “The Grande Dame of Iranian Cooking” according to The Washington Post. Najmieh's book takes us with her on an extraordinary culinary journey. She will share tales of her travels, cooking with local grandmas and much more, while leading the class in cooking several of the…

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18 Reasons: Cozy Vegetarian Dinner Party

November 13, 2019 @ 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 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…

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18 Reasons: Wine Tasting Seminar: Natural November

November 14, 2019 @ 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, served with sliced baguette to cleanse the palate. We highly recommend eating a heavy snack or meal before arriving. Sumptuous wines for an autumn meal. Come curious, taste 6 natural wines handpicked by Vinny, and learn more about how to select wines from to go with your fall harvest bounty! Vinny Eng is a longtime wine, food and hospitality professional in San Francisco and a proud supporter of 18…

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18 Reasons: Great British Bake Off for the Holidays

November 15, 2019 @ 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 baking class. Class is limited to 12 students. Alongside the tasting of baked goods, a seasonal salad, cheeses, veggies and dips will be served. Bring a sealable container to bring home leftover slices of the baked goods. This class is for fans of that country across the sea that gifted the world one of the most addictive television series to grace our screens: The Great British Bake Off. As we watch the sweet,…

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18 Reasons: Baking for Fido: Treats for Dogs

November 16, 2019 @ 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
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 baking class with a light meal and a glass of wine. Calling all dog lovers! Our resident baking instructor and proud mama of a pup, Jennifer, will guide you through some homemade treats to pamper the dogs in your life. You'll work in groups to mix and bake the treats. Jennifer will share tips on using different ingredients at home to make your own signature biscuit. We'll make a snack for you all,…

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18 Reasons: The Italian Way with Vegetables: Fall and Winter Squash

November 17, 2019 @ 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 dinner served with wine and beer. Italians love to celebrate seasonal, truly fleeting produce. They have a knack for making simple feel special, and they know how to transform a small basket of vegetables into a feast for a crowd. Viola Buitoni will inspire us with her approach to the gems of autumn: squash. MENU Zucca al forno con crumble salato di amaretti—Savory squash and amaretti crumble Gnocchi…

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18 Reasons: Great British Bake Off for the Holidays

November 18, 2019 @ 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 baking class. Class is limited to 12 students. Alongside the tasting of baked goods, a seasonal salad, cheeses, veggies and dips will be served. Bring a sealable container to bring home leftover slices of the baked goods. This class is for fans of that country across the sea that gifted the world one of the most addictive television series to grace our screens: The Great British Bake Off. As we watch the sweet,…

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18 Reasons: Basic Knife Skills

November 19, 2019 @ 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 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: Community Dinner: Georgian Lobio

November 20, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
18 Reasons, 3674 18th St
San Francisco, CA 94110 United States
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Price: $15.00 For our final installment of Community Dinners in 2019, we are featuring a vegetarian meal from Georgia from our friend, Anna Voloshyna. She'll cook traditional Georgia dishes with this in mind: According to Russian poet Alexander Pushkin, "Every Georgian dish is a poem." Thus, Georgian meals must be a polyphony written with food and wine. With this dinner, I want to take you on an exciting culinary journey to one of the most beautiful countries that gave birth…

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18 Reasons: Holiday Winter Wines and Cheeses

November 21, 2019 @ 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, served with light snacks to cleanse the palate. We highly recommend eating a heavy snack or meal before arriving. Winter wine and cheese is a celebration of all things cozy and festive. The season calls for voluptuous whites, rich reds, and a hunk of aged or gooey cheese to enjoy in front of the fire (or, laptop, watching the yule log video). In this class we'll cover what to pour at…

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December 2019

18 Reasons: Great British Bake Off for the Holidays

December 1, 2019 @ 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. Class is limited to 12 students. Alongside the tasting of baked goods, a seasonal salad, cheeses, veggies and dips will be served. Bring a sealable container to bring home leftover slices of the baked goods. This class is for fans of that country across the sea that gifted the world one of the most addictive television series to grace our screens: The Great British Bake Off. As we watch the sweet,…

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18 Reasons: DIY Holidays: Gingerbread House Workshop for Adults Only

December 3, 2019 @ 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 A special "adults only" workshop. Other gingerbread workshops are family friendly with children. Guests welcome to BYOB (beer and wine only) for this event, and any snacks (though you're welcome to nosh on the candies as you decorate!) Each ticket admits one adult to the event. One ticket is for one gingerbread house. Bring a little old-school fun to your holiday this year by decorating a gingerbread house, complete with gumdrops and candy canes. Local…

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18 Reasons: Bubbles and Cheese: A Tasting Seminar

December 4, 2019 @ 7:00 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 two-hour tasting seminar, served with crackers to cleanse the palate. We highly recommend eating a heavy snack or meal before arriving. In time for seasonal festivities and winter's rich cheeses, this class will teach you how to expertly pair the season's best cheeses with sparkling wine from around the world. It's Not You, It's Brie author, cheese and wine expert, and cheesemaking instructor Kirstin Jackson will lead you through a delicious and educational tasting…

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18 Reasons: Homemade Gifts: DIY For The Holidays

December 5, 2019 @ 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 cooking class culminating in dinner served with wine and beer. It’s the most wonderful time of the year—but you don’t need to go shopping online to deck the halls. The best gifts are homemade and edible! Gather with us as we shop our fridges and pantries for ingredients to make gifts for family and friends. We will teach six gift ideas and show you how to integrate these gifts into a meal, so…

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18 Reasons: The Art of French Entertaining

December 6, 2019 @ 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 culminating in dinner served with wine. In a country where the typical dinner party doesn't start until 8pm and arriving fashionably late is the cultural norm, it is essential to have a variety of hors d'œuvres for guests to enjoy. Take a trip with Zoe through the hors d’oeuvres of France, from the simple to the elaborate, and learn how to entertain as artfully and effortlessly as the French do. MENU…

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18 Reasons: DIY Holidays: Gingerbread House Workshop for Families

December 7, 2019 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
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18 Reasons, 3674 18th St
San Francisco, CA 94110 United States
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Price: $50.00 Member Price: $40.00 Each ticket is good admits one adult and up to 2 children. One ticket is for one gingerbread house. A long-standing tradition we are happy to bring back to our calendar every December! Bring a little old-school fun to your holiday this year by decorating a gingerbread house, complete with gumdrops and candy canes. Local instructor extraordinaire, Michele Simons, will show you tricks and secrets for making the edible palace of your dreams, and then…

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18 Reasons: DIY Holidays: Gingerbread House Workshop for Families

December 7, 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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18 Reasons, 3674 18th St
San Francisco, CA 94110 United States
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Price: $50.00 Member Price: $40.00 Each ticket is good admits one adult and up to 2 children. One ticket is for one gingerbread house. A long-standing tradition we are happy to bring back to our calendar every December! Bring a little old-school fun to your holiday this year by decorating a gingerbread house, complete with gumdrops and candy canes. Local instructor extraordinaire, Michele Simons, will show you tricks and secrets for making the edible palace of your dreams, and then…

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18 Reasons: DIY Holidays: Gingerbread House Workshop for Families

December 8, 2019 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
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18 Reasons, 3674 18th St
San Francisco, CA 94110 United States
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Price: $50.00 Member Price: $40.00 Each ticket is good admits one adult and up to 2 children. One ticket is for one gingerbread house. A long-standing tradition we are happy to bring back to our calendar every December! Bring a little old-school fun to your holiday this year by decorating a gingerbread house, complete with gumdrops and candy canes. Local instructor extraordinaire, Michele Simons, will show you tricks and secrets for making the edible palace of your dreams, and then…

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18 Reasons: Asian Bites for a Party

December 8, 2019 @ 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. There are endless inspirations for small bites and finger food from Asia, perfect for entertaining. Consider some of these suggestions from Linda's repertoire to be a welcome snack for your guests this holiday season, or make it a spread for a festive, flavor-packed cocktail party! MENU Shrimp Toast Points with Sweet Chili Jam Moo Sarong - Noodle Wrapped Meatballs Laksa Shooters…

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18 Reasons: Paste di Natale: Lasagna Primer

December 13, 2019 @ 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 culminating in dinner served with wine. In the 2019 edition (7th annual!) of Viola’s wildly popular class on pasta returns this year with two lasagnas. We'll make every component of this crowd-pleasing dish from scratch, and understand why lasagna is a labor of love reserved for the most special occasions! MENU Description: Lasagna verde classica alla Bolognese—Classic meat lasagna of Bologna Lasagna ai funghi misti e fontina—Lasagna with wild mushrooms and…

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18 Reasons: Winter Craft Fair

December 14, 2019 @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
18 Reasons, 3674 18th St
San Francisco, CA 94110 United States
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Drop by for our third annual Winter Craft Fair! We invite you to check out original handmade items from some of our wonderful teachers, volunteers, and event staff. We'll have handmade goods to fit all budgets. 18 Reasons will also be around to sell memberships, gift certificates, and cookbooks written by two of our amazing teachers, Michelle McKenzie's Dandelion and Quince and Samin Nosrat's Salt, Fat, Acid, Heat, as well as our own cookbook, Feed Your People. This year's vendors…

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18 Reasons: DIY Holidays: Gingerbread House Workshop for Families

December 15, 2019 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
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18 Reasons, 3674 18th St
San Francisco, CA 94110 United States
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Price: $50.00 Member Price: $40.00 Each ticket is good admits one adult and up to 2 children. One ticket is for one gingerbread house. A long-standing tradition we are happy to bring back to our calendar every December! Bring a little old-school fun to your holiday this year by decorating a gingerbread house, complete with gumdrops and candy canes. Local instructor extraordinaire, Michele Simons, will show you tricks and secrets for making the edible palace of your dreams, and then…

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18 Reasons: Paste di Natale: Lasagna Primer

December 15, 2019 @ 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 dinner served with wine. In the 2019 edition (7th annual!) of Viola’s wildly popular class on pasta returns this year with two lasagnas. We'll make every component of this crowd-pleasing dish from scratch, and understand why lasagna is a labor of love reserved for the most special occasions! MENU Description: Lasagna verde classica alla Bolognese—Classic meat lasagna of Bologna Lasagna ai funghi misti e fontina—Lasagna with wild mushrooms and…

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18 Reasons: Basic Knife Skills

December 16, 2019 @ 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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January 2020

18 Reasons: Basic Knife Skills

January 3 @ 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: Great British Bake Off

January 5 @ 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. Class is limited to 12 students. Alongside the tasting of baked goods, a seasonal salad, cheeses, and locally baked bread will be served with wine and beer. Bring a sealable container to bring home leftover slices of the baked goods. This class is for fans of that country across the sea that gifted the world one of the most addictive television series to grace our screens: The Great British Bake Off.…

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18 Reasons: Basic Knife Skills

January 6 @ 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: Start the New Year Smart: Easy Vegetarian Dinners

January 7 @ 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 wine and beer. Welcome a new year (and decade!) with smart and approachable dishes to help you eat more veggies. Annelies will teach you simple vegetarian dishes with a lot of flair. In this class, you'll master the art of the creamy cheese sauce (with a secret ingredient), bake off a savory chickpea pancake that's a must for last-minute meals, and add a big pot…

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18 Reasons: Culinary Boot Camp: How to Cook in Three Days

January 8 @ 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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18 Reasons, 3674 18th St
San Francisco, CA 94110 United States
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Price: $315.00 Member Price: $285.00 A three-day series of hands-on cooking classes, each night culminating in a family-style dinner served with wine and beer. One ticket admits the same student to all three nights: Jan 8, 15, 22. The class is limited to 12 students. Do you know someone who does not know how to cook? Are you that person yourself? Fear not! In this new series of classes aimed at the beginner cook, Chef Mike will teach you the…

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18 Reasons: Basic Knife Skills

January 9 @ 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: Smoke and Cure in San Francisco

January 10 @ 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
18 Reasons, 3674 18th St
San Francisco, CA 94110 United States
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A hands-on cooking class culminating in dinner served with wine and beer. Tight outdoor spaces are part of San Francisco life. You can't imagine a Texas smoke rig in the gap between your back door and the recycle bins. Nor imagine a 14-hour brisket smoked over oak posts amongst the crowds of Dolores Park. But you can bite into delicious smoked dishes at home! Learn the science, secrets, and deep joy of curing, brining, pickling and smoking suitable for The…

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18 Reasons: Flatbreads and Meze

January 12 @ 4:00 pm - 8:00 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. Bring a sealable container to bring home leftover slices of the baked goods. There is universal appeal in a meze spread: pick and choose, mix and match, vegetarians and omnivores, kids and adults! A spoon of hummus on a seeded cracker will keep you going between meetings, or you can go all out and…

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18 Reasons: New Year, No Waste: Cooking to Fight Food Waste

January 13 @ 6:00 pm - 9:30 pm
18 Reasons, 3674 18th St
San Francisco, CA 94110 United States
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A hands-on cooking class with discussion about food waste, culminating in a family-style dinner with wine and beer. We often resolve in the new year to use our resources more wisely, whether it's time or money. Put your "New Year, Can Do!" attitude toward a significant problem in our food system: food waste. Elise will teach you how to reuse and repurpose common kitchen remnants (think of your carrot tops, stale bread, potato peelings, half used herb bunches, etc.) to…

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18 Reasons: Culinary Boot Camp: How to Cook in Three Days

January 15 @ 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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18 Reasons, 3674 18th St
San Francisco, CA 94110 United States
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Price: $315.00 Member Price: $285.00 A three-day series of hands-on cooking classes, each night culminating in a family-style dinner served with wine and beer. One ticket admits the same student to all three nights: Jan 8, 15, 22. The class is limited to 12 students. Do you know someone who does not know how to cook? Are you that person yourself? Fear not! In this new series of classes aimed at the beginner cook, Chef Mike will teach you the…

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18 Reasons: Date Night, Done Right

January 17 @ 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
18 Reasons, 3674 18th St
San Francisco, CA 94110 United States
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A hands-on cooking class culminating in dinner served with wine and beer. It's a tale as old as time: you really like someone and want to cook something impressive, but you're busy, nervous, and clueless. To top it off, this is the big one: a date on a weeknight, with no time to fuss about in the kitchen all day, and no excuses if it crashes and burns. Chef Mike Weller to the rescue! In this class, you'll create an…

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18 Reasons: Five Ingredients: Steam Cooking in Chinese Cuisine

January 18 @ 10:30 am - 2:00 pm
18 Reasons, 3674 18th St
San Francisco, CA 94110 United States
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A hands-on cooking class culminating in a family-style dinner served with wine and beer. In this successful theme of Five Ingredients, we will pair primary Asian pantry staples (soy sauce, sesame oil, salt, sugar, oil) with no more than five fresh ingredients and serve them all with fragrant Jasmine rice. This is an ideal primer to Asian recipes for anyone intimidated by unknown ingredients, a lack of storage, or a lack of time. This particular class is centered on the…

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18 Reasons: Parisian Farmers Market: Rabbit with Winter Produce

January 19 @ 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm
18 Reasons, 3674 18th St
San Francisco, CA 94110 United States
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A hands-on cooking class culminating in dinner served with wine and beer. It's easy to feel less vibrant in the dead of winter than in the swing of summer. However, Zoe takes inspiration from the Marché Bastille one of the largest Parisian food markets. Imagining herself back in Paris in the winter, Zoe will teach you how to braise rabbit and pair it in classic ways with winter produce. Adventurous cooks and eaters, this class is for you! MENU Soup…

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18 Reasons: How to Cook: Basic Techniques

January 20 @ 6:00 pm - 9:30 pm
18 Reasons, 3674 18th St
San Francisco, CA 94110 United States
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A hands-on cooking class culminating in a family-style dinner served with wine and beer. This class is designed as a complement to our popular Basic Knife Skills class, or as an alternative to our three-day boot camp aimed for beginner cooks. Once you finish this class, you should be able to feed yourself and those you love several amazing meals and have a good shot at covering any recipe you might chance across during your day. Cooking cannot be that…

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18 Reasons: Culinary Boot Camp: How to Cook in Three Days

January 22 @ 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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One event on January 15, 2020 at 6:00 pm

One event on January 22, 2020 at 6:00 pm

18 Reasons, 3674 18th St
San Francisco, CA 94110 United States
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Price: $315.00 Member Price: $285.00 A three-day series of hands-on cooking classes, each night culminating in a family-style dinner served with wine and beer. One ticket admits the same student to all three nights: Jan 8, 15, 22. The class is limited to 12 students. Do you know someone who does not know how to cook? Are you that person yourself? Fear not! In this new series of classes aimed at the beginner cook, Chef Mike will teach you the…

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18 Reasons: South Indianesque

January 23 @ 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 a family style dinner with your fellow classmates, chatting over a glass of wine or beer. This class will inspire you to use staples of a South Indian pantry in ways beyond the classics. Perhaps you love going out to your neighbor dosa shop, were inspired to go home and try your hand at sambar one time. Though fun, you realized it's easier to get takeout when the craving…

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18 Reasons: The Italian Way with Vegetables: Bitter is Better

January 24 @ 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
18 Reasons, 3674 18th St
San Francisco, CA 94110 United States
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A hands-on cooking class culminating in dinner served with wine. 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. The slim pickings of winter gardens do not deter our favorite Italian, Viola Buitoni, who sees the bitterness of chicories, broccoli, and cabbages as just another enhanced flavor profile and is determined to out everyone's inner…

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18 Reasons: Intro to Fermentation: Kombucha and Kimchi

January 27 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
18 Reasons, 3674 18th St
San Francisco, CA 94110 United States
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A lecture and hands-on class experience. Guests will participate in a tasting of a variety of seasonal ferments and take home two fermentation projects. Are you spending a lot of money on bottles of kombucha, or artisanal kimchi and sauerkraut? Perhaps you're curious about boosting your digestive and immune health with more fermented foods? You can learn how to crack the code of making fermented foods at home and bring a whole new dimension of flavor into your cooking and…

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18 Reasons: Eat More Meatless: Cauliflower

January 28 @ 6:00 pm - 9:30 pm
18 Reasons, 3674 18th St
San Francisco, CA 94110 United States
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A hands-on class culminating in a family-style dinner with wine and beer. Cauliflower is having a moment! If you're not sure what you can do with this colorful brassica, besides steaming it or roasting it, this is the class for you! Annelies loves cauliflower and will share her tips for making it center of the plate in unexpected ways. You'll learn how to make a cream sauce with cauliflower and two fun variations on traditional gnocchi and pizza crust that…

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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: Basic Knife Skills

February 18 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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One event on February 27, 2020 at 6:00 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 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: 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: Community Dinner: Aurora’s Rosemary Chicken

February 26 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
18 Reasons, 3674 18th St
San Francisco, CA 94110 United States
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Price: $15.00 February's Community Dinner features our chef Dario Barbone and his culinary project, Aurora Small Bites (@aurorasmallbites). Dario is a long-time instructor and supporter of our work at 18 Reasons, and we're proud to have him in the kitchen this month. In Dario's words: Aurora is an extension of my home, my avocation to feed and connect people around me. I started Aurora as a pop-up on Potrero Hill but quickly morphed it into a pop-in, every Tuesday, inside…

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18 Reasons: Basic Knife Skills

February 27 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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One event on February 27, 2020 at 6:00 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 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: 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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March 2020

18 Reasons: Burmese Street Food with Burma Superstar

March 1 @ 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. 18 Reasons and Burma Superstar are partnering once again to offer our community a hands-on class on a few Burmese street foods. Using recipes straight from the Burma Superstar kitchen, students will come to understand the textures: crunchy with soft and everything in between, and flavors: salty, savory, sour, that awaken the senses and make Burmese cuisine unique. If you love…

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18 Reasons: Basic Knife Skills

March 2 @ 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: How to Cook: Basic Techniques

March 3 @ 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. This class is designed as a complement to our popular Basic Knife Skills class, or as an alternative to our three-day boot camp aimed for beginner cooks. Once you finish this class, you should be able to feed yourself and those you love several amazing meals and have a good shot at covering any recipe you might chance across during your…

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18 Reasons: Four New Ways to Cook Chicken on a Weeknight

March 5 @ 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. So, you have decided to cook more for yourself at home in 2020 – fewer delivered meals, not so many stops for take out on the trip home. But the thought of yet another plate of pale and tasteless chicken just does not inspire you to stick to your resolution. Here are four new ways to cook the popular bird at…

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18 Reasons: Great British Bake Off

March 6 @ 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 baking class. Class is limited to 12 students. Alongside the tasting of baked goods, a seasonal salad, cheeses, and locally baked bread will be served with wine and beer. Bring a sealable container to bring home leftover slices of the baked goods. This class is for fans of that country across the sea that gifted the world one of the most addictive television series to grace our screens: The Great British Bake Off.…

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18 Reasons: Fast French Dishes

March 8 @ 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 dinner served with wine and beer. Sometimes the idea of cooking French food at home seems daunting; the image of a simmering Dutch oven on the stove evokes a weekend project, not something you throw together on a weekday. Yet this class features French flavors for fuss-free meals proving to you that French dishes don’t require hours of cooking, and are still packed with flavor and land on the…

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18 Reasons: Basic Knife Skills

March 9 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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One event on March 18, 2020 at 6:00 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 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: Matcha Madness

March 10 @ 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. It’s March Madness! While everyone starts seeing green this month, matcha green tea is an ingredient to add to your spice cabinet and not just your tea cup. Join Annelies, our resident tea expert and author of Steeped: Recipes Infused with Tea for a class with matcha ado. Most of the time, matcha swings sweet, so you’ll make two kinds of easy desserts…

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18 Reasons: Hedonist in Moderation 101

March 11 @ 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 with your fellow classmates, chatting over a glass of wine or beer. Accidental and afterthought wellness. Eating really well, deeply deliciously, and yet very healthily. Curious about how to infuse your meals with more vegetables, but worry you need to sacrifice taste? Eager to thread your meal with gems from the farmer’s market, but in reality, you revert to the same modes of preparation? Sassy…

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18 Reasons: Somm Darlings and Mastering the Wine List

March 12 @ 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, served with crackers to cleanse the palate. We highly recommend eating a heavy snack or meal before arriving. Have you ever looked at a wine list at a high-end or farm-to-table restaurant and thought, "is this the name of the grape or the winemaker?", "what the heck is an orange wine", or "I have no idea they made wines in Slovenia"? If so, you are not alone. In this…

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18 Reasons: Fish Dinners: Spring

March 13 @ 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 a family-style dinner served with wine and beer. Sure, sure: everyone talks about how good fish are for your health. And, yes, they are delicouos…but what do you actually do with them in the kitchen? Come join us at 18 Reasons and let Chef Mike guide you through four recipes featuring yummy and sustainable fish, while at the same time embracing the joys of the Springtime produce aisle. We…

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18 Reasons: Basic Knife Skills

March 18 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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One event on March 18, 2020 at 6:00 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 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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