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July 2015


Burgers & Beers

Friday, July 10th

It’s back... one of our most popular classes – Burgers & Beer! What better way to spend a Friday night? Choose your meat and learn how to make the absolute perfect burger. We will have brisket, chuck and short rib on hand for you to grind and mix. So as not to be beef-centric, we’ll also be doing goat and pig burgers.


  • Spicy North African Lamb Burger with Berbere, mint crème fraîche and pickled cucumber
  • Thai Piggy Burger
  • Classic All-American Beef Burger
  • Fried Pickles
  • French Onion Dip and Homemade Potato Chips
  • Green Tomato, Blue Cheese and Bacon Salad
  • Ice Cream Sandwiches from the Ice Cream Truck 

6:30 pm – 9:30 pm
$85 / person + tax – SOLD OUT

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Indigenous Foods of The Americas

Saturday, July 11th

Join local chef John Farais for a hands-on class focusing on ancient ingredients native to the Bay Area and the Americas. Select a “tribe” and cook your way through ancient techniques and recipes. It’s the “real” California Cuisine!  The best part – a visual guide of edible plants. You will never go hungry again.


  • Fried Squash Blossoms
  • Black Walnut Crusted Trout, Summer Succotash
  • Field Greens with Popped Wild Rice and Cherries
  • Chocolate Acorn Brownies

5:30 pm – 9:30 pm
$125 / person + tax

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The Meze Table: A Family Cooking Class

Friday, July 17th

Join Simran Singh and Stacie Dongto discover the delicious tradition of meze, which extends from Greece, through the Balkans, to Turkey, and throughout the Middle East. In this parent-child cooking class, we explore the delicious tradition of the meze table while we create our own feast of small plates to savor and share, including dishes such as: 


  • Za’atar (Spice Blend with Sumac, Thyme and Sesame Seeds)
  • Mast-o-Khiar (Persian Cucumber and Yogurt dip)
  • Tabbouleh (Parsley, Mint and Bulgur Wheat Salad)
  • Hummus (Chickpea and Tahini Dip)
  • Savory Filo Cigars
  • Date and Orange Salad
  • Kofte Kebabs
  • Basbousa (Moroccan Semolina Cake)

Passionate about the intersection of cuisine and culture, Simran Singh and Stacie Dong have been teaching, writing about food, and developing recipes together since 2010. They teach classes for both adults and kids with a focus on flavorful, authentic home-cooking and their summer camp, “A Little Yumminess Around the World,” introduces young cooks to world cuisines, as well as the cultural traditions behind the foods they make. In addition to teaching, they write for publications such as the San Jose Mercury News and Bay Area Parent, and share their favorite globally inspired recipes and family food adventures on their blog, A Little Yumminess.

11:00 am – 2:00 pm
$75 / person + tax

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Make Your Own Camembert

Saturday, July 18th

Discover the velvety world of soft-ripened, bloomy-rind cheeses with a one-of-a-kind class taught by Louella Hill (known locally as The Milk Maid). In class we mix milk and cream then inoculate with special mold spores. Next we ripen, churn and drain the curds. We also taste a selection of Camembert or Brie-like cheeses, drink some bubbly, then learn about aging conditions, serving ideas and more. At the end of class, participants take home one reusable cheese form, one mini brie that will finish ripening in 3-4 weeks, and tons of cheesemaking enthusiasm!

After class, Louella signs copies of her hot-off-the-press book on home cheesemaking, Kitchen Creamery (Chronicle 2015). Books will be available for sale or bring your copy from home.

1:00 – 4:00 pm
$125 / person + tax

Cooking From the Farmers' Market: Summer Abundance

Saturday, July 25th

This hands-on cooking class features seasonal produce grown within miles of Cavallo Point hand selected fresh from local farmers and purveyors. Prepare and learn about local Bay Area ocean-fresh fish and sustainably raised meats. Come join us for an exceptional evening of drink, food and fun. Your delicious culinary creations will be mindfully matched with complementary wines.


  • Summer Salad of Golden Beets, Armenian Cucumber, Avocado and Tomato with Aleppo Oil and Mint
  • Grilled Salmon with Blackberry Black Peppercorn Sauce
  • Sweet Corn sautéed with Padrón Peppers
  • Green Bean and Yellow Wax Bean Salad
  • Fresh Berry and Coconut Cream Trifle

5:30 pm – 9:30 pm
$125 / person + tax – SOLD OUT

Help! My College Bound Kid Can't Cook – Don't Let 'em Starve

Wednesday, July 29th

No worries; have them join this hands-on class. We’ll have them knife in hand and behind the stove in no time.


  • Olive Oil Braised Eggs and Greens
  • Pasta with Tuna, Tomatoes and Capers
  • Braised Chicken with Tomato, Onion and Olives
  • Mixed Green Salad with Mustard Vinaigrette

11:00 am – 2:00 pm
$95 / person + tax

Photo: David Braswell

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Indian Cuisine by Pressure Cooker

Friday, July 31st

Join Teena Aurora for a great, no pressure, pressure-cooking class. Teena enjoys educating people about the wonderful world of vegetarian Indian cuisine, including its aromatic and healing spices. And how to prepare the food in a pressure cooker by reducing time and energy, while retaining nutrients. You will be amazed by the healthy homemade nutritious meals without the pressure! 


  • Alloo Baigan Masala (potato & eggplant curry)
  • Ghiya Curry (curried opo squash)
  • Mutter Pullao (Basmati rice with green peas)

6:30 pm – 9:30 pm
$85 / person + tax