Culinary Arts + Chefs
Fable to Table Series
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SOLD OUT - Chef Yotam Ottolenghi: "Simple"
Ottolenghi fans can rejoice AGAIN! We are delighted to welcome back chef Yotam Ottolenghi for the launch of his newest cookbook, “Ottolenghi Simple.” The undisputed master of the multi-ingredient recipe does simple brilliantly, too. Learn how to make Middle Eastern-inspired dishes in a single pot with ten or fewer ingredients— in 30 minutes or less! The chef talk is moderated by cultural conversationalist Warren Etheredge.
"Tarot Diva" Enchanted Kitchen Cooking Class
Wednesday, November 28 | 7 pm
$30 | $25
Do you know how to make magic in the kitchen? “Tarot Diva” Sasha Graham does, and she’ll teach you how! Tarot cards infuse and elevate this introductory cooking class with enchanted meaning and intention. This class is not only about wowing others with your cooking finesse—it will also help you be more centered, grounded, and connected with food and your sacred self in the kitchen. Make every day magical with this sacred culinary adventure! Tarot decks and cookbooks for sale.
Sasha Graham is the author of several books and tarot decks. She’s the host of “The Enchanted Kitchen” web series, and has a forthcoming cookbook by the same night. Graham teaches tarot classes and produces tarot events at some of New York City’s premiere cultural institutions, including the Metropolitan Museum of Art. She has appeared on film, TV, radio, and in The Wall Street Journal. Learn more.
Cook the Book: "Ottolenghi Simple" Desserts
Wednesday, February 6 | 7 pm
$30 | $25
“For those who want their food to remain abundant and bold but the cooking of it to be simple, ‘Ottolenghi Simple’ will be a kitchen liberation.”
– Yotam Ottolenghi
In this hands-on class, pastry chef Laurie Pfalzer teaches how to make delicious desserts from Yotam Ottolenghi’s new cookbook “Ottolenghi Simple” that are distinctly “Ottolenghi” but with minimum hassle and maximum joy. Known as the undisputed master of the multi-ingredient recipe, Ottolenghi’s new recipes are simple— most containing 10 ingredients or less, made in 30 minutes or less, and an easy joy to knock-out. Register early, last year’s class sold out.
Chef Laurie Pfalzer is a graduate of the Culinary Institute of America in New York and teaches classes with Pastry Craft Seattle and at PCC Markets. She is currently writing her first cookbook, scheduled for a 2020 release by Sasquatch books.
Sweet and Savory Hamantashen Cooking Class
Sunday, March 3 | 2 pm
$30 | $25
Put a creative spin on the classic Purim hamantashen recipe in this hands-on, all-levels class taught by SJCC’s Jewish Life and Learning Professional Danniell Nadiv. We’ll make both sweet and savory versions of this festive three-sided holiday dessert. All ages welcome!
Sephardic Passover Table
Sunday, April 14 | 2 pm
$30 | $25
Since Rachel Almeleh was a little girl, she has been cooking the recipes passed on through generations of her ancestors. From the Passover section of her cookbook, “A Legacy of Sephardic, Mediterranean, and American Recipes,” Rachel will share nurturing, delicious, traditional, and revived recipes from her Sephardic family, immigrants from the Isle of Rhodes. Learn how to bake traditional Sephardic dishes to get you through the Passover week, such as quishadu de espinaca (baked spinach and cheese frittatas), huevos haminados (flavored slow-cooked eggs), and masa de vino (wine cookies).
Shavuot Cheesecake Making Class
Wednesday, June 5 | 7 pm
$30 | $25
Save room for dessert! Save room for dessert! Instructor Kayla Dinsfriend will show us how to make a variety of delicious and unique cheesecakes as we explore the springtime holiday of Shavuot and why eating dairy is part of the celebration.
Instructor Kayla Dinsfriend has taught cooking classes for kids and adults through the Beecher’s Foundation, at after school programs, and privately. She currently makes delicious, healthy, and gut-friendly foods at Firefly Kitchens. She also works at Doe Bay Fest and assists at Culinary Essentials in Ballard under chef Nora Dummer.