Culinary Arts + Chefs
Fable to Table Series
Join us in the kitchen for hands-on classes, food tastings, cookbook demos, and more!
Purchase tickets online or contact our box office: 206.388.0832 | BoxOffice@sjcc.org M-F during regular business hours.
Sephardic Cookies: Biscochos & Curabies
Since she was a little girl Rachel Almeleh has been cooking the recipes passed down through generations of her ancestors and captured in her cookbook A LEGACY OF SEPHARDIC, MEDITERRANEAN, AND AMERICAN RECIPES. Learn the art of baking biscochos and curabies, also known as Sephardic wedding or Turkish sand cookies.
Cook the Book: Ottolenghi's SWEET
Join pastry chef Laurie Pfalzer for a hands-on baking class featuring recipes from the new Yotam Ottolenghi dessert cookbook, SWEET. Learn to work with his unique, Mediterranean-inspired signature ingredients, such as rose petals, figs, saffron, orange blossom, star anise, and cardamom.
Pastry chef Laurie Pfalzer is a graduate of the Culinary Institute of America in New York and was the pastry chef at Salish Lodge and Spa. She is the owner/chef instructor of Pastry Craft. She teaches regularly with PCC Cooks.
Alon Shaya: Creole Cocktails & Cookbooks
“Alon’s journey is as gripping and as seductive as his cooking . . . Lovely stories, terrific food.” –chef Yotam Ottolenghi
Meet James Beard Award-winning chef and rising star Alon Shaya, whose New Orleans restaurants – combining Israeli traditions with creole ingredients – have been hailed as the country’s best and most innovative (Bon Appetit, Food and Wine, Esquire magazines). He will talk about his debut cookbook, AN ODYSSEY OF FOOD, MY JOURNEY BACK TO ISRAEL. All tickets include a drink ticket – choose from an Alon Shaya signature cocktail (21+ w/ID) or non-alcoholic option. Bundled tickets include talk and discounted book – individual books day of show are retail price ($35.)
High Noon Tea & Cookbook Talk with Nigella Lawson
Home cooks and fans of ABC’s THE TASTE will delight as we welcome British cookbook author, cultural icon, and TV personality Nigella Lawson for a lunchtime event in celebration of her new cookbook, AT MY TABLE. A lucky few can purchase VIP tickets and join Nigella in our Kesher Community Garden (weather permitting; or our theater reception space) for a private signing and catered high tea featuring light lunch bites and specialty teas from local Sholom Tea Company. Cultural conversationalist Warren Etheredge moderates.
Cook the Book: Ottolenghi's PLENTY
Join instructor Leah Jaffee for a class about the cookbook that put Chef Yotam Ottolenghi on the map as one of the most exciting new talents in the cooking world. PLENTY is a collection of vegetarian recipes that will delight cooks and eaters looking for a sparkling new take on vegetables. We’ll explore a few innovative recipes, unique ingredients, and extraordinary flavor combinations inspired by the cookbook.
Leah Jaffee is the owner operator of a boutique kosher catering firm in Seattle, Leah’s Catering, which has been serving the local Jewish community since 1997.