San Francisco: Classes and Events, Weekend of December 9

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• Sunday, December 10th at the Asian Art Museum, explore the Cuisines of Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore and Vietnam. Join Southeast Asian food expert Andrea Nguyen and Saveur Editor-in-Chief James Oseland in a lively discussion of the culinary traditions of Southeast Asia. In the program, moderated by Thy Tran, you’ll learn some of the history, essential ingredients, and cooking methods of these cuisines. Nguyen and Oseland will prepare dishes for tasting and sign copies of their new cookbooks, Cradle of Flavor(Oseland) and Into the Vietnamese Kitchen (Nguyen).

Where: Asian Art Museum 200 Larkin Street, San Francisco Samsung Hall
When: Sunday, December 10th; 2pm-3:30pm
How Much: Free with museum admission
More Info: here

• Saturday, December 9th, join the Compassionate Cooks’ Vegetarian Cooking Class, “A Healthful Holiday Feast. Ingredients are local, in-season and mostly organic. Menu includes: Crepes with Moroccan-flavored Seasonal Vegetables, Toasted Quinoa Salad with Slivered Almonds, Shiitake Mushroom & Walnut Pâté, Roasted Beets with Orange Vinaigrette and Pecan Balls. This is demonstration class includes tasting, recipes and coupons for local restaurants and grocers.

Where: First Unitarian Church, 685 14th St. at Castro Oakland, CA
When: Saturday, December 9th, 10am-1pm
How Much: $45, plus $5 food/materials fee (due on day of class)
More Info: here

• Also on Saturday, head down to the Ferry Plaza for a holiday cookie exchange. Learn how to make three different seasonal and sustainable holiday cookies utilizing what's in the market right now. This demonstration will be led by CUESA's Market Chef, Shanti Wilson, and long-time volunteer and baker Keri Keifer. Samples provided. Bring your favorite cookie recipe featuring farmers' market ingredients and leave with a new set of recipes for the holiday season.

Where: North Arcade of the Ferry Building in CUESA's Dacor teaching kitchen
When: Saturday, December 9th, 10:30-11:30am
How Much: Free
More Info: here

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