Back to School for Everyone: Get Some (cookin’) Class!

Fall is coming: catalogs are touting sweaters, apples are crisping and the weather should be turning warmer in a couple of weeks for the real Oakland Summer. With the new school year come classes of all kinds, namely cooking classes!! Grab a friend, lover or family member and step out to class and learn something new. Call it a date, a gift or an inspiration!!

Thai Cooking classes in Oakland!!
Kasma’s Thai Cooking Class is Near Grand Ave in Oakland
Thai cooking is simple, fun and creative. The Beginning Series introduces and demystifies Thai ingredients, such as fresh herbs, and teaches the basic cooking techniques, such as stir-fry and steaming. We’ll make everything from scratch with the freshest possible ingredients.

Learn to blend and balance the varied flavors to create a stimulating array of unique tastes. Harmonizing flavors will improve all of your cooking. Classes are a combination of demonstration and hands-on. The Beginning Series menus includes exquisite dishes from Hot and Sour Soup and curries to coconut desserts. First you cook, then you enjoy a Thai feast.

Sis Boom Bah! Raw Raw Raw!
Raw Bay Area has classes going on now!
Learn about raw foods now- especially because some classes are free through September! Topics include – Why Raw? and Divine Desserts. Also meet the raw food power couple – Matt Monarch and Angela Stokes next month!

Calling Ethiopian food fans!!
Ethiopian Vegan Cooking, with Selome Haileleloul
August 21, 2010; 11:00am – 2:00pm

Selome Demystifies Ethiopian Cooking with Style and Spice! Ethiopian popular and traditional cooking is simple; humble for big families, popular among foodies everywhere and Selome’s cooking class will help you add spice to healthy eating, and fine dining. The beginning class introduces Ethiopian ingredients, such as fresh herbs, grains, spices and teaches the basic cooking techniques. If you’re looking for fresh and healthy with a splash of exotic taste, this class if for you. Sign up now!


Entrée – Engudaye Wot – Mushroom sautéed with garlic and onions cooked with berbere (Ethiopian Red pepper)
Side Dish – Kik Alicha – Yellow split peas sautéed with garlic and onions and turmeric.
Salad – Buticha – Chick pea, garlic, onions, olive oil and jalapeño pepper.

Please email for registration. Class cost is $65 per registrant.

Happy cooking from Oaklavore!!