Culinary Workshops

Culinary Workshop with Aileen Suzara: Palitaw for the Philippines

 Aileen Suzara
 OACC Culinary Artist
 Saturday, December 7, 2013
 11:30am – 1:00pm

Palitaw, a sweet, sticky rice dessert from the Philippines, literally means “to rise or float”. Come get hands-on in the OACC community kitchen to share food stories, cook and enjoy delicious holiday treats, and raise funds to support survivors rising up after the storms.

 

Menu*

Palitaw (sticky rice dumplings with coconut)
Saba can hielo (steamed saba bananas)
Salabat (spicy ginger tea)
Hot chocolate

Suggested donation: $35-60 sliding scale. Includes recipe handouts & cooking materials.
Tickets at: palitawfor.eventbrite.com

Class size: 14 max
*All dishes are gluten-free and vegan (no dairy or egg).

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Past Cooking Workshops with Aileen:

Featured on KQED’s Bay Area Bites

http://blogs.kqed.org/bayareabites/2012/09/21/aileen-suzara-cracks-open-filipino-cuisine-in-coconut-cooking-class/#comments

Cooking with Coconut

http://www.eventbrite.com/e/cooking-with-coconut-culinary-workshop-with-aileen-suzara-of-kitchen-kwento-registration-4194409592

Filipino Soups for the Soul

http://www.jobostonisafoodie.com/2011/12/filipino-soup-for-soul-workshop-in.html

Kitchen Kwento
www.kitchenkwento.com

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Featured Culinary Workshops

Culinary Workshops relaunched in May, 2012 at the Oakland Asian Cultural Center! Our Culinary Workshops first debuted at OACC’s Asian Pacific American Heritage Festival 2008, with its first cooking workshop series entitled National Dishes.

Check out our past Culinary Workshops featured on Blogappetit!

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Upcoming Workshops

Check back again soon for our upcoming scheduled culinary workshops!

Previous Workshops

Hawaiian Poke & Pupus (SOLD OUT!!)

A Culinary Workshop with Patrick Landeza

Saturday, January 19, 2013
11:00am-2:00pm

Still hosting those New Year parties and want to kick ‘em up in 2013? 

Join award-winning Hawaiian musician and culinary instructor, Patrick Landeza, at his next hands-on culinary workshop at OACC! Learn about different types of Hawaiian pokes (tuna and clams), along with some of Patrick’s favorite pupus (appetizers). A perfect menu for your upcoming new year gathering. Bring your appetite, there’ll be poke and pupus for all!

MENU:

POKE VARIETY - raw sashimi salad w/soy sauce, seaweed & chilis
SPAM MUSUBI - sliced grilled spam w/sushi rice, wrapped in nori (seaweed)

COST:
$45.00 Per Person
Includes tuition, ingredients, materials and handouts
Class space is limited!

REGISTER ONLINE: pokeandpupuswithpatrick.eventbrite.com

INFORMATION:
Call (510) 637-0455 or email Herna Cruz-Louie. For more information about what is being covered in this class, please email landezapresents@gmail.com.

Read more about Patrick Landeza by visiting his website:
www.patricklandeza.com

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Sweet Roots: Filipino Holiday Treats

A Culinary Workshop wtih Aileen Suzara of Kitchen Kwento
Sunday, December 16, 2012
11:00am-1:00pm

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Welcome in the winter holidays with an array of sweet Filipino treats. Come get hands-on in the kitchen and explore the culinary stories and botanical background of three roots – cassava, sweet potato, and ginger. Participants will prepare the recipes, talk story, and taste their creations together with freshly brewed salabat (ginger tea)!

 

MENU:


“UBE” HALAYA
 - a beloved, vivid purple jam eaten in desserts such as halo-halo or as is.

KAMOTE QUE
 - a popular street food made of disks of fried sweet potato and brown sugar.
CASSAVA BIBINGKA
 - a satisfyingly toothy concoction featuring the flavorful cassava root.

 

 

 

 

COST:

 

 

$35.00 Per Person
Includes tuition, ingredients, materials and handouts
Class space is limited!

 

 

REGISTER ONLINE: sweetrootscooking.eventbrite.com

 

 

INFORMATION:

 

 

Call (510) 637-0455 or email Herna Cruz-Louie, OACC Programs Mananger. For more information about what is being covered in this class, please email Aileen Suzara of Kitchen Kwento.

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Food, Music & Aloha (SOLD OUT!)

A Culinary Workshop with Patrick Landeza

Saturday, November 17, 2012
9:30am – 12:00pm

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Join award-winning Hawaiian musician and culinary instructor, Patrick Landeza, at his first culinary workshop at OACC! Prepare a meal with Patrick’s Hawaiian Lu’au favorites in this hands-on culinary workshop while sharing stories and relaxing to the sounds of aloha.

MENU:

PORK LAU LAU - savory pork wrapped in taro leaves
SHOYU CHICKEN - teriyaki-style braised chicken
CHOCOLATE HAUPIA - Hawaiian coconut pudding with a twist

COST:
$45.00 Per Person
Includes tuition, ingredients, materials and handouts
Class space is limited!

REGISTER ONLINE: foodmusicandaloha.eventbrite.com

INFORMATION:
Call (510) 637-0455 or email Herna Cruz-Louie, OACC Programs Mananger. For more information about what is being covered in this class, please emaillandezapresents(at)gmail.com.

Read more about Patrick Landeza by visiting his website:
www.patricklandeza.com

 

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Cooking with Coconut: Recipes from the tree of life (SOLD OUT!)

With Aileen Suzara of Kitchen Kwento

Sunday, September 9, 2012
10:00am – 1:00pm

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Inspired by coconut, the Philippine “tree of life,” we will prepare a meal using Filipino food traditions as the root, coconut as the central ingredient, and local produce as inspiration. Come to sample coconut milks, relax with hands-on cooking, and share conversations on the passing on of recipes and balancing traditional tastes with local foods.

MENU:

BINAKOL - young coconut soup w/local greens, chicken, mushrooms, and lemongrass (vegetarian option available)
LAING WITH A TWIST - kale with chilis, coconut milk, garlic and ginger
PALITAW
: sweet rice cakes rolled in grated coconut

COST: $35.00 Per Person. Includes tuition, ingredients, materials and handouts

Class space is limited!
REGISTER ONLINE: cookwithcoconut2.eventbrite.com

FOR MORE INFORMATION ABOUT THIS WORKSHOP:
Contact Aileen Suzara at kitchenkwento(at)gmail.com or call Oakland Asian Cultural Center at (510) 637-0455.

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Fruit & Vegetable Carving With Chef Jimmy Zhang of Art Chef, Inc.

Saturday, July 28, 2012
10:00am – 1:00pm

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$75 per class + $15 for carving equipment.
Space is limited, so register today!

 

The art of fruit and vegetable carving started its roots in the age of the Chinese Tang Dynasty (AD 618-906) and Sung Dynasty (AD 960-1279). This exquisite craft has been slowly developed and refined over the years in China.  This class is for anyone interested in learning the basic fundamentals of fruit and vegetable carving!

In this workshop, Chef Jimmy will cover an introduction on knives and carving tools, basic skill practice, single flowers, and Thai-style melon carving for beginners.

REGISTER ONLINE:
Pre-registration is required as spaces are limited. Please register online now at
foodcarving.eventbrite.com

FOR MORE INFORMATION ON THIS WORKSHOP:
Contact Chef Jimmy Zhang at jimmy(at)artchef.com or call Oakland Asian Cultural Center at (510) 637-0455.

Visit Chef Jimmy and Art Chef, Inc. online at www.artchef.com.

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Cooking With The Senses: Fundamentals of Asian Food With Thy Tran of Wandering Spoon

Saturdays, May 5 – June 16, 2012
9:45am – 2:00pm

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$45 per class. $200 for entire series.
Includes class fee, ingredients, and recipe packet.

Learn to use all of your senses in the kitchen with culinary writer & chef-instructor, Thy Tran, in this unique series of intensive, hands-on culinary workshops. From seasoning a wok to rolling roti to kneading and cutting your own soba noodles – it’s time to unplug and unwind while mastering traditional techniques.

SCHEDULE & MENU:
**May be subject to changes

 

  • May 5 – Handmade Noodles
    • Korean Hand-Torn Noodle Soup with Clams in Broth
    • Chilled Soba with Dipping Sauce
    • Steamed Rice Noodles with Assorted Fillings
    • Masala Sev (Crispy Spiced Chickpea Noodles)

 

  • May 19 – Flatbreads & Crepes
    • Scallion Pancake
    • Roti Prata with Chicken Curry
    • Dosa with Sambar and Onion Chutney

 

  • June 2 – Basics of Wok Cookery
    • Dry-Fried Beef with Long Beans
    • Pea Shoots with Gingko Nuts
    • Pad Thai with Tofu & Chives

 

  • June 9 – Fearless Frying
    • Lumpia Shanghai & Lumpia Semarang
    • Vegetable Tempura
    • Malasadas

 

  • June 16 – Steaming Sweets
    • Burnt Sugar Sponge Cake
    • Mangoes with Sticky Rice
    • Layered Rice Cake with Pandan & Coconut

REGISTER ONLINE:
Pre-registration is required as spaces are limited. Please register online now at cookingwithsenses.eventbrite.com

FOR MORE INFORMATION ON THIS WORKSHOP:
Contact Thy Tran at thy(at)wanderingspoon.com or call Oakland Asian Cultural Center at (510) 637-0455.

Read about Thy Tran and Wandering Spoon…

 

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