San Francisco, California
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Calling all novice grillers, local beer enthusiasts, and serious picnic seekers! Saturday, May 17, 2014 Skill Exchange is bringing together a group of our favorite local experts for a crash course in essential summer skills. We’re offering a line up of workshops to help you learn a few new skills to help improve your kitchen tool know-how, spice up your summer picnic prowess and lets be honest, your whole life.
If you’ve never shucked an oyster, need some expert advice on how to buy, clean and cook sustainable local seafood, or you want to learn the difference between a boning knife and a fillet knife, this event was made for you!Edible San Francisco Magazine Editor Bruce Cole will teach us how to grill, demonstrating some simple grilling basics , including how to get the right heat for your meal.Siren Fish Co founder Anna Larsen will give a talk and demonstration focusing on buying, preparing and preserving local seafood.Fermenters Club will demonstrate the joys, history and benefits of preparing kimchi at home, whileTown Cutler will give a hands on lesson in knife safety and home sharpening. The day of learning, tasting and making will conclude with a grilled meal, served family style while we enjoy beer pairings and conversation withHenHouse Brewing Company.
Sponsored in part by HenHouse Brewing Company and hosted by StoreFrontLab. One ticket will grant you access to everything- every teacher, every workshop, and the not-to-be-missed feast. We’ve put together 6 incredible workshops plus lunch for $100. We’ll put our new skills into practice as we share a meal of grilled fish and and seasonal vegetables, with beer pairings provided byHenHouse Brewing Company.
This event is for 21+ over only.
THE FULL SCHEDULE
11AM Welcome + Introductions
The Year in Food | Kimberley Hasselbrink
To kick off the day, Kimberley will share a recipe from her forthcoming cookbook Vibrant Food. We’ll taste Summer Squash Pasta with Green Goddess Dressing -a refreshing tangle of noodles made from summer squash, tossed with a bright and zesty yogurt-based Green Goddess Dressing, and garnished with fresh herbs, pine nuts and shaved parmesan cheese. It's perfect outdoor eating!
Town Cutler | Instructor Galen Garretson
While we enjoy the tasting, Galen will teach a basic 3-step process for sharpening knives at home using Japanese Whetstones. This lesson includes a discussion on knife safety and demo of essential knife skills for every home chef. We dare you to stump this knife master, his knife knowledge will astound!
Fermenters Club | Instructor Austin Durant
Austin will teach about the joys, history and benefits of KIMCHI, a traditional Korean fermented vegetable dish. You'll get to sample some mature AND young kimchi, then watch a live demo to learn how it's made!
Siren Fish Co. | Instructor Anna Barr Larsen
Anna will lead us through a comprehensive lesson on what to look for + what to avoid when buying fresh fish. Anna will demonstrate some home seafood prep basics, including how to scale a fish, gut a sardine, shuck an oyster, debone a fish and more. We'll discuss methods of seafood preservation (freezing, poaching, pickling, smoking and drying). We’ll get some hands-on experience gutting sardines, as well as shucking (and eating!) oysters!
Edible San Francisco Magazine | Instructor Bruce Cole
Edible San Francisco Magazine Editor Bruce Cole will demonstrate some grilling basics, including what fuels to use and why, best ways to start your fire as well as the pros and cons of direct vs. indirect grilling. He'll also give us the low-down on grilling vegetables, fruits and of course, seafood. Bruce will show us how to break down and fillet whole salmon (now in season!) We'll gather around the grill as Bruce demonstrates everything from start to finish. This workshop will transition into a full meal shared family style.
HenHouse Brewing Company | Instructor Collin McDonnell
Collin will lead a beer tasting with a focus on everyday food and beer pairing including accessible beers from the grocery store. This conversation will include matching beer intensity to your food, as well as complimentary and contrasting flavors.
Grilled Picnic | Q & A Session
After our lessons and tastings, we’ll come together for a grilled meal served family style! We’ll sample barbecued oysters and grilled sardines, as Bruce Cole and instructors prepare a savory, sweet and spicy meal of grilled King salmon and seasonal vegetables, kimchi and grilled peaches. Everyone will enjoy the meal together outdoors (if weather permits) with an informal Q&A with all our teachers. You'll be sent home with a full belly and a resource guide, including recipes and how-tos from all of our teachers.
More about our instructors:
Edible San Francisco magazine | Instructor Bruce Cole |www.ediblesanfrancisco.com
Bruce Cole is the publisher and editor of Edible San Francisco magazine. A food writer since 2001, Bruce founded one of the first food blogs: SauteWednesday.com.
Fermenters Club | Instructor Austin Durant | www.fermentersclub.com
Austin Durant is Chief Fermenting Officer of Fermenters Club, a globo-local movement dedicated to reviving the craft of traditionally preserved foods. He experiments, tastes, writes, takes pictures, and tours the world teaching people the joys and benefits of homemade fermented foods.
HenHouse Brewing Company | Instructor Collin McDonnell |Henhousebrewing.com
Collin is co-founder and chief keg deliveryman of the HenHouse Brewing Company. HenHouse Brewing was founded in Petaluma, California to satisfy our thirst for producing artisanal beers. We are fearless and uncompromising in our pursuit of creating fresh and innovative kinds of delicious. You can count on hand-crafted quality with each taste of our beer. We hope you enjoy the selections from our Hen House as much as we love making it!
Siren Fish Co. | Instructor Anna Barr Larsen |sirenfish.com
Anna Barr Larsen is the founder and owner of Siren Fish Co., a community supported fishery. She is also a sought-after food safety and quality control consultant for seafood processors.
Town Cutler | Instructor Galen Garretson | Towncutler.com
Galen Garretson is the owner of Town Cutler, the Bay Area’s premier purveyor of fine knives and sharpening services, at 1005 Bush Street in San Francisco’s Nob Hill district.
Notes about the workshop:
This event will be held at 337 Shotwell Street. Please check in at the front door on arrival. Please plan to arrive at StoreFrontLab 10-15 minutes early. Seating is available for our attendees throughout the day. Attendees should plan to dress comfortably for indoor and outdoor workshops, as we will proceed with all workshops, rain or shine.
If arriving by car, please allow ample time to park, as parking can be very tricky in this neighborhood. BART at 16th and Mission is a great option, and only a few blocks away.
Lunch will be provided during the workshops. Lunch will include King salmon, fermented vegetables, seasonal grilled vegetables and beverages. The meal may include dairy. Please let us know if you have any food allergies, however we may not be able to accommodate all diets and dietary restrictions.
Due to the seasonal variables of this event, we are unable to offer refunds on ticket purchases. If you find you are unable to attend the event, with more than 72 hours notice prior to the event, we may be able to offer your ticket to the next person on our waiting list. We will happily try to work with you and offer your ticket to our waiting list, however cannot guarantee finding a replacement less than 72 hours prior to the event.
If you are unable to attend this workshop, and there is less than 72 hours before the event, you are welcome to give your ticket to someone else. That person must check in at the door to indicate they are using your ticket, so we can check your name off the list.
Unfortunately, no-shows and late cancellations (72 hours or less) will not be eligible for a refund, no exceptions.
When & Where
Skill Exchange is a workshop series which aims to inspire the community to use their hands and learn traditional, hand making and self-reliance skills in a fun, social setting. Our workshops and events are for curious skill-seekers of all ages. We create opportunities to ask questions, think with our hands and deepen our understanding of how things are made.As handcrafting skills are too often undervalued and under practiced-- Skill Exchange seeks to encourage self-reliance through social skill exchange by bringing together enthusiastic makers and teachers to share their passion and craft with our communities.
To learn more, please visit: SkillExchangeSF.com
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