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Friday, January 29, 2016

Ital: Jamaican feast, February 5, 2016 in Oakland

Flavors of Jamaica! Ital cuisine, the vegan food of the rastafarians, one of the most colorful and flavorful of the globe's vegetarian tradittions!
 Friday, February 5, 2016
7 pm
limited space for 20
$40/person

for more information and to register, please follow the link:
http://fst.im/s/b46d7e62?rf=fwebcmktshrecopy

Menu

Soup:
Ital Soup. Allspice coconut broth with root vegetables, lime and herbs.

Second
Jamaican pattie: A turmeric spiced dough filled with curried cabbage, carrots and peas, served with tamarind sauce and a side of cho-cho apple salad

Entree
Black eyed pea fritters, turned cornmeal, Calalu (mustards, collards, spinach stewed with taro), mango habanero sauce

Dessert
Ice cream cones
Homemade waffle cones with soursop coconut ice cream and spiced banana chocolate (cashew based) with cookie crumbles and mango sauce.

Tuesday, January 5, 2016

Ramen making class, February 28, 2016

Let's make ramen! Yes, noodles, stock and toppings!

We will learn to make homemade ramen noodles, some delightful mushroom/seaweed based broth and some very interesting toppings made from tofu, mushrooms, green vegetables and root vegetables.

Saturday and Sunday, February 27 and 28, 2016 (same class being offered 2 different days due to the demand)
noon
limited space for 6
$60/person
for more information or to register: vegshaku8 at gmail.com

Bagels and dips class, Febrary 21, 2016

The ever popular bagel backing class returns! We will be learning to mix, knead, shape, boil and bake incredible homemade bagels! And bagels need toppings so we will also be learning to make beet nut pate, cashew cream cheese and garlicky hummous
All hands on!

Sunday, February 21, 2016
noon
limited space for 6
$60
for more information or to register, vegshaku8@gmail.com

Winter chowder class, Sunday February 7, 2016

Its freezing, lately! Let's make some thick, hearty winter chowders to stay warm!
A hands on class (as always). Come join a few others to learn to prepare some tasty, delightful soups to stay warm, this winter.

We will be preparing the following:
Cauliflower Miso Chower
Creamy Potato Chowder

Cant live on soup alone, so a couple of fresh winter salads will also be on the class menu:
blood orange-fennel salad
Tangerine arugula salad

Sunday February 7, 2016
noon
limited space for 6
$60/person
for more information or to register, vegshaku8@gmail.com

Wednesday, December 30, 2015

great video of a dinner/concert by Hannah Kaminsky

Please check this out! A wonderful video done by a friend of the recent Lily Storm/Dan Cantrell dinner/concert
http://bittersweetblog.com/2015/12/17/sound-savor/

Valentines with cocktails and jazz

This will be a fun romantic evening filled with beautiful food music amd drink.

Valentines Day February 14 2016
7 pm
Limited space for 10 couples
$225/couple with cocktails

$160/couple without cocktails.

Steve Draper from millennium will be mixing cocktails for the evening!!!!

Private space in oakland.

For more information or to register please contact vegshaku8@gmail.com

Our special musical guests for the evening will be vocalist Tiffany Austin and saxophone player Howard Wiley. Expects some beautiful music from the jazz and blues traditions from these 2 bay area virtuosos. 





Tentative menu:

Appetizer
TBA

Soup
Ital: flavors from Jamaica with greens amd root vegetables in a spicy coconut broth flavored with allspice.

Salad
4 kinds of roasted beets and 3 kinds of cashew cheeses with arugula, toastef pecans, cara cara oranges and orange dressing

Third
Southern fried tempeh over a.bed of sweet potatoes purple cabbage and collards served in edible pumpkins
Pumpkin anadama bread. Winter pickles.

Dessert our becoming famous homemade ice.cream cones with matcha pistachio ice cream, walnut pumpkin ice cream and pecan pie crumbles. (ice creams are cashew based)








Drink pairings to be listed soon

Thursday, December 10, 2015

Jewlia Eisenberg dinner/concert January 23

Saturday, January 23, 2016
7 pm
limited space for 20
$60/person
for more information or to register, vegshaku8 at gmail dot com

Jewlia Eisenberg and Charming Hostess join us for an evening of Jewish music about food and sex. And yes, a Jewish inspired menu will be presented. More details, soon.

Menu will will be improvised using the following themes as starting points
1 Borscht
Beet Soup with Horseradish dill cashew cream garnished with beet chips.
2 Mezze plate
falafel, homemade pita, roasted garlic hummous, beet nut pate, homemade pickles
3 Cabbage leaves stuffed with bean balls, baked in tomato pomegranate sauce. Kascha Varnischkes. Roasted Brussel Sprouts, root vegegable knishes with beer mustard.
4 Dessert
rugelach and ice creams (cashew based)



Tonight, Charming Hostess will be singing Sephardi women's music, Andaluzi piyutim, and Marian hymns. We are looking at expressions of abundance in these forms--sometimes food, sometimes drink, sometimes spirit. This intimate iteration of ChoHo is Jewlia Eisenberg and Cynthia Taylor, mostly a cappella. Show some love to the radical women in your life, this is a great date!

Charming Hostess makes music at the intersection of voice, text and diaspora consciousness. You can buy their music (do you still buy music? YAY!)  on the Tzadik label's Radical Jewish Culture imprint. Recordings include The Bowls Project on Babylonian amulets and Trilectic on the political-erotic world of Walter Benjamin. Their work has been curated into the Contemporary Jewish Museum in SF and the Museum of Peace in Uzbekistan; they perform regularly in Europe and the Americas, they have been visiting artists at MIT, CalArts and UColorado. They are currently at work on Queer Piyut, on gender diverse expression Jewish devotional music, and The Ginzburg Geography, a cartographic performance installation based on the lives of Natalia and Leone Ginzburg. The New Yorker describes Jewlia's music as "hilarious and touching, sweet and soulful."  The Wire says we show a "dazzling display of vocal agility, wit, emotional flexibility, and imaginative depth." For the latest:  http://www.charminghostess.com/

An evening of Jewish food and Jewish songs about food.
A Jewish themed Menu below.
1 Borscht
Beet Soup with Horseradish dill cashew cream garnished with beet chips.

2 Mezze plate
falafel, homemade pita, roasted garlic hummous, beet nut pate, homemade pickles

3 Cabbage leaves stuffed with bean balls, baked in tomato pomegranate sauce. Kascha Varnischkes. Roasted Brussel Sprouts, root vegegable knishes with beer mustard.
4 Dessert
rugelach with rosewater cardamom saffron ice cream (cashew based)