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Wednesday, November 4, 2015

intro to sourdough bread baking class, Dec 13, 2015

Sunday December 13, 2015
Limited space for 6
for more information or to register: vegshaku8 at gmail. com

Hands on class featuring sourdough baking. All students will be taking home a cup of sourdough to get their own starter going. You will learn how to care for and grow your starter. And of course we will be making bread. You will learn kneading techniques, shaping methods and a few recipes for basic sourdough breads.

Holiday foods class, November 18, 2015

Wednesday November 18, 2015
7 pm
Limited space for 6
for more information or to register: vegshaku8 at gmail. com

Hands on class featuring some autumn holiday foods. We will be preparing the following:

pumpkin soup
Cranberry yuzu sauce
wild rice pilaf
sauteed garlicky greens
pumpkin pie

Friday, October 23, 2015

Fall Italian class, November 4, 2015

Another hands on class, celebrating global cuisines. We will explore some delightful flavors of Italy! Learn how to make pumpkin gnocchi!!

Wednesday, November 4, 2015
7 pm
limited space for 8

for more information or to register

The menu we will be preparing:

Wild mushroom soup
Pumpkin gnocchi with walnut sage sauce
sauteed fresh beans
tempeh marsala

Lily Storm/Dan Cantrell dinner/concert December 5, 2015

Saturday December 5, 2015
7 pm
limited space for 19

We are quite thrilled to once again host the beautiful music of vocalist Lily Storm and Accordion player, Dan Cantrell. Expect music from various parts of Europe and the middle east and a menu to match.

Menu details to be announced, soon.

Pumpkin miso with yuzu grilled matsutake mushrooms 

Potato Latkes with applesauce, daikon and shoyu


homemade waffle bowls filled with spiced pumpkin rum ice "cream", cranberry sauce, maple walnuts

Marijuana pairing dinner with Green Rush Consulting, Nov 14, 2015

Saturday November 14, 2015
7:30 pm
limited space for 18
for reservations, please email

Green Rush Consulting will be in the house, sharing their stories of the medical marijuana business and sharing some of the fine products. Vaporizers will be in the house and one course will be infused!


Potato leek

Roasted pumpkin and beets with lemon poppyseed dressing
heirloom beans from rancho gordo farms
Roasted/mashed root vegetables
sauteed collards
cranberry sauce
all served in small edible pumpkins

ice cream cones
homemade waffle cones filled with 2 scoops of our renowned cashew based ice cream (Flavors to be determined)

Monday, October 12, 2015

"Cornbread and Coltrane", with guest DJ Bryant Terry, Nov 7, 2015 in Oakland

A special evening at Sound & Savor as the fine chef and cookbook author/culinary historian Bryant Terry will be in the house spinning music all evening while Cori and i cook up a 5 course menu inspired by his books and from the wealth of culinary treasures from the African diaspora.

Saturday, November 7, 2015
7 pm
limited space for 20
for more information or to register, please contact

5 course menu to be announced:
expect the following ingredients to be appearing:
pumpkins, cornbread, pears, okra, tempeh, black eyed peas, allspice, coconuts, bananas, chocolate, apples, collards, mustard greens, sourdough. The very special cuisines of Jamaica, Trinidad, West Africa and the Southeast United States will be represented with the sounds of Monk, Coltrane, Sun Ra, Ellington and other great African American masters fill your ears

Bryant Terry is a renowned chef and cookbook author and culinary historian. His books highlight vegan approaches to the African diaspora of food, exploring the culinary wealth of ingredients, techniques and recipes that have spread from Africa to the Caribbean, and all over the Americas. The decolonization of "soul food" is an integral part of his agenda.

There will be a lot of improvising going on in the kitchen, as always! We will start with these ideas as springboards:

Texas caviar on homemade sourdough toast

Caribbean pumpkin soup: Spicy flavors Jamaican abound in this soup as chili peppers and pumkin meet allspice garnished with pumpkin fritters.


Apple Cornbread
apple smoked tempeh with roasted pureed butternut squash, wrapped in collard leaf, smothered in barbecuse sauce.
roasted okra

pecan chocolate bourbon pie
Banana Chcocolate coconut ice cream

Wednesday, September 23, 2015

fall Japanese cooking class, Wednesday October 14, 2015

Wednesday, October 14, 2015
7 pm
limited space for 8
for more information, or to register,

Another hands on class celebrating the wonderful diverstiy of international vegan culinary traditions. This evening we will be creating several dishes from Japan.

The menu we will prepare will be:
yama-imo pickled with umeboshi
cucumber pickled with peach blossom salt
daikon pickled with shoyu and yuzu
miso soup with maitake mushrooms
tofu-hijiki burgers