Homemade Holiday Sweet Treats with Shakirah Simley
Wednesday, December 18, 6:00-9:00pm
Tickets: $55 for members, $65 for the general public
Get ready for the season and add to your larder, impress your folks and make hearts grow three sizes larger!
Learn to preserve homemade gifts and spread some holiday cheer with Shakirah Simley (founder of Slow Jams and Bi-Rite's Community Coordinator). In this demo and hands-on class, students will tackle the following special, seasonal and truly stunning treats:
Brandied Seckel Pears
Walnuts Preserved in Local Honey
Vanilla-Bourbon Caramel Sauce
Rangpur Lime Marmalade
Participants will take home recipe packets, samples of our in-class concoctions and a boost of holiday canning confidence.
Shakirah Simley is the Community Coordinator and Canner-in-Residence for Bi-Rite, where she wears a number of hats including: developing jams and preserves for its PUBLIC Label line, cooking instructor at 18 Reasons (its educational arm) and community coordinator in charge of giving and community outreach, with a penchant for programs that support youth empowerment and increase access to healthy food. Before arriving on 18th Street, Shakirah attended the University of Gastronomic Sciences in Italy on a Fulbright scholarship, where she received her Masters degree and studied under Italian canners. She has previously worked on nutrition and recreational equity policy issues, on youth organizing campaigns, and owned her own small-artisanal jam business, Slow Jams. She was recently named one of Zagat's "30 under 30: SF Bay Area Up and Comers." Shakirah loves putting her food systems, community engagement and jammy talents to work every day, and if you catch her on 18Th street, she loves to talk food justice, policy, jamming, school food and the perfect cappuccino.
You can tweet her at @EatSlowJams
18 Reasons (View)
3674 18th St.
San Francisco, CA 94110
|Kid Friendly: No|
|Dog Friendly: No|
|Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!|