Big, big news from A Little Yumminess! We are incredibly thrilled that our inaugural “A Little Kindness” community fundraising dinner exceeded our wildest expectations, raising $10,600 for critical work that the International Rescue Committee (IRC) is doing to help refugees here in the Bay Area and around the world. This cause is so very near and dear to our hearts and we believe strongly in the mission of the IRC. We urge you to visit their website and learn more!
March 16th, 2017 – “Weeknight Indian Classics” @ 18 Reasons
If the idea of cooking Indian food from scratch in your home intimidates you, this is the class for you. In this class we will teach you to cook classic Indian dishes that come together quickly and pack a punch of flavor into your busy schedule. We’ll also introduce you to the most commonly used Indian spices and how they can be incorporated into your everyday cooking. You’ll soon be asking, “Who needs takeout?”
Thursday, 3/16/2017 (6 – 930 pm) – Click here for tickets
March 28th, 2017 – “Flavors of India – Pooris and Punjabi Curries” @ 18 Reasons
Learn about essential Indian spices, special ingredients and unique cooking techniques while we make some of Simran’s favorite family recipes. Together we’ll cook a vegetarian feast: golden, puffed pooris, two vegetarian curries, and some classic accompaniments. When served together, the dishes on this menu would be a typical Sunday family lunch in Northern India’s Punjab region, but each of the dishes on their own makes a wonderful addition to your home cooking repertoire.
Tuesday, 3/28/2017 (6 – 9pm) – Click here for tickets
April 2nd, 2017 — “Traditional Indian” at Ramekins
Join us for a menu consisting of some favorite Indian classics and you will forget about ordering Indian takeout. The class will include an introduction to some of the spices most commonly used in Indian cooking and how the spices can be incorporated into your everyday cooking.
Sunday, 4/2/17 (3 – 6pm) — click here for tickets
April 27th, – Dinner and A Movie: The Lunchbox @ 18 Reasons
We were inspired by the Indian film “The Lunchbox” to create a classic Indian lunchbox menu to accompany our screening of the film. Join us for dinner and a movie!
Thursday, 4/27/17 (7-9pm) – click here for tickets
We love rice bowls and our dinner often ends up looking like the above photograph. This meatball recipe was recently featured in the San Jose Mercury as part of a Vietnamese meatball sandwich (banh mi) and gets made a bunch around here.
Served with toothpicks, these meatballs would be great for a cocktail party as well. Since we make them in the oven, the mess is minimal. A fried or boiled egg would make this rice bowl even yummier! Continue reading
I’m a life long Italo-phile so it’s a real bonus that my hubby happens to have an Italian Nonni who’s still cooking up a storm at 93. Nonni Laura and I have always connected around our interest in food and cooking, she often calls to share recipes and always comes to every family event with jars of sugo (or polpette, or minestone or risotto or sherry wine cake….) for all of us, as well as platters piled with cookies.
On a recent afternoon, my husband spent the afternoon making minestrone soup with her and they were nice enough to capture it all on video, so not only do you get to meet the one and only Nonni Laura, but now you too can make minestrone like a true Italian grandma.
We’ve plunged right into the New Year, with teaching, planning and cooking, and we are more excited than ever to launch our summer camp for this year.
- Jul 10-14 : Cook the Cookbook: Bay Area Chefs (entering 4th-7th grades) / 9-3 pm https://www.activityhero.com/widgets/530
- July 17-21: Cook the Cookbook: Bay Area Chefs (entering 4th-7th grades) / 9-3 pm https://www.activityhero.com/widgets/562
- July 24-28: Around the World (entering 1st-4th grades) / 9-3pm https://www.activityhero.com/widgets/564
- July 31-August 4: Around the World (entering 1st-4th grades) / 9-3pm https://www.activityhero.com/widgets/531
We are back from the winter break – recharged and ready to go. I usually find this time of year annoying, because everyone is so positive, resolute and gung-ho (and the gyms are exceptionally full), but this year I find myself cheerful, excited (maybe, because 2016 was just so yucky) and hoping to take on new challenges.
To kick things off – we are teaching a new format of Indonesian cooking class at 18 Reasons in February. It’s a new format – because everyone will make every dish on the menu. Usually at cooking classes, you just make one/two of the dishes, but during this one everyone will make everything. We can’t wait! Hopefully, it will be chance for you to add a whole new dimension to your everyday meals. Continue reading
It’s amazing how fast this year has gone by. Someone said to me recently that the years seem to whiz by faster as one gets older – that’s so true. We are hoping to keep it slow and simple these holidays, to pause and reflect, and think about how to make ourselves better, and by extension the world better.
We are also looking forward to next year and all the cooking fun we have planned with little ones and grown-ups. There are many new ideas and plans we have up our sleeves, and hopefully some of them will work out. Meanwhile, please note the dates below if your kids can join us, we’d love to cook with them.
Jan. 16, 2017 — MLK, JR. HOLIDAY CAMP: “AMERICAN CLASSICS”
- Registration link: https://www.activityhero.com/widgets/558 (1st to 6th grade)
Jan. 17, 2017 — Asian Noodle Bowls
- Registration link: https://www.activityhero.com/widgets/561
SUMMER CAMP 2017
We’d love to be part of your summer plans. Registration for 2017 Summer Camps will go live in January. In the meantime, Save the Date! All camps will run 9am-3pm and take place in SF/Noe Valley:
- Jul 10-14, 2017 : Cook the Cookbook: Bay Area chefs (entering 4th-7th grades)
- July 17-21, 2017 : Cook the Cookbook: Bay Area chefs (entering 4th-7th grades)
- July 24-28, 2017: Around the World (entering 1st-4th grades)
- July 31-August 4, 2017: Around the World (entering 1st-4th grades)
If you would like to be notified when registration goes live, please join our mailing list HERE.