Home Cook Extravaganza: Some Great Classes and a Cookbook Event


Looking to expand your kitchen’s horizons? Check out these upcoming events and learn some new skills, yo! Catch Filipino chef and food blogger Marvin Gapultos at ~OMNIVORE BOOKS~ on Friday May 17th as he talks about his experience as the owner of Manila Machine, Los Angeles’ first gourmet food truck, and running his blog, Burnt Lumpia. He now has a book out, called The Adobo Road, which includes stories and recipes. The event is free, runs from 6pm-7pm, and includes Filipino snacks from Seafood City and local chef Tim Luym.

Looking to preserve some spring and summer bounty? Check out this pair of classes at ~18 REASONS~. Viola Toniolo will start on Wednesday May 29th with Pickling 101: Zero Waste Ferments, where she’ll guide you through the basics of pickling. The class runs from 7pm-9pm and costs $35 for the general public and $25 for 18 Reasons members. Then, on Wednesday June 5th, she’ll follow up with Fermentation for Summer Vibrancy. This class will be all about seasonal fermented foods, and their tradition, science, and history. The class runs from 6:30pm-9pm and costs $60 for the general public and $50 for 18 Reasons members.