Room to Read Fundraiser



A big Parties That Cook cooking party fundraiser for the nonprofit Room To Read is coming up (the goal is to raise $25k!). Room To Read partners with local communities throughout the developing world to provide quality educational opportunities by establishing libraries, creating local language children’s literature, constructing schools, and providing education to girls. To date, they have built 7,526 libraries and 832 schools.

The fundraiser is on February 4th at Crushpad, who is donating wine and their incredible venue for the event, and Whole Foods is donating some of the groceries. The evening will involve wine tasting, cooking small plates and will end with Room to Read founder John Wood telling you his incredible story.

Here is the menu featuring regional dishes from the countries Room to Read serves:

Indian-spiced lamb burgers with cucumber raita (India)
Peanut and coconut pot stickers with sweet and spicy soy dipping sauce (Vietnam)
Lettuce cups with gingery pork and shiitake mushrooms (Vietnam)
Grilled shrimp skewers with mint-jalapeno sauce (Indonesia)
Veggie curry cups with basmati rice (India)
Chicken skewers with spicy peanut sauce (Nepal)
Bacon-wrapped plums filled with blue cheese and balsamic-honey glaze (US)
Curried flatbread with mango-currant chutney (India)
Coconut cupcakes with coconut cream frosting (fusion)

If you are unable to make it, please consider making a donation and list “Cooking for a Cause” to help Parties That Cook meet their $25k goal. One hundred percent of the proceeds will go to Room to Read.

Event Info

Thursday Feb 4, 2010
2573 3rd St. San Francisco