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Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Discount Cooking Classes in Berkeley

Posted By on Wed, Mar 2, 2011 at 2:41 PM

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Where: Kitchen on Fire, 1509 Shattuck (at Vine), Berkeley, 510-548-2665

When: Tapas class, Sun., Mar. 6, 6:30-9:30 p.m.; knife skills class, Mon., Mar. 7, 6:30-9:30 p.m.

Cost: $55/$50

Peek at the website of Berkeley's Kitchen on Fire and you'll see two zany, high-intensity dudes with 100-watt smiles horsing around in the kitchen. Don't be put off by the silliness; these guys can cook. And at discount classes offered Sunday and Monday night, you'll see why their events can sell out weeks in advance. As part of Yelp Culture Club, KoF is offering a pair of cooking classes for $25 off the regular rates.

Olivier Said, an original owner of César, is giving tapas lessons on Sunday night (mini boquerone toasts with marinated vegetables; torrijas ― sugared toasts in Muscat wine; spiced clams and mussels). Also: tips on throwing a tapas party. Then on Monday, Chef MikeC. (gotta be his given name, right?), host of the PBS series Organic Living with the Hippy Gourmet and former director of Sur la Table's San Francisco culinary school, offers the lowdown on important knife techniques: slicing, dicing, mincing, chopping, julienne, and oblique. He'll also cover sharpening, how to choose the right blade, and differences in cutting boards.

Register for the tapas class here; register for the knife skills class here

New York refugee Jesse Hirsch tweets at @Jesse_Hirsch. Follow SFoodie at @sfoodie, and like us on Facebook.

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