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Monday, September 24, 2012

Class Alert! Master Twinkies, Chai and Cereal

Posted By on Mon, Sep 24, 2012 at 12:15 PM

Learn to make citrus Twinkies at Cavallo Point on September 26. - FLICKR/PHOTOG BILL

The Pastry Shop: Favorite Childhood Junk Foods

Where: Cavallo Point, 601 Murray Circle (at Fort Baker), Sausalito, 339-4700

When: Wed., Sept. 26, 6:30-8:30 p.m.

Cost: $55 adults/$25 children (plus tax) (reserve by calling 888.651.2003)

The rundown: Cavallo Point, otherwise known as the Lodge at the Golden Gate, offers a palette of cooking classes ranging from basic technique like knife skills to whimsical ideas like this one. Learn how to make elevated and way healthier forms of Hostess and other treats, including dark chocolate "Ho-Hos," citrus "Twinkies," and strawberry-glazed "Pop Tarts." Kids are welcome.

See Also:

- New S.F. Culinary School Will Offer Classes for Non-Professionals Too

- Oakland's Food Craft Institute: Nurturing the Next Generation of Food Artisans

Carroms and Chai: An Afternoon of Culture, Community, and Learning

Where: StoreFrontLab, 337 Shotwell (at 17th St.),

When: Sat., Sept. 29, 2-5 p.m.

Cost: Free (RSVP in advance via Eventbrite)

The rundown: This afternoon doubles as a cooking class, where you'll learn the fundamentals to making great chai from Deepa Natarajan from the UC Berkeley Botanic Garden, and a gaming instructional on Carroms, an Indian board game that's been likened to a mini version of billiards. Indian classical music, all on vinyl, will be the soundtrack.

The Secrets of Cereal: History & How-To

Where: 18 Reasons, 3674 18th St. (at Dolores), 241-9760

When: Wed., Oct. 3, 7-9 p.m.

Cost: $35 (purchase in advance via Brown Paper Tickets)

The rundown: Rob Huribut, Daniel Wiser, and Annelies Zijderveld from healthy cereal company Attune Foods provide an overview of their non-GMO and largely gluten-free offerings and offer a demo on how to recreate some of their products at home.

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