Summer Tomato Can Jam + Pasta Supper

July 11, 2015
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Preserving Summer Tomatoes
Receive (3) hours of hands-on canning instruction, recipes, full jars to take home, and a pasta supper!

Summer is here - which means ripe, juicy fresh tomatoes, perfect for preserving! Have you 'put up' any tomatoes yet? Want to know how (safely)? Now's your chance!

Join Shakirah Simley (founder of Slow Jams and Bi-Rite Market's 'Canner In Residence') for a Summer Tomato Can Jam! This one-time event will take place on Saturday, July 11th from 3PM to 6PM at 18 Reasons (3674 18th Street) in San Francisco.

In this 3-hour, super hands-on class, we will tackle Crushed Summer Tomatoes (perfect for soups, curries and stews!) and Spicy Tomato Salsa (tortilla chip ready!). After our pomodoro party, we'll have a very special fresh pasta presentation from the co-owner/pastaio of Baia Pasta, Dario Barbone. We'll gather at the end of class for Dario's fresh Cavatelli pasta and homemade Arrabiata sauce, and delicious wine. This is not to be missed!

You will receive hands-on learning for canning tomatoes safely, recipe packets, full jars of everything we make, a serious boost of canning confidence, and very, very happy belly. And as always, class will be a bit messy, but lots of fun and always delicious.

Shakirah Simley  is the Community Programs Manager and Canner-in-Residence for Bi-Rite Markets in San Francisco, where she wears a number of hats including: developing jams and preserves for its PUBLIC Label line, cooking instructor at 18 Reasons (its educational arm) and community manager in charge of giving and community outreach, with a penchant for programs that support youth empowerment and increase access to healthy food. Before Bi-Rite, Shakirah attended the University of Gastronomic Sciences in Italy on a Fulbright scholarship, where she received her Master's degree and studied under Italian canners. She has previously worked on nutrition and recreational equity policy issues, on youth organizing campaigns, and owned her own small-artisanal jam business, Slow Jams run out of La Cocina. In 2013, she was named one of Zagat's "30 under 30: SF Bay Area Up and Comers. She loves teaching the magic of food in jars and is a certified Master Food Preserver though the UC San Mateo/San Francisco County Extension.

Date: July 11, 2015 3:00 PM-6:00 PM

Location: 18 Reasons | 3674 18th Street, San Francisco, CA 94110

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San Francisco, CA 94110
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