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03/14/2020 - Kimchi Fermentation Workshop
Learn how to make killer kimchi. Join Austin Durant, founder and Chief Fermentation Officer of Fermenters Club as he takes you into the wild and wide world of fermentation! Kimchi is an ancient Korean pickle (usually spicy) and there are hundreds of ways to make it! We will explore some of them. LEARN: We'll explain fermentation and have a brief discussion about the benefits of making and eating fermenting foods, and the history and different styles of kimchi FARM TOUR: Breathe the fresh air at Wild Willow Farm and get a brief intro to regenerative farming practices DEMO: We'll show you how easy it is to start making fermented foods yourself at home! We'll demo some simple seasonal fermented recipes which are loaded with healthy "probiotic" bacteria. TASTE: We'll have a variety of fermented kimchi styles to sample DO IT YOURSELF: Roll up your sleeves and make your very own batch of spicy kimchi to take home and ferment.

Admission/Cost:$42.50 - $45

Location:
Wild Willow Farm and Education Center
2550 Sunset Avenue
San Diego, CA 92154
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Saturday, March 14 - 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM
03/03/2020 - Familia BX Loteria
Familia Loteria hosted by Anahuac, Analy & Dj Viejo Lowbo. Fun and prizes, family-friendly. Street Taco Tuesday Special 3 x $6, Fresh Al Pastor straight from the Trompo with Chef Tury inthe beer garden. Group RSVP reservations@borderxbrewing.com

Admission/Cost: FREE

Location:
Border X Brewing
2181 Logan Avenue
San Diego, CA 92113
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Ongoing until Tuesday, May 5 - 2020
Tuesdays, 6:30 PM to 9:00 PM
03/14/2020 - Sabor Latino Food, Beer & Wine Festival (POSTPONED)
Due to the to the virulent spread COVID-19 virus, at considerable cost, the 2020 San Diego Latino Film Festival has been postponed. This festival is hugely costly to put on and that cost is met by ticket sales. We urge you to visit their donation's page https://mediaartscenter.org/donate/ and make a meaningful donation to this wonderful organization that works tirelessly to enrich our lives.

We invite you to the 5th Annual Sabor Latino - Food, Beer and Wine Festival to enjoy unlimited food tastings inspired by celebrated Latino chefs, as well as unlimited beer and wine tastings provided by some of the best craft breweries and wineries from San Diego and Baja California. We'll also have live music w/ Kimba Light and live art showcases all day. New this year, we'll have a "Best Dish" contest.

Sabor Latino will showcase only the best in local breweries, wineries and chefs, from both sides of the border.


21+

Admission/Cost: $25 - $50

Location:
Fashion Valley Mall
7007 Friars Rd
San Diego, CA
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Saturday, March 14 - 1:00 PM
02/16/2020 - Food: Saigon & Beyond
Join Chef Tu and Culture + Cuisine on a journey into Saigon & Beyond, where you will learn how to make spring rolls, enjoy a family-style feast featuring a variety of Vietnamese favs, and learn about the intricacies and delicacies of Vietnamese culture and cuisine!

Valentine's and Galentine's welcome!

Admission/Cost: $45

Location:
PT Eatery
7351 Clairemont Mesa Blvd
San Diego, CA 92111

Sunday, February 16 - 2:00 PM
02/15/2020 - Talk: Before the Baguette - The History of French Bread
Culinary Historians of San Diego will present â€"Before the Baguette: The History of French Bread,” featuring Jim Chevalier: Chevallier will explain why the iconic baguette and croissant are actually late-comers to French bread-baking; and walk his audience back to the breads that preceded those.

He will also detail how the many varieties of bread which began to appear in the 17th Century have continued to evolve; and explore these on-going and intricate changes.

Jim Chevallier began as a bread historian, but took a detour in recent years to write â€"A History of the Food of Paris: From Roast Mammoth to Steak Frites,” named by CHOICE as an Outstanding Academic Title for 2019.

His most recent work is â€"Before the Baguette: The History of French Bread.” This follows works on the baguette and the croissant which have been widely cited both in America and in France. He is currently working on a history of early medieval French food.

Admission/Cost: FREE

Location:
Central Library
330 Park Boulevard
San Diego, CA 92101
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Saturday, February 15 - 10:30 AM to 12:30 PM
02/01/2020 - DIY Miso Making Workshop
In this hands-on workshop, you will learn all about miso, a magical fermented bean paste that originated in Japan many centuries ago.

Miso is full of umami and is used to flavor everything from soups to marinades and salad dressings, stir-fries, to eggs. Learn: We will talk about the history of miso, its many different forms, and then make a large batch using various legumes.

Taste: You'll get to taste various misos to understand the fermentation process. Do: You'll get to pack a mason jar full of miso to take home (but you'll have to wait a year to eat it).

Eat: Then we'll enjoy one of the most popular miso dishes: homemade miso soup.

Admission/Cost: $47.5 to $50

Location:
City Farmers Nursery
3110 Euclid Avenue
San Diego, CA 92105
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Saturday, February 1 - 2:30 PM to 5:30 PM
01/30/2020 - Sushi Making Class
Learn the art of making and rolling out sushi in an informal, fun setting. Guests get to roll and enjoy their own sushi.

In this class, you will learn how to handle sushi rice, sashimi slicing, and sushi rolling techniques.

Chef Jeff Roberto will demonstrate and guide you through making your own hand rolled sushi.

We provide all the equipment and ingredients. We will be providing Chef Jeff's OMAKASE Menu with appetizer, sake and beer.Age limit: 21+

Admission/Cost: $55

Location:
Bayside Pavilion
640 Marina Parkway
Chula Vista, CA 91910

Thursday, January 30 - 6:30 PM to 9:30 PM
01/25/2020 - Celebration: Chinese Lunar New Year Banquet 2020
The San Diego Chinese Historical Society and Museum presents our Chinese New Year Banquet, to take place on Saturday, January 25th, 2020.

Please join us at Pearl Chinese Cuisine to celebrate the coming year of the Rat with festivities that you will not want to miss.

If you will be unable to attend, and would like to make a 100% tax-deductible donation to the Museum in lieu of purchasing seats at the banquet, you may do so via the Museum's PayPal site.

We look forward to seeing you at our Chinese New Year Banquet 2020.

Admission/Cost: $125

Location:
Pearl Chinese Cuisine
11666 Avena Place
San Diego, CA 92128
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Saturday,January 25 - 5:30 PM to 8:00 PM
01/26/2020 - Hands On Kimchi Workshop
Learn how to make killer, gut-healthy probiotic rich kimchi!

Kimchi is an ancient Korean pickle (usually spicy) and there are hundreds of ways to make it! We will explore some of them.

Join Austin Durant, founder and Chief Fermentation Officer of Fermenters Club, as he takes you into the wild and wide world of fermentation!

LEARN: We'll explain fermentation and have a brief discussion about the benefits of making and eating fermenting foods, and the history and different styles of kimchi

KIMCHI FLIGHT: We'll have a variety of fermented kimchis to sample

BEER FLIGHT: Take flight with a variety of Second Chance beers, paired with each kimchi style!

DO IT YOURSELF: Roll up your sleeves and make your very own batch of spicy kimchi to take home and ferment. *Kimchi will be vegan with an option to add fish sauce.

Includes take-home jar of kimchi and flight of beer tasters (must be 21yo+ to enjoy beer)

Dates and times of events are subject to change without notice. Always check the event organizer's website for the most updated schedule before attending.

Admission/Cost: $47.50 - $50
SAVE $5 when you buy 2 or more tickets!
Tickets without beer flight also available.

Location:
Second Chance Beer Co.
15378 Avenue of Science #222
San Diego, CA 92128
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Sunday, January 26 - 12:00 PM (noon)
01/18/2020 - Talk: Is Americanized Chinese Authentic?
Culinary Historians of San Diego will present â€"Is Americanized Chinese Authentic?,” featuring Dr. Yong Chen, in the Neil Morgan Auditorium. The professor will attempt to answer a question many have asked: does America’s Chinese food represent a cuisine that is authentically Chinese? Starting with defining â€"cuisine,” Dr. Chen will move through the history of cooking throughout the regions of China, and ultimately demonstrate how what we enjoy at our favorite Chinese-American restaurants is widely recognized as a distinct Chinese cuisine. Dr. Chen received his Ph.D from Cornell University, and is currently professor of history at the University of California, Irvine. He is the author of three books on the subjects of the history of Chinese in America and their cuisine; and co-edited another. Dr. Chen’s research has been published in leading academic journals, and he remains an important resource for many media organizations (such as Radio France Internationale, ERRV, Sing Tao Daily, Correio Brazilienese, National Public Radio and KPCC) in four languages, discussing issues ranging from food, race and immigration in the U.S. to Sino-American relations. The event is free and open to the public. A tasting will follow Dr. Chen’s presentation.

Admission/Cost: FREE

Location:
Central Library
330 Park Boulevard
San Diego, CA 92101
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Saturday, January 18 - 10:30 AM
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