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Monday, July 20, 2015

cold summer soups class Sunday, July 26, 2015

Sunday July 26, 2015
limited space for 8
location: loft in west Oakland.
for more information or to register vegshaku8 at gmail

As always, a hands on class where you will be preparing several dishes. This class will focus on ice cold summer soups.

Red Gazpacho: roasted heirloom tomato soup
White Gazpacho: garlic and almond soup
Borscht: beet horseradish and dill soup with
Cold Corn Porridge

Monday, July 13, 2015

Diana Rowan dinner/concert Sunday August 2, 2015

Sunday August 2
7 pm
limited space for 20
for more information or to register,

We are happy to have the great harp player Diana Rowan return to the dinner/concert series for a solo performance. Diana moved to the bay area from Cyrpus after growing up in Northern Ireland almost 2 decades ago. Her immersion in the study of musical forms from Turkey, the Middle East and  Eastern Europe as well as her native Ireland have led Diana to be one of the more interesting virtuoso harp players around. She recently received her Phd in music as well as being granted the Golden Gear Best Performing Artist in the bay area!

corn chowder with lemongrass corn fritters

stuffed squash blossoms with homemade almond ricotta topped with heirloom tomato, herbs. Mizuna salad

Persian Rice Pilaf with basmati rice, dill, cilantro and olive oil.
Eggplant stewed in tomatoes and saffron.
Cornmeal crusted tempeh with lima bean puree
squash blossoms stuffed with homeade almond ricotta

Waffle Sundaes Buckwheat waffles with blueberry sorbet, blackberry sauce and maple walnuts

cold noodle dish Sunday July 19 in Oakland

Sunday, July 19
limited space for 8
for more information or to register: vegshaku8 at gmail

We will learn how to make homemade noodles and 3 wonderful iced cold noodle dishes from 3 parts of Asia.
Hands on class so you will learn how to knead and roll out noodles as well as make these 3 delightful dishes.

1 handmade noodles
2 Sichuan cold noodles with sesame sauce
3 Korean cold noodles with soymilk-sesame broth
4 Japanese cold somen noodles with dipping sauce

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Stuart Dempster dinner/concert July 11 2015

Saturday, July 11 2015
6 pm
limited seats for 18
for more information or to register, vegshaku8 at gmail

We are thrilled to present the second appearance on the series by the great trombone player and pedagogue, Stuart Dempter. The retired music professor from U. Washington has been one of the prime innovators on trombone for more than half a century and has worked with some of the leading composers and improvisors of our time. His warm personality and incredible sense of humour fits perfectly into the intimacy of these dinner/concerts.

By request of the performer this will be a gluten free dinner.

Gazpacho. Iced cold soup made from roasted heirloom tomatoes with raw cucumber and chilis

Second course
Chickpea crepes with smoked eggplant spread, grilled corn and peppers, schug, olive tapenade

Eggplant Napoleon with heirloom tomatoes, zucchini, roasted corn, basil pesto, Rancho Gordo heirloom bean ragout.

Blueberry Buckle
Corn Sorbet

Tuesday, June 16, 2015

Masumoto peach menu, Saturday, June 27 2015

Expect at least 6 courses! Menu and more details coming soon. Only 20 seats available.

For more information or to register: vegshaku8 at gmail
Saturday, June 27, 2015
8:00 pm
Loft in West Oakland.
limited seating for 20

there will be at least 6 courses with the incredible Sun Crest peach from the legendary Japanese American farm.

This brief menu is simply a sketch we will be improvising from!

first course
half a peach

Grilled peach salad with homemade cashew chevre, radicchio, peach miso dressing, kaiware


White gazpacho with peaches

peach roasted tempeh wrapped in collard leaf

Peach cobbler
peach walnut sorbet

Wednesday, June 3, 2015

crowd funding for my first cookbook

 As many of you know, i have been spending the past 3 weeks and another 3 weeks here in New York City. Working on a book project with a famous doctor who is a larynx and acid reflux specialist is what brought me to town. I am writing vegan recipes for her book that will be released in January and is expected to be a best seller, like her last 2 books (each sold over 100, 000 copies!).

Meanwhile, i am also finishing my own first cookbook, which highlights dishes and stories from the 10 years of hosting my underground restaurant dinner/concert series!

So i am selling advanced copies to help fund the copy editor, layout/design person and to self publish a couple thousand copies.
Please help if you can and purchase a copy in advance or one of the celebratory dinners that will be hosted in Oakland and New York (and possibly other locations if there is demand)

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Southeast Asian cooking class, Sunday May 3 in oakland

Sunday May 3, 2015
Limited space for 8
for more information or to register, vegshaku8 at gmail

A hands on class featuring some wonderful dishes from Southeast Asia.
We will be preparing:

Banh Xeo (Vietnamese savory crepes)
Lemongrass Tempeh
Thai iced tea
pickled daikon and carrots
Fresh Springs rolls with peanut sauce
Yam Woon Sen (glass noodle salad)