3 food events you should know about: Evan Kleiman teaches you to can; macrobiotics with chef Lee Gross; Intelligentsia's Santuario dinner
Get canning: Angeli Caffe's Evan Kleiman is teaming up with the food preservation specialist Delilah Snell to teach the basic preservation and flavor-enhancing techniques of dehydration, canning and creating homemade spice blends. Leave with know-how and many gifts wrapped and ready for friends. The event lasts from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 20, costing $125.
7274 Melrose Avenue, Los Angeles, (323)-936-9086, www.angelicaffe.com.
Macrobiotic Food 101: Curious about what constitutes a macrobiotic lifestyle, let alone how to apply its eating principles to cooking? M Cafe's Lee Gross will lead a demonstration based on many of his macrobiotic holiday recipes, including maple-glazed acorn squash with brussels sprouts and chestnuts and a simple pan-braised seitan with herbed gravy. The event costs $35, and will be held at the M Café in Beverly Hills from 7 to 9 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 11. Reservations required. Balancing yin and yang is advised.
9433 Brighton Way, Beverly Hills, (310)-858-8459, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Eight courses, with coffee: Intelligentsia's Pasadena location will host Camilo Merizalde, coffee farmer and owner of Santuario Farm in Colombia, for a tasting menu dinner on Friday, Nov. 19. The menu will match various samples of Merizalde's coffee to each of eight courses from Heirloom LA (that's a lot of late-evening caffeine). Wine pairings will be provided by Matthew Kaner of Bar Covell. The meal costs $95 (including coffee and wine), beginning with a meet-and-greet at 7 p.m. and presentation by Merizalde at 7:45 p.m. Dinner at 8. Reservations required.
55 E. Colorado Blvd., Pasadena, (323)-982-8878, www.intelligentsiacoffee.com/santuario-event.
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