Peaches: Preserve + Pop with Shakirah Simley

posted Aug 28, 2013, 4:19 AM by Jocelyn Fan   [ updated Aug 28, 2013, 4:20 AM ]

Making the most of the summer, it was time to up our stone fruit game! Urban Kitchen SF joined CUESA's Stone Fruit celebration by partnering with Shakirah Simley, one of Zagat’s “30 under 30” and Canner-in-Residence at Bi-Rite, for a preserving class that’s just peachy.

Shakirah led the class in creating two perfect additions to your summer pantry: Peach Lavender Preserve and Ginger Peach Soda. First, students learned the secret of incredible peach preserve without pectin. Then, students gave bubbles a shot by creating their mix for homemade soda. This class also featured amazing peaches from Shakirah’s and CUESA’s favorite local farmers. Participants left with a jar of peach conserve, a bottle of peach mix for soda along with recipes and a starter kit consisting of peaches, herbs and yeast to practice at home.