Weathering the Winter with UKSF, Nov-Feb

posted Jul 22, 2010, 11:29 AM by Kateryna Rakowsky   [ updated Jul 22, 2010, 11:30 AM ]

A summer post commemorating some of our winter-time activities, below...

Happy Holidays from Urban Kitchen SF

Thanks to everyone who made our year a great success! We've had an amazing time exploring, experimenting, and, of course, eating. We feel incredibly thankful to live in such a resource-laden part of the country, surrounded by individuals devoted to the movement for sustainable food in all of its forms. We feel especially grateful for our instructors: from the urban gardeners at Garden Fare to Dave the Butcher and our friends at Happy Girl Kitchen, they introduced us to a community passionate about their work and eager to share their knowledge. We thank them for the time and effort they put in to their workshops. 

Sarah Henkin and the team at CUESA deserve a special shout out for their hard work and support - they gave UKSF a home for many of our classes, and their passion and hard work is incredibly inspiring. They also just rock. Thanks also to the staff of theWomen's Building in the Mission and to Fork in the Road Test Kitchen for opening their doors to us, as well. 

UKSF will be going dark for the month of December, but we'll be back in January with new offerings, as well as some of our all-time favorites. (yes, that means our cheese workshop will return!) 

Have a great holiday season, and a happy new year! 

Party like a Preservationist this Saturday, Nov. 14th! 

Our friends at Happy Girl Kitchen are throwing a "Party for the Truck" in Oakland this Saturday, complete with food, drinks, blue grass, a canning contest and raffle. It's guaranteed to be a great time -- UKSF is even contributing a class to the raffle, as well as an expert to judge the preserves! (...and by "expert," we mean "expert eater.") Check out details here

Urban Kitchen SF teams up with Valencia Gardens to bring Slow Food-themed classes to low-income residents

UKSF held its first food workshop at Valencia Gardens this October, taught by Norma Quinonez (aka, the "Gordita Goddess") and attended by approximately 20 children and parents. The class was a great success, and participants threw themselves into mixing dough -- sometimes literally -- and using the tortilla press. Norma manned the griddle station, while other volunteers helped residents master gordita pressing and stuffing. 

Urban Kitchen SF plans to continue co-sponsoring classes at Valencia Gardens next year, and we're always looking for volunteers to help out. Email us at if you're interested!