The SideDish Newsletter Vol 6, 2008

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Volume 06 - 2008

whisk bullet Seasonal Fare
Spiadini: Grilled Chicken Skewers with Halloumi, Lemon and Salsa Verde
whisk bullet Cooking Classes SF: Singles Event & New Classes at the Ferry Building
whisk bullet The SideDish Special Free Subscription to Bon Appétit when you book by July 31st
whisk bullet In the Media Farmers Market Series featured in Taste SF blog
whisk bullet Shop 30 Deliciously Fun Appetizer Recipes

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Seasonal Fare

Spiadini: Grilled Chicken Skewers with Halloumi, Lemon and Salsa 
VerdeSpiadini: Grilled Chicken Skewers with Halloumi, Lemon and Salsa Verde

For a refreshing and healthy alternative to burgers and hot dogs, try this Mediterranean specialty Spiadini: Grilled Chicken Skewers with Halloumi, Lemon and Salsa Verde. If you’ve never heard of halloumi, it is a wonderfully versatile cheese, similar to feta in flavor, that can be grilled without melting! You’ll find halloumi at gourmet grocery stores like Whole Foods.

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Cooking Classes & Events

Corbread TartletsCooking Crush: Wine Tasting and Cooking for Singles in San Francisco
* This Wednesday, July 16th, 2008 @ Crushpad Winery
6:30 – 9:00 pm
As featured on KGO Radio & Cooking With The Single Guy: The launch of this wine tasting & cooking class series was a wild success! Join for the next event, where singles will mingle over blind tastings provided by Crushpad, and work in co-ed teams to cook up a menu of delicious international appetizers. $95 per guest. Women’s Tickets are SOLD OUT, a few last minute Men’s Tickets are available now at half-price! $47.50 per guest.
Click here to sign up
Click here to hear the KGO Radio Interview
Click here to read the article on Cooking With The Single Guy Blog

TomatoesNEW Tantalizing Market Tapas Series in San Francisco
Wednesdays: July 23, August 6, August 20 @ Ferry Building
6:00 – 8:00 pm
Join Parties That Cook & CUESA for this sizzling summer cooking series. Farmer’s Market expert and Chef John Silva shares his tips for selecting and cooking fresh summer ingredients. Grab an apron for a hands-on cooking lesson, where you’ll learn to cook appetizer recipes with Californian-International flair. Wines provided by, an e-column for adventurous food-lovers. Vegetarian options available. $45 per guest.
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SaladNEW Lunch Hour Chef Series in San Francisco
Fridays: August 1, 8 & 22 @ Ferry Building
12:00 – 1:00 pm
Bored of the usual lunch options? Hop on over to the Ferry Building on Fridays this summer for CUESA & Parties That Cook’s new Lunch Hour Chef series. Grab an apron for a hands-on cooking lesson, where you learn to make your own fresh summer sandwich & salad using ingredients hand-picked from the Farmer’s Market. Kick back and nosh at our picnic tables after the cooking is done, or take your lunch to-go. Vegetarian options available. $25 per guest.
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FigsDate Night "Mediterranean Market" San Francisco
Monday, September 8, 2008 @ Sur La Table Union Square
6:30 – 9:00 pm
See life through rose-colored glasses at this romantic French date night cooking class and dinner. Learn cooking techniques while preparing a four-course gourmet meal, including Prosciutto-Wrapped Oven-roasted Figs with Melted Gorgonzola, with hands-on instruction from Executive Chef & Founder Bibby Gignilliat. $85 per guest.
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The SideDish Special

Receive a free 1-year subscription to Bon Appétit Magazine when you book your team building event or cooking party by July 31st. To reserve your date, call 1-888-907-COOK or email Be sure to mention The SideDish Special coupon.

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In the Media

John SilvaParties That Cook & CUESA’s summer cooking class series at San Francisco’s Ferry Building were featured on Taste SF’s Foodie 411 blog, an insider food blog written by tablehopper Marcia Gagliardi. Parties That Cook Lead Chef and Owner of Culinary Eye Catering, John Silva will lead the series of daytime and evening classes that a focus on seasonal Farmer’s Market ingredients.

Click here to read Foodie 411 post

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Appetizers Galore!Sumptuous Small Plates

Looking for a gift for the aspiring chef in your life? Try The Sumptuous Small Plates Deck available on today!

The Sumptuous Small Plates Deck is a collection of 30 deliciously fun appetizer recipes and tips to throwing a cooking party. Also available at the following Bay Area stores: Period George, The Pasta Shop, Nest, Zinc Details, Leige, Books Inc. on Van Ness, Isabella's Table, Draeger's Markets and The Spanish Table.

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