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My Cazuela cooking class is happening again at Kitchen On Fire Cooking School in Berkeley on Monday July 11th at 6:30 pm. Come learn the secrets of making traditional Spanish recipes using the earthenware cooking vessels called ‘cazuelas’. We will be making several different dishes, from quick cooked appetizers to slow braised and baked dishes, even dessert, all cooked in cazuelas.

All the details are on Kitchen On Fire’s web site. Here is the location:

https://www.kitchenonfire.com/classes/view/id/1563/

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I am very excited about the latest Spanish wine tasting (the first one in the East Bay!) that I am organizing. Tickets are at Brown Paper tickets, http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/171886. Here is what I have by way of a description:
“Salon del Vino is at Barlata on Sunday May 8th (Mothers Day, Yeah!). This time it is Canary Islands wines and Catalan tapas featuring wines from José Pastor Selections and Daniel Olivella’s signature ‘latas’ from Barlata in the Temescal neighborhood in Oakland.
The wines of the Canary Islands offer an intriguing perspective on a a unique wine region featuring numerous distinctive varieties (Gual, Vijariego, Negramoll, Baboso), challenging growing conditions (volcanic craters!) and fabulously complex flavor profiles (pomegranate and wet bricks?).
We will be tasting 5 Canary Island wines (a sparkler, a rosado, a white and two reds) alongside a few of chef Olivella’s creations inspired by the great canned and preserved foods of Spain (possibilities include braised wild mushrooms, stuffed squid in its own ink, roasted piquillo peppers, dry cured chorizo and jamón serrano).
Come and experience the wines of the Canary Islands and the food of Barlata on Sunday afternoon at 3 pm, May 8th 2011.”

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