February isn't just about chocolate and roses. This month, satisfy your hunger for education, inspiration, and of course, a little inebriation with these three events:
What: Tofu-Making and Cooking Class
When: Saturday, Feb. 22, 11 a.m.-2 p.m.
Where: Good Eggs, 630 Tennessee
Details: Discover the secrets of tofu with Hodo Soy founder Minh Tsai. In this three-hour class, you will learn the history and science of tofu making, as well as the differences in type, texture, and flavor profiles. Most importantly, you will try your hand at dishes like uni on creamy nama yuba, Sichuanese Braised tofu salad, kale pesto yuba, and silken tofu with ginger sauce. Purchase your tickets on the Good Eggs website.
Cowgirl Creamer: A Conversation & Cheese Tasting
When: Tuesday, Feb. 25, 7 p.m.
Where: JCCSF, 3200 California
Details: Cheese masters Sue Conley and Peggy Smith, in a conversation with Albert Straus, president/owner of Straus Family Creamery, and Margo True, Food Editor of Sunset , discuss their new book, Cowgirl Creamery Cooks. After listening to these aficionados talk about the fine art of cheese making, pairing, buying you'll get to practice the art of cheese eating in a delicious tasting. Tickets are available on the JCCSF site.
Sips with Soul
When: Tuesday, Feb. 18, 5:30-8:30 p.m.
Where: 1300 on Fillmore
Details: Raise a glass to Black History Month! 1300 on Fillmore celebrates African-American vintners with a night of food, wine, and live music. Chef David Lawrence will provide tasty hors d'oeurves to accompany the wines of Esterlina, Sharp Cellars, Black Coyote, Vision Cellars, Rideau Vineyards, Longevity Wines, Running Tiger, Eco Love Wines, Brown Estate, and Stover Oaks. Tickets are available on Eventbrite.