History Museum Hosts Cooking Classes for Adults

LOS ALTOS, CA (June 18, 2019) The history and future of food is the focus of Los Altos History Museum‘s exhibition, “Silicon Valley Eats: A Taste for Innovation.” Expanding on the theme, the Museum is hosting a series of cooking classes in July to bring adults together while deepening their relationship to food as they learn valuable cooking skills from award-winning chef, Joni Sare.

In a series inspired by the “Slow Food” movement, Joni Sare will share her passion of growing, cooking and eating food.She’ll start off with how to use the Instant Pot on July 8, Braising on July 16, and improvising with seasonal ingredients in a Stump the Chef class on July 24. Cost is $75/class, and they run from 6-8pm.

Personal chef Joni Sare’s forte is to spark passion for cooking, as well as help people become organized and competent in the kitchen. Slow Food South Bay is a twenty-year-old chapter of Slow Food, an international food and agriculture nonprofit supporting good, clean, fair food for the planet.

“Building flavor is important for everything we eat, in all cultures, in every dish,” says Joni Sare, “so it’s my pleasure to show people how to do that. And it actually starts with the soil, and tending the plants, so I’ll talk a bit about that, too. The instant pot is all the rage now– I will show how the pot cooks under pressure, rather than the cook!”

Both novices and experienced cooks are welcome. Space is limited! Registration is required in advance at www.losaltoshistory.org/events. Click on the July calendar.

Los Altos History Museum began in 1977 with the opening of the J. Gilbert Smith House historic farmhouse, built in 1905. In 2001, the Los Altos History Museum opened its modern building next door, which houses the Museum’s collectionspermanent and changing exhibits, store and administrative offices. The Museum and its grounds are available for rent during evenings and weekends. Its collections are owned by the City of Los Altos and are managed by an independent nonprofit organization, whose staff and volunteers are responsible for all programs and operations.

The Museum and J. Gilbert Smith House are open Thursday through Sunday, from noon-4pm. Admission is free. The gardens, outdoor agricultural exhibits and picnic area are accessible beyond Museum hours. For more information, go to: www.losaltoshistory.org, email hello@losaltoshistory.org, or phone 650.948.9427 x14.

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Los Altos History Museum: Elisabeth I. Ward, 650.948.9427 x10, eward@losaltoshistory.org