Private chef Christy Morgan is emerging from the shadows of Alicia Silverstone’s kitchen to challenge Anthony Bourdain’s constant slams on vegans. After watching the San Francisco episode of Bourdain’s No Reservations, in which Tony reminds us, “I’m famously unenthusiastic…about vegans,” Morgan is responding with a “Get Out of Our Way, Tony B.” series of vegan cooking classes. “The masses don’t understand veganism, it has a bad name for supposedly being bland, which is just not the case,” Morgan tells us. She aims to show the benefits and flavors of a genre that “Bourdain does not know or understand,” according to the chef, though calling Tony out is “all in good fun.” Classes will focus on the preparation of whole grains, macrobiotics, plant-based diets, and Japanese cuisine. Entry is only $25, but past classes have filled up fast, so unlike Bourdain, make reservations at 310.963.4279 and check out the schedule for September:
Saturday Double Feature - Downtown
Saturday, September 19th, 4-5 p.m.
The Great Grain
How many “whole grains” can you name? This class will give you new and fresh ideas on how to sneak more whole grains into your diet.
Saturday, September 19th, 5:30-6:30 p.m.
The Japanese people are the healthiest in the world and have many medicinal foods that can be incorporated into your diet. Learn about those healing foods and how to cook with them.
Surfas Restaurant Supply, Culver City
Sunday, September 20th, 4-5 p.m.
The Versatile Bean
Beans are a bountiful and versatile food that pack a punch with nutrients. We’ll show you how to make them from scratch in a pressure cooker and give you some great recipes for quick meals with beans.