This week marked the start of our second seven-week session of Chefs in the City! We were happy to welcome many new chefs to the kitchen. A few veteran students acted as guides by explaining the various routines of our cooking class.
As a precursor to learning about the neighborhoods of present-day San Francisco, we discussed the native Ohlone people this week. The Ohlone tribes were hunters and gatherers who ate primarily seeds, berries, and vegetables. Acorns and wild strawberries were staples, which we honored by incorporating both ingredients into a sweet and delicious pancake recipe.
Our chefs thinly cut strawberries, whisked egg whites, and helped flip their pancakes. We had enough leftover batter each day to make one final giant pancake that was then cut up and shared by all. There were few leftovers and many smiles!