CUESA | Market to Table Demo: Aileen Suzara, Sariwa

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Aileen Suzara, Sariwa

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Saturday, July 4, 2015 - 11:00am to 11:45am

Stop by the CUESA Classroom for a cooking demo featuring the seasonal bounty of the Ferry Plaza Farmers Market

Aileen Suzara fell in love with cooking and growing food from an early age. Her passion for food was inspired by the many flavors of home: from her family’s roots in chili-spiced Bicol and salty Pangasinan province in the Philippines, to a childhood growing up on Hawai’i’s rural Big Island and California. Aileen has taught garden and farm-based workshops and seasonal cooking to youth and adults across the Bay Area, including as a featured instructor at the Oakland Asian Cultural Center. Trained as a natural chef at Bauman College, her connection to food was deepened through apprenticeships in organic agriculture, from the UC Santa Cruz Farm and Garden program and Pie Ranch in Pescadero, and cultural exchange with farmers and food artisans. Her dinner popup Sariwa (translates to Fresh in Tagalog) brings together soul and seasonality, exploring food memories and locally-grown interpretations of Filipino cuisine.

All demos take place in the CUESA Classroom (under the white tents in front of the Ferry Building) and are free to the public, with recipes and samples for all.

About CUESA

CUESA (Center for Urban Education about Sustainable Agriculture) is dedicated to cultivating a sustainable food system through the operation of farmers markets and educational programs. Learn More »