Cooking requires a mathematician's precision, a sculptor's manual skills, and Rodney Dangerfield's sense of timing. Learn the tools of the trade with this Groupon.
Choose Between Two Options
- $75 for a barbecue-cooking class for two (a $160 value)
- $145 for a barbecue-cooking class for four (a $320 value)
During a four-hour class, 10 students learn to make a classic summer feast: barbecue ribs or chicken, coleslaw, corn bread, and baked beans. At the end of class, they pair the flavorful results with a glass of wine before taking home the recipes. Students should call for scheduling availability.
Blackberry Soul Bakery and Cafe
After catering for two years, Blackberry Soul Bakery and Cafe finally settled in a brick-and-mortar building, where owner-baker Rene prepares her Southern-influenced cakes, cookies, and savory snacks for visitors. The 2004 winner of the Taste of the Bay award and a requested favorite of the 100 Chefs Can Cook United Negro College fundraiser, Rene applies plaudit-earning skills when mixing fresh butter, real vanilla beans, just-harvested wooden spoons, and a few of her grandmother's recipes to whip up delectable, tooth-ready treats. She specializes in sweet-potato pie, pound cake, oatmeal cookies, and cobblers, though the piping-hot menu also includes cakes, cupcakes, and puddings. Red velvet cake supplies means of satiation for sweet teeth, and two types of cornbread furnish the means of satiation for teeth made out of bread. The café takes custom orders for pickup or delivery, and Rene accommodates customers out and about by supplying treats at many local jazz festivals and community events.
2101 14th Ave.
Oakland, California 94606