Friday, November 13, 2009

Great News Class Benefits JFS Adoption Program

I know we haven't even reached Thanksgiving yet, but for those of us who celebrate Hanukkah, there's a class being offered by Great News cooking school that will also help the adoption program of San Diego's Jewish Family Service.

The class, Celebration of Light - Hanukkah Party for Charity -- is being taught by Great News executive chef Katherine Emmenegger. It features a Jewish-style menu that included Roasted Eggplant and Sesame Lavosh Rolls; Arugula and Orange Salad with Caramelized Shallot Vinaigrette; Yam and Rosemary Latkas with Applesauce; Kasha, Leek, and Wild Mushroom Stuffed Cabbage Rolls; Israeli Couscous with Harissa; and Cranberry and Pine Nut Doughnuts with Citrus Honey Glaze. All of the ingredients used in the class are parve.

The class will be held on Thursday, Dec. 3 at 6 p.m. at Great News in Pacific Beach. The cost is $49 and all proceeds from the class will be donated to JFS Adoption Alliance for programs here in San Diego. Register online at

And, on a related note, JFS's Hand Up Youth Food Pantry is getting a boost from a Thanksgiving Food Drive. Sammy's Woodfired Pizza restaurants is partnering with the group to help feed San Diego's hungry this season. The food drive takes place from Wednesday, Nov. 18 through Monday, Nov. 23 at all of the chain's locations.

You're encouraged to drop by any of the Sammy's locations and donate non-perishable canned-food items. In return, you'll get a coupon good for one free giant Messy Sundae dessert.

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