Sasha Crehan
In-Person Event

Cookie Swap with Salt+Spine

Sun | Dec 10, 2023 | 12–2P PT

Guest Host Brian Hogan Stewart

Special Guest! Amisha Gurbani

Contributors Civic Kitchen Teachers & Staff

Don’t miss the return of our annual Cookie Swap with Salt+Spine! Join us for a fun-packed event featuring loads of cookies to admire and sample (some made by you, if you like!), baking and decorating demos, and glasses of sparkling wine or warm apple cider.
You’re invited to wander about our kitchen, tasting cookies made by The Civic Kitchen team and cookbook authors featured on Salt+Spine. Learn baking tips from live demos and decorating stations, led by Salt+Spine host Brian Hogan Stewart and our teachers and staff.
Throughout it all, we’ll swap cookies with new and old friends. Bring a dozen (or more) homemade cookies and trade them for a mixed dozen to take home. No time to bake? You can still take away cookies for $10 per dozen.
We will have exciting giveaways, including cookbooks, Salt+Spine t-shirts, and some useful kitchen tools. Event proceeds benefit La Cocina, supporting their talented Bay Area food entrepreneurs.
If you love cookies or cookbooks (or both), you do not want to miss this event!

Cookie Swap!




Oodles of COOKIES

Glasses of BUBBLES & mugs of CIDER


Minimalist Mulled CIDER

Additional Items

Additional $10 donation

$10.00 ea

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Guest Host

Brian Hogan Stewart

BRIAN HOGAN STEWART is the host and creator of Salt + Spine. He is a once-budding chef who passed on a culinary school degree to pursue journalism. He’s not a professional cook nor a cookbook author—but an avid home cook and an enthusiastic cookbook collector, with a collection now in the hundreds. (That may seem like a lot to some, but he envies Diana Henry’s 4,000-book library almost daily!)
Brian has worked extensively in journalism and new media, including leading a media company featuring a daily newspaper with circulation of 50,000+, a nightly newscast, and multiple digital properties. He has conducted hundreds (and hundreds…) of interviews throughout his career, including time spent covering food culture and personalities in the midwest.
Brian is a native of Iowa and graduated from the University of Iowa with a degree in journalism, English, and American studies.


Special Guest!

Amisha Gurbani

AMISHA DODHIA GURBANI is the author of Mumbai Modern: Vegetarian Recipes Inspired by Indian Roots and California Cuisine, as well as a recipe developer, photographer, computer engineer, and the creator of The Jam Lab, where she delights readers with her modern takes on Indian food classics and showcases beautiful, innovative desserts.
Born in Mumbai, Amisha moved to the United States in 1999. Her culinary creations are remarkable for their unique flavor pairings and modernization of her Indian culture. Through her blog and Instagram account, she teaches readers to play with sweet, spicy, sour and savory flavors, inspired by her Indian and Gujarati heritage. She is a regular contributor to the The San Francisco Chronicle and has also worked with Sunset Magazine, Bake From Scratch, The Washington Post, Wired, and many other publications.
Amisha lives in the San Francisco Bay Area with her family.
More about Amisha


Civic Kitchen Teachers & Staff

Our kind and dedicated teachers and staff members stand ready to help you build your holiday baking prowess!