I've been remiss about writing about my experiences with the Laotian food resources and restaurants here in Oakland, but Andrew Simmons of Bay Area Bites hasn't. He's written a wonderful article about the food and the people who create it here.
He mentions the classes at the Oakland Asian Cultural Center taught by Sokham Senthavilay. (That a photo of her to the left teaching a cooking class at the OACC.) I've taken two classes with her and was very impressed with the flavors, textures and tastes of Laotian food. You can read what I've written about the OACC classes and Sokham here. (True confession, I have several other posts with photos planned from the classes and haven't written them yet.)
See what the OACC has posted about the workshops here (including links to recipes).
The OACC may be planning more Asian culinary workshops in the near future. I'll be sure to post about them when more info becomes available.
A special thank you goes out to the Alliance for California Traditional Arts which has funded the OACC workshops.