When: Saturdays, 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Continues through Dec. 31 2009
Practiced since the Tang Dynasty -- that is, before the tenth century -- the carving of fruits and vegetables into artful shapes is a distinctive Chinese culinary tradition. At the Oakland Asian Cultural Center (388 9th St., Suite 290, Oakland) produce-carver Jimmy Zhang (founder of Art Chef, Inc.) leads a six-Saturday course in crafting edible birds, flowers, and much more. 10:30 a.m. OACC.cc. $50 per class, plus a $10 materials fee per class.