With smoking is on its way out, and legal cannabis on its way in — the market for infused foods and cooking lessons has never been hotter.
Today, there’s more places than ever to ascend up the learning curve to haute pot cuisine. There’s books like Elise McDonough’s Official High Times Cookbook, Ed Rosenthal’s Beyond Buds, and there’s sites like The Stoner’s Cookbook.
For those who prefer in-person instructions to text, check out “CannaButter: the Art of Cooking with Marijuana” which launches in San Francisco Saturday at 11 a.m. in a secret Mission District kitchen.
Los Angeles baker Jeffthe420Chef specializes in making “light-tasting” infused food — using techniques to counter-act cannabis’ strong, bitter herbaciousness. Tickets cost a beastly $85 for the class or $175 for the class as well as JeffThe420Chef’s infused butter-making kit (which includes boiler, French press, strains, dish, butter mold, cheese cloth, etc.). How is this legal? You need to bring your own eighth-ounce of bud and a valid California medical marijuana recommendation.