Cooking Plant Foods of Yucatán
Cooking class series
to attend a single class only, PLEASE Contact us.
* single classes will become available for booking on the Friday prior to series start date, space permitting.
2020 Class Series
Class series start dates
Celebrate regional fruits, vegetable and herbs of Yucatán, by learning how to integrate them into your own diet! We explore local ingredient in terms of “what’s this similar to” and use familiar recipes as guidelines – for example, pesto. With this approach, previously unfamiliar ingredients become more relatable.
Each class will focus on 4 seasonal ingredients: fruits, vegetables, leafy greens, tubers, herbs and legumes typical of this region, often not commonly known (or virtually unknown) outside of Mexico.
Over 3 classes, expand your local produce vocabulary by 12 new foods!
Don’t have time for all three classes? That’s ok! Beginning on the Friday before the Series start date, you can register for a space as available.
These classes suit vegans, vegetarians and omnivores. The only requirement is that you love to eat fresh, healthy and local and love to experiment!
Become a better, more adventurous cook!
- Make use of techniques and concepts from Yucatan traditions that will inspire your cooking forever
- Select ingredients for peak freshness, ripeness and delectability
- Prepare native ingredients as alternatives for conventional
- Make substitutions – using local ingredients in familiar recipes
In these hands-on small group classes, prepare to…
Sniff, touch, taste, chop, slice, mash, grind, and generally participate in all manner of food prep!
Don’t expect standardized recipes. Instead, you’ll learn different ways to use the ingredients to make the most of their flavor and texture.
Throughout the class, we will explore each ingredient, transforming it from fresh to a finished dish.
Enjoying the food we prepare is the highlight of each class! We’ll take the time to really taste each of our dishes, to best connect the process with the result.
Buying local produce is a simple way to contribute to the well-being of individuals, families and communities that subsist on the produce they grow and sell.
Demonstrating to the local people that these foods of their heritage are appreciated and valued, bolsters pride. This is especially important to instil in the younger generations of indigenous communities who will carry these sustainable food practices into the future.
As your explorations continue...
All Frutas y Verduras experiences include an invitation to join our members-only Facebook group. There you’ll have the ongoing support of all of our collaborators to help you identify and use produce around Mexico.