Cook Plant Foods of the Yucatán Every Day!
These classes suit vegans, vegetarians and omnivores. The only requirement is that you love to eat fresh, healthy and local and love to experiment!
Your instructor, Erin Gomez Danielson, is a Certified Natural Foods Chef originally from California. Erin has embraced the ingredients and culinary techniques of her adopted home into her style of cooking, since marrying a Merida local.
Under Erin’s guidance, you’ll learn how to:
- Select ingredients for peak freshness, ripeness and delectability
- Prepare locally grown foods as alternatives for those conventionally grown for export
- Substitute local ingredients into familiar standard recipes (eg: Yucatecan pesto)
- Make use of techniques and concepts from Yucatan traditions that will inspire your cooking forever!
Each class will focus on 4-5 seasonal ingredients – fruits, vegetables, leafy greens, tubers, herbs and legumes typical of this region, specifically those less commonly known (or virtually unknown) outside of Mexico.
Join the whole series of hands-on small group classes to explore the gamut of local ingredients, or take a class or two as you like (space permitting). The first class starts off with a market tour to get you in the mindset for local shopping.
At the end of each class, you’ll celebrate your cooking success with your new friends over a delicious lunch of the 4 courses + beverage that you’ve prepared using that days featured ingredients.
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