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Special Classes

The classes take place during the morning, starting at 10.30 am and run from 2 to 3 hours. On MONDAY, TUESDAY, FRIDAY and SATURDAY

All classes in this document are hands on.

EACH TOPIC IN HERE, IS TAUGHT SEPARATELY, AND IS GIVEN IN ONE MORNING, WITH A DURATION OF APPROXIMATELY 3 HOURS

Classes are designed for adults over 18.

Tamales

While tamales are being steam cooked, you will learn how to make the salsas to fill them.

In Mexico all year is the right time to eat tamales.

Important note: Important note: Lard is required to prepare tamales, there is no substitution. So, if you cannot eat lard, this class will not be suitable for you.


Mole

The Word Mole is used to describe the most exquisite and complex sauce of the Mexican gastronomy. Most mole recipes include between 25 and 30 ingredients, which are added gradually and in a certain order while cooking. Many of them previously processed with different techniques.

The needed ingredients vary according to the region in which they were originally prepared and may include dried chiles, nuts, fresh and dried fruits, seeds, spices and vegetables, and very few recipes include chocolate, in contrast to the mistaken belief that mole is a chocolate sauce. Our recipe includes around 28 ingredients, but some recipes may need up to 60!

Important note: Lard and chicken broth are required to prepare Mole, there is no substitution. So, if you cannot eat lard or chicken broth, this class will not be suitable for you.

2 ½ to 3 hours class/one morning.

Salsas

What the students learn here is fundamental to their education as an authentic Mexican cook. As in many other countries, Mexican cuisine is based on sauces (salsas). There is a large variety of them and may change their name depending on the different ingredients or in what you´ll use it for.

Salsas in Mexico are the basis of traditional meals; they are not dips or “pico de gallo” salsa type. These salsas are used to top poultry, fish and meat, including vegetables; that´s why I strongly recommend you to take this class prior to other courses. This is a fundamental class in which you will learn the basic techniques to work with fresh and dry chiles.

We are going to prepare basic salsas and we will include more than fifteen suggestions to use them in your kitchen on a daily basis.

This class is divided into 2 days morning class.
The first class for fresh chiles and the second class for dry chiles.
2 1/2 to 3 hours class.

Pozole

This is a very traditional food that has its origin in pre-Columbian culture. Mexicans enjoy this specialty usually in the frame of religious and official festivities, such as ”September Fiestas Patrias” or “Christmas Posadas”. It is prepared with hominy, cooked well done. It is then added with a very thick salsa made with dry chiles, onion, garlic, tomatoes and oregano. Once the soup is completely cooked, it is served over shredded pork meat, and topped with fine sliced lettuce, fine dice white onion, thin sliced radish, dry oregano, lime and “tostadas” as a side dish.

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