Cooking with Masa: Tamales, Tortillas, & Pupusas, Tues. April 4th, 2017

4/4/17 Tues 6:30-9:30pm, $40-80 sliding scale, plus $10 materials fee


Learn to cook with masa.  Tortillas, tamales, sopes, pupusas, and more are easier than you think, we’ll show you how.  Come make dinner in community while learning this new skill.

Masa, made from corn or maiz, as it is traditionally called, is the basis for a wide range of Latin American dishes, including tortillas, tamales, sopes, tostadas and pupusas. Making the masa from scratch is easier than making pancakes and the resulting products excel in flavor and texture compared to the store bought versions. In this hands on class, we’ll be working together in the kitchen to mix up our own masa and then turn it into tortillas, pupusas, and more. Additionally, we will walk through the traditional and ancient process of nixtamalization, which makes maiz not only more delicious but more nutritious. We will discuss appropriate brands, a variety of dishes, and ingredients for seasoning and proper cooking, as we cook up one tasty morsel after another.


Learn the foundations to good cooking in a way that is straightforward and hands on

Making dinner while learning to cook food in community, this class is a lesson, a get together, and a feast. One that immerses us in the fundamental skills and techniques that form the foundation of good cooking, all while we cook a local, seasonal dinner.  

Practice the cooking skills of a restaurant chef

We will chop, sauté, and taste our way through the how to of building nutrition and flavor with traditional Latin cooking methods that have been handed down through the ages.  Cooking is a vast world to explore, a language to learn, and a skill that let’s you eat delicious, nutritious food more economically. Simultaneously, it awards  you with the flexibility to take the flavors of the season and turn them into the food you want to eat.


Date: Tuesday, April 4, 2017

Time: 6:30 pm – 9:30 pm

Cost: $40 – 80 sliding scale, plus $10 supply fee



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