On the hot streets of Mexico and Central America, you’ll notice continuity in fare being offered- a prominent pair being aguas frescas and tamales, while tamales bring the heat and the savory- the aguas frescas provide the refreshment that washes it all down! While aguas frescas are a combination of fruit, grains, seeds, sugar and water, blended up into a refreshing beverage, served by street vendors and restaurants alike, tamales combine dough, wrappings from the banana leaf to the corn husk and fillings. You’ll learn how to assemble the perfect aguas frescas using harmoniously combined ingredients and tamales with their fillings, how to wrap them snugly sans mess using different techniques, and how to dress them appropriately with peak summer salsas. There’s no better way to dine on a hot day than these perfect Latin mainstays! You’re sure to say, “that’s one hot tamale” no matter what way you come down to it while learning this amazing skill to make aguas frescas, to turn fruits into drinks with simplify and sweet results! We wont just stop there, we will be leanring to booze up the aguas frescas, just enough to get the fiesta going for the gran finale Latin dance contest!
Recipes: Bebidas: Watermelon, Cucumber and Blackberry Aguas Frescas ( Spiked), Tamales: Green Chile Pork Tamales, Cherry Mole Duck Tamales, Black Bean, Zuchinni & Goat Cheese Tamales Salsa: Fresh Cherry Mole Sauce, Roasted Red Pepper Sauce, Cilantro Sauce, Smokey Fiery Salsa
Class Type: Individual, hands-on cooking class
Class Notes: Master the art of the tamale, using fresh summer ingredients and pair them with spicy salsas and refreshing greenmarket Latin aguas frescas cocktails.