Following the rich Mexican tradition of making Tamales for Christmas (or anytime), we will have a hands on start to finish Tamale making workshop. A fun gathering to do what Mexican cooks have enjoyed for centuries to do - cook and chat, gossip, laugh while we make tamales. We will make traditional corn husk tamales with pork and vegetarian options. As well as sweet tamales, a Norteña Christmas traditions that reaches into Texas and Californa and Colombian style banana leaf tamales with chicken, egg and olives!!
For drinking we will make a Purple corn, pineapple Chicha for cool drinks and Cafe de Olla and Colombian hot chocolate, classic holiday beverages, to keep us caffeinated to make all these Tamales! You will be taking home lots of tamales to share with family and friends or freeze to enjoy later. We will be using clay pots to make our delicious fillings and masa. Even steaming too!
Recommended you bring an apron, take home containers and lots of good stories to share. This workshop will likely go on for at least 4 hours as we cook, laugh and make a lovely communal mess making delicious tamales. Might turn into a Tamale Fiesta with Vino Caliente after we are done!
Entrance details will be sent to participants. Going to be held in the handmade Mexican tile kitchen overlooking the ocean.
Nathalie Herling of Creative Clay Cooking will be sharing her Mexican, Texas and Colombia recipes for traditional Christmas tamales which many she has prepared for over 30 years.