Cooking Class Round 2!

14 Nov

So I headed to another cooking class, this time with my Mother and Sister. It was a class called ‘Tres Amigos: Tacos, Burritos, y Enchiladas’.
L
ocated in Brooklyn, the same place I took my last cooking class- Ger Nis. I definitely am not a beginner in the kitchen and have been practicing my craft for a few years now… But I am always open to learn and try new cuisines and techniques. The more your open to learn the better you will become! So I am open-minded and go as if I am a beginner.

In this Mexican class we shed our preconceived notions about tacos, burritos, and enchiladas (likely rooted in the US) and made some authentic, Mexican varieties. We learned the differences between the two takes on this cuisine while defining what it means to be an authentic taco, burrito, and enchilada via flavors. Real Mexican tacos come with fillings wrapped in fresh corn, occasionally wheat, tortillas served soft or deep-fried to become what we call a hard taco. We learn where the burrito was born (small hint: burro meets taco) and what makes an enchilada (big hint: burrito + spicy tomato sauce). Experimented with different fillings using the freshest ingredients for the ideal end result. And let’s not forget the condiments, decadent and creamy to pungent, spicy and tangy flavored sauce and salsas were all crucial components that are vital to finishing any Mexican taco, enchilada or burrito.

All in all we had a great time together as a family, made ourselves a yummy Mexican dinner and learned a few things along the way! So Arrrriba!! The Mexican class was a success!

After we finished our cooking class in Brooklyn, we headed over to Soho to a cute shop called Vosges Haut Chocolate, know for their decadent hot chocolates, truffles, and ice cream. It was all truly amazing. Great for holiday gifts, they have posh purple boxes wrapped and ready for giving. So this was our ending to a Mexican dinner… yummy Mexican (Aztec) Haut Chocolat!

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