A native of Durango, Mexico, Estela Calzada will teach attendees to create a Mexican meal speaking Spanish—as we translate into English. Estela is the real deal: she used to cook at Somerville’s Tu y Yo restaurant and several of her recipes still grace the menu there! We will make classic Dia de los Muertos dishes and feature chicken with mole tamales. We will also make champurrado, a chocolate atole, a masa-based hot corn beverage flavored with cinnamon. After our tamalada (tamale-making party), we will sit down to feast and learn more about Mexican Dia de los Muertos traditions, like altars to honor the dead and sugar skulls.
** We are excited to offer a English-Spanish bilingual class! This class is open to all but especially recommended to those looking to practice a little español and Mexican cooking. ¡ándale!
Bring an appetite, and apron, and a container to take home a few of your husk-wrapped goodies!