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      CLASS: Authentic Interior Mexican Cooking: Tamales in Columbus

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      July 18, 2019

      Thursday   6:30 PM

      1400 Dublin Road
      Columbus, Ohio 43215

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      CLASS: Authentic Interior Mexican Cooking: Tamales

      Back by popular demand! We are delighted to continue a series of cooking classes with Alex Flores and Elena Hatfield of Pibil Columbus Catering. They will teach us how to make some of the most beloved authentic interior Mexican dishes and provide colorful and interesting insights into the history and culture of each recipe. With only 12 seats available, these classes sell out quickly, so grab yours now! Previous classes have included Pozole and Enchiladas Next up: Tamales! "Tamale" comes from the Nahuatl word tamalli (meaning "wrapped"). Tamales originated in Mesoamerica as early as 8000 to 5000 BC and likely spread from the indigenous culture in Mexico and Guatemala to the rest of Latin America. The Aztecs ate tamales filled with exotic ingredients like flamingo, frog, and gopher as well as more common meats such as turkey, rabbit and fish. They used tamales as easily portable food, for hunting trips, traveling large distances, and supporting their armies. Tamales are usually eaten during festivities such as Christmas, the Day of the Dead, Las Posadas, La Candelaria Day and Mexican Independence Day. Typically made by the dozens, if not hundreds, tamale preparation is complex, time-consuming and an excellent example of Mexican communal cooking.  Enjoy a welcome beverage and snack when you arrive. Then roll up your sleeves and get busy in the kitchen! In this class, we will make homemade tamale dough (masa) and three fillings – red chile pork, green chile chicken, and a vegetarian corn filling called uchepos. You’ll sample one of each in the class and take home plenty to enjoy with family and friends. About Elena: Elena Hatfield was born in Mexico City. Like many Mexican families, her home centered around the kitchen and the making and sharing of traditional foods. From the age of 3, Elena was in the kitchen with her grandmother and mother helping prepare favorite family meals and dishes. As an adult, Elena traveled the world as a flight attendant tasting and learning about the traditional foods of the countries she visited and bringing the knowledge and recipes back to her own kitchen. Today, Elena loves to cook and entertain family and friends with bountiful and delicious meals. She’s also a key contributor to menus and events served by her friend Alex Flores Perez of Pibil Columbus Catering. About Alex: Alex was born and raised in Mexico City and spent his young adult years in Playa del Carmen. He recalls spending a good part of his youth at his grandparents’ home who never needed much of a reason to throw a party and cook up a feast. After college and a detour through Monaco, Alex returned to Mexico City and began working under the tutelage of the famed Mexican chef Ricardo Munoz Zurita. Alex launched Pibil Columbus Catering in 2016 with a mission to bring authentic interior Mexican food to the American table and dispel the notion that Mexican food is all rice and beans and hard-shell tacos. His food is simple yet elegant, packed with color and flavor. 16 seats are available for this event. A minimum of 8 registrants are required to hold the event. All ticket purchases must be made prior to 5:00 PM, July 16. No refunds or cancellations after July 11. If you are unable to attend, tickets are transferable to other individuals with notice to 1400 Food Lab at 614-636-3164. Tickets are NOT transferable to different events.

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