Join the city’s best tamale makers as they work their masa magic, and then take your tamales home for your holiday parties.
Taught by the chefs of La Cocina, La Tamalada is an annual holiday celebration of food and family run by the family matriarchs. Over the course of several days, the women make staggering amounts of tamales for families and friends, and with the help of a stovetop steamer, the supply lasts well throughout the holidays.
From sweet-corn, banana-leaf wrapped goodness to tamales wrapper in tender corn husks and a plantain bow, acquaint yourself with the culinary diversity of Mexico, Central and South America, followed by a big feast and leftovers to cover your tamale cravings for days. Like so many traditional foods, los tamales represent so much more than just a tasty bite - it's community and family.
This year we're doing something different. We heard you and are now offering smaller, more intimate group classes and at different expertise levels to meet the needs of our savvy home cooks who want to make tamales from scratch to those who prefer to assemble tamales as they mingle.
Tamale Assembly Mixer | Can't wait to get your manos in the masa and eat your tamales? This class is for you!
10:00 am - 11:15 am | $35 per person
12:00 pm - 1:15 pm | $35 per person
The class includes a short walkthrough of the recipe, procedures, and a demo of tamale assembly. All ingredients (masa and filling) will already be prepared by the La Cocina Chef ; and you'll get to quickly get your hands assembling as many tamales as you can while you get your mingle-game on during this short 1 hour class. Take your tamales home and steam them to be ready to eat just in time for the holiday season! | Limited availability; Reserve soon.
Tamale Cooking Class | Become an expert, make tamales from scratch, from start to finish. This class is for the savvy home cook.
2:30 pm - 6:30 pm | $120 per person
This class includes a thorough instruction of the tamale recipe. In this 4 hour class, a La Cocina Chef will get you ready and guide you from start to finish on how to make the masa from scratch, prepare and cook the guisado (filling), and lastly assemble the tamales. Take your tamales home and steam them to be ready to eat just in time for the holiday season! | Small Group Class | Limited availability, Reserve soon!
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