Seasoned Chef offers Maya cooking class
A month ago, I wrote several posts about Maya cuisine, gleaned during a week on the Riviera Maya on Mexico’s Yucatan Peninsula. Now, Denver’s own Seasoned Chef cooking school has scheduled a class on the distinctive regional foods of the Maya region. Cathy Harokopis teaches “Flavors of the Yucatan” on Tuesday, July 10, from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m.
The menu is so ambitious that I can’t imagine how she will be able to cover everything on the list in just three hours, but here it is: Sikil Pac, Pumpkin Seed Dip; Pol Kan, Snakehead Fritters; Papadzules, Rolled Tortillas with Pumpkin Seed Sauce and Tomato Sauce; Salbutes, Yucatecan Tostadas; Cochinita Pibil, Little Pig Cooked in a Pit ( home version); Tikin Xic, Grilled Fish Yucatecan-Style; Black Beans Yucatecan-Style;plus Sauces and Salsas (Cooked Tomato Salsa; Dog’s Snout Salsa; Pickled Red Onions; Simple Tomato Sauce; Recados and Achiote, the Herb and Chili Pastes) that are used in many dishes. The school promises that the class will create its own.
Harokopis, an experienced cook and popular instructor, often treks down from Laramie, Wyoming, to Colorado to teach cooking classes. This class costs $75. Register online or call 303-377-3222. The school is at 999 Jasmine Street, Suite 100, Denver. Need a map? Click here.