The first thing to know is that Frutas y Verduras Mexico activities focus on Mexico’s plant food traditions. Come hungry for healthy plant-based eating, with your mind open to learning about a side of Mexico’s cuisine and culture with a longer history in Yucatan than cochinita! Pueblo cooking remains simple and connected to the land.
Susi's traditional cooking instructions and witty banter will be translated in English by me, plus I bring my perspective as a Western-trained chef with an expertise in plant foods. We make a great team and we love to teach!
You’ll learn the process of making tortillas from scratch, starting with grinding fresh nixtamalized corn into masa. We’ll show you how to form the tortillas by hand and cook them on the comal with Susi's expert guidance.
We will also make two dishes unique to the Yucatec Maya using local produce. Susi will whip up her world's-best agua de chaya con limon plus a unique meal-in-a-cup made popular among workers on the milpa for its filling portability.
We’ll wrap up with a typical Mayan dessert, whether a treat made with Yucatecan honey and squash seeds or a seasonal fruit or vegetable stewed with honey and cinnamon. Whatever we make will be inspired by the seasons, made from scratch, and served with the freshest of tortillas. You will leave with a full belly and a brain full of new knowledge, straight from the source