A COOK'S TOUR TO EAST L.A.'S MEXICAN MARKETS: Join me for a personal tour of East L.A.'s Mexican markets and its most exciting Mexican food Meccas. Visit a top Panaderia (bakery) for bread and sweet pastries and learn all about their differences. Taste gorgeous tortillas—made by the old pat-pat, hand-made method—still-warm and heavenly aromatic—and then buy a dozen to take home. Purchase kilos of the city's best, still-sizzling carnitas. Explore a huge marketplace, crammed full of Latin American products including exotic tropical fruits, unusual grocery items, bottled table salsas, piñatas, cheeses, cremas, traditional sweets, Mexican cuts of meat and a cooking equipment store. Grin at endless aisles of frilly party dresses, cowboy hats plus ostrich and alligator boots and belts. Choose an outfit for your next fiesta along with a selection of mariachi music CD's. A hosted lunch will wrap up a delectably fun day, ending with piping hot, fresh churros for dessert: the real deal.
Tours are offered on specified Saturdays 10AM to 3PM for groups of at least ten participants. You may put together your own group and choose your date, or join another tour. Transportation is car-pooling in participants' vehicles. Bring a cooler to store your purchases. Please contact me for dates and to reserve your spots. Price $75 per person.
PRIVATE TOURS TO MEXICO: I’ll lead you and your friends to my favorite insider places in Mexico, offer hands-on cooking classes, demos, tastings, and market tours and take you to exciting shopping spots and cultural landmarks. Let’s put together a private culinary tour for your group to one of my top Mexican culinary destinations!
TRAVEL ON YOUR OWN: If you prefer to travel on your own, I can design a day-by-day “Culinary Highlights Tour” itinerary for your group, and help with hotels, airlines, ground transportation plus local guides. Pricing begins at $500.
PRIVATE COOKING CLASSES: Individual, small or large groups, and team building cooking class parties.
CONSULTATION SERVICES: I consult for restaurants and food manufacturers. My consulting services are filled with creative ideas for your specific needs. I can fix your particular food problem or develop regional Mexican recipes with the American palate in mind. Let me help develop your menu and wine list.
LET’S MEET! Meet me at monthly programs of the Culinary Historians of Southern California, Mark Taper Auditorium, Central Library, 630 West Fifth Street, Los Angeles, CA 90071. Programs are generally the second Saturday of the month at 10:30AM except July and August. Free and open to the public.
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