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Mon, Jul 08


Chefs' Kitchen

Latin American Tour Cooking Camp: July 8-12, Ages 7-13

July 8-12 (Mon-Fri) from 9 a.m.-noon daily - Your child will revel in this guided cooking tour of Latin America by Chef Emma Garman.

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Latin American Tour Cooking Camp: July 8-12, Ages 7-13
Latin American Tour Cooking Camp: July 8-12, Ages 7-13

Time & Location

Jul 08, 2024, 9:00 AM – Jul 12, 2024, 9:00 AM

Chefs' Kitchen, 1753 S 8th St, Colorado Springs, CO 80905, USA

About the event

Each day in the kitchen we'll teach our students how to create the national dish from a different country while, at the same time, learning a thing or two about how food ties into the people, geography, and culture. These scrumptious stops will include Colombia with its Bandeja paisa, a delectable staple; Mexico where we will make tamales and tortillas; Cuba’s crispy tostones and Medianoche sandwich (which gave birth to everyone’s favorite . . . the Cubano!); Chupe Andino from Venezuela's Andean highlands; and the recently popularized Papusas, all the way from Honduras. 


Let's start things off with a flourish by making bandeja paisa--a wonderful Colombian breakfast and lunch dish. (Or really it's for whenever, because delicious food should never be limited by the time of day!) We will build our plates after going over some kitchen safety tips and guidelines.


We will make authentic Mexican tamales and fresh tortillas. Your kiddos will get to know masa flour and how to work with it, as well as bring home a dozen homemade tamales and a dozen hand-crafted tortillas (that you can use to make American-style tacos) -- an easy dinner for your family that night!


Campers will dive into Cuba’s cuisine, where we'll have fun making sweet and savory tostones, as well as the Medianoche -- a toasted sub that will seriously change your kiddo's go-to comfort food. And students come home with one for each parent! Or maybe not, depending on how hungry mom or dad is at pick-up :)


We create a killer soup that hails from Venezuela's Andean highlands: Chupe Andino. If the country referred to anything as soul food, this would be it. Chupe Andino ain’t your mom's chicken soup . . . it’s your grandmother's (or "abuela's" in Spanish). And it might be better!


During our last day in the classroom we will be making pupusas, a delicious stuffed masa pancake, from Honduras. This little golden disk is otherworldly. We will be making them and the classic Honduran Curtido slaw. And, yes, parents will get to enjoy all of this at home, too. But fair warning, the recipe is easy and most kids love them, so you may be adding this dish to your weekly meals!

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