May 23, 2020 from 11:00-1:30 Central Time
Create authentic Guatemalan “refacciones” with Mayan instructor, Anita Cortez Chac.
We recently offered our first virtual travel rereat in partnership with international guides with whom we normally collaborate on our travel adventures.
Our participants fell in love with Anita and enjoyed her workshop so much that we decided to team up again to share with more sensitive souls like you.
Anita is the founder of Mayan Kitchen Cooking at Lake Atitlán, Guatemala. In this workshop, Anita will share delicious, colorful recipes for several traditional Guatemalan foods including:
Anita provides much more than a cooking class.
Having grown up in the small village of San Pedro La Laguna, where her cooking school is located, Anita offers a place for people to connect, interactive experiential learning, cultural wisdom, and a remarkable story behind how her journey began.
In this workshop, you’ll learn unique culinary techniques, as well as the cultural significance of the foods you’ll make. You’ll also hear Anita’s story and the key ingredients she sees as essential to life in difficult times.
Anita’s aim is to share a wonderful piece of the Mayan culture with the world. There is no better way to do it than through food.
Here’s more detail from Anita on what you’ll be making:
“TORTILLAS: In Guatemala, maiz (corn) is one of the main sustainable foods. Mayan people are not able to live without tortillas, so maiz is very sacred. We eat corn in very different ways. We can use it as a drink or a snack. In Guatemala, we produce four different colors of corn with each one having it’s own meaning and story.”
“GUACAMOLE: In Guatemala, we can find high quality avocados for very cheap when we are in high season. You can walk through the forest and pick up as much as you can carry. For local people avocado is not just a snack but a main meal to us. Let’s immerse a little bit more and seek the new way how you can enjoy your avocados.”
“CHIRMOL: Mayan gastronomy provides rich flavor with a simple but very delicious salsa made with roasted tomatoes. A very useful sauce, Mayan use it to side with everything or just to have with tortillas or chips.”
“ENCHILADA: One of our many ways to enjoy corn is with deep-fried tortillas topped with ingredients such as lettuce, beetroot, cabbage, and cheese (and ground beef if you like). Every afternoon, local people enjoy these refacciones on the street."
How do I participate?
This online workshop will take place via Zoom. You will need a device such a smartphone, tablet, or computer to participate, as well as good internet access. Once you register, you will receive a link and password to join the workshop.
What ingredients do I need?
Upon registration, you will receive a list of ingredients to buy if you are participating in real time. You are also more than welcome to simply observe.
Is this retreat experience live or recorded?
The workshop will be recorded for your later viewing.
This package reserves a spot for 1 person or household to participate.
This package includes spots for two people/households in case you want to take this virtual workshop with a special mama in your life (doesn't have to be your mom).
Price for two people/households.