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Mexican Day of the Dead
Mexican Day of the Dead
Mexican Day of the Dead

Dia de los Muertos is one of the most important days of the year in Mexico-a day where most families pay their respects to ancestors and celebrate life. During this day course we will explore the cooking techniques, spices and traditions of Mexico using authentic ingredients such as Masa Harina, Mexican fresh and dried chillies, corn husks, beans and grains.

Course Details

This is the perfect day for those who want to cook Mexican rather than “Tex Mex” and we will use traditional recipes as well as our own vegetarian versions of Mexican dishes. The day will feature working with the spices and chilli flavours of Mexico to get your Mexican cookery tasting like the real thing. We will be using lots varieties of chillies from the smoky dried Ancho, Poblano and Chipotle, to fresh Jalapeno and Habanero with apricot and lemony flavours, all our varieties are sourced from our local chilli growers.  

We will cook dishes on the day such as:

  • Pan de Muertos - a traditional Day of the Dead bread with spices 
  • Sopa de Tortilla with homemade corn tortillas
  • Sweet Potato Tamales with Chipotle en Adobo
  • Pico de Gallo
  • Frijolles Refritos - refried beans
  • Arroz Mexicana
  • Salsa Cruda
  • Churros with Hot Chocolate Sauce

The day will include hands on cookery, working in small groups as well as some demonstrations.

The day will finish with a delicious meal which you will have made. 

You will receive a pack of recipes to take home including a full guide to Mexican ingredients, spices and chillies, where to buy them and how to use and store them.

This course is for you if you like chilli heat and want to learn more about the variety of chilli flavours.

Time: 10.00AM to 4.00PM

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Dietary Suitability
  • Vegan
  • Dairy Free
  • Wheat Free
  • Soy Free

We will happily cater for those who are vegan, gluten-free or have other special dietary requirements. Please let us know ahead of time so we can plan accordingly. This course is for chilli lovers!

Skill Level
  •   Beginner