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Latin American Cookery Day
Latin American Cookery Day
Latin American Cookery Day
Latin American Cookery Day

The cuisines of Latin America vary from country to country and all have a history which fuses indigenous local foods with the influences of European settlers; particularly the Spanish and Portuguese. The ingredients we use are familiar to us thanks to the Spanish connection so you can make the most of your seasonal vegetables but learn new and exciting flavour combinations drawing from Peru, Ecuador, Chile and Bolivia for inspiration.  

Course Details

On this hands-on day you will make authentic traditional Latin American dishes using an array of colourful seasonal vegetables, fruits, fresh herbs, beans and grains.  You will cook with unusual potato and squash varieties, sweetcorn, peppers, seasonal greens, plus a variety of different chillies and spices. This course is perfect for those looking to cook a healthy and balanced vegetarian or vegan diet.  We will be using ingredients such as quinoa and cornmeal, so suitable for those on a gluten free diet.  

  • Empanada pastries stuffed with peppers, squash, chilli and garlic
  • Humitas - Ecuadorian corn tamales
  • Pebre- Chilian coriander and chilli salsa
  • Arepas- Peruvian Corn Fritters with Aji Chilli Hot Sauce
  • Peruvian Black Bean Stew with quinoa 
  • Vegetable Ceviche
  • Dark Chocolate Torte with tropical fruit 

The day will be a mixture of hands on cookery and demonstrations from our tutors. 

The course will finish with a delicious three course meal.

You will receive a pack of recipes to take home full of tips, seasonal variations and details of where to buy authentic ingredients.

Delicious well-balanced menu. Freshness of the ceviche contrasted beautifully with the substance of the stew. And the chocolate torte finished things off wonderfully.

Tutors were lovely - friendly but at the same time professional

Food was delicious, well balanced and a really interesting mix

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Dietary Suitability
  • <p>Vegan</p>
  • 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.

Skill Level
  •   Beginner

Helen Lawrence

About the tutor

Helen has come from being Head Chef at Demuths, a post she filled for 5 years, in which time Demuths won Best Restaurant in Bath award 2007 and Vegan Restaurant of the Year 2009. She is a trained chef and has trained in classical French cooking, with a passion for French patisserie, also an expert in knife skills and chefs tips. She enjoys the creativity of vegetarian and vegan cooking, lifting vegetables to the central position, they deserve in our diets.