Last night I hosted an Off Mendenhall Cuban Cooking Class at the Greensboro Children’s Museum Edible Schoolyard. New and old friends gathered to prepare and share my favorite Cuban meal – Cuban Pork Roast, Black Beans and Rice, Plantains, Grapefruit and Avocado Salad and Guava and Cream Cheese Pastries. We walked through everything from picking out red wine vinegar, salting dried beans, segmenting citrus and the funny consistency of guava paste! Of course, a little more than that – with all the recipes and tastes.
I can’t tell you how much fun I have putting these classes at the Children’s Museum. Not only do I love sharing my passion for cooking (and eating) but I also love how these classes have brought folks together. Here are a few photos from the class. Thanks to all who attended. I hope you enjoyed it as much as I did.
I’ll post more on my Facebook page later on – please follow me on FB! I’ll be posting dates soon on my Spring class – stay tuned!
PS: Special thanks to the Edible Schoolyard Team for their help – Eleanor, Stephanie, Mindy and Marian – you’re the best!
Everyone had a wonderful time and enjoyed a marvelous meal. I look forward to your next class! Do you think you’ll do another one?
I loved having you, Tim and your parents! Yes, I’m planning three more classes this calendar year. The tenative dates are posted on the events page of the blog. I’m thinking a Greek class in April! Will be nice to be outside and enjoy the garden (both for eating and atmosphere!). Glad to meet you Ashley!