This class will be taught by Chef Ani. With Cinco de Mayo just around the corner, now is the perfect time to brush up on your south-of-the-border cooking skills. We’ll go beyond the Americanized Tex-Mex that is often misidentified as Mexican food for some of the true flavors of Mexico- smoky spices, fresh herbs, avocados and citrus. You’ll learn all about the vast culinary landscape of our neighbors, the importance of certain ingredients throughout Mexican culture and learn how to work with different types of fresh and dried chilies, how to make your own chili powder, how to whip up your very own horchata and the science behind cooking with maize. Class has gluten free options upon request and has hands on opportunities as desired. On the menu:
- Horchata (Rice and Almond Milk with Cinnamon)
- Homemade Tortilla Chips with Smoky Salsa Verde
- Frijoles Nero con Mole (Black Beans with Mole)
- Tacos de Pescado with Avocado Crema (Fish Tacos)
- Tacos de Carne Asada (Cilantro Marinated Steak)
- Churros with Spicy Mexican Chocolate
Pre-registration for classes and select events required. See class description for specific instructions. Registration required no later than 48 hours prior to the class date. Call 612-927-8141, visit our customer service desk, or register online  to pre-register. Classes and events are subject to change or cancellation. If you cannot attend your class, you must call Whole Foods Market Lake Calhoun and cancel at least 48 hours in advance. You will receive classroom credit for the amount of the class to be used no later than three months from the date of the class that you registered for. Please call the above number or contact Culinary Director Ani Loizzo at Ani.Loizzo@wholefoods.com  if you have any questions. Thank you!