Authentic Mexican Tamale Class with Martha Sanchez

Authentic Mexican Tamale Class with Martha Sanchez

Saturday, September 21, 4:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.

Private location in Manoa

Have you ever wanted to learn how to make authentic Mexican tamales from scratch?  Now is your opportunity. Martha Sanchez, owner of Mercado de la Raza, Honolulu’s premier store selling Mexican groceries, will be teaching a tamale making class on Saturday, September 21, 2013 from 4 – 7p.m., at a private location in Manoa. A tamale is a traditional Mesoamerican dish made of masa (a starchy dough, usually corn-based), which is steamed or boiled in a leaf wrapper. The wrapping is discarded before eating. Tamales can be filled with meats, cheeses, fruits, vegetables, chilies or any preparation according to taste, and both the filling and the cooking liquid may be seasoned. Martha will make beef (Molokai raised), pork, and chicken (organic) tamales.  Afterwards, we will sit down to enjoy dinner together.  Participants are asked to bring a Mexican-inspired potluck dish — pupu, salad, or dessert to share, along with beer or wine, if desired.

Please RSVP to Michelle by Saturday, September 7 at  This event is LIMITED TO 12  PEOPLE and is sure to fill up, so please RSVP quickly if you would like to attend!  Please include in your RSVP your name, member status, phone or email and the name of any nonmember or member guests you would like to bring.

The cost for this event for members is $25 and for nonmembers is $30.  The cost includes instruction, ingredients, and tamales for dinner, as well as some tamales to take home.  Payment MUST be received by Saturday, September 14.  Please note:  Due to the nature of this event and the necessity of purchasing ingredients beforehand, if cancellations are required after the RSVP date and we are unable to fill your spot, you will be responsible for payment.   Payment information will be sent to you following your RSVP and address and final details will be sent to all confirmed guests a few days prior to the event.

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