Frijol Feliz Cooking School
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Learning to Cook Tamales in Antigua, Guatemala
A savory and sweet roller coaster ride. For just $45, the 3.5 hour class included all fresh ingredients, wine and an authentic lesson on how to cook authentic Guatemalan food. Tamales are the heart of Guatemalan cuisine, especially around the holidays. For the tamales filling we used maize, pork and red chillies. Finally, we wrapped the filling using an inedible banana leaf and steamed 8 tamales. The banana leaf gives the tamales an herbal flavor. The preparation was a little too much work for me but I really enjoyed the flavor. From pork tamales, black beans and Guatemalan rice to corn tortillas and plantains stuffed with black beans and dark chocolate, I left the class with a mouth watering feeling that l'll be making this at home! The owner and cook was warm, friendly and super patient!! And, I walked away with a few more spanish words to add to my vocabulary. If you plan to travel to Antigua Guatemala, a visit to the Frijol Feliz Cooking School, should not be missed!
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