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Taco Class with Chef Denise Roa

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Here is an inside look at our taco cooking class, Tacos Y Tacos Y Mas Tacos Menu, featured at our cooking school, La Cocina Que Canta, with Chef Denise Roa.  The menu featured authentic techniques such as making homemade corn tortillas and roasting prickly pears called Nopales which are native to the region.  As you can see from the slideshow, the end result was beautiful and delicious food.  I was in charge of making the Nopales Salad which was definitely new for me.  I’ve never cooked with prickly pear before, but I was surprised at how easy it was…and yummy.  Stay tuned for some recipes from the class!

Tacos Y Tacos Y Mas Tacos Menu

Fish Tacos Grilled with Salsa Bar

Handmade Corn Tortillas with Garlic (Cilantro) and Jalapenos

Roasted Mushroom and Poblano Rajas with  Panela Cheese

Mexican Red Rice

Nopales Salad

Winter Pistou: Provençal Vegetable Soup

Mango Salsa Fresca

Ranch Guacamole

Roasted Tomatillo Salsa

Pan-Roasted Guero Chiles

Rancho La Puerta’s Marinated Onions

Tequila – Grapefruit Sorbet



Strawberry Summer Risotto

From our Hands-On Cooking Class, with Visiting Chef Nani Steele! Inspired by a book of summer recipes from Italy, this savory strawberry risotto is surprisingly delicious, not at all cloying as one might suspect. The berries impart a pleasant tannic … Continue reading


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