We'll be cooking traditional Argentinian food: we'll make meat and corn empanadas, taste our local beverage "Mate", make dulce de leche pancakes, and drink Argentinian red wine together with the meal.
If you want to visit a 130-year old gastronomic market tour and buy fresh ingredients for the class, please check this experience: https://www.airbnb.com/argentinacookingclassmarkettour. Otherwise, I'll have the ingredients fresh and ready for you when you arrive.
Firstly, I'll welcome you first thing in the morning with our famous herby hot beverage, the "mate", and alfajores. Then I’ll teach you how to make the empanadas dough from scratch. We'll cook two different fillings for the empanadas: carne criolla and humita. After that, we'll take a short break while the dough and the filling cool down, and we'll enjoy a typical picada (salami and cheese) and a chat with a local. Later on, we'll finish off making the empanadas and we'll prepare the pancakes for dessert. Finally, we’ll sit around the table to enjoy the meal we’ve made all together paired with Argentinian red wine, and good conversation.
I'll accompany you each and every step of the way, showing you the proper techniques and explaining a little bit of the history of the dishes and the different culinary traditions in the country. Be ready to get messy, since it’s a hands-on experience!