Enter the realm of the sacred blue corn, and learn an ancient skill that has been passed down for thousands of years as we spend a day making New Mexican blue corn tamales with Jessica Razatos of La Panza Cafe. She'll share her intimate love and knowledge of blue corn, the place tamales occupy in a historical context, and show us how to make this amazing holiday food.
We'll use beautiful, organic, vegan ingredients, like blue corn masa from Portland's Three Sisters Nixmtamal, cactus, and New Mexican hatch chili and make tamales together in our wonderful outdoor kitchen (with heat lamps and rain shelter). While they're cooking, we'll step into the realm of kitchen crafting, and create some wonderful beeswax and cotton food wraps that you can use in place of plastic in your food storage. You'll go home with 12 delicious tamales, recipe and know-how, and beeswax wraps.
We are making all 10 seats for this workshop flexible pricing. Suggested price is $95. Childcare may be offered for a fee, and based on need communicated to organizer. Best ages for this workshop are teen through adult.
Mother Earth School enlivens education through deep nature connection to inspire social and ecological renewal. We provide waldorf-inspired outdoor kindergarten and grade school on farms at Tryon Creek and Johnson Creek. This workshop is a part of an ongoing series of traditional skills courses we are offering to the community as an extention of our commitment to revitalizing ancient arts.