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Take This Cooking Class to Learn How to Make Delicious Mexican Cuisine

Colorado Springs has many fun local attractions. From the Garden of the Gods to Manitou Springs to numerous cultural activities at the local museums, there are countless extraordinary things to do. But for those looking for something unusual, less touristy, and definitely tasty, a cooking class should land a spot on your itinerary. 

Experience the flavors, aromas, and music of Mexico while cooking during a Cocina Corazón cooking class. Whether it’s tamales, enchiladas, or the complex, delicious flavors of a mole sauce you crave, Cocina Corazón dishes it up!

 

What’s on the menu? Tamales, and so much more!

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The particular class we participated in had tamales on the menu. Upon arrival Barbara, owner of Cocina Corazón, greeted the guests with a refreshing, light tequila drink that was perfect for the warm spring day. In addition, she had chips, homemade pico de gallo, and homemade refried beans waiting. Barbara informed the guests that we would work up an appetite over the next couple of hours while preparing the traditional recipe and invited us to munch on the chips as we prepared the tamales.

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After donning our aprons the class began making the masa, taking turns ensuring it was the right consistency. As we worked the group conversed. There was a mother, son, and his daughter along with a couple from Tennessee visiting and looking for atypical activities during their stay in Colorado Springs.

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Barbara engaged the group in light-hearted conversation weaving in the history of her native country and the dishes we were eating. When the masa was ready, we learned the art of spreading it on the corn husks where we would add the savory pork filling and a tomatillo salsa that had been freshly prepared.

The traditional dish takes time to cook. As the tamales steamed, we learned more of Mexico’s history of culture and food. At one point, Barbara even demonstrated the basic moves of salsa, a Latin dance. Although the group declined her offer to join her in dancing, the time passed quickly with conversation and laughter.

Take a Trip to Mexico Without Leaving Colorado Springs
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Aromas of the traditional dish wafted in the air and each one in the group hurried to get their share of the prize to take home!

Whether you are a tourist looking for something unique to do or a local wanting a vicarious trip to Mexico, Barbara at Cocina Corazón will take you on a journey of the sounds, history, and foods of her country as she dishes up hearty recipes of her beloved homeland. Perfect for all ages, date night, or girls night out! You can find a list of upcoming classes here!

Cheers, Your Rocky Mountain Food Tours Team

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