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La Cocina School Chicken Mole Cooking Class - February 7, 2019

The mole comes from the southern region of Mexico where there is heavy Amerindian influence and chocolate is used in both sweet and savory dishes. Mole typically contains a mixture of chiles, nuts, seeds, and vegetables. They sometimes include unsweetened chocolate and tomatoes, raisins. Avocado leaves, epazote, and various spices might be used. Many, including the most famous Mole Poblano or Poblano de guajolote, from Puebla, said to be the first, contain chocolate. Moles are typically served on festive occasions, such as fandangos and birthdays. During the days of the dead in November, mole is the food offering made to the ancestors. Each region has their own variation, some of which are simple and some of which are highly complex with up to 100 ingredients. Families, of course, pass down their own recipes, so there are probably as many moles as their are Mexican cooks. The sauces are served with poultry, meat, vegetables, seafood..you name it.

Class will begin promptly at 6:00 PM in the kitchen at El Centro de la Raza. Classes typically take 2.5 to 3 hours long. All cooking supplies and ingredients will be provided, but please bring your own apron. The class will take place at El Centro de la Raza in the kitchen at the north end of the building on the ground floor at 2524 16th Ave S, Seattle, WA 98144. There is street parking available and we are located next to the Beacon Hill Light Rail Station.

The money for La Cocina School at El Centro de la Raza Latin Cooking Classes go to fund El Centro de la Raza's Senior Nutrition & Wellness Program. As such, we are unable to process any refunds. In the event that you are unable to attend, we are happy to place you into a different class or you are welcome to transfer your ticket to someone else. Mil gracias for your support.


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