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Sat, Sep 7 2019 @ 1:00 PM
Alicia Maher’s “Taste of El Salvador’s Pupusa Master Class” 1pm to 4pm
 
Saturday September 7th, 1 pm - 4 pm
Hands On Cooking Class, $100 per person
TEST KITCHEN, Surfas Culinary District
3225 W Washington Blvd, Los Angeles 90018
Special In Store Discounts for Attendees

Signed Book and Cooking Class included in price.

Alicia Maher, Gourmand Award winner and author of Delicious El Salvador and El Salvador, Sabores Deliciosos. Join us for my “Taste of El Salvador’s Pupusa Master Class”. You will learn how to make the masa from scratch and how to prepare authentic meat and vegetable fillings for this iconic Salvadoran dish. Plus, Alicia will also teach you how to prepare other recipes and talk about Salvadoran food history. 

The Pipil, the indigenous people of El Salvador, are credited with the invention of the Pupusa. The word “pupusa” derives from the Nahuat language and it has two possible meanings, either “stuffed” or “puffy,” perhaps in reference to the fillings and how pupusas puff up after cooked.Our Pipil ancestors filled them with ground red beans, vegetables, blossoms, and seafood. When the Spanish arrived in the first part of the 16th century they introduced new ingredients such as cheese and pork, and as a result, new varieties like the Pupusa Revuelta (Mixed) emerged.

In 2005, the Salvadoran government issued legislation designating the Pupusa the national dish of El Salvador. They are simply delicious and showcase the artisan quality of our culinary traditions.

Menu:

Fresco de Chan (red lemonade with chia seeds, colored with strawberry extract) 
Curtidos (Pickled cabbage, carrots, onions…)
Salsa de tomate (Salvadoran tomato sauce)
Pupusas de queso (cheese pupusas)
Pupusas de queso con loroco (cheese and loroco pupusas)
Pupusas de frijoles rojos (red refried beans pupusas)
Pupusas de chicharron (pork pate pupusas)
Pupusas Revueltas (pork pate, red refried beans and cheese pupusas)
Pupusas de Ayote (zucchini, summer squash)
Leche Poleada (Salvadoran Vanilla Custard)

 

Alicia Maher was born and raised in Santa Ana, El Salvador. She is the bilingual author and publisher of Delicious El Salvador: 75 Authentic Recipes for Traditional Salvadoran Cooking, a 2014 Gourmand winner for Best First Cookbook of the World. Her translation of Delicious El Salvador, El Salvador, Sabores Deliciosos: 75 Recetas Auténticas de la Cocina Tradicional Salvadoreña, was a semi-finalist, category translation, in the 2018 Gourmand awards. 

Alicia’s mission is to preserve, rescue and document authentic Salvadoran recipes for her children, future generations, and food lovers everywhere. She lives in Los Angeles with her husband Joseph. They are the parents of three wonderful sons. Alicia graduated from UCLA in 1992, Bachelor in Art History.

Alicia and her recipes have been featured by Gerry Furth-Sides for Local Food Eater, CNN Latino, MundoFox, Esmitv, The Latin Kitchen, Barbara Hansen for Cook’s Cook Magazine, Bill Esparza for Los Angeles Magazine, La Opinion, EFE, El Tiempo Latino, El Salvador.com,  Amy Riolo Blog, Spicy Peach Blog, and much more. Alicia was named El Salvador's Culinary Ambassador by UCLA Magazine, Revista Ella from El Salvador, and Sercano TV. She has taught Salvadoran cooking classes at Whole Foods, Surfas Culinary District, Latin Food Fest, and on live TV in Viva La Mañana, a morning show in El Salvador. In 2017, at the invitation of the Culinary Historians of Southern California, she gave a talk on Salvadoran food history at the Los Angeles Grand Central Library.

Alicia was a contributor to The Immigrant Cookbook: Recipes That Make America Great, from Interlink Publishing. She represented the millions of Salvadoran immigrants living in the US. 

Author & Publisher: Delicious El Salvador and El Salvador, Sabores Deliciosos
Websites: http://deliciouselsalvador.com/https://aliciamaher.com/
Follow me on: Facebook, Instagram, YouTube  Pinterest & Linkedin

 

 

Please be advised that food prepared in Surfas Test Kitchen may contain these ingredients: milk, eggs, wheat, soybean, peanuts, tree nuts, fish and shellfish.

Return Policy and Cancellation Policy:

Surfas will offer a full refund to original tender 48 hours prior to event. Surfas may cancel event 24 hours prior to event if minimum number of attendees isn't met. For more information, please contact Test Kitchen, at 310-559-4770 Ext. 222 or by e-mail events@surfasonline.com

 

$100.00

Chef Alicia Maher

Los Angeles

 
Class/Date Description Openings / Price / Location
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Sat, Sep 28 2019 @ 1:00 PM
Artisan Pizza with Noel Brohner
 
Saturday September 28th, 1 pm - 4 pm
Hands-On Cooking Class, $125.00 per person
TEST KITCHEN, Surfas Culinary District
3225 W Washington BlvdLos Angeles 90018
Special In Store Discounts for Attendees
 
Get your artisan pizza game on! Whether you are a beginner or an experienced home baker, Noel can help you unlock your inner pizza genius. He'll teach you the same recipes and artisan baking techniques he teaches to L.A.'s best restaurant chefs, so you can go back to your home kitchen and make great artisan pizza and bread in your own oven. It may sound crazy but Noel promises to set you on your way to making better pizza and bread than you get at most restaurants and pizzerias.
 
The founder of Slow Rise Pizza Co, Noel has been working in the restaurant industry for over 25 years. The best chefs in LA call him in to launch and fine-tune their artisan pizza and bread programs including Bestia, Republique, Felix, Rose Cafe and many more. Besides having an A-List roster of private pizza catering clients, Noel also loves to share his artisan pizza and bread recipes and techniques with home bakers. 
 
If you follow the restaurant scene, recently you may have noticed him consulting at RPM on the water for Chef Doug Psaltis and Lettuce Entertain You in Chicago, Free Play at the Banc of California Stadium for Chef Tim Hollingsworth, at El Segundo Brewing Company's new tap room Slice & Pint room in El Segundo, and most recently iin the Mission District up in San Francisco at the soon to open Flour & Water Pizzeria with chef Thomas McNaughton.
 
 
Please be advised that food prepared in Surfas Test Kitchen may contain these ingredients: milk, eggs, wheat, soybean, peanuts, tree nuts, fish and shellfish.
 
Return Policy and Cancellation Policy:
Surfas will offer a full refund to original tender 48 hours prior to event. Surfas may cancel event 24 hours prior to event if minimum number of attendees isn't met. For more information, please contact Test Kitchen, at 310-559-4770 Ext. 222 or by e-mail events@surfasonline.com

  

$125.00

Noel Brohner

Los Angeles