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Learn to make Tacos al Pastor in a private online class!
5.0 (3 Reviews)
Approximately 1.5 hours
English or Spanish
Your host Sofia
Born in Mérida, Sofia delights in preparing local Yucatecan and Mayan dishes that showcase the cultural heritage of the Yucatán Peninsula. She is delighted to teach guests how to make authentic tacos al pastor, a popular and flavorful marinated pork taco served with an avocado sauce. An accomplished home-cook, Sofia learned to cook from her mother and grandmother and says the talent runs in the family. Yucatecan cuisine has been influenced by a variety of cultures, from the indigenous Mayan people, to the Spanish colonizers, to the Dutch and Lebanese who migrated to the region. Sofia prepares traditional Yucatecan dishes such as sopa de lima (a light and refreshing, traditional chicken soup accented with lime), panuchos (black bean filled tostadas), sikil pak con tostadas (traditional dip made from ground pumpkin seeds, served with tortilla chips) and Yucatecan tamales wrapped in banana leaves. Sofia loves sharing her Yucatecan culture through food and conversation and says "I love teaching my guests to cook as each one of them takes a bit of my heart with them but they also leave a bit of theirs!”
Learn to make traditional Mexican tacos al pastor and green avocado salsa
Private, one-on-one online instruction with a Yucatecan native
Scheduled mutually at your convenience (host lives in Merida, Mexico (GMT -5))
Customization available for dietary restrictions or preferences
Recipes and ingredients list will be emailed in advance of class
Travel from your own home and learn Mexican culinary traditions!
If you are interested in learning to also make the tacos from scratch, let Sofia know at least 2 days in advance (you will need 2 lbs masa corn flour and note that the class will take longer)
Please note that Sofia is only available on weekends and after 5pm (her time) on weekdays
What will you cook together
Tacos al pastor, a delicious pork taco marinated in achiote and pineapple
Avocado salsa verde, a creamy avocado sauce
IngredientsSee Full Ingredient List
2 lb boneless pork shoulder, sliced 1/4" thick
1 medium white onion, finely chopped
4 slices of fresh pineapple, sliced 1/2" thick
Corn or flour tortillas (for as many as tacos you want)
"Sofia is fantastic! My partner and I took her tacos al pastor class and really enjoyed it. The food we made was fantastic, and the class was well-paced. We also asked her to make tortillas with us, and she spent a lot of time helping us troubleshoot and get it working on our specific stove. I would highly recommend her as an instructor!"
Anne-Marie11 January 2021
"Truly authentic experience. It was not something you could learn from a recipe book. Great fun too."
Sally23 July 2020
"Our afternoon with Sofía was very fun - she expertly guided us through the preparation of delicious tacos! It was wonderful to be able to have a taste of Mexico during this time when we can’t travel."
$40 initial guest
+ $20 each additional screen
HOW IT WORKS
Submit your request and payment and receive confirmation details and recipe (typically within 48 hours)
Meet your host online at your agreed time for your private cooking lesson!