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18 Reasons: Flavors of Mexico: CDMX

July 17, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 9:30 pm

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A hands-on, collaborative cooking class culminating in a family-style dinner served with wine and beer.

Maybe you can’t make it to Mexico City, but you’re hankering for a taste of it. Join us for a festive fiesta of a cooking class centered around one of the greatest cities in the world. With such a vast population, the style of Mexican cuisine in Mexico City (aka CDMX) is varied much like the people who call it home. Annelies Zijderveld leads you on a tour of the tastebuds in this class that brings together flavors from Mexico City with a touch of other Mexican regions’ influence.


Cacahuates con Chile y Limon – Chile Lime Peanuts

Salsa Casera – House Salsa

Tostadas de Agua Chile — Sinaloan-Style Spicy Shrimp Tostadas

Caldo Tlalpeño – Chipotle-Scented Chicken Soup

Pambazo – Griddled chile sauced sandwich stuffed with chorizo and potato

Rosa de Mango – Mango on a Stick with Tajin

Churros con Chocolate – Churros with Spanish-Style Dunking Chocolate

Do you prefer a vegetarian menu with flavors of Mexico? Check out Annelies’s class on August 31 (click here).

Annelies Zijderveld was born in Texas and has called the Bay area home for many years. She is the author of Steeped: Recipes Infused with Tea, a book for tea lovers about how to cook with tea. As a cooking teacher who teaches at 18 Reasons and Draeger’s in San Mateo, she believes cooking should be fun and flavorful, (and still can’t quite get over the amazing abundance of fresh produce and ingredients available to us in the Bay area). She also volunteers as a chef with Cooking Matters and delights in being a part of the wonderful work of #NoKidHungry in her local community. With a master’s in intercultural studies and a Mexican-Bolivian-Dutch heritage, she’s keen on finding the points of intersection around the table. Her food writing has appeared in Edible East Bay, allRecipes Magazine, The Kitchn, Paste Magazine, and Brit + Co. among other publications. She is the creator of the literary food blog, the food poet and you can follow her food antics on Instagram @anneliesz.


July 17, 2018
6:00 pm - 9:30 pm


18 Reasons
3674 18th St
San Francisco, CA 94110 United States
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(415) 568-2710