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La Cocina: 2019 Culinary Holiday Tamalada Class

December 7, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Learn from the Masa Magicians themselves and take your tamales home for your holiday parties.

Taught by the chefs of La Cocina, La Tamalada is an annual holiday celebration of food and family run by the family matriarchs. Over the course of several days, the women make staggering amounts of tamales for families and friends, and with the help of a stovetop steamer, the supply lasts well throughout the holidays.

From sweet-corn tamales, banana-leaf wrapped goodness, to tamales wrapper in tender corn husks and a plantain bow, acquaint yourself with the culinary diversity of Mexico, Central and South America, followed by a big feast and leftovers to cover your tamale cravings for days. Like so many traditional foods, tamales represent so much more than just a tasty bite – it’s community and family.

Classes for all levels. Learn more below:

Please note: Children allowed in the kitchen must be 12 years of age & above!


Tamale Assembly Mixer | Can’t wait to get your manos in the masa and eat your tamales? This class is for you!
10:00 am – 11:15 am | $35 per person with Los Cilantros and Delicioso Creperie (Mexican)
12:00 pm – 1:15 pm | $35 per person with La Cocina de Mama and El Pipila (Mexican)
2:00 pm – 3:15 pm | $35 per person – Estrellita’s Snacks (Salvadoran)

The class includes a short walkthrough of the recipe, procedures, and a demo of tamale assembly. All ingredients (masa and filling) will already be prepared by the La Cocina Chef; you’ll get to quickly get your hands to assembling as many tamales as you can during this short 1 hour class. Take your tamales home and steam them to be ready just in time for the holiday season! This is not a cooking class. | Limited availability; Reserve soon!

Tamale Culinary Class | Become an expert, make tamales from scratch, from start to finish. This class is for the savvy home cook. 2:15 pm – 4:15 pm | $120 per person

This class includes a thorough instruction of the tamale recipe. In this 2 hour class, a La Cocina Chef will get you ready and guide you from start to finish on how to make the masa from scratch, walk you through how to cook the guisado (filling), and lastly assemble the tamales. Take your tamales home and steam them to be ready just in time for the holiday season! | Small Group Class | Limited availability, Reserve soon!


December 7, 2019
10:00 am - 4:00 pm


La Cocina
2948 Folsom St
San Francisco, CA 94110 United States
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