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Mexican Vegan Cooking

Here, we go beyond tacos to explore some lesser known Mexican staples. You will learn how to create authentic, plant-based dishes which celebrate the variety and intense flavours of Mexican cuisine.

We begin with a hands-on demonstration where you learn how to make corn tortillas from their raw ingredients whilst you enjoy a little aperitif – sangrita. You will be able to taste and compare them with a roast tomato salsa. You will go on to make your own Mole de Calabaza (moh-lay day cal-a-bath-a). In Mexican cuisine a mole is a sauce, in this case of tomato, onion, ancho chillies, pumpkin seeds, basil and coriander. The Calabaza is a roast pumpkin. We will sample the results on completion, and you will have enough to take home to enjoy later.

Everyone is welcome!

Dishes we make

Corn Tortilla making (hands-on demo & tasting)

Roast Tomato Salsa) Ⓥ (demo & tasting)

Mole de Calabaza (baked squash with mole/ sauce of tomato, onion, ancho
chillies, pumpkin seeds, basil & coriander) Ⓥ

Course details

Start date: Friday 12th January 2024
Duration: Evening
Times: 6.30-9.30pm
Venue: 43a Springfield Centre, Bagley lane, Farsley, Leeds LS28 5LY
Cost: £55 

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About Emily
What you can expect from this course
Reviews + feedback
Payment Options
About Emily

Emily Carey has been teaching people to cook classic and original dishes for over 10 years, driven by her passion to make home cooking more widely accessible.

Her childhood, in a home where good food, especially Mediterranean food was enjoyed, started her off on a journey of discovery and exploration. She developed an eye for good recipes and learning what foods work well together, adding to this a flair for bringing food and people together, and that became the basis for Get Cooking.

With a simple start in 2010, and the opening of an exciting and unique venue in Farsley in 2016, she has continually incorporated fresh ideas into the business including her recent passion for gut health.

  • You will be welcomed to the Get Cooking on arrival where you have access to tea and coffee making facilities and you can grab an apron. This is followed with a brief introduction to the course structure and kitchen before getting stuck in.
  • All of the ingredients are provided and you will have your own worktop space, kitchen equipment and utensils to work with in our home-from home spacious kitchen. You will have a minimum of two induction rings and access to an oven / sinks.
  • As a general rule, you will follow Emily as she demonstrates each stage of the dish or watch or join in a demonstration. Emily will cover key skills, quick tips, information about the ingredients and origins of the dish.
  • The dishes you prepare at this class are designed so that you can taste some and take some food away at the end of the class along with the Get Cooking recipe. Don’t forget to bring large sealable container/s!
I have a gift voucher, how do I redeem it?

When you make your booking online, there will be a section that says ‘Enter discount code’. Enter the code that was sent to you via email and click ‘apply’. The discount for the full gift voucher amount will be redeemed and you can continue your purchase as normal, paying any outstanding balance if required. If the voucher is for more than the value of the course selected, please email us at admin@get-cooking.org.uk and we will re-issue your voucher with the remaining value for you to use at a future date.

Please note that gift vouchers have a 6 month time limit from the date of issue to be redeemed, but can be used for any future course listed on the website.

Is there parking?

Yes – there is car parking at all of the Get Cooking venues, including the Farsley venue (Springfield Mill Commercial Centre)

How easy is Get Cooking to find?

Get Cooking Farsley:

We are just a minutes’ drive from the Outer Ring Road/ A6120. Turn off at Rodley Junction, as you head towards Rodley village turn right onto Bagley Lane (by The Owl). The car park to Springfield Mill Commercial Centre (Gate 3) is a few yards on- on your right. Or click here  for address, map & more travel information.

The Bowery Visual Arts:

Public Transport: Buses 6, 97, 28, 1 stop nearby and you can use both Burley Park or Headingly train stations.

Can you accommodate special diets?

We can adapt our dishes for most requirements but please do let us know when you book or drop us an email to discuss. We advise those particularly with a food allergy to read our Allergy Policy.

Is Get Cooking wheelchair accessible?

Get Cooking Farsley: There is wheelchair access to the cookery school, a wheelchair accessible toilet and two of our workstations can be lowered for wheelchair use – Please let us know at the time of booking (or email us) so that we can ensure everything is set up. 

Other venues: Unfortunately we are very sorry to inform you that our other venues are not Wheelchair Accessible. 

If you have any additional requirements that you would like us to be aware of, please don’t hesitate to get in touch and we will always do our best to accommodate all needs. 

I am 16 years old, can I join any of your courses?

If you are aged 16 and over you are welcome to book on any of our courses. We usually suggest that those under the age of 16 join a course specifically designed for their age group.

How many people can book on your courses?

We would not normally take any more than 12 bookings per dining event .

The course I would like to attend is full, do you have a waiting list?

Yes, select the course and click ‘book now’ and you will then see an option ‘Join waiting list’. Fill in your details and we will email you directly if any spaces become available. 

I have little experience of cooking, can I still join one of your courses?

Yes absolutely. We welcome everyone on our courses whether you are an experienced or inexperienced cook. We provide extra support to whoever might need it!

I have a question but it isn’t on here, is it OK to get in touch?

Please don’t hesitate to ask any questions. We will get back to you as soon as we can. Email admin@get-cooking.org.uk or drop us a text on 07595510039.

Reviews and Feedback

This is a really fantastic course – highly recommend it! (Nicola)

Really enjoyed this afternoon and learned a lot. I love the dishes and will definitely be making them all again. I have already booked another course! (Adam) 

The cookery school venue is a lovely welcoming space, really like the wooden work tops and having own space to prepare the dishes and cook – Emily & Adele are really friendly and helpful. (Dan) 

Delicious food to take home! (Leah)

Excellent and very well organised. (Tim)


We accept various payment methods including:

  • Payment via card ( Visa, Mastercard, American Express, Discover, Diners Club and China UnionPay)
  • Payment via apple pay, google pay and link if using a mobile device
  • Payment via Clearpay or Klarna