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Mexican Cooking Evening Class – Vegan

Course details

Date: Thursday 3rd Nov 2022
Duration: Evening course
Times: 6.30-9.30pm
Venue: Gate 3, 43a Springfield Centre, Bagley Lane, Farsley, Leeds LS28 5LY
Cost: £55

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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 of making Escabeche (pickled vegetables). You can join in, taste, and takeaway your own jar of this zesty and crunchy side dish.

Next we will show you how to make corn (and wheat) tortillas from their raw ingredients. 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.

 Dishes we will make:

Escabeche (pickled vegetables) (Hands on demo & take away own small jar) Ⓥ

Corn (& wheat) tortilla making (Demo & tasting with a roast tomato salsa) Ⓥ

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

About Emily
What to expect from this course
What to bring
Reviews + feedback
About Emily

Emily Carey has been teaching people to cook classic and original dishes for over 8 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.

What to expect from this course
  • 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. Occasionally a small alcoholic drink is offered at evening classes
  • 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 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 containers!
What to bring?

Ingredients, an apron and copies of recipes are all provided.

You need to bring a small jar and  a large 2-300ml sealable container to take away your Calabaza

How do I book onto courses at Get Cooking?

Simply book online using our secure payment system and you will receive an automated email allocating you a space on this course. 

The course I am interested in has already started, can I still join?

People are always welcome to join any of our weekly class courses that have already started. If there are still spaces available, you can book online and will only be charged for the classes that you are attending and not for the full course. 

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 a large free secure car park at Springfield Mill Commercial Centre where we are based.

How easy is Get Cooking to find?

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.

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?

Yes there is wheelchair access to the cookery school, a wheelchair accessible toilet and two of our workstations can be lowered for wheelchair use – just let us know at the time of booking.

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 10 bookings per course (sometimes less). Please be aware that during the Covid-19 pandemic we have reduced our numbers to allow us to maintain social distancing. 

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

Brilliant dishes – my partner was most impressed! (Daniel)

Nice and relaxed, clear instructions…Emily + Jade both great! (Antonia)

Love the facilities, very nice space to cook in. A lot of fun too 😊(Sarah)