Latin American Cooking Class

In case you are looking for something scrumptious to eat (and make) this Wednesday, check this out: ~LA COCINA~ and Chilean-born Chef Guisell Osorio invite you to experience the warmth and flavors of Latin American cuisine. Guisell formalized her business two years ago and since then has built an impressive list of clients for her catering services and opened a stand at Alemany Farmer’s market featuring fair-trade coffee, her empanadas, and delicious alfajores (a South American shortbread cookie filled with dulce de leche). Her alfajores, which will soon be available in stores, have been written up in Diablo Magazine and will be featured in 7X7’s June 2007 Best of San Francisco issue.

During the class we will learn how to make Mexican-style cheese and basil empanadas, pastel de choclo (a Chilean-style corn and meat casserole), and brazo de reina, a delicious dessert rolled with dulce de leche. Afterwards, we will sit down to dinner and enjoy the fruits of our labor paired with Chilean wines. The minimum suggested donation of $100 will cover the cost of putting on the class and help support La Cocina, a nonprofit kitchen incubator that helps women start and grow their businesses into livelihoods. (Your donation, minus $25, will be tax deductible.)

RSVP to valeria [at] lacocinasf [dot] org

Latin American Cooking Class
Wed., May 16, 2007

La Cocina
2948 Folsom St.
Cross: 25th St.
San Francisco, CA