Tamales

Sat | Jan 13, 2018 | 10A–2P

Teacher Agustín Gaytán

Gather around our table with Chef Agustín Gaytán for a hands-on lesson in tamale making. Make a variety of tamales, including chicken, vegetarian and shrimp, with vibrant fresh salsas to accompany them. Be prepared to leave with memories and tamale recipes to bring back to your own kitchen.

Menu | Recipes

Masa for Tamales
Dough for making tamales

Tamales de Pollo en Chipotle y Hoja Santa
Tamales filled with chicken in chipotle salsa and Hoja Santa

Pollo en Salsa de Chipotle y Jitomate
Chicken in a chipotle-grilled tomato salsa

Tamales de Mariscos
Tamales with seafood and butternut squash, wrapped in chard leaves

Salsa de Jitomate y Habanero Chile
Tomato habanero salsa

Tamales de Vegetales y Queso de Cabra
Tamales Filled with Vegetables & Goat Cheese

Salsa Verde
Tomatillo-serrano chile salsa

Salsa Bandera and Guacamole

About the teacher

Agustín Gaytán

Agustín Gaytán is a chef, teacher, consultant and culinary researcher. Born in San Miguel de Allende, Guanajuato, in central Mexico, he learned to cook at an early age in his mother's kitchen, and as a teenager in various hometown restaurants. He later managed and cooked in his own beloved restaurant in Berkeley, California.
Throughout more than 30 years in the San Francisco Bay area, Agustín has broadened his knowledge of diverse regional Mexican cuisines. He returns often to Mexico to research and collect new recipes, ingredients, cooking techniques and trends. He has led culinary tours to Mexico and in San Francisco’s Latin American Mission district.
Agustín has developed and tested recipes for restaurants, caterers, the food industry and cooking school audiences across the United States. His recipes and photos have appeared in many publications, including the San Francisco Chronicle, Contra Costa Times, Sacramento Bee and Sunset Magazine. He has appeared as a guest on local and national radio and television shows, including Latino USA.
Agustín now works as a Nutrition and Lifestyle Educator at La Clinica de La Raza, a California health center serving Spanish speaking communities, while he continues to teach cooking classes and enjoy longer visits to Mexico.

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