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Monday, November 23, 2020

San Antonio Botanical Garden to host virtual holiday-themed cooking classes led by local chef

Posted By on Mon, Nov 23, 2020 at 11:51 AM

click to enlarge COURTESY SAN ANTONIO BOTANICAL GARDEN
  • Courtesy San Antonio Botanical Garden
The San Antonio Botanical Garden's Katrina Flores will dust off her chef hat for a series of holiday-themed cooking classes that will allow students to learn in the comfort of their own home.

Trained in culinary arts, baking, food science and nutrition, Flores — the garden's culinary and wellness programs specialist — will lead virtual learners through a trio of December classes: The Ancient Art of the Tamale, Winter Farmer’s Market Pizza and Cookies & Cocktails Extravaganza.



The prices for each class include either a complete ingredient box available for pickup at the garden or a detailed grocery list that lets distance learners make sure their kitchen is appropriately stocked.

In The Ancient Art of the Tamale, participants will make three varieties of the South Texas holiday favorite: poblano chile rajas tamales with Oaxacan cheese, pork chile verde tamales and sweet guava-cream cheese tamales. Flores will also teach participants how to construct a beet-and-orange arugula salad with toasted seeds and achiote dressing as well as a zesty Jamaica margarita.

The Winter Farmer’s Market Pizza class will feature step-by-step instructions for two pies made with produce straight from the Botanical Garden: a caramelized fennel, butternut squash and crispy kale pizza and a charred brussels sprout pizza with browned sage butter. The meal will also include a crispy salami and pomegranate salad with maple candied pecans and a choice of red or white wine selected by Hargrove’s Fine Wine.

The Cookies & Cocktails Extravaganza course will focus on sweet holiday treats, including a Vanilla Chai Old Fashioned, a festive Holiday Smash cocktail, hot cocoa cookies, butter pecan snowball cookies and chewy ginger molasses cookies.

Classes range in price from $35 to $55, and take place during evenings in December. Interested foodies can find the schedule and register for classes at the San Antonio Botanical Garden website.

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