This is a live, interactive, hands-on cooking class held online via Zoom. See our event policies at the bottom of this webpage.
Take a tour of Spain in Eastertime with this menu of baked goods! As a Catholic country, food habits change this time of year due to Lent: fish becomes more ubiquitous to replace meat, for instance, and seasonal ingredients take center stage. Torrijas, which you could call a Spanish-style of American French Toast, are mostly consumed in Madrid and Andalucía, using baguette-like bread and eggs. The coca is a Catalan concept, perhaps influenced by Catalonia’s proximity to Italy, as it resembles pizza or focaccia. Coca can be sweet or savory; we'll make one of each!
Torrijas—Spanish Easter Toast with Honey
Coca de recapte—Catalan Savory Pastry with Vegetables and Optional Fish (tuna, sardines, or anchovies)
Coca de vidre—Catalan Sweet Pastry with Pine Nuts
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This menu contains the following common allergens: Egg, Tree Nuts, Dairy, Wheat, GF option available, also DF if using a plant based milk . If you have allergies or dietary restrictions that concern your ability to cook along, please e-mail email@example.com before purchasing a ticket.
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Camila Loew holds a Ph.D. in Humanities and is a certified nutrition consultant. Having lived alongside the Mediterranean for almost two decades, she believes that the best cooking relies on simple recipes with outstanding ingredients. That's the Mediterranean way she conveys in her classes, along with the concept of sobremesa, which happens to be the name of the company she runs. Sobremesa is the leisurely time we spend gathered around the table. In addition to running Sobremesa Culinary Tours, through which she offers delicious cultural and culinary experiences abroad for fellow food-lovers, Camila founded and directs the Food Studies & Gastronomy program at the University of Barcelona, and teaches academically about Mediterranean food culture to American students abroad. Since 2014, Camila has been sharing her love of regional Spanish and Mediterranean cuisines at 18 Reasons. For more information visit her website www.sobremesa.life
Photo credit: Camila Loew