Maria's Puerto Rican Must-Haves


Wed Sep 15 2021 at 06:00 pm to 07:30 pm


Essex Market | New York, NY

Maria's Puerto Rican Must-Haves
La Cocina de Loisaida is a series of hands-on cooking classes where we celebrate the rich cultural traditions of Puerto Rican cuisine.
About this Event

Longtime Lower East Side resident and local caterer Maria Bido shares the recipes and techniques passed down by her abuela, all based in authentic Puerto Rican flavors and ingredients from Essex Market.

Each month we’ll explore a new batch of family favorites, including Maria’s flawless arroz con pollo, street food from a classic cuchifritos, and -- as the holidays near -- festive favorites like pasteles and tres leches.

In this class on Wednesday, September 15th, we'll honor of the first day of Latinx Heritage Month by preparing chef Maria Bido’s favorite childhood dishes, including:

  • Avocado Salad
  • Arroz con Pollo (Chicken with Rice)
  • Habichuelas Rosadas (Red Beans)
  • Tóstones (Fried Plantains)
  • Flan (Caramel Custard)

The class will be approximately 1.5 hours long and include time to savor the dishes you prepare together as a group. La Cocina de Loisaida takes place in the Essex Kitchen -- Essex Market's demonstration and teaching kitchen located on the market's mezzanine level.

Please note that attendees aged 12 and older who attend programs and events at Essex Market will be required to show proof that they have received at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine authorized for emergency use by the FDA or WHO, and are strongly encouraged to wear face coverings. More information about vaccination proof for indoor activities (Key to NYC) can be found here.

This series is presented in partnership with The Loisaida Center with the collective mission to preserve and pass down culinary heritage from the Lower East Side community. We invite all ages and abilities to join us for these unique, fun and celebratory cooking classes at Essex Market.

Where is it happening?
Essex Market, 88 Essex Street, New York, United States

USD 40.00

Host or PublisherLa Cocina de Loisaida
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