What you'll do
Mirta’s zest for life and passion for her country will immediately impress you as she welcomes you to her art-filled home. She will greet you with a hot cup of mate, the traditional herbal tea of Argentina, along with an assortment of snacks, which may include toasted Argentinian bread, artisanal cheeses and charcuterie from her local Argentinian butcher, and her homemade dulce de membrillo (quince paste and jelly). Mirta will then lead you through the mate ceremony, which will incorporate her gorgeous collection of handmade mate cups and utensils. Then, you will follow Mirta into the kitchen where the lesson will begin. Mirta will teach you how to make some of her favorite family recipes, including hongos con provolone (pan-seared portobellos marinated in chimichurri sauce and topped with melted provolone cheese), humitas (a sweet and savory corn pudding made with fresh corn shaved from the cob, onion, pepper, tomato, and fresh basil), and alfajores (delicate butter cookies flavored with vanilla and lemon, filled with caramel-like dulce de leche, and rolled in shredded coconut). Once all of the food has been prepared, you will dine on the mouth-watering fruits of your labor. You’ll go home with a packet that includes information about Argentinian cuisine, a shopping guide to Mirta’s favorite markets, and your very own copy of Mirta’s family recipes.
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I'm the founder of the League of Kitchens, a culinary dream-team of women who welcome you into their homes, teach family recipes, and inspire you with personal stories. Mirta is your host for this experience. Born in the mountainous region of Mendoza, Argentina, known for its wines and landscapes, she grew up learning from her grandmother, who cooked for a family-owned hotel. Mirta moved to the US in 1975, and after a colorful career of planning events for world leaders, politicians, musicians, and actors, she developed her own line of artisanal membrillo and Argentinian sweets, which she now makes and distributes to restaurants and shops in the tri-state area. Mirta’s adventurous spirit is reflected in her creative and playful approach to cooking, which has been captured by Oprah Magazine, The New York Times, CBS New York, and others.
All ingredients and cooking tools are provided. In addition, this workshop includes welcome snacks and drinks, cooking…
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Where you'll be
This workshop will take place in Mirta’s cozy apartment in Forest Hills. Mirta’s love of art is apparent in her collection of original artwork and unique Argentinian crafts. After the workshop, we recommend exploring the culturally diverse neighborhood of Forest Hills. Home to the second largest Bukharian Jewish community in the world, make sure to check out the shops on 108th street (between 63rd and 65th Ave) to get a taste of their culture.
Things to keep in mind
If requested, the host can accommodate the dietary needs listed. You must let the host know before the experience if you’d like an accommodation.
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Up to 6 guests ages 11 and up can attend. It’s up to each guest to understand the ingredients being used and communicate any allergies or dietary restrictions to the host. Guests should also consider that consuming raw or undercooked meats, poultry,…
Traditional Argentinian home-cooking