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Cooking Demo: The Three Sisters in the Mexican Cuisine

In this hands-on workshop in traditional Mexican cooking, participants will learn to cook a variety of classic and delicious Mexican dishes.


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May 23, 2015
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM


Open Space Visitor Center
6500 Coors Rd. NW
Albuquerque, NM 87120


Traditional Mexican cooking demonstration

at the Open Space Visitor Center

6500 Coors Blvd NW at the end of Bosque Meadows Rd. between Montaño and Paseo del Norte


Space is limited. Call (505) 897-8831 to register.

For centuries, from Mesoamerica to the American Southwest, people of the region have found sustenance in corn, beans and squash, otherwise known as the Three Sisters.

The Three Sisters: Corn, Beans, Squash exhibit on display at the Open Space Visitor Center brings attention to the botanical history, medicinal value and the cultural meaning of these foods.

In this traditional Mexican cooking workshop Fernando Pizzaro, a native of central Mexico, will demonstrate how to cook dishes featuring each of the Three Sisters. Dishes will include Sopa Tarasca, Calabaza de Castilla, Huitlacoche (also known as a corn truffle) and more!

All participants will taste the dishes, take home recipes and gain a greater understanding of some of the fundamentals of traditional Mexican cooking.

The Three Sisters: Corn, Beans, Squash and their Cousins exhibit, on loan from the National Hispanic Cultural Center, can be seen in the Open Space Visitor Center Gallery through June 28.

Presenter Biography:

Fernando Pizarro grew up in the central part of Mexico. He inherited his love of cooking from his mother, a native of Oaxaca, Mexico. Fernando researches traditional recipes from all regions of Mexico, sharing them in his classes, workshops and through his catering business, Fonda Doña Elia, in Albuquerque.