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Chef at Santa Fe School of Cooking

The Santa Fe School of Cooking has been around for 30 years, sharing cooking skills from top-notch chefs such as Noe Cano, who has been teaching there for 23 years, Allen Smith, Lois Ellen Frank, and Michelle Chavez. During the restrictions caused by COVID-19, they moved their popular classes online and now offer curbside pick-up of meals created by their talented chefs.

Instead of attending a class in their state-of-the-art classroom, you’ll receive a video download that you can watch over and over. Just like an in-person class, you’ll receive the recipes and a shopping list, along with an increased appreciation of the importance of investing time to create a delicious and healthy meal. You’ll see how spices are toasted and then ground. Tomatoes and peppers are roasted over an open flame. Onions are slowly caramelized to bring out the sweetest, richest flavor.

Online cooking classes

Festive holiday mealWith the holidays approaching, the school is offering some special online cooking classes: Building an Adobe Gingerbread House with Chef Allen Smith; a Southwestern Christmas with Chef Michelle: and still available is Modern Southwest Thanksgiving with Chef Allen Smith.

Many other classes are offered being offered online, including delicious options like Classic New Mexican Red Chile Pork Tamales, Green Chile Chicken Enchiladas, and Calabacitas with Chef Michelle Chavez; Classic New Mexican Green Chile Chicken Tamales and Pinto Beans with Chef Noe Cano; Classic Green Chile Stew and Blue Corn Muffins with Chef Allen Smith; Huevos Rancheros and Blue Corn Pancakes with Chef Allen Smith; Grilled Chile-Rubbed Flank Steak with Green Chile Mac N Cheese with Chef Michelle Chavez, and many more.

Classes are only $20 each and you can watch them before you cook, then play it again while you’re in the kitchen. It’s just like having a master chef cooking with you!

Let them cook for you!

Don’t feel like doing the cooking? Enjoy a meal prepared by their chefs instead. Order 24 hours in advance and pick up your food curbside. What’s for dinner? How about a variety of enchiladas or tamales, carne adovada, and sides like Chef Cano’s pinto beans, calabacitas, or winter squash posole? Don’t forget dessert! Indulge in apricot empanaditas or the state cookie, bizcochitos.

You don’t have to take a class to shop at the impressive cooking store at the school. With everything from spices to roasters, cookware to cookbooks, aprons to kitchen kitsch, you’re in for a treat without tasting a thing! You can purchase items online or visit the store. Make an appointment to shop as they can currently only allow one customer in the store at a time.

Get updates, hours, and details at their website.

This article was posted by Cheryl Fallstead

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