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I asked my 96-year-old friend from Mexico the secret to his health and longevity, and he replied, "Musica, maiz, and frijoles!"

Classes will be at Westside New Leaf Community Classroom (inside store)
1101 Fair Ave. Santa Cruz, CA


Classes include lunch, all supplies and a recipe packet. We make almost everything from scratch using whole foods and fresh vegetables and fruit, yet it is still easy! All you need to bring is your appetite and a pen.


Melissa's classes are lively, fun, and hands-on. The goal is to teach participants that fresh, whole foods are an integral part of traditional Mexican food.


Prices range from $45 - $65 and include ALL materials.



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Back by popular demand--Tamale Party and Rosca de Reyes (Three Kings Cake) Celebration! Learn to make two kinds of tamales: chicken with verde sauce and cheese and jalapeño. Paticipants also make black beans, fiesta salad and jamaica (hibiscus punch).  For dessert, we will enjoy a Rosca de Reyes (purchased).

Sunday March 8, 2020, 11 am-3:00 pm. Cost is $65 which includes lunch and recipe packet and 1/2 dozen tamales to take home!

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