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The Mexican Coast Cooking Class

The Pantry Seattle

March 12th and 13th 6:00pm

Born and raised in the heat of inland Mexico, Andrea Pons spent her youth visiting the coast with her family several times a year. It was during these excursions that her parents took particular interest in expanding her appreciation for the different coastal dishes of their country. A move to the seafood-rich PNW only renewed her love for all the ocean has to offer, and in this class Andrea will share an updated spin on her family’s favorite coastal Mexican dishes. You’ll learn how to make chiles rellenos de camarón y cangrejo (poblano peppers stuffed with prawns and crab), inspired from its home state of Oaxaca; pescado a la Veracruzana (Veracruz-style stew with seabass); mejillones con chipotle (mussels in chipotle sauce) from the Yucatan region; and arroz verde (rice cooked with poblano chiles, leafy greens, cilantro, and lime).

Please note: some classes can be adjusted for students with dietary restrictions, but many cannot. If you’re vegetarian, pescatarian, or gluten-free, you can use the drop-down menu on our events page to view the best classes to fit your needs. If a class you’re interested in doesn’t appear in that filtered view, please email us before registering and we’ll see if the class’s menu can be modified.

Milk Street Intensive: Food Photography & Styling with Andrea Pons

177 Milk Street

February 21st

What’s on the Menu:

Defining Your Style

Food Styling 101: Techniques, Props, Composition and Light

Photography Basics

How to Photograph Food like a Pro (no special equipment required!)

Ever wonder why the food photos you see in cookbooks just look so much better than any photo you’ve ever taken of your food? It’s because the pros have an incredible depth of knowledge about how to translate the color, texture and even the movement and aroma of food into a single image. These skills don’t come with fancy equipment; they develop thanks to a lot of critical thinking, strategic choices and trial and error. Join guest teachers Andrea Pons, an experienced food stylist, and AJ Ragasa, a professional photographer, for a three-part livestream Intensive where you’ll finally make the food you make look as good as it tastes. Each of the sessions in this Intensive combines food photography and food styling lessons.

The three classes are from 6-7:30 pm EST on Wednesday, February 21, Wednesday, March 6 and Wednesday, March 20, 2024. Students are expected to attend all three sessions. However, if you cannot attend a session, you can still sign up. We will share a recording of each session.

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