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Platica y Prueba: “The (De)Colonization of Mesoamerican Foods and Foodways.”

LA Plaza Cocina invites you to join us for our Platica, “The (De)Colonization of Mesoamerican Foodways.” This Platica provides a socio-cultural, historical and present day storytelling account of the food-based Mesoamerican cultural experience. This experience ranges from the pre-colonial era to the present.

A tasting will be provided for all attendees to activate genetic memories. The Tasting Activation Menu includes:

  • Sweet: Raw Cacao Pudding
  • Sour: Fermented Flor de Calabaza
  • Salty: Nopales Curados
  • Bitter: Zapatista Coffee
  • Umami: Guacamole con Chapulines (Crickets) (Vegan Substitute: Seared Oyster Mushrooms)

Instructor: Chef Claudia Serrato, PhD, Indigenous Culinary Anthropologist; co-founder of Across Our Kitchen Tables

UPDATE: For the safety of all our attendees, LA Plaza Cocina asks that all attendees follow the following guidelines of our dress codes to make our space safe for you, our staff members, and our guest chefs:

  • Please wear comfortable clothing with closed-toe shoes
  • Please pull long hair back
  • Attendees must wear a mask throughout the duration of the program except for eating and/or drinking

If you have any questions, please review the Frequently Asked Questions section of our website below the Culinary Programs Calendar, or contacting us by calling (323) 397-8365, or emailing us at

NOTE: Attendees of LA Plaza Cocina’s food programs must provide proof of vaccination to attend both the cooking classes and demonstrations. In addition, all attendees must wear a mask for the duration of the program except for eating and/or drinking. For those who are NOT vaccinated, we require a negative COVID-19 test 72 hours prior to attending this event. 


Sep 24 2022


10:00 am - 12:00 pm



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