Monday, March 5, 2012

A Gathering Spot for Cultural Foodies

Posted By on Mon, Mar 5, 2012 at 8:58 AM

I attended a nifty cooking demonstration yesterday afternoon at the foundation for Intercultural Dialogue/Turkish Cultural Center. This tiny, hidden spot is a bit of a Tucson gem. They have classes not just in cooking but also in Turkish painting and learning Turkish. On occasion they’ll have lectures on Turkish culture and international topics. There’s also a book club, Turkish coffee night and soccer game nights (where they watch soccer, not play.)

Anyway, yesterday’s class was all about Mexican food. Two women, Maria Uhlmann and Marta Ortiz demonstrated how to make empanaditas, green chile and cheese crepes, an easy chicken and potato dish, pastel tres leches and chocoflan (also called impossible cake). Weirdly, in all my life I’ve never had chocoflan but earlier this week, a co-worker at my day job brought in some chocoflan that his wife had made.

There was a small crowd, mainly young women members. They had a video camera and a big screen so we could see how everything was made. It was great fun, and next month, they're taking on Japanese cuisine. I can't wait.

If you’re interested in more info about any of the classes or other events, check out their website: www.fid-az.org

Tags: , ,

Comments

Showing 1-1 of 1

Add a comment

 
Subscribe to this thread:
Showing 1-1 of 1

Add a comment

Previously in the Range

More by Rita Connelly

  • Tacos by Daylight

    Taco Urbano keeps banker's hours, but their food is worth adjusting your schedule
    • Jul 16, 2014
  • Consider the Coronet

    It's not cheap, but Fourth Avenue is a better place to eat with this small, smart spot
    • Jul 3, 2014
  • More »

Staff Pick

Hawaiian Holiday with the Polynesian Paradise Dancers

“Hawaiian Holiday” with the Polynesian Paradise Dancers Traveling Show, featuring exotic hula dancing, island drumbeats, authentic costumes… More

@ Red Barn Theater Sun., July 27, 7-9 p.m. 948 N. Main Ave.

» More Picks

Submit an Event Listing

Popular Content

  1. Sanchez Made A Poor Decision Hiring Grijalva's Relative (The Range: The Tucson Weekly's Daily Dispatch)
  2. Video of Tucson Streetcar Ride Down 4th Ave Underpass (The Range: The Tucson Weekly's Daily Dispatch)
  3. Jackson Needs a Home (The Range: The Tucson Weekly's Daily Dispatch)
  4. When Drinking Liberally Goes Wrong: Tucson Group 86'd by The Shanty (The Range: The Tucson Weekly's Daily Dispatch)
  5. Tucson Streetcar Facebook Parody “CLITT” Page Has City Fuming (The Range: The Tucson Weekly's Daily Dispatch)

© 2014 Tucson Weekly | 3725 Mona Lisa Rd. Ste. 125, Tucson AZ 85741 | (520) 797-4384 | Powered by Foundation