Cooking Class - Native American Barbecue

Discover the rich history and delightful flavor of a storied culinary art.

Barbeque, or the process with which we are familiar with today, has its roots via the Taino Indians that were indigenous to Florida and the Caribbean. The technique was later employed by the Spanish in the 1500’s and came to the United States in the mid-1800’s. In a fun and inviting class, Chef Mary not only instructs you in how to prepare each dish that comprises her diverse and succulent menu, but shares with you the distinct culinary origins of the food you are creating.

Begin your experience by learning to prepare a smoky and robust cedar plank salmon, followed by creating a spicy and savory cactus pad salad. The class concludes with a fluffy pumpkin sage focaccia.

Guests are welcome to bring wine and beer to enjoy during the class.

  • Minimum Guests 4
  • Maximum Guests 14
  • Meal Courses 4
  • Event Duration 3 hours
  • Labels Adult, BBQ, Fun

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22 Oct 2016

Absolutely LOVED Chef Mary, she made me feel so comfortable in the kitchen and blew my mind when it came time to make sourdough bread. Soft, tangy, chewy--everything sourdough should be and I can make it at home now! How exciting! Bread has always intimidated me and it never seemed to come out right so I've been "forced" in the past to use a bread machine. I know, I know, I'm ashamed as well. But now I don't have to! I love how down-to-earth Mary is and how approachable her cooking is. Take her class, you won't be disappointed.

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My cooking style is unique in that I offer classes ranging from Native American cuisine, to horticulture to rare ethnic dishes - all with an explanation of the science behind the process. Many of my clients describe my style as one of historian, gardener, chef, and scientist. For me, it is important to understand how dishes came to be, as well as the chemical reaction occurring contributing to the end result.

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Chef Mary D. will travel to guests within San Diego for this experience.

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