About the Event
Part one of our new Cooking at the Cantina Adventure Series!
Adventures by the Book is excited to partner with renowned Latin chef, Isabel Cruz, for a fun cooking series, Cooking at the Cantina. Isabel, a beloved San Diego chef who is known for her innovative and healthy twist on traditional Latin fare, will offer three delicious, seasonal, hands-on cooking classes to our Adventurers.
In our first installment of our Cooking at the Cantina Adventures, enjoy a hands-on class where you’ll be making a staple in any Latin home: Tamales!
But don’t limit yourself to just one of these classes! Take advantage of our amazing three class package, and save $30. Learn how to make tamales at our Tamale Holiday class, make rich and decadent dishes at our Special Occasions Class, and learn how to cook healthy yet delicious dishes at our Healthy Spring Cooking Class.
Your Adventure includes a festive evening of tamale making (and eating!), Isabel's signature hibiscus mimosa, tax, gratuity, and the opportunity to meet and interact with Isabel, up close and personal in her fabulous Latin-inspired restaurant.
Don't forget to purchase a copy of Isabel’s cookbook, The Latin Table, so you have all her recipes easily accessible. 25% of all book sales will be donated to the Center for Community Solutions.
About the Author and Book
Self-taught owner, cookbook author and chef Isabel Cruz brings her culinary Latin heritage front and center, adding to it the Asian influence she absorbed while growing up in Los Angeles.
You can feel the passion that goes into each surprising new flavor combination, resulting in the bold and exotic – and surprisingly healthy- menu choices she proudly serves.
For more than two decades, customers have lined up outside the doors of west coast chef Isabel Cruz’s three popular restaurants. Cruz, who is known for her innovative and healthy twist on traditional Latin fare, balances her ingredients to cook the delicious food that she, her family, and her restaurant patrons love.
Her newest cookbook, The Latin Table (Skyhorse Publishing), is full of simple, easy-to-make recipes with the Latin flavors you'll love producing in your own kitchen, while keeping her foods flavorful and health-conscious. In The Latin Table, Cruz shares her signature recipes and award-winning cocktails, like the featured hibiscus mimosa and tamales in our Adventure, teaching home chefs how to easily prepare flavorful Latin meals at home.
Please note that no physical tickets will be issued. Due to the special nature of this event, no refunds are available after December 3, 2018, or for no-shows. Only books pre-purchased below or at the event will be eligible for signing.