Explore Latin American flavors at September’s cooking classes

August 29, 2022  //  FOUND IN: Updates & Resources

MHealthy’s free virtual cooking classes are now free! Learn to make delicious, healthier foods for you and your family. Each 45-minute class includes interacting live with expert chefs and dietitians.

Latin American flavors shine in September’s cooking series

Registration is now open for September’s two-class series. Register by 10 a.m. on Sept. 8.

This month’s classes explore dishes inspired by the traditions of Mexico and the Caribbean. You’ll learn to prepare flavorful appetizers, side dishes and main courses. Chefs also provide tips to help you save time and cut costs.

  • Sept. 14: Mexico (noon – 12:45 p.m.) – Foods like corn, beans, chili peppers and tomatoes meet ingredients like avocadoes and cilantro for these simple, spicy and savory dishes. In this class, you’ll prepare street corn and a deliciously simple vegetable taco salad.
  • Sept. 28: Caribbean (noon – 12:45 p.m.) – Hispanic Caribbean cuisine focuses on vegetables, grains, beans and fish. However, in this class, you’ll prepare a classic dish without the fish! You’ll also prepare a one pot beans and rice dish using sofrito as the base. Sofrito is used in many soups, stews and sauces. You can even make a big batch to keep in the fridge for quick and tasty meals.

New classes each month — sign up to be notified

MHealthy will host a different cooking class series each month. Registration opens a few weeks before the first class date — sign up to be notified when registration opens for new classes.

MHealthy cooking classes support the growing field of culinary medicine. It explores the links between food and health, applying the foundations of nutritional science side-by-side with traditional medical interventions in clinical care.

Register for the September Cooking Class Series and learn about upcoming classes. If you have questions or require any accommodations to fully participate in a virtual class, email mhealthy@umich.edu.