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Cuban cookery class with Lola

September 24, 2022 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Join Lola in preparing a wonderful Cuban meal for her online cookery class!

Join Lola in preparing a wonderful Cuban meal for her online cookery class! She is a wonderful teacher, chef and story-teller. She will share the secrets to traditional Cuban dishes. This is your chance to learn a brand new cuisine, support an amazing cause, and eat great food!

The class will be conducted as an interactive virtual cook-along. The classes usually range from 1-2 hours long. The chef will lead the group step by step through the recipes; stopping frequently to answer questions, share anecdotes, and provide feedback on your dishes!

Before the class, we will send you a list of ingredients, quantities and equipment so you can join ready to learn! Please read this carefully as there may be some recipes you need to prepare before the class. We will also send you a reminder email 3 days before the class takes place that will include the Zoom link, titled “Your upcoming online Migrateful Class”. You can also find the Zoom link on the Online Event Page, accessible through the link included in the Eventbrite reminder email.

Lola’s cook-along dishes will be Tamales ​(steamed corn-based dough wrapped around chicken and/or sweetcorn filling)​ ​and Ensalada Rusa ​(Cuban potato salad)

This menu contains meat (chicken) and fish. Allergens include: Milk, fish.

Equipment List

  • 2 Large bowls
  • Blender or food processor
  • 2 Frying pans
  • 2 Large pots
  • 1 Colander
  • Measuring spoons
  • 1 Tablespoon
  • Medium Ziplock bags
  • Tin foil
  • Banana or corn leaves (optional)
  • Cooking twine
  • Knife
  • Cutting board

Ingredients List

  • 60 g pre-cooked white maize flour (Pan brand works), plus more to adjust
  • 2 chicken breasts (avoid if vegan/vegetarian)
  • 1 large tin sweetcorn
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • 1 tsp turmeric
  • 1 tsp black pepper
  • 1 tsp all purpose seasoning
  • 50 ml sunflower oil
  • 25 ml milk (or use unsweetened vegan milk)
  • 1 red onion
  • 1 to 3 cloves of garlic
  • 1 spring onion
  • 1⁄2 tbsp chilli purée
  • 50 g tomato passata
  • 125ml of sunflower oil
  • 1 red potato
  • 1 carrot
  • 100 g of green peas OR 1⁄2 pack of frozen vegetables (that excludes broccoli) , instead of carrot and peas
  • 1 to 2 eggs
  • 1 x 200g tin of tuna
  • 25g mayonnaise (or use vegan)
  • 25 g olives
  • 1 tsp white wine vinegar
  • 1 green apple
  • 1 x 50 jar of roasted red peppers
  • Small bunch fresh coriander

A message from our Chef Lola:

“I am Lola and I am from Cuba. I like to make people laugh. I often can’t find the words in English, but I find a theatrical way to express myself especially when I’m teaching my recipes. I am passionate about Cuban food and I like teaching. I’m happy to speak Spanish in my classes and also teach some Cuban salsa moves. In Cuba I was a vet working with farm animals. I came to the UK 12 years ago to live with my daughter and her son. I only speak Spanish at home so I’ve never managed to learn English which feels very isolating when you live in a country where you can’t speak the language. I’m 72 years old, and I’ve decided I’m determined to try to learn English. Migrateful is helping me to do that because I get to practice English with my cookery students. I came from a very poor family in Cuba so I really value every meal I eat. One of my favourite dishes to teach is called “Congrí” which has black beans and white rice. This dish is about celebrating diversity in Cuba, when white and black people mix together.”

Payments made through Paypal can take up to 48 hours to have the order confirmed. To guarantee your spot on a cookery class we recommend using a debit or credit card.

Please note, we only process refunds and ticket transfers if we are notified 7 days before the class takes place.


September 24, 2022
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm