SOLD OUT – Cuban cookery class with Lola

SOLD OUT – Cuban cookery class with Lola


January 29


06:00 pm - 07:30 pm

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Learn to make traditional Cuban dishes bursting with flavour in Lola’s class!

Learn to make traditional Cuban dishes bursting with flavour in Lola’s class!

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!

This class will be taught in Spanish and English, and will provide a unique experience to learn the secrets of cooking a range of Cuban dishes. Both the chef and the class facilitator can translate to English if needed so all levels of Spanish language comprehension are welcome.

Before the class, we will send you a list of ingredients, quantities and equipment so you can join ready to learn! 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 Congrí (rice and bean) and Quimbombó (okra stew served with fried plantain)

Equipment List

  • 1 Large bowl
  • 1 Colander
  • 2 Large frying pans
  • 1 Medium frying pan
  • 1 Large pot
  • Kitchen paper and a plate
  • Knife and chopping board

Ingredient List

  • 1 x 400g can black beans
  • 200g rice
  • 1 bottle of vegetable oil
  • 1 yellow onion
  • 1 purple onion
  • 2 bell peppers (any colour)
  • ½ red bell pepper
  • 5 cloves of garlic
  • 3 fresh tomatoes
  • 1 plantain
  • 200g fresh okra
  • 300ml vinegar (any type, opt for the cheapest)
  • 250g cooking salt
  • 500g tomato passata
  • 3 to 4 tbsp of red wine and white wine (optional)
  • Sazon Goya seasoning (consists of coriander, garlic, cumin and annatto)
  • 1 bay leaf
  • ½ tsp ground cumin
  • Fresh coriander
  • A pinch of chilli powder

Message from 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 75 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.”

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