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Exploring Mexico's Culinary Wonders: Create-a-Cook's Summer Cooking at Haverford College Campus

Updated: Aug 5, 2023

Welcome back to another exciting week of Create-a-Cook's Summer Cooking at Haverford College Campus! This week, our Junior Chefs were immersed in the vibrant and flavorful world of Mexican cuisine. From zesty salsas to indulgent desserts, their culinary journey celebrated the diverse and rich traditions that Mexico has to offer. Join us as we recap the mouthwatering creations that were born during "A Taste of Mexico" week.


The week began with a burst of flavors as our aspiring chefs prepared a quintessential Mexican feast. Guacamole and Pico De Gallo added a refreshing touch to the table, while savory Quesadillas delighted everyone's taste buds. To complement the meal, the Junior Chefs whipped up a batch of luscious Mexican Crema and delicate Mexican Wedding Cookies for a sweet finish.

Guacamole and Pico De Gallo added a refreshing touch to the table, while savory Quesadillas delighted everyone's taste buds

On Tuesday, the kitchen was filled with the enticing aroma of Chicken Tinga Tacos. Tender and flavorful chicken tinga nestled in warm tortillas, accompanied by classic Refried Beans, made for a satisfying meal. For dessert, the young cooks indulged in Tres Leches Cupcakes, a creamy and decadent treat.


Chicken Tinga Tacos

Midweek brought a delightful fusion of flavors to the table. The Junior Chefs whipped up Mexican Picadillo, a hearty and savory dish with a medley of ground beef, vegetables, and spices. Spanish Rice perfectly complemented the main course, while Churros served with rich Chocolate Sauce added a touch of sweetness and excitement to the day.


Churros served with rich Chocolate Sauce

Thursday's culinary exploration centered around bold and colorful dishes. Roasted Vegetable Tostada with Elote showcased the vibrant flavors of Mexican street food, leaving everyone craving more. For a grand finale, the Junior Chefs mastered the art of Creamy Caramel Flan, a silky and velvety dessert that left a lasting impression.


Creamy Caramel Flan

As the week approached its end, the Junior Chefs put a unique twist on a classic favorite with Mexican Style Pizza. Topped with creative and authentic ingredients, this fusion dish brought joy to every bite. To wrap up the week, they also prepared Sweet Corn Cake, a delightful and moist treat that celebrated the essence of Mexican cuisine.


Mexican Style Pizza

"A Taste of Mexico" week at Create-a-Cook's Summer Cooking at Haverford College Campus was a resounding success, with our Junior Chefs embracing the spirit of Mexican culinary traditions and creating an array of mouthwatering dishes. From savory to sweet, each day presented an opportunity for young cooks to explore the rich and diverse flavors of Mexico. As we look forward to the next adventure, we can't help but feel inspired by the passion and creativity that our Junior Chefs brought to the kitchen. Stay tuned for more exciting culinary journeys ahead!

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