Gather ingredients and cook delicious meals inspired by the book with Chef Rose Archer.
Food offers a welcome sense of the home country to many characters in "The Other Americans". This cooking class is a merging of flavors, much as the book is a merging of different cultures. We will be preparing Moroccan stuffed peppers with a sweet and savory filling of spiced ground beef, brown rice, currants, and mint. This is a common dish in Morocco usually made with lamb. We’ll also prepare a torta de carnitas – a favorite of Efrain’s. We will make our own version of this Mexican pulled pork sandwich with fresh guacamole, black beans, and fresh salsa.
Here are the recipes and optional ingredient lists if you'd like to cook along with the Chef:
- Moroccan Stuffed Peppers: https://www.deschuteslibrary.org/files/uploads/Recipe%20Moroccan%20Stuffed%20Peppers%20PDF.pdf
- Torta De Carnitas: https://www.deschuteslibrary.org/files/uploads/Torta%20De%20Carnitas%20Recipe%20PDF.pdf
- Braised Pork Carnitas: https://www.deschuteslibrary.org/files/uploads/Braised%20Pork%20Carnitas%20PDF.pdf
Rose Archer has been a chef for over 25 years. Her career has taken her into some of the best kitchens in the world including Spago's in Beverly Hills and Osteria Francescana in Modena, Italy. Her passion for healthy living inspired her to launch an online cooking program called True You Food.