Cooking García Marquez

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Duración Tour
2 hours
Idiomas Tour
Spanish - English

The Colombian Caribbean, that inspiring territory where García Márquez found the magic of his stories, tastes of plantain and aubergine, of tropical fruits cooked in coconut and cane syrup, of old native Spanish and African kitchen legacies, that Gabo shouted proudly through the generous banquets that Fermina Daza served at her Villa at Manga and in the rhyming songs of the “dulceras” -Candy Artisans- that shouted in between pages “piña para las niñas”, “coco para los locos” “panela para Micaela” in the warm, noisy Sweets Portal at Cartagena of Indies.

The flavors that the Syrian-Lebanese communities brought to the Caribbean dining rooms also impregnated his writings, a miscegenation that emanates from our pots, and that García Márquez seasoned with the nostalgia of his own experience. It was no longer him eating the patacones in his nights of sorrow at the public market at Getsemaní, it was Captain Diego Samaritano on board of the “Nueva Fidelidad” plowing the great Magdalena River.

If you have not read Garcia Márquez, get ready to discover him in the most delicious way. Be surprised by the way Gabo took his fascination for our cooking to the tables of his characters, whom he fed with the culinary Caribbean he never left…

What you’ll live
Three passages extracted from “Love in the Times of Cholera” get transformed into recipes for you to cook García Márquez and the traditional gastronomy of the Colombian Caribbean through the flavors in his tales.

Our adventure
Cook the flavors of magical realism in a three-course menu that will fill your stomach of Caribbean seasoning and literary love butterflies.

  • Travel through the Colombian Caribbean with the good Samaritan Patacones. Your kitchen will have the aroma of fried green plantain… learn the proper technique to full crispiness and the secret formula for an authentic flavor.
  • The Andalusian/Arabic influence we have deeply rooted in our Caribbean identity comes to life in a recipe Florentino Ariza christened for himself: the aubergines of love. Discover the ingredients in this mestizo dish and its metamorphosis in Fermina Daza’s palate.
  • Sweeten your palate with the homage García Márquez’ pays to African Culture, a true Cartagena Bakery jewel we’ll prepare step by step.

You’re special!
Our classes are one-on-one cooking workshops, so you can always have your microphone on and ask as many questions and comments. We limit the class capacity to small groups to guarantee an intimate experience and encourage the conversation among all participants. It’s a social event!

Who will enjoy it
Everyone will love it, specially García Márquez’s followers, foodies, local gastronomy, travelers, people in love with Latin American culture, and Colombians nostalgic about their own recipes.

What to prepare:
Your apron, the ingredients, a notebook to write in, stories to share and good vibes.

How to connect:
Use your cellphone, Tablet or PC to connect form your kitchen. The link will be provided via email along with a list of ingredients and suggested cooking tools.

Tax exemption:
Every foreign client needs to present a valid copy of their passport before we begin our experience to access the tax exemption, which is not included in this page. In case you are unable to provide it, you will be charged 19%.

Colombian citizens: Every Colombian must pay 19% tax.

What’s included
Take note
Why Foodies?

Colombian Caribbean Cuisine.

Restrictions: This menu is suitable for vegetarian, lactose intolerant or gluten allergy diners.

What’s included
  • Food Concierge. The experience will be guided by a chef specialized in Caribbean Cuisine.
  • Step by step cooking class where you’ll prepare:
    • The good Samatitan Patacones.
    • The love Aubergines.
    • Pinneapple/ coconut cocada.

Participants must:

  • Guarantee having the ingredients and utensils which will be previously informed by email. (we will provide alternatives and substitutions).
  • Organize the space and materials beforehand to partake at the experience’s pace.
  • You can cook with everyone at home from your electronic device: our recipes will be for two, you can easily multiply the ingredients for the amount you desire.
  • If everyone at home wants to participate, great! We just ask only one person per device ask or comment at a time, so we can answer accordingly, let everyone in the class participate and respect the times given for the recipes.
Take note

Age: 12 and over.

Cancelation policy:
Gift vouchers and online experiences are non-refundable once purchased, so please choose carefully. Gift vouchers will be extended from their written due date on discretion, and only if requested prior to expiry date.

Keep in mind before booking your experience:
If Foodies is forced to cancel a booked experience, any prior payments will be fully refunded.

Why foodies?

We love what we do

We are a boutique agency focused on what we love and do best: eat and create gastronomic experiences. That is why Foodies does not provide aerial or hotel services. We want food to remain our only passion.

We know where to eat

We eat in Bogotá and Cartagena 24/7 and we know where to find what you’re looking for, be it a luxury dinner at a secret location, a cooking class or that delicious street food bite everyone’s talking about.

We love details

We take care of every little detail in our experiences because we know they make a difference, they have taken us to accomplish the unthinkable: becoming the most awarded gastronomic tour agency in Colombia. So form here on, thank you!.

Small Print:
  • Dollar value is an approximation. The exact charge in foreign currency will be informed in your bank statement.
  • The duration of the tour may vary depending on the degree of participation of the group at each stop.
  • Our tours operate in spanish or english. For tours in other languages please email us:
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