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Saturday, January 28, 2006
Sabores del Valle: Valentine's Day Edition
The classes are $5 per person. In the class, participants will learn how to make desserts that can be used as Valentine's Day gifts. Participants will also receive the local recipes, as well as samples of the desserts. Reservations for the classes are encouraged.
The first workshop scheduled is scheduled for Saturday, February 4 at 10 am. It is entitled "Mexican Mini Chocolate Cakes and Chocolate Dipped Creations" The Chocolate Dipped Creations portion of the class will focus on pretzels and strawberries.
The second workshop is scheduled for Saturday, February 11 at 10 am. It focuses on "Chocolate Cheesecake and Mold Your Own Chocolate Candies." In this workshop, participants will take their own mold home!
Local artist Jessica Villescaz teaches the workshops. She is a valley native completing her M.A. in Interdisciplinary Studies with a concentration in Anthropology at the University of Texas-Pan American.
Ms. Villescaz has studied and traveled throughout Mexico and South America. A member of the anthropological society, Lambda Alpha, Ms. Villescaz has presented lectures and traditional foods and crafts on Latin and Mesoamerican cuisine at various museums, including the International Museum of Art and Science in McAllen. Internationally, Ms. Villescaz has presented lectures and television interviews on pre-Colombian art and body modification.
The Sabores del Valle Series is a component of the public programming educational initiative of the Brownsville Heritage Complex. The Sabores del Valle Series focuses on the culinary heritage of the region.
The mission of the Brownsville Historical Association is to preserve and promote all things relating to the rich history of Brownsville, Texas, and its environs. The Brownsville Historical Association manages The Brownsville Heritage Complex, located at 1325 E. Washington St. in historic downtown Brownsville. The Brownsville Heritage Complex includes the Stillman House Museum, the Brownsville Heritage Museum, the Bruce Aiken Education Center, and the Heritage Resource Center. Museum hours are Tuesday-Saturday from 10 am to 4 pm. For more information on Brownsville Heritage Complex exhibitions and programs, please call 956-541-5560 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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