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Become a member of the focus group and help shape Pinchido's future! 

NOVEMBER 9 - DECEMBER 6, 2020

In anticipation of launching Pinchido.com in 2021, I'm holding a series of live online classes and activities with a focus group over the course of four weeks.

 

As a member, you will have full access to the calendar (there's something scheduled nearly every day!) and will have the opportunity to provide feedback that will help shape the final program. All you need to show up is your favorite piece of technology and a Zoom account. 

Already on board? 

 

HERE'S THE DEAL​

Below you'll find the tentative calendar along with descriptions of each session and how you can be involved. In addition to your input, every bit of your contribution will go towards the equipment, services, and labor we need to get off the ground. 

This is more than just cooking classes.

This is an experiential food experiment. 

Not sure yet?

Join the first session free

Monday, November 9

6:00 CDT

and you can decide from there:)

Sign up for the mailing list in the footer and you'll receive an invite to the Welcome Session & Pantry Raid on Zoom.

Or continue reading for more information

Each week will consist of some combination (or all) of: 

 

  • cooking classes

  • market tours

  • ingredient shopping

  • pantry raids

  • dedicated live kitchen help hours

  • cooking challenges/assignments

  • member-led classes

  • workshops

  • virtual meals

  • presentations

  • and whatever we want to try out as we go!

The duration of each session will be between 30 minutes and 3 hours, the average being about 1/1.5 hours.

The exact times will be determined as I have an idea of where everyone joining from. When possible, should it benefit a large minority or small majority of the group, some sessions will have multiple times. 

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All times are in Central Daylight Time time as of now and may change to accommodate the greatest number of members. Additional times may be added, or times may alternate between weeks, to accommodate more!
Each session will be recorded and posted to the website in the Member's area in the archive for later viewing.
As a reminder, members are not required to attend every session. 
Each week will have a similar structure, only the topics will change along with any adjustments suggested by the group. 
Session topics and/or type altogether are subject to change or be modified without notice. 
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Mon 9

6-8 PM

WELCOME & PANTRY RAIDS

30 minutes each of 3 pantry raids where members show us the depths of their pantries and forgotten ingredients. All members are welcome to brainstorm and give suggestions on what to cook with them! The recipes are submitted within 24 hours and the recipes are online within three days. 

 

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Tues 10

10-11 AM

VISITITA: Mercado San Juan

Mexico City's Gourmet Market, also referred to as the "exotic" market because of the variety of peculiar ingredients by today’s western standards, such as insects and lion meat, has the best quality EVERYTHING, and is the market where chefs do their shopping. We’ll speak with the vendors that sell everything Oaxacan and take a few questions from members. If you see anything you like, we’ll have it shipped to you!*

 

We all mourn travel. Visits are ways to help you get to know the city and give you some local knowledge while supporting local businesses that have been hurt by the travel ban whenever possible. In lieu of traveling, this is the closest you can get to the insider perspective of Mexico City! 

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Wed 11

7-8 PM

WEDNESDAY WORKSHOP: Immune System & Antiviral Foods

Although there is no magic bullet when it comes to viruses, our best defense are our digestive and immune systems. We’ll take a look at some of the science and mechanics of how and why, along with the ingredients that work to support them. 

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Thurs 12

7:30-8 PM  

HERB SESH: Mexican Tarragon

We’ll explore the origin, uses (edible/medicinal/other), plant care, and recipes using this overlooked cousin of the equally underused French tarragon, both members of the sunflower family.

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Fri 13

12-4 PM

LIVE KITCHEN HELP

Members can text or email kitchen questions about something they cooked, are cooking, or are planning to cook. I'll answer immediately and later post the answers to the blog to share with the world! 

 

In addition to posting these answers, members are also welcome to submit stories, articles, photos, and other content to be posted to the blog! 

 

6-8 PM

PROGRESSIVE DINNER

4 courses, 4 different locations. Just like the classic progressive dinner, but online. Members host a 30 minute portion of the event and share their kitchens, gardens, or any food related things they’d like!  R

 

Hosting is on a voluntary basis and selected in order of submission. During the focus group, we will have 8 slots available. 

 

CHOWROULETTE: Alternate Fridays we will host Chowroulette, where members are randomly paired up with other members or people from around the world to share a meal together and get to know someone and someplace new. 

 

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Sat 14

1-3 PM

COOKING CLASS: Antiviral Recipes For Winter

Recipes that support our digestive and immune systems to ward off winter illnesses. 

Ingredient and equipment lists are made available prior to each class. Because we’ll cover a lot of ground in a short amount of time, members are encouraged to prep their ingredients (wash, chop, dice, slice, soak, hunt…) and work areas (mis en place) beforehand if they are cooking along so that they can keep pace.

 

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Sun 15

11-1 AM

MEMBER-LED COOKING CLASS

Member hosted cooking courses are a great way to share a family favorite, test out a new recipe of your own, try something new together, or perhaps casually discovering the new Martha Stewart! 

 

3-5 PM

MEMBER-LED COOKING CLASS

 

Hosting is on a voluntary basis and selected in order of submission. Ingredient and equipment lists must be posted a minimum of three days prior. Network and hardware tests between hosts and myself will be run prior to acceptance to assure that the quality of each connection is sufficient and to allow time for troubleshooting if needed. 
 

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Mon 16

6-8 PM

PANTRY RAIDS

30 minutes each of 3 pantry raids where members show us the depths of their pantries and forgotten ingredients. All members are welcome to brainstorm and give suggestions on what to cook with them! The recipes are submitted within 24 hours and the recipes are online within three days. 

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Tues 17

10-11 AM

VISITITA: Street Food!

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Wed 18

7-8 PM

WEDNESDAY WORKSHOP: Fermented Foods

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Thurs 19

7:30-8 PM  

HERB SESH: Cilantro

                 

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Fri 20

12-4 PM

LIVE KITCHEN HELP

6-8 PM

CHOWROULETTE

CHOWROULETTE: Alternate Fridays we will host Chowroulette, where members are randomly paired up with other members or people from around the world to share a meal together and get to know someone and someplace new. 

 

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_Sat 21

1-3 PM

COOKING CLASS: Mexican Holiday Dishes

In time for any open courses on your Thanksgiving menu or for the advance planners, Christmas. 

 

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Sun 22

11-1 AM

MEMBER-LED COOKING CLASS

Member hosted cooking courses are a great way to share a family favorite, test out a new recipe of your own, try something new together, or perhaps casually discovering the new Martha Stewart! 

 

3-5 PM

MEMBER-LED COOKING CLASS

 

Hosting is on a voluntary basis and selected in order of submission. Ingredient and equipment lists must be posted a minimum of three days prior. Network and hardware tests between hosts and myself will be run prior to acceptance to assure that the quality of each connection is sufficient and to allow time for troubleshooting if needed. 

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Mon 23

6-7:30 PM

PANTRY RAIDS

30 minutes each of 3 pantry raids where members show us the depths of their pantries and forgotten ingredients. All members are welcome to brainstorm and give suggestions on what to cook with them! The recipes are submitted within 24 hours and the recipes are online within three days. 

 

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Tues 24

10-11 AM

VISITITA: Mercado Escandón! 

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Wed 25

7-8 PM

HERB SESH: Epazote

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Thurs 26

TBD 

Thanksgiving

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Fri 27

12-4 PM

LIVE KITCHEN HELP: Leftovers Edition

Send and ask for ideas on what to do with your Thanksgiving leftovers! 

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Sat 28

1-3 PM

COOKING CLASS: Tinga & Tamales 

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Sun 29

11-1 AM

MEMBER-LED COOKING CLASS

Member hosted cooking courses are a great way to share a family favorite, test out a new recipe of your own, try something new together, or perhaps casually discovering the new Martha Stewart! 

 

3-5 PM

MEMBER-LED COOKING CLASS

 

Hosting is on a voluntary basis and selected in order of submission. Ingredient and equipment lists must be posted a minimum of three days prior. Network and hardware tests between hosts and myself will be run prior to acceptance to assure that the quality of each connection is sufficient and to allow time for troubleshooting if needed. 

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Mon 30

6-7:30 PM

PANTRY RAIDS

30 minutes each of 3 pantry raids where members show us the depths of their pantries and forgotten ingredients. All members are welcome to brainstorm and give suggestions on what to cook with them! The recipes are submitted within 24 hours and the recipes are online within three days. 

 

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Tues 1

10-11 AM

VISITITA: Street Food!

 

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Wed 2

7-8 PM

WEDNESDAY WORKSHOP: What Was Once Waste...

What's better than composting? Using those scraps of food for something else. There are some surprising ways to use our would be waste. We'll explore some of the most common materials together. 

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Thurs 3

7:30-8 PM  

HERB SESH: Mexican Oregano

We’ll explore the origin, uses (edible/medicinal/other), plant care, and recipes using this overlooked cousin of the equally underused French tarragon, both members of the sunflower family.

              

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Fri 4

12-4 PM

LIVE KITCHEN HELP

Members can text or email kitchen questions about something they cooked, are cooking, or are planning to cook. I'll answer immediately and later post the answers to the blog to share with the world! 

 

In addition to posting these answers, members are also welcome to submit stories, articles, photos, and other content to be posted to the blog! 

 

6-8 PM

CHOWROULETTE

CHOWROULETTE: Alternate Fridays we will host Chowroulette, where members are randomly paired up with other members or people from around the world to share a meal together and get to know someone and someplace new. 

 

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Sat 5

1-3 PM

COOKING CLASS: Mexican Salsas

Salsas Rojo, Verde, Guacamole, Macha, Habanero, Cebolla Morado/Habanero, Chipotle en adobo. 

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Sun 6

11-1 AM

MEMBER-LED COOKING CLASS

5-7 PM

WRAP-UP 

We'll have an informal chat about our experience together and say a cheerful "see you later!"

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Take a less committed approach to get to know me. Drop in on a single session or class, or buy a pass for all of one kind of session. As a "thank!" and a "welcome," you'll also get passes to Chowroulette!

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Membership with access to 

Full Schedule

Video Archives

Recipes

Make Mole Poblano

(if registered before Nov 3)

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Everything from mm-mmm plus

Dinner With Tim

Private Cooking Class

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I know.  It's a no-brainer. 
 
               AS A THANK YOU         
You'll receive my PDF recipe book entitled "Mexican Food You Can Make At Home" —including recipes as I've learned them from the grandmothers and street vendors of Mexico City—with the guide "Where to Buy Mexican Ingredients Anywhere in the World, a list of online and brick and mortar shops around the world that sell all of the ingredients included in the recipes. 
 And because I really, really want you to join, each participant will also receive
Discounts
for future Pinchido classes and memberships
 
for mm-mmm, above plus
Gift Passes
for classes and Chowroulette dinners to give as holiday gifts. That's a few off your shopping list already, and it's still October...
Drop-in Passes
future workshops
 
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A personally guided
Street Food Tour
in Mexico City's Centro Histórico* or an invitation to a special cooking class in 2021.