Yesterday, we realized our time was short in Antigua and we still hadn’t crossed off one thing on our to do list, cooking classes. I had given up on the idea of finding a class but, last night as we were looking for a place to eat dinner and we discovered cooking classes. Our chances were slim of actually getting to take the class because the only time we had available was the following morning but, luck was on our side. Not only did we get to take the class, just the two of us, we got to make tamales, frijoles volteados, rellenitos, and we got to meet La Bailarín De Antigua, who just happened to be our translator for the class. Needless to say, it was the best meal we’ve had on this trip. I think Dan was pretty excited about the day as well. He always says, “Cooking classes are the best investment you can ever make in a marriage or relationship. You get a date, you get dinner, and you improve your standard of living for the rest of your entire life.” I expect that he will now want me to make tamales and black beans every opportunity we get.
p.s. If you’re curious about La Bailarín De Antigua, you can read her story on www.offbeatballerina.com as soon as I get her interview, photos, and videos edited!