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June Flavors of Tucson City of Gastronomy Series: The Foods of Father Kino

June 28, 2022 @ 5:00 PM - 7:30 PM


Tuesday, June 28, 5:00 PM – 7:30 PM. Flavors of Tucson City of Gastronomy Series: The Foods of Father Kino with Gallery of Food Chef Kristine Jensen. Cost: $75.00 per person.   

Long before farm-to-table was a trend, for more than 30 years it’s been the guiding principle defining Chef Kristine Jensen’s cooking. This month’s class is local to the max with ingredients – from the salt and olive oil to the pork, native corn, amaranth greens, dates and mesquite flour.

Her menu honors Father Eusebio Francisco Kino (1645-1711) and the indigenous peoples who’ve called the Santa Cruz River Valley home for more than 4,000 years: Native Sonoran Corn Sopes with Father Kino’s Native Tepary Beans, Pork Belly and Nopalito Salsa; Date and Mesquite Flour Bars are dessert. The sopes will be fluffy, moist and a great cushion to fill with tepary beans and pork belly. Delicious and brightly flavored, the nopalito salsa is a perfect accent topping. Like their taco cousin, sopes can be filled with almost anything.

CLASS NOTES: The in-person class, limited to 16, will be held at the Catalina United Methodist Church kitchen, 2700 E. Speedway Blvd. You’ll receive an email with class details (everything you’ll need will be provided) 3 days in advance. Please use an email address you frequently check. Our emails can get caught in spam filters or blocked entirely. Please contact us if you don’t receive the class information.

All classes, workshops and events are nonrefundable. You can request a transfer to a different class or event up to 7 days prior to the class or event. Culinary Boot Camps or workshops require a 14-day notification. Your request must be emailed to [email protected]. If you’re exhibiting COVID-19 symptoms, contact us immediately at [email protected]Click here for required in-person waiver. 

Please know it may be necessary to cancel select classes if 10 or fewer guests enroll. We apologize in advance for any inconvenience; we’ll personally reach out to each guest in case of cancellation.


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June 28, 2022
5:00 PM - 7:30 PM
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Catalina United Methodist Church Kitchen
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