Taste buds expand

2016-09-20 06:00
Orli Del Angel sits with the women he facilitated a Mexican culinary course to on Monday 12 September.  PHOTOS: Chevon Booysen

Orli Del Angel sits with the women he facilitated a Mexican culinary course to on Monday 12 September. PHOTOS: Chevon Booysen

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A group of women at the Philisa Abafazi Bethu centre in Cafda, Grassy Park, recently got to broaden their culinary horizons.

The group of women were given short courses on how to prepare Mexican food dishes which are both cost-efficient and nutritious.

Mexico and South Africa are currently promoting together the strengthening of the bonds of friendship and cooperation between the governments and people of both countries, with the purpose of relaunching the bilateral relationship to a higher strategic level.

The Embassy of Mexico facilitated a street-food course by world-class sous chef, Orli Del Angel, from world’s 12th ranked Quintonil restaurant in Mexico City, helped prepare the dishes at the centre on Monday 12 September.

The course was provided as part of the skills-development programme of Philisa Abafazi Bethu – a grassroots NGO in crime-ridden Lavender Hill – led by Lucinda Evans.

Philisa Abafazi Bethu aims to empower vulnerable members of the Lavender Hill community by a variety of holistic, integrated programmes that focus on women, children and the elderly.

“As guests to the country we want to showcase our foods to you and show you how to prepare meals by fusioning cultures together,” Del Angel says.

The women able to enjoy the short course say they are looking forward to introducing their new culinary skills to the feeding scheme at the centre.

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