Know Cultura: Making Mole and Salsa

Posted By:  Tina Walker Davis
Date Posted:  10/3/2013

MoleDeschutes Public Library welcomes COCC instructor Robin Martinez to the East Bend and La Pine Libraries in October for two food-making programs as part of October’s “Know Cultura” month of presentations. These events are free and open to the public; no registration is required.

Making Mole
October 17 | 6:00 p.m. | East Bend Library

Sometimes called the “curry of Mexico,” mole sauce has a reputation for being time consuming, labor intensive and requiring a plethora of ingredients. But it is possible to make it at home! In this presentation, Martinez will give a history of the savory sauce while also showing participants how they can make their own mole.

Making Salsa
October 20 | 1:00 p.m. | La Pine Library

The term “salsa” means sauce, and although it was coined by the Spanish, the condiment itself has been around perhaps as far back as 3000 BCE when the Aztecs combined chilies with tomatoes to create something that is now familiar to us today. In this presentation, Martinez will give a history of salsa while demonstrating how easy it is to make on one’s own.
Robin Martinez is an Associate Professor of Spanish in the Humanities Department at Central Oregon Community College, where she also serves as an instructor of Latin American History in the Social Sciences Department. She spent time in Mexico as a teenager studying Spanish, Latin American culture, and the history of Mexico while living in Guadalajara.

For more information about this or other library programs, please visit the library website at People with disabilities needing accommodations (alternative formats, seating or auxiliary aides) should contact Tina at 541-312-1034.

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