Spanish Cocido: The Story of a Dish (and its People)

March 3, 2021 - 10:00am to 11:00am

We tend to be disconnected from the food we prepare, but every ingredient in the Spanish cocido carries a historical process of political and human behavior to become part of a signature dish of Spanish culture and pride. Cooking can be a practice of self-care and reflection. Join us for a live conversation with chef and anthropologist Claudia de Santiago as we discuss the origins of this historical stew, the importance of the individual ingredients, and how to prepare both a traditional cocido as well as variations that respond to dietary restrictions and today’s conscious diner. All of this, as an exercise of cultural awareness.

Claudia Andrea de Santiago has a degree in Fine Arts from the Universidad Complutense de Madrid, a French Pastry degree from Le Cordon Bleu and is currently working on her Master’s degree in Anthropological Investigation from Universidad Nacional Española a Distancia centered on contemporary human behavior around alimentation.

Born in Mexico, she has lived in The United Kingdom and Belgium and is currently living in Spain. 

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