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July 14, 2018, 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Larimer Social

The Ancient Art of Tortillas

Rick Bayless will be a special guest to welcome guests and traditional cook Benedicta Alejo Vargas Benedicta, who invented a three-corn tortilla with red, blue and yellow native corn varieties from Michoacan. She will explain the ancient technique of nixtamal and the mysticism related to these corn varieties from the perspective of Purepecha indigenous culture. Jamey Fader from Lola (Coastal Mexican restaurant in Denver) and Chef Alfonso Rocha Robles will join her and prepare tastes featuring traditional foods from Mexico.

This workshop will partially be in Spanish with English translation.



  • Alfonso Rocha Robles
  • Benedicta Alejo Vargas
  • Rick Bayless
  • Jamey Fader
  • Big Red F
  • Slow Food Mexico
  • Eldorado Springs Water