Workshop #1 with Mariana Nuño-Ruiz

Dec. 12, 2021

Dec. 12, 2021 @ 12:00 pm 3:00 pm

About the Workshop

Del Valle High School

The very 1st amArte workshop was held at Alicia Fischweicher’s advanced culinary classes at Del Valle High School with local chef Mariana Nuño-Ruiz . The workshop aimed at spotlighting the power to create coalition, empathy, hope, health, prosperity, and peace between cultures via nourishment. Mariana and the Mexic-Arte Museum Education team focused specifically on tamales for their deep rich history and relevance in contemporary culture using precolonial and nontraditional tamal recipes. Each class was divided into 4 teams and each team created a class set of tamales, huitlacoche, cacao, uchepos, and acelgas y queso fresco.


About the Artist

Mariana Nuño Ruiz was born and raised in Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico, and comes from a long line of strong women. Margarita, her traditional grandma, kindled her passion for traditional Mexican cooking at an early age. Ana Fernanda, her modern grandma, inspired her to become a woman with a professional career and to see the world with wider eyes. The combination of their teachings ignited Mariana’s love for cooking and her curiosity beyond the kitchen, to learn about ingredients, their origins, and the history of foods. Thanks to her Mom full support and hard work, Mariana earned an architecture degree from ITESO university in Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico. After working as an architect for more than eight years, she followed her bliss to acquire a culinary arts degree from AWC in Arizona. She has cooked in restaurants, catered, baked, and sculpted and decorated cakes. She also likes to teach cooking classes and workshops.