Chef Jorge Vallejo of famed Mexico restaurant Quintonil has teamed up with broadcaster and journalist Carlos Loret de Mola for an initiative to benefit all in the country’s food chain during the coronavirus pandemic.
Mexico is also facing an unprecedented crisis due to the coronavirus pandemic and currently, there are many farmers and producers at risk of losing their livelihood.
Vallejo’s initiative is called #MeteCanasta with the support of El Sargazo and Ingredienta, it’s a food basket that people can buy that links them directly with farmers. These producers are suffering since many restaurants, including Quintonil, have had to close due to the pandemic.
On Saturday, March 28th at 12pm, Vallejo will give an online cooking class/talk where he will prepare 4 recipes with the ingredients from the communities and projects that he and many other chefs and work with. It will be the first large community kitchen in Mexico.
The meal will consist of a starter, a main dish with a side, a dessert and herbal teas to pair. The baskets are available to order from Ingredienta.com. Each basket will have a cost of $950 pesos (plus shipping) and contain enough produce for four people. Orders will arrive at customers’ homes on Friday March 27th to be ready for the cooking demonstration on Saturday at 12pm