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Restaurant offering ‘street food’ class

Learn to make your street food

El Meson Restaurant is offering a class that will surely tempt lovers of food trucks and street meats.

The restaurant at 903 E. Dixie Drive in West Carrollton will host a street food cooking class at 6 p.m. Tuesday, May 20.

“Join us as we stroll through a festival of street food,” an email announcing the class at the Central America, South America and Caribbean eatery reads.

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The cost is $45 per person.

Street food — ready-to-eat items sold on the street or other public places — is at the foundation of the food truck craze.

It can be found in booths, carts and trucks around the world.

Participants in the El Meson class will be taught at six food stations described as follows:

1. Peru — huancaina (aji amarillo yellow pepper sauce), quinoa and potatoes

2. Mexico — salsas, corn in a cup and nopalitos (cactus)

3. Middle East — falafel, couscous

4. Colombia — stuffed arepas, salchi papas

5. Central America — baleadas, pupusas

6. Asian — moo shu pork

Participants will also learn how to make horchata (rice water) and jamaica (hibiscus flower water), according to publicity material.

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