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Matias Aretaga Cocinero event

On Tuesday 20th April, the Society was entertained by chef Matias Arteaga for the second time since the UK has been in lockdown. He made an excellent presentation with his usual good humour. The event was hosted by Edward Dallas and his step son Nicolas. Matias cooked some traditional Chilean recipes suitable for a post-lockdown Spring picnic. He included empanadas with a corn and cheese filling, Chilenitos (traditional Chilean desert of pastry and dulce de leche) and a punch made with fizzy wine and dried peaches. The Q&A included of questions about how to replace traditional Chilean ingredients that are hard to find in the UK (merken, manjar and charqui) and also the increasing development of the Chilean restaurant scene.

The event was well attended and £700 was raised for Matias's chosen charity 'Comida Para Todos' The Executive Committee is very grateful for all those who supported this event. Most of recipes are available in Nicolas' book which is available via our website.


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