ORANGE, Calif., June 14, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- The makers of the HERDEZ® Brand, the No. 1 salsa brand in Mexico, enlisted the authentic Mexican food cooking expertise of celebrity chef and author of new cookbook Casa Marcela, Marcela Valladolid, in an evening of mouth-watering recipe making with some of California's most renown food bloggers. The master cooking class held at Chef Marcela's beautiful home in San Diego, was carefully planned for the eve of Cinco de Mayo weekend to provide genuine Mexican food ideas to the millions of people that would celebrate across the U.S. Thousands tuned into the Facebook Live broadcast on Facebook.com/HerdezTraditions, which will forever archive Chef Marcela's useful ideas and the secret to authentic street tacos made with HERDEZ® Guacamole Salsa.
"The evening was extremely successful," said Gilberto Gutierrez, Senior Brand Manager of the HERDEZ® Brand. "Chef Marcela artfully showcased a traditional Mexican food staple in a unique fashion, while demonstrating practical techniques that anyone can put to work in their own kitchen. The participating food bloggers learned her skills and presented a series of new recipes with HERDEZ® Guacamole Salsa created by them and inspired by Chef Marcela."
The new series of Chef Marcela-inspired HERDEZ® Guacamole Salsa recipes are available on the HERDEZ® website, www.herdeztraditions.com/guacamole-salsa. There, the influencers' dishes are detailed, including:
- Mexican Eggs Benedict with HERDEZ® Guacamole Salsa
- Taquitos de Lengua with Nopal Corn Tortillas
- Mexican Turkey Picadillo
- Kale Chicken Enchiladas with HERDEZ® Guacamole Salsa
- Traditional Tacos Gobernador with HERDEZ® Guacamole Salsa
- Baked Steak Taquitos with Corn and HERDEZ® Guacamole Salsa
"We had such a wonderful experience cooking with Chef Marcela and the HERDEZ® Brand of Salsas," said Lala Castro from Sparking Lala food and lifestyle blog. Delicious, traditional meals bring friends and family together in a way that is truly special and that is exactly what we experienced in this special "Street Taco" celebration. I had so much fun experimenting with HERDEZ® Guacamole Salsa inspired by Chef Marcela's vision.
The HERDEZ® Brand "Street Taco fiesta" cooking master class with Chef Marcela marked the eve of Cinco de Mayo weekend. The live broadcast is archived on Facebook.com/HerdezTraditions. Highlights from the event are featured on Instagram @HERDEZTraditions and on Twitter @HERDEZBrand. Join the conversation via #HerdezAtCasaMarcela and #HerdezGuacamoleSalsa.
Chef Marcela is best known as a television personality and top-selling cookbook author of Casa Marcela.
About the HERDEZ® Brand
HERDEZ® salsa is made the authentic way, using fresh ingredients like tomatoes, onions, chile peppers and cilantro. Today, HERDEZ® Salsa is the No.1 selling salsa brand in Mexico and a growing staple in homes in the United States. HERDEZ® authentic Mexican products are available nationwide at major grocery stores. Visit www.herdeztraditions.com for more information.
About Chef Marcela
MARCELA VALLADOLID is a celebrity chef, television personality, designer, author and businesswoman. Marcela began her professional career as a Food Editor for Bon Appétit Magazine. Her first television show was Relatos Con Sabor for Discovery en Español and she published her first book, Fresh Mexico, in 2009. She hosted her second show, Mexican Made Easy, for the Food Network in 2010 and released a companion book, Mexican Made Easy, in 2011. Marcela is currently co-hosting the Emmy-nominated Food Network hit show, The Kitchen and has recently released her third book, titled Casa Marcela: Recipes and Food Stories of My Life in the Californias, in April 2017.
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