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This workshop will be recorded for OMNI Television's Focus Portuguese. 


Let’s celebrate Mothers Day the Portuguese way!

If you’ve ever tried your mama's authentic, traditional recipes, you knew in that moment hers were your favorite! Carla's Mama's Portuguese custard tarts were everyone's favorite!

Crispy and beautifully browned, they immediately awaken your senses right after leaving the oven.

In this special Mother's Day edition of our hands-on workshops, Portuguese Chef Carla Ramos will lead you on how to prepare delicious Portuguese custard tarts that she prepared with her mama which means it's sure to impress your family and friends!


You’ll start the class with yellow corn bread served with butter while Carla makes a short presentation on Portuguese cuisine. Then working together in teams of two, or with your mama, you'll learn:

How to make the custard dough 
How to make the custard batter
How to decorate and assemble the tart
How to bake the tart
How to present it all beautifully on a plate 🙂 

Guests will prepare extras to be taken home, if they last until then 😉

While our tarts are in the oven, Carla will demonstrate how to prepare Portuguese-style flaming chorizo, and we literally mean flaming!!

A communal meal follows where Carla will serve a cod dish that couldn’t miss in a traditional Portuguese meal. As the popular saying goes “There are 365 ways of cooking Cod, one for each day of the year!” As a side we will have a green salad and of course the
chorizo! For dessert? Custard tarts of course! 😉

Guests will enjoy a LIVE performance by the ever -talented Portuguese artist John Ferreira while they eat.

Traditional music, food made by you and and the history behind it, what could be better than this?!

Born and raised in the traditional Portuguese village of Sintra, food has always been the centre of every moment of her life. Truly passionate about food and travelling, Carla developed a curiosity to explore cuisines from different cultures. After more than 10 years working in finance, and being inspired by Toronto, one of the most multicultural cities in the World, Carla decided to follow her true passion and pursuit a career in the food service industry.

John has captivated his audiences in Canada, US, Cuba and Portugal with the greatest hits of yesterday and today. John is a multi-instrumentalist, playing keyboards, drums, bass and guitar, recording many artists in his studio. His diverse style varies from Portuguese hits to the rock of Prince, the soulful styling of Louis Armstrong and the pop sensations of today like Enrique Iglesias and Bruno Mars.

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Just Be Cooking  & Maria Rozynska 2018