Empanadas with Jezabel Careaga


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Empanadas with Jezabel Careaga

August 17 @ 10:00 pm - August 25 @ 12:00 am

Take a culinary journey to Northwest Argentina with Jezabel Careaga!

Join Jezabel for an intimate, hands-on empanada class to learn how to prepare one of her favorite signature empanadas: Leek & Cheese!

Come and learn all the secrets of Northwest Argentine empanadas and spices. Learn to fill and crimp your empanadas. While the empanadas bake, we will prepare a salad to enjoy with our warm empanadas.

This class is vegetarian friendly, with vegan options available. Please notify us in advance with any dietary restrictions.

All proceeds from ticket sales go towards supporting the Culinary Literacy’s Center programs for youth, neighborhood engagement, and English language learning. A limited number of free tickets are available for SNAP-eligible families and for anyone who cannot afford the fee right now but would still like to participate. Please email kitchen@freelibrary.org for more information.

About the presenter:

Jezabel Careaga is an entrepreneur, chef, woodworker, designer, and leader from Jujuy, NW Argentina. In addition to her degree in Tourism & Hotel Management focusing on international languages and business, she received a progressive education encompassing climate change, sustainability, and mental health – issues that she cares about deeply today. After a formative work experience in an 800-room hotel in Miami, Jezabel moved to Philadelphia to start her own business.

In 2010 she opened Jezabel’s with a mission to offer a welcoming and delicious NW Argentine experience while prioritizing environmental sustainability, community growth, and financial stability. In 2018 Jezabel’s relocated to West Philadelphia and expanded her offerings to include cooking classes and special events. Her latest venture is L’Atelier where her furniture designs and handiwork are showcased among a selection of artisan home goods. Over the last ten years, Jezabel’s has become a staple in Philly’s dining scene and her empanadas, alfajores, and a multitude of Argentine-style pastries have received critical acclaim and widespread popularity.

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August 17 @ 10:00 pm
August 25 @ 12:00 am


Central Branch of the Free Library of Philadelphia: Culinary Literacy Center
1901 Vine Street
Philadelphia, PA 19103 United States