Mero Cocinero and Comrade Castro really do cook during the performance, pulling people out of the audience to help and offering everyone a taste. The two also revise the script to include tidbits of particular interest to the audience. Im fascinated by the folks that came post-Katrina to Houston and made their own space and whats that about right now, says Karimi. Thats one of the things that were considering as were writing our script right now for Houston, is like what were the meals that were brought over, whats the new things that are going to be made? When youre in an emergency, what do you eat?
But dont worry, The Cooking Show isnt a soapbox in disguise. Karimi wants the audience to have fun. If people just come to the show and have a damn good time and eat damn good food, then weve succeeded. 8 p.m. Thursday, today and Saturday. Talento Bilingüe, 333 South Jensen Drive. Through December 8. For more information, call 713-222-1213 or visit www.tbhcenter.org. $7 to $12.
Dec. 6-8, 2007