GASTRONOMY TOURS

Alma de Mi Tierra Cooking Classes

Those who visit La Casa de Mis Recuerdos located in sunny Oaxaca, Mexico, are invariably charmed by the delightful surroundings and relaxing ambiance, but it is often the culinary masterpieces created by your gracious hostess Nora Valencia, which leaves the most lasting impression. In her well-equipped kitchen of Alma de mi Tierra, located just 3 blocks from Mis Recuerdos, Nora creates the most astonishing array of delectable meals, calling on time-honored recipes, or occasionally little known secrets, passed down by her grandmother. The excellence of her cooking often led guests to question her about ingredients and recipes. In the past, Nora’s grandmother had revealed many of their secrets in numerous cookbooks. Nora however, decided to unlock the mysteries of her wonderful cooking by allowing guests and admirers into her kitchen, and personally teaching them.

In fact, lessons start in the local market of the Merced, where Nora shows her students how to select only premiere ingredients. The marketplace is an education in itself, but it is back in the kitchen where Nora really works her magic. In fluent English, she reveals the recipes that so many admire, and the teaching is far more than just an exercise, for the meal being created will be the students midday comida – the main meal of the day.

Nora in her Kitchen

For those who long to know the secrets of traditional Oaxaca cooking, these culinary classes should not be missed. The training you will receive is invaluable, your hostess charming, and the dining experience truly unforgettable. While most travelers return home with little more than photographic memories, imagine how wonderful it would be to also create and savor the tastes of Oaxaca at any time, for yourself, family or friends.

To better acquaint yourselves with the culture and wonderful foods of Oaxaca you might want to consider our Alma de Mi Tierra Cooking & Cultural Tour Package. Reserve a space
in one of our classes for 2015.


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