Traditional Cooking Classes
Over 90% of what we use in our cookery classes comes from our local market. Much of what we’re able to get there is locally grown and brought to market fresh daily. For example, the natural cream is very similar to crème fraiche, the corn masa for tamales or tortillas is prepared the night before at home then ground early in the morning and brought to market, and the garden-fresh vegetable and herbs are also locally grown. The selection of meats and poultry is vast and also of high quality.
I’m happy to say that thanks to these classes I have been patronizing these vendors and local indigenous women selling their foodstuffs for over 20 years.
For those who would like to learn the secrets of traditional Oaxaca cooking the culinary classes of Nora should not be missed.
The cooking classes provide a fun, social, hands-on experience. Along with your step-by-step instructions during the class you will be introduced to a few anecdotes as well as a history lesson depending on the menu. We hope when you depart that you will take with you fond memories and your recipes that will help you recreate the tastes of Oaxaca at any time, for yourself, family, and friends.
"From the Market to the Dinner Table".
Nora is a graduate of UMAR (La Universidad del Mar) where she earned her federal tour guide license with the thesis topic "Textiles of Oaxaca” and has been guiding and cooking for over 25 years using time-honored recipes and little-known secrets passed down by her late grandmother Ofelia.
Nora Valencia has joyfully opened her kitchen and her heart to share her love for the regional dishes of Oaxaca and the culture of her homeland. For almost 20 years of being your host and teacher, Nora skillfully guides you through each step of the way whether your a novice of a pro. There's always something new to learn.
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