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Ruth Alegria Cultural Culinary Adventures

Amsterdam 269 | Colonia Condesa, Mexico City, Mexico (Centro)
5255-5564-8457
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Ranked #17 of 57 Activities in Mexico City
Type: Tours
Owner description: Ruth Alegria Tours/Mexico Soul & Essence ranked among the top 5 cooking schools in Mexico by Saveur magazine.For every season in Mexico, there is a... more » Owner description: Ruth Alegria Tours/Mexico Soul & Essence ranked among the top 5 cooking schools in Mexico by Saveur magazine.For every season in Mexico, there is a celebration whose main focus is the cuisine and rituals of that place and time. Join with the people and communities who celebrate and preserve their culinary traditions.Immersing cultural travelers and cuisine lovers to the culture, gastronomy, art and history of Mexico. Where the past plays as an important a role as the present or the future. Discover the pleasures of Mexican cuisine while immersing yourself in its true flavors. Experience culture, gastronomy, art and history, with deeply involved professionals whose love for Mexican roots and traditions gives you a unique taste of Mexico. « less
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

Ruth was great and kept the tour interesting. She has a vast knowledge of the cuisine and is well respected amongst restauranteurs and chefs alike. Ruth was able to get us into some of the most sought after restaurants and we were able to get a glimpse into some of the working kitchens which was amazing to see firsthand. We... More

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2013

My tour group spent a delightful day with Francisco our guide, who brought us to to the market in Jamaica to see the floral arrangements and sugar skulls and fresh produce. It was more colorful than normal because of Day of the Dead festivities. We sampled several food items there including corn in a cup with spices and seasoning, a... More

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2013

We were able to do the Mercado a Cocina tour with Ruth. I wouldn’t hesitate recommending this to anyone looking for an amazing culinary tour of Mexican cooking; it was the highlight of our trip to Mexico City. Ruth has such an incredible local knowledge as well as gift for teaching. The day spent with her gave us an understanding... More

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Portland, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2013

Ruth is hands down the most delightful and knowledgeable guide I've ever met. Our itinerary included three markets: Xochimilco (where we got to see the preparations for the celebration of Candelaria, honoring the infant Jesus), Coyoacan (where we attended a pan-Latin-America tamale festival), and Jamaica. We ate wonderful food, chatted with vendors, gawked at the sheer abundance of everything, and... More

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Toronto
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2013

What a fabulous Sunday spent with Ruth.. Our "tramp" through the Jamaica Market, experiencing the collision of food and culture was coupled with the expert tutelage of Ruth’s vast knowledge of pre- and post-Spanish Mexico agriculture and cuisine. This was followed by a hands-on culinary one-on-one in Ruth's kitchen. (Actually two-on-one with Ruth's assistant doing the heavy lifting) and the... More

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Carmarthen, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2013

I did the Mercado a Cocina tour with Ruth. This course was brilliant as an introduction to Mexican markets and cooking. Ruth is very friendly welcoming person who shows a great passion for Mexican food, with a huge wealth of knowledge on personalities involved. She tailored a course specifically on what I wanted to learn. She has an extensive library... More

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Chicago, IL
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2013

As I began to think about what to say about Ruth's tour of the Jamaica Market, I read through some of the other reviews and there isn't much I can add. Ruth is extremely gracious and passionate about food expecially Mexican food. It is a real treat to go through the market with her was an experience I shall long... More

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2013

My friends and I only had a day and a half to experience DF. We were just coming off of a two week Food Studies Abroad program and were looking to continue our search for authenticity and Mexican cuisine. We were recommended to take a day trip with Ruth. We met her around 9 at her beautiful house and she... More

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Chicago, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2013

My husband and I met Ruth behind our hotel on a Sunday morning for a glorious day in Xochimilco. She arrived early and we had a tour of Mexico City on our way to Xochimilco. (You need a driver and tour guide to go there because the subway journey would take too long.) We were in for a treat. Ruth... More

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2013

I was only able to spend 1 day with Ruth, but it changed my experience of Mexico completely. The depth of her knowledge is incredible, for anyone who is interested in learning the basics or way more this is how to do it! Don't bother going to the markets on your own, you'll miss out on 90% of the interesting... More

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