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Alma de mi Tierra Cooking School

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Address: Aldama # 205 Jalatlaco, Oaxaca 68080, Mexico
Phone Number: 877 234-4706
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Alma de Mi Tierra offers day cookery classes. Nora Valencia is a native of...

Alma de Mi Tierra offers day cookery classes. Nora Valencia is a native of Oaxaca and passes on time honored recipes and techniques and some new ones of her own to her enthusiastic students.

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If you enjoy Oaxacan cuisine, then Nora's cooking class is a must for you. Whether an accomplished chef or a novice cook (or just love to eat!), you will come away from this... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed January 1, 2016
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Paso Robles, California
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Paso Robles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2016

If you enjoy Oaxacan cuisine, then Nora's cooking class is a must for you. Whether an accomplished chef or a novice cook (or just love to eat!), you will come away from this cooking experience with a delicious, authentic, well-planned Oaxacan dinner menu as well as some additional cooking skills. Also, you'll pick up some little known facts as Nora... More 

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Sausalito, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2015

Nora is also a certified and highly trained tour guide. She took our group on a fascinating mescal tour, where we spanned pre-hispanic alambic distilling to some of the best artisan mescal makers who bury the hand-harvested agaves in a rock-lined pit to roast and still use horse-drawn crushers of the cooked maguey. She's a font of information and great... More 

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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2015

Nora is exactly what I hoped for in a cooking teacher. She wants you to learn hands-on skills and is a wealth of knowledge. Two years on, we are still making her salsa borracha and guacamole on a regular basis. I loved the market visit and that she let us have a bit of time there on our own to... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2015

This was a trip to San Antonio Castillo Velasco cemetery, a special Day of the Dead tour, an amazing experience. The people in Oaxcaca and many other areas in Mexico celebrate their dead by creating altars in their homes and decorating the graves. Nora and William provided a tour that was a really good combination of guidance and independent time.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2015

For the past 8 yrs we have gone to Nora's dinner for day of the dead. The house is always decorated,the table is always set with beautiful table linen and napkins. Whatever is served is presented very attractively and each course is cooked to perfection . The same meal has never been served twice. Nora and William make everyone feel... More 

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Oceanside, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2015

Nora's cooking classes and tours will have you returning again and again. She takes great pride in her culture and is extremely knowledgeable in the art of fine Mexican cooking and the history and culture of Oaxaca. I highly recommend her Día de Los Muertos activities, trips to the artisan towns outside of the city of Oaxaca and her cooking... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015 via mobile

I'm so glad that I decided to try this class - Nora is not only a great chef but she's very passionate about preserving her heritage via food. She does ask for credit card info when you schedule the class because folks have no-showed on her. She said she has lost business bc people don't want to share this information... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2015

Nora's cooking classes are excellent. We started at the market where Nora know the vendors and taught us a lot about different types of Mexican ingreidants, especially the many, many different types of Chilli. We then went to her house and had a very hand on cooking class in a group of 6. It was great fun and the Red... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2015 via mobile

We decided to experience this cooking school based on the many positive reviews we read about it. The reviews were very accurate and we were so happy we did it. The class cost $75 usd per person. We first went to the Mercado La Merced to shop. Nora took her time to explain things and also discussed the importance of... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

My girlfriend booked this in for my birthday present while we were in Oaxaca. I love cooking but had never really delved into truly authentic Mexican food and Oaxacan cuisine being so renowned I was very excited. We met Nora and one other student at a b&b just a few blocks from our accommodation. She took us in a taxi... More 

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