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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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Description: 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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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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 21, 2015
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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

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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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015

After reviewing the cooking schools most often recommended in Oaxaca, we chose Alma de mi Tierra because it seemed like a personalized, small, well reviewed learning experience that was close enough for us to walk to when the temp was hot in the city. The day began with a VERY informative trip to the Mercado Merced where we learned the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

It was wonderful to help to create such a delicious meal under Nora's guidance. For an authentic taste of Oaxacan cuisine as well as a fascinating overview of the history of Oaxacan food, Nora's class is not be missed.

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San Francisco, United States
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

Nora, who runs the school, cancelled at 5pm the day before our scheduled class at 10am the next morning. We booked with Nora several months in advance and she really put us in a bind by (1) cancelling at the last minute which left no time to book an alternative and (2) not providing any assistance finding a substitute cooking... More 

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Austin, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

My husband and I have taken two classes with Nora, the first during our honeymoon vacation and the second on our return this month. She is so knowledgeable and engaging, as she takes the class on a tour of the Mercado la Merced (official name Mercado Democracia), explaining the culinary roots of the ingredients and dishes. She shows so much... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

Made my way through several cooking classes in Oaxaca s and certainly the one with Nora was terrific. I enjoyed the experience with my other students of cuisine as we marketed, prepped , cooked and then ate a lovely meal in Nora's home.Nora gives a real context for cooking in the region and so learning with her was really informative.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

My husband and I had a wonderful experience cooking with Nora and three other students. We arrived late, but she had her assistant bring us to meet her at the market so we would not miss out on this part of the adventure. Together our class cooked many delicious courses under her watchful eye: a delicious soup, stuffed squash blossoms,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015

This was the full experience from shopping in the mercado, smelling herbs and chiles. Despite that I'm of Mexican descent, cooking is regional.Some spices and herbs give it a unique taste all new to me. It was the highlight of my trip to Oaxaca, and more visits to come.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2015

Nora was wonderful, great English, and well organized. Trip through the market was short but useful and to the point. The cooking experience was wonderful and we produced yummy food. Made me feel confident with using Mexican ingredients especially the vast array of fresh and dried chillies. Will now plan inventing my own "mole"

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

I can't recommend this course highly enough. Nora is a wonderful chef and great host in her colourful home where the cooking classes are held. The day started with an informative market tour which was really interesting. I was initially skeptical about paying for a market tour as we had been around a few markets in Mexico prior to this.... More 

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