We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Alma de mi Tierra Cooking School

Aldama # 205 Jalatlaco, Oaxaca 68080, Mexico
877 234-4706
Website
Improve this listing
Ranked #3 of 42 Activities in Oaxaca
Type: Classes/Workshops
Owner description: 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... more » Owner description: 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. « less
Write a Review

87 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
    84
    1
    1
    1
    0
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
San Francisco, California
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

I traveled to Oaxaca with my mom and we took the cooking course. It was great! We met on time, went to the market and the prepared an amazing four course meal. Norma gave us information on the history on the food and the culture. It was a very nice addition to learning how to make a four course meal.... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Amherst, Massachusetts
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

My wife, 3 daughters, and I signed up for a cooking class with Nora. We shopped at the market with Nora, and then returned to her lovely home to cook. We were all involved in the preparation of one of the best meals I have ever had. Nora is an excellent chef and an excellent teacher. She provided us with... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Brooklyn, New York
2 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

my boyfriend and i both work in the food industry in nyc and were very keen to take a cooking class during our vacation in oaxaca last week. there is an enormous amount of competition among the classes offered in the city and we feel delighted and extremely lucky to have found what we consider to be an absolute top... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Woodinville, Washington
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

This is the cooking class for you if you are interested in history and culture of a place. Not only do are you introduced to the local foods, you get a crash course of the history and culture of the food you will be cooking with. Nora is knowledgeable and boy, can she teach! Nora explained the why and how... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Mazatlan, Mexico
Reviewer
5 reviews 5 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

Nora takes you to the market and shows you what foods we are using. This was very informative and interesting. She talks about the food and their origins: Plantains are originally from Africa, wheat from Spain/Europe, then Chilies, corn, squash from Oaxaca. She is very interesting and knowledgeable about the produce we used, She is a great teacher who explained... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Scottsdale
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

My husband and I spent a wonderful 5 hours with Nora Valencia at her beautiful home. The market experience was great and the food we made was fabulous. Nora talks history as related to food. We would definitely take another one of her classes.

Was this review helpful? Yes
marquette
Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
8 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2014

Well, I am NOT a cook really, but I am making mango ceviche even as I write this review. Nora was a great teacher. I also had fun with the whole group, who came with many different languages, knowledge, etc....but all had fun and learned ALOT! I looked at all the schools, and choose this one, because I wanted some... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
San Salvador, El Salvador
Contributor
13 reviews 13 reviews
3 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2014

I cook for a living, so naturally a trip to Mexico wouldn't be complete without at least a few days in Oaxaca. My husband and I took Nora's class hoping to gain greater insight into the preparation of such a storied cuisine and we weren't disappointed. The menu for the day was green mango ceviche, corn-poblano soup, mole rojo with... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Santa Barbara, California
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014

Nora Valencia is a talented and highly-knowledgeable cook who has been making traditional Oaxacan meals since childhood in her mother's kitchen. She is the real thing, and you get to cook in her home kitchen, which only adds to the charm. Each lesson starts at the local mercado where it is evident that everyone knows her from way back. She... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Minneapolis, Minnesota
Contributor
20 reviews 20 reviews
4 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2014

Nora's home was the perfect setting for a most exquisite educational & eating experience, the absolute best. We were positively enchanted! From the visit to Mercado Merced to the learning of techniques & ingredients, to a wealth of historical and cultural information, Nora is a fabulous teacher. Her education, experience, and humor were all just wonderful! Unconditional kudos to Alma... More

Was this review helpful? Yes

Travelers who viewed Alma de mi Tierra Cooking School also viewed

 

Been to Alma de mi Tierra Cooking School? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

If you own or manage Alma de mi Tierra Cooking School, register now for free tools to enhance your listing, attract new reviews, and respond to reviewers.

Manage your listing