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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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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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 28, 2015
Eva9630
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Whittier, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 NEW

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

This cooking class was excellent in every respect. Nora is a great chef and knows how to teach the original oaxaca cuisine to the participants. We started with a tour over a regional market to get to know Mexican spices, fruits and other ingredients. Afterwards we started to prepare a menu with 5 courses. All dishes were very tasty! 2... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

Our day with Nora was truly memorable. We loved the visit to the market, and the amazing number of dishes that we cooked together. Nora combines knowledge of food traditions passed down through the generations in her own family, with real culinary talent, and a big heart. We love her! We are looking forward to taking a class on our... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

Mexican food is delicious. The flavours and ingredients are both colourful and unique. Oaxaca is a hub for culinary delights and traditional food. Nora's cooking class is a celebration of everything fantastic; from the markets to the fridge to the dinner table. We had a wonderful experience joining this small and personal cooking class. Highly recommended for both novice and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

I just recently went on one of her tours to Teotitlan del Valle and Tlacolula, and can only say great things about her. She creates great routes, improvises, and males sure you get to experience authentic Oaxaca. I did not take her cooking classes, but can say that tours with her are a must if you are in Oaxaca.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014 via mobile

I came to Oaxaca around the time of Dia de los Muertos and I was extremely lucky to experience some of it with Nora. I learned how to make Mole Negro, ate lots of amazing food and experienced the traditions of Dia de los Muertos. Thank you so much for everything Nora. You made me feel so welcome in Oaxaca... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

First of all If you are not prepared to for interactive fun and are afraid of the the culture you are visiting - you are wasting your time. If you want to have a real learning experience from a very knowledgeable woman who will show you how to go to market, choose your ingredients, appreciate why this is the way... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

I absolutely recommend Nora's cooking class. She is so professional and friendly. She took us to the market to buy all the ingredients we needed to make mole. She even used her grandmother's recipe to teach us how to make it. She kept everyone interested the entire day and made the class very interactive for everyone. Her house was warm... More 

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