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Alma de mi Tierra Cooking School

Address: Aldama # 205 Jalatlaco, Oaxaca 68080, Mexico
Phone Number: 877 234-4706
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Ranked #3 of 49 Activities in Oaxaca
Type: Classes/Workshops, Classes
Owner description: Alma de Mi Tierra offers day cookery classes. Nora Valencia is a native of Oaxaca and passes on...
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Type: Classes/Workshops, Classes
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.

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44 reviews 44 reviews
13 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
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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16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
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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Toronto
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5 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

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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Virgin
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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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Del Mar, California
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66 reviews 66 reviews
19 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
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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Puerto Rico
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25 reviews 25 reviews
6 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

I went with my family (there were 5 of us) and we were joined there by another couple we did not know. We are from Mexico and speak Spanish (and know about Mexican and Oaxacan food), but my daughter in law is American, and the other couple was from San Francisco, so the class was in English. But I can... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

We spent the day cooking with Nora and it was an exceptional day. The day started in the market where she explained the ingredients and had us taste many unique items. From there we went to her lovely home to cook. Her classes are small, so they are intimate and you learn a lot. She explains things really well not... More 

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Apt, France
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

Took 2 cooking classes with Nora while traveling my byself to Oaxaca. They were perfect in every way. Nora is the most charming and knowledgeable person,both about cooking and food history (she is also a certified tour guide). Her enthusiasm and love for cooking is evident . She learned to cook from her grandmother and is very dedicated to preserve... More 

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San Francisco, California
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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 

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Amherst, Massachusetts
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
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 

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