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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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Best food I had in Oaxaca!

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 8, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

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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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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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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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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Address: Aldama # 205 Jalatlaco, Oaxaca 68080, Mexico
Phone Number: 877 234-4706
Location: Mexico  >  Southern Mexico  >  Oaxaca  >  Oaxaca

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