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La Casa de los Sabores Cooking School

Reforma 402-B | Col. Centro, Oaxaca 68000, Mexico
201 255 6104
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Ranked #4 of 39 activities in Oaxaca
Type: Classes/Workshops
Owner description: Many people who come to Oaxaca want to know more about the wonderful unique food from this region especially the variety of "mole" sauces, the banana... more » Owner description: Many people who come to Oaxaca want to know more about the wonderful unique food from this region especially the variety of "mole" sauces, the banana leaf-wrapped tamales and the vast array of soups, all using typical Oaxacan ingredients.Experienced chef and owner of La Olla, Pilar Cabrera, offers you the opportunity to learn, hands-on, the complex cuisine of Oaxaca. Pilar´s cooking classes, held in La Casa de Los Sabores (House of Flavors), are set in her spacious, newly remodeled traditionally styled Oaxacan kitchen. In a warm and inviting atmosphere, you will learn to create the traditional Oaxacan dishes of your choice, made famous throughout Mexico and spreading worldwide. Shared and private classes include an explanation about the ingredients, a tour to the local market, hand-made meal preparation, mezcal tasting and, of course, the five course meal you prepared which you get to enjoy at the end of the class. Pilar will teach you her family´s generations-old cooking secrets so you can learn and enjoy a Oaxacan culinary legacy. « less
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Bracebridge, Ontario Canada
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2014 via mobile

My husband and I went to the class called istmeno, and as an experienced food afficionado I was delighted with the class. Pilar toured us through the market and explained the food options and why she chose various vendors and ingredients. We then took taxis to Pilar's stylish house with well equipped kitchen. The menu was explained, and all the... More

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Hoboken, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2014 via mobile

We started at La Olla for introductions & an outline of the day. Our first stop was to visit the molino to grind corn for masa for the tamales we were going to make later. We then continued to the market across the street where Pilar explained local produce, cheeses and proteins then gave us some time to explore the... More

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Oakland, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2014

The second day into our Oaxacan trip, my partner and I attended a class at Pilar Cabrera's La Casa de los Sabores Cooking School. It was absolutely fantastic and unexpectedly set the tone for much of the rest of our trip. Pilar is an absolute delight - knowledgeable, highly attuned to Oaxacan cuisine and culture, passionate, curious and easygoing. We... More

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San Diego, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2014

My wife and I just returned from Oaxaca(3/6/2014) and loved Oaxaca. We went to two cooking schools and Pilar is the best. Because she also runs a very well thought of restaurant in Oaxaca, she has experience not only planning the menus but working through what are some of the possible substitutions for things that can only be found in... More

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Portland, OR
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2014

What could be better than shopping for fresh produce at an Oaxacan market with an accomplished chef and going back to her home to prepare a delicious meal? Nothing in my opinion. Three friends and I joined five others for a wonderful four hours of learning this past week with Pilar Cabrera at her La Casa de los Sabores Cooking... More

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Minneapolis
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2014

Pilar was a wonderful market guide and teaching chef for our first Oaxacan meal. Walking the Oaxaca streets to the market and experiencing the interaction with the vendors about the food set the stage for our cooking lesson. Taking our purchases to her kitchen and having hands-on participation in each of the courses of the meal was a great way... More

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2013

As previous reviews amply demonstrate, this is a model of an interesting, hands-on marketing and cooking experience. My best cooking class ever, and I've had a few!

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Idaho Falls, ID USA
2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2013

In a long awaited trip to Oaxaca (for the people, culture, Dia de Muertos, and food!) we chose to attend one of Pilar's cooking classes - featuring the food of gods and men, mole negro! as well as other traditional dishes such as home made tortillas, guacamole, apple desert, and mezcal tasting, of course. Pilar and her staff were so... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2013

On a recent visit to Oaxaca, I took a cooking class with Pilar Cabrera of Casa de los Sabores. Pilar, a native of Oaxaca, first takes the class to the mercado (market) where she purchases the food items to be cooked that day...and chats with her vendor/friends. Then it's off to her home, where everyone participates in the chopping, stuffing,... More

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Brooklyn, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2013

Pilar was an excellent teacher and a gracious host. I attended with a small group of friends and we all had a great time and ate excellent food that we prepared (black mole, rose petal ice cream, squash blossom quesadillas, our own salsa, rice & black beans). Visits to the local molino (chocolate & mole grinder), and market were informative... More

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