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La Casa de los Sabores Cooking School

Address: Reforma 402-B | Col. Centro, Oaxaca 68000, Mexico
Phone Number: 201 255 6104
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Ranked #5 of 54 Activities in Oaxaca
Type: Classes/Workshops, Sightseeing Tours
Owner description: Many people who come to Oaxaca want to know more about the wonderful unique food from this region...
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Type: Classes/Workshops, Sightseeing Tours
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.
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Farnham UK
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147 reviews 147 reviews
27 attraction reviews
74 helpful votes 74 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015 NEW

Starts with a wander around a local market to shop with a chance to buy our own things too. So bought some blue corn fungus - huitlacoche - so great getting the low down on local products and best stalls to buy mole from. Then off to Pillar's lovely home with a large kitchen area. We were a group of... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015 NEW

This was a wonderful experience - my mother and I came away feeling as if we really had a taste of the past and present of Oaxaca, in food and in culture. A quick introduction at Chef Pilar's beautiful restaurant, La Olla, and then we walked a few blocks to the market, chatting with and learning from another chef along... More 

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Lexington, South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015 NEW

My daughter and I attended Pilar's class and we learned to make tamales and other Mexican dishes. I especially enjoyed going to the market with the group and watching Pilar select the ingredients that we would use. I think this was the first time that I cooked with squash blossoms. We all shared in carrying the ingredients and she gave... More 

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Palm Springs, California
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6 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

Pilar Cabrera’s cooking class is fun and educational. Visiting the small Mercado Merced with her was wonderful. Pilar has a lively and engaging personality, and we could see that she has an ongoing, personal connection with all vendors throughout the market. She described and explained what she was buying (both for our class meal and her restaurant) as we walked... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

I didn't expect to be cooking in Pilar's beautiful home! This was an unforgettable experience both because we got to make traditional oaxacan food while learning about the foods and traditions but also because of the unique opportunity to be inside the home of a oaxacan resident. This was hands down my favorite activity of our 12 day trip. Sign... More 

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Fayetteville, West Virginia
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8 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

I had the pleasure of taking two classes with Pilar. Accompanying her to market (Different markets on different days), learning cooking techniques (so much better than trying to follow a recipe on one's own) and enjoying the fruit of our labor at her beautiful dining table was an absolute delight.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2014 via mobile

Chef Pilar Cabrera's cooking lessons will allow you to appreciate many subtleties about Oaxacan cuisine, subtleties that you may not necessarily appreciate by just tasting all the wonderful food Oaxaca has to offer. To truly appreciate Oaxacan food, you must see its raw ingredients and how those ingredients arrive from distant villages to the local markets. You must understand how... More 

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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2014

Pilar was adept in English at sharing her passion and fun and talent for cooking her native cuisine. It was nice to be able to follow her closely in the market and understand what she's looking for and how to make choices, and then just have great fun while learning and tasting and cooking together. Highly recommend this class!

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Mexico City, Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

This half day cooking class will suit those who are accomplished cooks who want to add some traditional Oaxacan dishes to their repertoire or cooking novices who feel very uncomfortable holding a knife. Either way you´re going to have fun. The course is really designed to give you an insight into the Oaxacan culture and lifestyle through food as food... More 

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New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

I had taken a few cooking classes in Oaxaca trying to learn how to crack the code to making delicious moles and Pilar's class was exceptional. She was such a tremendous teacher and hostess. I loved the fact that the class began in the market where we shopped around at different vendors and Pilar gave us a fantastic orientation to... More 

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