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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 43 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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Mexico City, Mexico
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
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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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

Don't hesitate on deciding whether or not to take Pilar's fabulous cooking class. I can't imagine how anyone could be disappointed. We took the 100% Oaxaca class and made salsa with ants, salsa with worms, a soup, a delicious cheesecake-like dessert, an unbelievable mole, and fresh corn tortillas (as well as a thicker type of tortilla that I can't remember... More

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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

We spent a lovely day together with Pilar and her two interns. We were a mixed crowd, one seasoned foodie who loves to cook, two 18 year old foodies who loves to eat, and me with my limited food requirements. One of the very best highlights was visiting the market and learning how to buy food. Everyone left smitten with... More

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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2014

Chef Pilar was born in Oaxaca and can relate all ingredients to her upbringing which adds a very personal angle to everything she makes. She has a lot of knowledge about all ingredients and Oaxaca food. Classes are fun, light and there is plenty of food to taste once the class is over.

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Zurich, Switzerland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2014

Generally, Oaxaca was one of our favourite places in Mexico. Pilar's class made it even more rich, especially as we want to the market together and could ask all kinds of questions. Pilar was the nicest host. Absolutely a recommendation!

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Plano, Illinois
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2014

This tamale class was so interesting and great fun. I shared it with my daughter which made it even more enjoyable. Chef Pilar is very easy to work with and the finished products were delicious! Ceil Carey from Illinois

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Bracebridge, Ontario Canada
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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