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Marilau, Mexican Ancestry Cooking School

Calle de La Luz # 12 | Colonia San Antonio, San Miguel de Allende 37700, Mexico
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Owner description: Hola y muy bienvenidos! As in all cultures, those born and raised in the society are the best source of knowledge about traditions. As a Mexican... more » Owner description: Hola y muy bienvenidos! As in all cultures, those born and raised in the society are the best source of knowledge about traditions. As a Mexican native, I inherited my Mexican cuisine knowledge from my previous generations. And my passion too! From my earliest years, I watched my mother, my aunts and grandparents in the kitchen, so I invite you to join me in tranquility to take our aprons and spoons, to use the very fresh ingredients of our Mexican Cuisine, and recreate together those delicious dishes. I love sharing my knowledge about one of the most varied and delicious cuisines in the world. I take pride in customizing my classes to suit the needs of all students -that don't have to stick to a fix classes program calendar- in my cozy kitchen with its antique Mexican molcajetes and metates. Just contact us to arrange your own hands-on class with a maximum of 4 students per class to insure individualized attention to each. Classes are from Monday to Friday, starting at 10:00 am. A special schedule can be arranged for private groups. A minimum number students apply for each class. We offer open custom classes for short stay students and professional intensive courses. « less
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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014

First, apologies to Mari … I have had the flu since returning from Mexico, so it has taken me a couple of weeks to write this :( Now on to the good stuff. My husband and I had the pleasure of taking cooking classes with Mari during our recent stay in San Miguel. It is difficult to find the words... More

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Calgary, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

This review is long overdue! My husband and I completed a 3 day diploma class with Marilau in early April while on holiday in San Miguel. Marilau’s compassion for preserving Mexican ancestry through cooking was evident from the moment we met her. This is a hands-on intense way of learning, and we enjoyed every minute of class. It was enlightening... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014

On my mother's recommendation, my wife and I took a class with Maria. We did three salsas (traditional sauces), Chicken Tinga and a black bean soup. As all the other reviewers have said, the results were just delicious. My one-year-old daughter loved the Tinga (as did I). You could really discern the rich, traditional flavors - not like a Tex... More

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Seattle
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2014

This course is intense, Maria works from the moment you get there until you leave. The work is worth it; every dish is superb. I usually can easily decide which of several dishes I prefer, but could not; they''re all good.

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San Miguel de Allende, Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2014

I was lucky enough to attend Marilau's class on making authentic Mexican adobes and pipians- two sauces I could have eaten and never even thought about, let alone learn how to make. Marilau is not just a cooking instructor, but offers a deep understanding of Mexican culture and food along with proper preparation technique. I enjoyed the small class size,... More

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Tuscaloosa, Alabama
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2014

During a recent trip to San Miguel, four family members and I had the pleasure of taking a small, hands-on cooking class with Marilau in her cozy kitchen. We sipped refreshing hibiscus tea as she taught us many basics of authentic Mexican cooking. She is not only professional and knowledgeable, but she is also delightful and entertaining. Although most of... More

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Akron, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2014 via mobile

I am a professional chef and came with an open mind wanting to learn and experience the true cuisine of Mexico. I know all about Tex-Mex, fusion Mex etc, but I wanted to understand how this cuisine evolved from it's roots. Marilau shares this knowledge and continues the cooking traditions of her ancestors. Marilau's passion for the traditional cooking of... More

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Honolulu, Hawaii
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2014

Wow. I can't say enough about Maria, her depth of knowledge and willingness to share! Our group signed up for a morning of cooking nopales, soup and meatballs and ended up scheduling a second class for pork with salsa verde, a different soup and rice. We have since re-made two of the courses and it hasn't even been three weeks!... More

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2014

I just returned from a week in beautiful San Miguel, where I went specifically to learn to cook with Marilau, and I am so glad I did! I started talking to Marilau about 8 years ago about lessons but never found the time to visit San Miguel, finally I decided very last minute to go, so I contacted Marilau and... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2014

MariLau, who owns and runs this charming cooking school, is the very heart and soul of traditional cuisine. Look no further.... She is extremely well seasoned and knowledgeable and and a fine instructor. Not only does she transmit what you need to know about traditional Mexican cuisine, she also is a most credible, and informative voice for what mexican culture... More

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