We were picked up from our hotel by the daughter of the hostess.
She was very warm and her English was more than adequate.
She took us to the markets to purchase some of the food required and was more than happy to answer any and all of our questions. She even encouraged us to try some local foods (chapulines, dried pigs intestine and a drink made from water and limestone-all AMAZING)
When we arrived at the cooking school we realised we were being invited into their home.
Socorro our cooking instructor was warm and welcoming.
While her English is poor we found this no barrier. With daughter with us the whole time.
Gerardo arrived just as we're were finishing cooking.
We made Mole Rojo with pork meat (we were asked what type of meat we would like-if we were vegetarians it would not have been an issue!) also zucchini soup, and tortillas.
We were very hands on with the cooking (it was just my husband and I) lots of stirring and chopping but isn't that what cooking is???
On completion of cooking the family, my husband and I sat down to what felt like a family meal.
We drank margaritas and agua de Jamaica (home made juice from hibiscus flowers)
Laughter was apparent the entire time especially with Socorro. (A few Spanish words went a long way)
Overall this was a fantastic experience with warm welcoming people.....and one of the best meals we had in Oaxaca.
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