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Vegetarian Traditional Mexican Cooking Class provided by Nomad Cook

Vegetarian Traditional Mexican Cooking Class

Vegetarian Traditional Mexican Cooking Class
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Duration:
6h
Taking Covid-19 safety measures
Service animals allowed
Ticket type:
Mobile
Free cancellation
About
​This workshop is quite interactive; you're going to actively participate in preparing the food we all are going to eat. Either you're a beginner in the kitchen or a master chef. The only thing I ask is that you're passionate about cooking. I'll share with you some stories, especially from my scouting and exploration of the state of Oaxaca, mainly from La Mixteca and the Central Valley regions. Finally, we all are going to enjoy the meals we cooked, I'll show you a couple of techniques to make your food look fantastic with little effort (food love starts with the sight!) Mexican food, thus, Oaxacan cuisine has a significant foundation on corn, so we are going to learn about this cornerstone ingredient of the local gastronomy. This workshop is a vegetarian/vegan one, but meat dates could be booked in advance.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 6h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
Portuguese, English, Spanish
What to expect
Know before you go
  • Duration: 6h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
Portuguese, English, Spanish
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
What to expect
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Call the number below and use the product code: 206416P1
Important information
Inclusions
  • Soft drinks, not quite soda, but fresh fruit based fresh drinks
  • Lunch
  • Snacks
  • Soft drinks, not quite soda, but fresh fruit based fresh drinks
Duration
6h
Departure details
  • Mercado de la Merced, y del Privada Morelos San Pedro de los Baños, RUTA INDEPENDENCIA, Centro, 50740 Nicolás, Méx., Mexico We are going to meet up at the parking lot of Mercado de la Merced, just next to the big tree.​
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Inclusions
  • Soft drinks, not quite soda, but fresh fruit based fresh drinks
  • Lunch
  • Snacks
  • Soft drinks, not quite soda, but fresh fruit based fresh drinks
Departure details
  • Mercado de la Merced, y del Privada Morelos San Pedro de los Baños, RUTA INDEPENDENCIA, Centro, 50740 Nicolás, Méx., Mexico We are going to meet up at the parking lot of Mercado de la Merced, just next to the big tree.​
Duration
6h
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Travel safe during COVID-19
Last updated: Mar 3, 2022
A note from Vegetarian Traditional Mexican Cooking Class
* All surfaces and material are sanitized upon arrival. * There's a separation of three days between open dates so there's enough time to clean and let the space to be cleared. * We only remove masks for eating and with the proper distance.
What you can expect during your visit
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
What you can expect during your visit
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
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Lily
1 contribution
We had such an amazing experience doing the mole cooking class with Luis. What separates this to the others, in our opinion, is that it is a much more intimate experience, as you’re invited to Luis’ beautiful home and get to learn more than just cooking. You will also learn about the history of mole and get an insight on what’s it really like to live in Oaxaca city.

Luis makes you feel at home and starts the day by going to his local market grabbing what we needed for the day. For the cooking class, Luis was very ambitious and crammed a lot of things to make, he certainly made sure we were both very busy roasting, chopping or blending something! We made traditional hot chocolate for breakfast, which was eaten with a brioche that was bought earlier in the market. Then guacamole as a snack, followed by 2 types of mole, rice and agua de piña. You even get to visit the local mill to grind the mole, with a trip to eat some nieves (ice cream) on the way. At the end of the class, we all sat down and ate what we made.

Luis explains things easily and nothing felt rushed and we both had a fantastic time. It was like going to an old friend’s house and making a meal together. Thank you Luis!
Written March 31, 2022
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Kevin Z
2 contributions
We had a wonderful experience at this mole cooking class. The class was an immersive cultural experience with a walk through the local market. It was extremely helpful getting to know the good places to pick up local food items, like chocolate and quesillo, as well. Luis also has a really nice kitchen stocked with great cookware. Throughout the cooking portion of the class, we also learned various skills that would be applicable to many types of cooking beyond just mole. These are lifelong skills that you would not pick up from just watching a video. The mole also turned out to be absolutely delicious!

As for COVID safety, Luis did a tremendous job with safety protocols. He clearly showed that he cares and we felt safe the entire time. If this is your concern, do not fret because this is as safe as you could get.

I would 100% recommend this class to anyone looking to not only pick up new cooking skills but also learn more about the local food culture!
Written March 12, 2022
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nicola
2 contributions
I would highly recommend this class to anyone visiting Oaxaca City! You will come away with real cooking skills as well as a deeper understanding and appreciation of the place you are visiting.

This class starts with a shopping trip of a local market, where Luis talks about the kinds of ingredients we will be using, and their importance and significance in Oaxacan cuisine. The cooking portion of the class occurs back at Luis's kitchen, and is very interactive.  We were  chopping vegetables, mixing ingredients, and charring chillies while Luis carefully explained the methods and reasons behind everything we were doing. There was even a trip to a local mill to mix our mole which I found super interesting. We learned not only the process of making mole, but also the history of the dish and its many iterations throughout the years.

The class ends by eating our homemade lunch outside in Luis's garden, surrounded by his herb and vegetable plants, chatting about the history, politics, food, and culture of Oaxaca.

Making mole is a very complex and lengthy process, and Luis made the whole day fun and light. He is a natural teacher with a true love of food, and his patience and humor made the  process simple for even a beginner like me. I will definitely take more of his classes on my next trip to Oaxaca!
Written March 31, 2022
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Simon J
122 contributions
We did the Vegan Cooking Class with Luis and it was really great.

We first met up at the local market to get the groceries for the cooking class. In our case the masa dough and lots of vegetables.

We then walked the 5min it took to reach his kitchen and started cooking.
Luis is really passionate about the food but also what it represents and the people behind it.
We got to learn a lot about local and native produce and then also cook with it. 5h has never gone so fast.
The best part is that YOU ACTUALLY GET TO DO THE COOKING. Sadly in so many cooking classes this is not the case.

We made Guacamole, a salad with heirloom tomatoes and huitlacoche (fungus corn), molotes, salsa and tamales with beans. We also made Hibiscus water which is a classic.
Everything tasted 👌🔥

During Covid-times Luis assured us he takes all the necessary precautions which you could tell.

If you get the chance you should really try to do a cooking class with Nomad Cook!
Written October 18, 2020
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GrandTour608754
Los Angeles, CA1 contribution
Family
Wow! We had such a good time with Luis, he met us at the mercado, treated us to hot chocolate and traditional Mexican pastries and then we followed him as he shopped for the ingredients we would need to create our feast, a vegetarian feast per our request. His positivity and love for food made the adventure great fun. We even got to see our corn being stoneground which we then used to make homemade tortillas! After shopping we proceeded to make (and eat) a delicious meal with Luis's tutelage. Our group of 4, 2 adults and 2 teenagers had a blast. We highly recommend.
Written January 13, 2020
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NomadCook_Mx
Thanks so much for your review! It was a lot of fun and the final result was amazing! Great job!
Written March 3, 2020
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Cassandra L
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Solo
I really loved this class with Luis! He was so kind and knowledgeable.We made so much food that I needed a nap afterwards. The meals we made were delicious, and I also had a chance to practice my Spanish with him. He gave me lots of good recommendations for things to do in Oaxaca while visiting. I would definitely take another class with him. If you are coming to Oaxaca, you should add this to your itinerary.
Written November 6, 2021
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RTW-andrewt
Los Angeles, CA3 contributions
Family
I'm so glad we arranged a cooking adventure with Luis! He's a remarkable guy, very knowledgeable and enthusiastic. Totally recommend! We bought ingredients at the local market, and went back to his studio to prepare the meal, and then ate up a wonderful lunch. The kitchen is not all glossy and prepared for tourists, it's the work space of his house. This makes it all the more memorable and local. This was a highlight of our trip. Highly recommended!
Written January 20, 2020
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NomadCook_Mx
Thanks for the review! I had a lot of fun! I also appreciate the advice for the filming part, I'm keeping that in mind for upcoming projects! Cheers!
Written March 6, 2020
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Chris P
1 contribution
Solo
Luis’ class was an awesome culinary experience which I’ve highly recommended to friends visiting Oaxaca. Our day included a fun trip to a local market to pick ingredients as well as a visit to the neighborhood grinding mill. The class was highly informative and very much a hands-on experience. Luis’ class provided for a very fun day and I will definitely be taking one of his other class offerings on my next visit to Oaxaca.
Written June 1, 2022
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Kaia H
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Friends
My friends and I had an amazing time at Luis' cooking class! I appreciated how hands-on the experience was, we really learned techniques that we could use at home in our own kitchens. The food was delicious, so flavorful, and we even made tortillas from scratch (including nixtamalization of the corn!) We also went to the market, took mini field trips around the neighborhood, and discussed regional culture and food systems. I would definitely recommend this class and would like to take another workshop from Nomad Cook in the future!
Written December 9, 2019
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NomadCook_Mx
Thanks for your words, Kaia! I'm glad you and your friends had fun during our day of cooking and eating. You're always welcome to come back to Oaxaca and to Nomad Cook's kitchen!
Written February 24, 2020
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Marc C
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Fantastic experience and amazing knowledgeable host
I attended all of nomadcooks classes and enjoyed them immensely. He showed us all the good merchants at the market,
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A deep dive into the spirit of Oaxacan culinary tradition
This class has been a highlight of my trip in Oaxaca. Luis takes a deep cultural approach to food preparation, shar
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Amazing
This was incredible. Luis is an amazing cook with so much knowledge to share. The class was personalised for our in
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Unique local culinary experience
Wonderful experience - must do in Oaxaca. Luis is full of knowledge and enthusiasm about the local cuisine, guiding
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A gem of a class that captures the spirit of Oaxaca
I heard rave reviews about Luis's class while on a tour of the local markets, and after taking one of his classes m
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Corn, Beans, Squash
The day we spent with Luis was packed full of useful information, hands-on learning, and bountiful flavor. Other co
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WITHOUT A DOUBT - THE BEST
Our class was better than we all ever imagined. Luis was an expert teacher and very patient. All was perfectly pl
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The delicious politics of food!
I had the pleasure of a day in LUIS' kitchen earlier this month. A gaggle of girlfriends traveled to the Mecca of O
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Delicious food accompanied by outstanding regional knowledge!!!
This class was one of our favorite experiences in Oaxaca! Luis shared a plethora of knowledge about the regional in
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Unique and memorable cooking class!
I recently took a vegan mole cooking class with Luis, and it was incredibly special and memorable. Luis is a kind a
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Amazing Hands-on Cooking Class!!
My Fiancé and I participated in Luis' workshop today. We had such a great experience. We really felt Luis' passion
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Fun, Informative, and Engaging Class!
I am so grateful to Luis for creating such a superb and holistic experience -- we absolutely loved our day cooking
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If you can only do one thing in Oaxaca, take Luis's class!
Oaxaca was a dream trip on so many levels, but Luis's class was by far the highlight and our meal together was the
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A foundational class for those aspiring to understand Mexican cuisines
Mexico (and Oaxaca in particular) is well known for its traditional foodways, and there’s no better place to apprec
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MUST DO if you love Oaxacan food
We’ve taken cooking classes all around the world and Luis’s was by far the best. He provided such deep insight into
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