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Alma de mi Tierra Cooking School

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Address: Aldama # 205 Jalatlaco, Oaxaca 68080, Mexico
Phone Number: 877 234-4706
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Alma de Mi Tierra offers day cookery classes. Nora Valencia is a native of...

Alma de Mi Tierra offers day cookery classes. Nora Valencia is a native of Oaxaca and passes on time honored recipes and techniques and some new ones of her own to her enthusiastic students.

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Fantastic way to experience Oaxacan food & culture!

Our cooking class with Nora was a very special part of our first trip to Oaxaca. The trip to the market was educational and gave us tools that we used for the remainder of our... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 6, 2016
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McCall, Idaho
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McCall, Idaho
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2016

Our cooking class with Nora was a very special part of our first trip to Oaxaca. The trip to the market was educational and gave us tools that we used for the remainder of our time in the city (and that we'll be able to use at home as well). Our time in the kitchen was a flurry of activity,... More 

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2016 via mobile

I had the best day with Nora and two other ladies. We visited the market and I was very jealous of the range of chillies they can buy. We went back to her house and made a chicken mole, a soup, a sauce and a pudding. At every step Nora was giving us information, history, tips and alternatives...

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Los Angeles, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2016

Nora took us on an informative tour through the market and then to her house for a cooking class. Nora is a charismatic teacher and we thoroughly enjoyed the class. It was a hands-on class, offering each participant an opportunity to learn the skill of tamale making. There were eight of us in the class, so the work was not... More 

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Berkeley, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2016

Nora is a treasure. She knows so much about Oaxacan culture and food, and passionately teaches about the origins and significance of Oaxacan cuisine, as well as accessible cooking techniques. Our class began with a visit to the Merced Market, to learns about the ingredients. From the market we walked to her beautiful home, where we donned our aprons and... More 

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SeaTac, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2016

First, she took us to her local market, and introduced us to different vendors, explaining all the while about the preparation methods and subtleties of the local food traditions. Then Nora walked us to her lovely home in the heart of Oaxaca City. We made several dishes, but the ones that stand out were her grandmother's Mole Verde (so delicious... More 

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Santa Barbara, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2016

We are a mixed German-Mexican family living in the United States. During our stay in Oaxaca we decided to attend a cooking class with Nora Valencia at Alma de mi Tierra Cooking School – what a highlight of our visit to Oaxaca and what immeasurable fun! Meeting at ten o’clock in the morning, Nora took us to the Mercado de... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2016

My wife and I had a wonderful experience with Nora Andrea and six other eager students. It began with a tour of the Mercado Merced, which is a small traditional neighborhood market, where we learned about the history and qualities of the ingredients that go into the local dishes. After buying the things we needed for our class, we went... More 

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Paso Robles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2016

If you enjoy Oaxacan cuisine, then Nora's cooking class is a must for you. Whether an accomplished chef or a novice cook (or just love to eat!), you will come away from this cooking experience with a delicious, authentic, well-planned Oaxacan dinner menu as well as some additional cooking skills. Also, you'll pick up some little known facts as Nora... More 

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Sausalito, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2015

Nora is also a certified and highly trained tour guide. She took our group on a fascinating mescal tour, where we spanned pre-hispanic alambic distilling to some of the best artisan mescal makers who bury the hand-harvested agaves in a rock-lined pit to roast and still use horse-drawn crushers of the cooked maguey. She's a font of information and great... More 

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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2015

Nora is exactly what I hoped for in a cooking teacher. She wants you to learn hands-on skills and is a wealth of knowledge. Two years on, we are still making her salsa borracha and guacamole on a regular basis. I loved the market visit and that she let us have a bit of time there on our own to... More 

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