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Alma de mi Tierra Cooking School

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Address: Aldama # 205 Jalatlaco, Oaxaca 68080, Mexico
Phone Number: +52 877 234 4706

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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Dead of the Dead Activities-2016

We just got back from a wonderful experience in Oaxaca. We attended several of the tours,the cooking class and the comparsa dinner hosted by Nora and William. I can't say enough... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We just got back from a wonderful experience in Oaxaca. We attended several of the tours,the cooking class and the comparsa dinner hosted by Nora and William. I can't say enough about how wonderful these tours and experiences are and what they provide for the visitor. They are thoughtfully designed, easy to participate in and always give participants a deeper... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Last night we attended the Comparsa dinner at the home of Nora and William in Oaxaca city. This is a gourmet experience that should not be missed. The four course meal that included appetizer, soup, entrée and dessert was a feast for the eyes as well as the mouth. All of the dishes are very creative with Nora's personal combination... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 26, 2016 via mobile

Nora put together a tour of the local market before taking us to her beautifully decorated home for a cooking demonstration. We asked for her to show us how to make a Oaxaca mole dish to which she added ceviche, corn soup and Kailua flan. She told us the history of food in Oaxaca and the influences brought by other... More 

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McCall, Idaho
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5 of 5 bubbles 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 bubbles 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 bubbles 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 bubbles 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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5 of 5 bubbles 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 bubbles 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 bubbles 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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