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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. Almost 20 years experience in instructing classes has led...more
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Every time I come to Oaxaca I love bringing new friends with me to one of Nora's classes. Day of the Dead is a particularly wonderful time to come as you learn to make traditional mole negro. I learn something new each time I take...More
Nora was wonderful! Not only was her food delicious, she kept us busy cooking. We helped at the market, learned about local products, history and culture! She made us laugh and her kitchen and dining area is beautiful! What an incredible way to start our...More
I highly recommend this cooking school day ! Not only do you actively help prepare and then enjoy a delicious meal, you learn about the food traditions of Oaxaca . Nora is a wonderful guide through the market , I learned so much !
Nora is more than a great chef and teacher, she has such knowledge of Oaxacan food and cultural history. The trip to the market was a learning experience! The day of the class was very well organized. She kept every one of us busy -...More
my boyfriend and I attended this wonderful class with nora she took us to a local market to buy the ingredients after she took us to her beautiful kitchen where we cooked for three hours, the best of this class nora knows very well how...More
Spent a terrific day with Nora Valencia who took us to the Merced market where she explained the finer points of many of the local foods. We then proceeded to her beautiful kitchen where we all participated in preparing and cooking an incredible meal -...More
Our cooking class with Nora was one of our favorite experiences in Oaxaca! We were a bit nervous about joining a cooking class, because we didn't want it to be cheesy or dumbed down for people who aren't savvy in the kitchen. Sounds pretentious... but...More
During the Day of the Dead holiday, after meeting in a beautifully decorated bed and breakfast, we went on a tour to a local graveyard--people spent hours painstakingly decorating the graves of their relatives in colorful flowers--then having the family gather for a picnic and...More
me and two of my friends join this cooking class with nora, It was awesome to spend the day with nora, she shares her passion for cooking to all
the people and her way of cooking is just great, she knows a lot about culture...More