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Alma de mi Tierra Cooking School and Tours

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Always a wonderful addition to our trips!

Every time I come to Oaxaca I love bringing new friends with me to one of Nora's classes. Day of... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Patricia W
A culinary, history tour of Oaxaca!

Nora was wonderful! Not only was her food delicious, she kept us busy cooking. We helped at the... read more

Reviewed April 29, 2019
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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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Suggested duration: More than 3 hours
Calle Aldama # 205 | Barrio de Jalatlaco, Oaxaca 68080, Mexico
+52 877 234 4706
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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

Date of experience: November 2019
Thank Patricia W
Reviewed April 29, 2019 via mobile

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

Date of experience: April 2019
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Reviewed April 23, 2019

informative market visit, narrative, and fun using new ingredients in our cooking. Lunch was the food we made, lovely setting and great food.

Date of experience: April 2019
1  Thank Pat C
Reviewed March 7, 2019

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 !

Date of experience: March 2019
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Reviewed February 9, 2019

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

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed January 30, 2019

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

Date of experience: December 2018
2  Thank lydia s
Reviewed January 30, 2019

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

Date of experience: January 2019
1  Thank Czechnut
Reviewed January 29, 2019

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

Date of experience: January 2019
3  Thank gstrathman
Reviewed December 31, 2018

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

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Leianne C
Reviewed December 31, 2018

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

Date of experience: December 2018
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August 12, 2018|
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Response from Beth L | Reviewed this property |
Mole Amarillo, stuffed squash blossoms, salsa verde, chocolate ice cream,arroz con mentha and a few others. Preceded by a trip to the Mercado to buy everything.
Sierra G
June 15, 2018|
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Response from kay616 | Reviewed this property |
Check with Nora about your preferred date and time.
May 1, 2017|
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Response from Tamie C | Reviewed this property |
Había 6 de nosotros en la clase que nos llevó - 5 adultos y una chica de escuela secundaria. Seis personas en la clase trabajaron bien.