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Many people who come to Oaxaca want to know more about the wonderful unique food from this region especially the variety of "mole" sauces, the banana leaf-wrapped tamales and the vast array of soups, all using typical Oaxacan ingredients.Experienced...more
My teenage daughter and I took this class together and we loved it! Pilar was a great host and her staff was very professional. She gave us a taste tour of the market and taught us about Oaxacan flavors and ingredients. We finished with a...More
This was the greatest. Such a nice way to experience the market and to have a great meal that involved a lot of participation and teaching. Class on Friday was great because the small market was busier than usual and we got to try many...More
Hands down one of the great highlights of our time in Oaxaca ~ it can be put up there with visiting Mt. Alban, walking the streets of Oaxaca at sunrise or the Jardín Etnobotánico de Oaxaca.
For those who love to cook, want to experience...More
Very well spent time: starting to meet with fellow "cooks" from London, GB and Alaska, US at La Olla restaurant. We than walked to a little market to meet with Pilar and we have got a lots of informations about all the local food. By...More
We chose the seafood menu for our cooking day with Pilar. After a trip to a nearby market to buy ingredients, we taxied back to Pilar's home to make the meal. Everything was so well organized that all 5 of us had work to do...More
I took two cooking classes while in Oaxaca, each different in their own way. Pilar is an interesting and energetic class leader and this is as much about learning about Oaxaca as it is about learning to cook.
What I would say distinguishes Pilar’s class,...More
I’ve taken 3 classes with Pilar and each one is as great as the last. She is a great chef and a great teacher! We started off by meeting at her restaurant (a great place for a meal!) and then walking to the market where...More
After going to a local market to purchase ingredients, learn about the foods of the area, and eating an absolutely delicious (and messy)mole negro tamale, we returned to the apartment where we prepared our luncheon under expert guidance. The whole experience was memorable and have...More
Friends had recommended this cooking class with Chef Pilar and we were not disappointed! She was a great teacher and hostess, and we enjoyed the market tour followed by the cooking class at her home. We've done lots of cooking classes in different places, and...More
I took cooking classes all over the city and beyond and this was, by far, my favorite cooking class (both times). Pilar is professional. She gets every student involved in every recipe. Her recipes were the yummiest. She served a nice wine during lunch on...More
Pilar schedules her classes in advance, and you can view the different menus here on her website, which I am not allowed to post here, so google it. (Look for Menu at the top and also Schedule to see when each menu is up... More
Pilar schedules her classes in advance, and you can view the different menus here on her website, which I am not allowed to post here, so google it. (Look for Menu at the top and also Schedule to see when each menu is up). So, yes, you can learn tamales if you can choose a date when that menu is planned.