As part of a month long study abroad trip to Oaxaca, Mexico I took a cooking class at La Cocina Oaxaquena with several of the other people from my group:
Overall: A fun experience that ends in delicious food!
Food: We made Sopa Azteca and Chili Rellenos and both were delicious. Also, I'm a vegetarian and it was no problem for Socorro (the main chef) and her son Gerardo to adjust to my dietary preferences.
Instruction: Some of the comments complain that they didn't really get to do anything or that the language barrier made things awkard, but that wasn't my experience at all. I felt involved in every step - so much so that I even dared to make a similar dish on my own when I got back to New Jersey (and I'm no chef). Also, for those people concerned about language barrier, Gerardo speaks English fluently so there is no issue if someone in the group doesn't speak Spanish.
Atmosphere: The kitchen and the house itself are beautiful - It is covered with artwork and there is a open air patio in the middle of the house (the kitchen itself is covered so no worries if it rains). The family is very warm and friendly and seems to try to accommodate its students in any way possible.
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