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Oaxaca: Traditional Oaxacan Cooking Class with Market Visit

1. Oaxaca: Traditional Oaxacan Cooking Class with Market Visit

Discover what makes Oaxacan gastronomy so renowned. Visit a local, bustling market together with a chef to shop for the freshest of ingredients. Taste the traditional flavors and learn the techniques of Oaxacan cooking as you prepare authentic dishes alongside a chef who will explain what makes them unique for the region.  Start this fully interactive class exploring the main markets of Oaxaca city accompanied by the chef who will help you to identify the best and fresh ingredients on the list. Decide what dish to prepare between two suggestions by the chef. Then, get started cooking as you learn how to prepare one of the traditional meals that proudly represent an important cultural part of the beautiful Oaxaca state. During the lesson, the chef will also explain the benefits about each of the representative ingredients of the region, and which the locals prefer for the preparation of their dishes.  Prepare additionally some handmade tortillas and typical drinks to accompany your dish, such as Tejate, Chilacayota and Margaritas with Mezcal. Feel free to ask any question you have about and, of course, enjoy your traditional meal.

Oaxaca: Vegetarian Cooking Class with Market Tour

2. Oaxaca: Vegetarian Cooking Class with Market Tour

Tour a local market to pick up ingredients, then cook a traditional food recipe with your expert chef. Learn about local ingredients and meet producers of fresh vegetables. Pick up ingredients grown organically nearby and harvested that very morning. After touring the market, return to the kitchen for the class to prepare your dish. Learn how to prepare a delicious salad, a vegetarian main dish, and a dessert in the traditional way. After cooking, its time to share the food with everyone. Enjoy a collective meal together as you taste the rich flavors and feelings of Oaxaca.

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This was a fantastic way to see Oaxaca and get a sense for the local food! We began by taking a walking tour of the neighborhood (close to the centro but less touristy which was nice) and went to the market with our guide who allowed us to try different foods and spices. We also learned about the different trees in the area. When we got back we were introduced to the ingredients and began cooking. We cooked quite a few dishes including mole, memelas, salad, and Mexican gnocchi - though our guide told us the menu changes each class. For me it felt less like a cooking class and more like a cooking experience. We were all doing different things which made it hard to learn how to duplicate the recipes. However, I enjoyed this as it was a really fun way to spend a few hours. It was a delicious meal and was nice to eat together at the end. If you are looking to get to know a bit more about the food and history of Oaxaca in a hands on (and delicious) way, try this class!

This cooking class was amazing, although it is a vegetarian class the master chef does make accomodations if anyone is vegan. It started with a cup of coffee and then we walked to the mercado and saw some native fruit trees along the way. At the mercado it gets a bit chaotic as the chef works to buy all the ingredients needed for the meal but he gives you the opportjnity to buy anything you might want for yourself as well. While actually cooking, the chef had us divide tasks to prepare our meal. We had a salad, memelas, and a yellow mole, it was one of mu favorite meals while in oaxaca. He also gives you all the recipes you cooked after the class. It was a great experience and i learned some cooking techniques. The only negative thing i have to say is that the kitchen they use for the class is quite small and it gets a bit crowded and at times there arent enough things to do for everyone. But everything else was great.

This was a pretty cool activity overall. We met up with the host and he gave us coffee or tea. Once we finished we took a relaxed stroll to the market where we learned about the different types of native trees along the way. At the market, we shopped with the guide and got to learn about new spices. Once we had picked up all the ingredients we went back and cooked up a storm. The food was good and I tried various new things. The guide was friendly and welcoming My only complaint was that we made so many dishes that we all had different tasks during the cooking process. This resulted in not really learning how to make any new dishes just a couple of steps in each dish.

Geraldo was great. Market shopping so amazing! His home was beautiful and inviting and we loved cooking traditional Oaxaca food.