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Alma de mi Tierra Cooking School and Tours

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fantastik cooking class

me and two of my friends join this cooking class with nora, It was awesome to spend the day with... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
jhoanatan m
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We took a tour of the San Antonino cemetery with Nora during their day of the dead decorating... read more

Reviewed 6 December 2018
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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
Suggested duration: More than 3 hours
Calle Aldama # 205 | Barrio de Jalatlaco, Oaxaca 68080, Mexico
+52 877 234 4706
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 3 weeks ago

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
Thank jhoanatan m
Reviewed 6 December 2018 via mobile

We took a tour of the San Antonino cemetery with Nora during their day of the dead decorating competition. First, Nora nailed the timing for taking pictures of the beautifully decorated graves and tombs. Second, we dined at a local home in Ocotlan. Third, we...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank C8love
Reviewed 25 November 2018 via mobile

Nora Valencia truly knows her way around a kitchen. She is a fastidious cook who gives a fun market tour and makes the class a great learning experience. And the food was absolutely delicious. Not only that, but she happily accommodated my husband’s request for...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 17 November 2018 via mobile

Our traveling group of 12 friends had one of the best days of our Oaxaca vacation spent with with Nora. First we visited an authentic Oaxacan mercado where we learned interesting facts about Mexican cooking ingredients and the local vendors, and we had the opportunity...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Destination786362
Reviewed 15 November 2018

Nora is simply the best cooking instructor in Oaxaca. Native of the city from a great family of serious cooks. Perfect English and also a certified tour guide which gives her a depth of knowledge beyond cooking. This is the real deal, you go to...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank DrDanzon
Reviewed 14 November 2018

Nora is an excellent cooking class instructor. As a native of Oaxaca, she is authentic and shows her love of her region’s food in her clas. We started the class with a visit to the Merced market to buy some of the ingredients for the...More

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Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 7 November 2018

Nora is fantastic! We did a day tour with her during Muertos week and it was by far the favorite of the trip. Nora was very knowledgeable about the area, took us to a few less populated destinations, pointed out differences in good and bad...More

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Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 8 October 2018

Nora is not only a cooking instructor, she is also a federally certified tour guide. So I arranged for her take my husband and me on a nighttime food tour AND for us to take a private cooking class at her home. Although the two...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 15 September 2018

I learned about Nora's cooking classes from a friend who'd visited Oaxaca a month before I did. She couldn't say enough about the experience and I'm left feeling the same way. Nora is an amazing woman with so much pride and knowledge about her Oaxacan...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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12 August 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
15 June 2018|
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Response from kay616 | Reviewed this property |
Check with Nora about your preferred date and time.
1 May 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.