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You get to spend the whole day visiting a small town market, tasting the local fair and learning... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Boston, Massachusetts
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Awesome experience - don’t miss it!

This was an amazing day from 9am until 8pm. Toured the Etla Market with a knowledgeable guide... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Ankeny, Iowa
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Rancho Aurora | AP#42 Admon.3, Oaxaca 68101, Mexico
011 52 951 508 0469
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

You get to spend the whole day visiting a small town market, tasting the local fair and learning about the local produce and cuisine, and then cooking a fabulous meal supervised by an incredible woman, Susana Trilling. Susana is passionate about Mexican/Oaxacan cuisine, had a...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This was an amazing day from 9am until 8pm. Toured the Etla Market with a knowledgeable guide, tasted tamales, ice cream, grasshoppers, hot cocoa, etc. Went to “the ranch” where Susana went through the day’s recipes and started us off with passion fruit mezcal and...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed 19 August 2018

They organised our wedding, the most amazing party. They took care of every detail. The most great thing was the food! People could not stop licking their fingers, not to mention the chocolate cake they baked for us. A place in the middle of two...More

Date of experience: June 2018
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Reviewed 14 July 2018

First, you tour the Etla market seeing the huge varieties of chiles. Then we taste delicious tamales. There were so many different fillings. Yum! Then we drove to the cooking school. Once we got there we were served a small lunch. Then we were given...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed 18 June 2018

My friend Mari and I spent an amazing week in Oaxaca City for the festivities of Dia De Los Muertos. our party of four women signed up for the cheese making class at Seasons of My Heart Cooking School, even though Mari had never cooked...More

Date of experience: October 2017
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Reviewed 14 March 2018

Our group of 12 spent an afternoon learning to cook authentic Oaxacan recipes. The staff were welcoming and served a light lunch to fortify us. Then we divided into 4 groups. Each group cooked a different part of a four course meal. The ingredients were...More

Date of experience: February 2018
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Reviewed 4 March 2018 via mobile

My husband and I thoroughly enjoyed the day we spent with Emily, Dulce, and Yolanda at Seasons of the Heart cooking school. Everything was well organized and as advertised. The market tour was lots of fun, especially since it was outside of Oaxaca. The school...More

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank barbaramE3079KW
Reviewed 24 February 2018

The kitchen has ample space and is nicely furnished. You will do some hands on work and share in the food production. The highlight that made me glad to attend was our visit to the Central Market. There are two principle markets in Oaxaca; the...More

Date of experience: February 2018
1  Thank Richard C
Reviewed 26 January 2018

S. Trilling was away. However, my husband and I loved the cooking class anyway. Our time with Yolanda at the market in Etla was super interesting! She was a good teacher. We sampled amazing tamales and ice creams and many other delightful things, like fruit...More

Date of experience: January 2018
Thank Susan S
Reviewed 24 October 2017

We did a private lesson that was really great! All of the staff were so helpful and kind. From arrangements to car pick up to helping with the the class. Wonderful informative market tour with Yolanda before we headed out to the Rancho. Susana was...More

Date of experience: October 2017
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Response from Abby F | Reviewed this property |
My class was with Yolanda and I never even met Susan. It's kind of disappointing to go to Susan's school and not have class with her, but Yolanda is fantastic! Her market tour was the highlight for me, and the cooking class... More