Spring Equinox Culinary Course

Spring Equinox Culinary Course

 The Spring Equinox Culinary Course   This course will immerse you in the cuisine, culture and pueblo life of Oaxaca. We will visit local markets, cooks, molinos, chocolate and cheese makers. Every morning you will have breakfast at the hotel before being picked up by our driver. We will be doing a morning activity which may be a cooking demonstration at a local ranch or visiting a market or another cottage industry where we will eat an almuerzo or light lunch. Then we will head out in the van to the...

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Escape the Winter Blues 2017

Escape the Winter Blues 2017

Discover the Gastronomy and Culture of Oaxaca . . Six days of cultural and culinary exploration in the beautiful valley of Oaxaca. We visit the fabulous ethno botanical garden for a tour to learn about the important plants that helped create this amazing culture. Spend a day visiting various Zapotec artists where we learn about their crafts and finish with a great Zapotec dinner in the home of a wonderful local chef. Guided trip to the mountaintop ruins of the city of Monte Alban. There are three hands on classes...

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Guelaguetza Course

Guelaguetza Course

Enjoy the Foods of Oaxaca’s Seven Regions     This tour is for those of you who want a more intense cultural and well-rounded culinary experience really exploring the foods of the seven regions and seeing how the locals celebrate a festival that is uniquely Oaxacan. It is always a lot of fun and a hit with family groups, restauranteers and chefs. In this 6 day course, we study the foods of the seven regions, complete with one day of foraging for and preparing wild mushrooms in the mountains,...

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Mushroom Foraging Course

Mushroom Foraging Course

Mushroom Foraging in the Sierra Norte Mountains     . The Northern mountain range of the Sierra Madre has a moist micro-climate perfect for producing many types of wild mushrooms. On this Course we gather mushrooms in the mornings and turn them into delectable treats with the local cocineras in the afternoon. We travel in our air-conditioned van and lodge in cozy wooden cabins in picturesque villages in the mountains. A fellow mycologist will join us to help us identify each variety. We utilize local...

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Chefs’ Intensive Course 2017

Chefs’ Intensive Course 2017

Learn the secrets of the Mexican & Oaxacan Cuisine     Seven days of in-depth study for chefs and avid cooks.  Learn the secrets of Oaxacan, Pre-Hispanic, Yucatecan and Contemporary Mexican cuisine. Sharpen your skills and learn the important techniques of working with Mexican ingredients. It’s all about food. Visit markets, bakeries, mezcal producers. Forage in the forest for mushrooms (weather permitting) and enjoy intensive hands-on classes in our beautiful kitchen. Fine dining and late night...

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Día de Muertos Course

Día de Muertos Course

Participate in a mystical and magical fiesta! . . Seven-days of learning about this wonderful traditional holiday that is literally a feast for the eyes as well as a gastronomical experience. We do hands-on classes in traditional chocolate, bread and mole making, plus build an altar. This course is designed to immerse you in the cuisine, culture and many aspects of pueblo life. Trips to a few small village homes, graveyards and a lot of dancing with the “muerteros” to fully participate in this mystical...

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