Istmo and Pacific Coast Tour

Istmo and Pacific Coast Tour

The Istmo of Tehuantepec is Mexico´s smallest landmass in between 2 large bodies of water, the Gulf of Mexico and the Pacific Ocean. It is a fascinating place with one of the only matriarchal societies in Mexico where many traditions still flourish and where food plays an important role in upholding them. Our days of studying Istmenian food and lifestyle will culminate by attending the Fiesta de Candelaria in a remote village where the people are an exotic mix of the Zapotec and Huave groups. There we will be...

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Schedule & Prices 2017

APRIL 2017 5 Market Tour & Hands-on Cooking Class   11 Abastos Market Tour & Hands-on Cooking Class NEW! 19 Market Tour & Hands-on Cooking Class   26 Market Tour & Hands-on Cooking Class   MAY 3 Market Tour & Hands-on Cooking Class with Yolanda   11 Cheese Making Demonstration & Hands-on Cooking Class with Yolanda NEW! 17 Market Tour & Hands-on Cooking Class   24 Market Tour & Hands-on Cooking Class   31 Market Tour...

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Michoacán Cuisine & Monarch Butterflies Tour

Michoacán Cuisine & Monarch Butterflies Tour

  We are working on a new Culinary adventure, this time in the beautiful state of Michoacán, also known as “The soul of Mexico”. Land of various indigenous groups like the Purépecha, Mazahua, Nahuatl & Otomí among others. Michoacan is famous for the migrating Monarch Butterflies but also for its natural beauty, art, culture & vast culinary roots, retained for over a millenium. On this tour you will learn about the Michoacán region’s rich food & spices and cook some Michoacán...

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Yucatán Peninsula Carnival Tour 2017

Yucatán Peninsula Carnival Tour 2017

  This tour is an in depth look at the Mayan culture and gastronomy that covers the three southern most states of México: Campeche, Yucatan and Quintana Roo. For easy access and affordable airfares, the tour starts and ends in Cancun. After arriving in Cancun you will transfer to the enchanting Caribbean beaches of Isla de Mujeres. We travel in an air-conditioned van to the colonial city of Valladolid to have a cooking class and learn about the unique foods from this area. Then we continue on to the...

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Mexico City – Tepoz – Oaxaca Tour

Mexico City – Tepoz – Oaxaca Tour

  Join us for an exciting tour of the old and new. Mexico City has it all: Contemporary, elegant, vast, cosmopolitan. Visit Teotihuacan Archeological site, eat the best tacos and in the best contemporary & traditional restaurants. Enjoy cooking demonstrations and tastings. Visit Frida Kahlo’s House & Diego Rivera’s Studio, Mexico City’s Historical Center, Museums and more. On our way to Oaxaca we stop in the Valle Sagrado village of Tepoztlán, a magical town full of mysticism and tradition,...

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Gay Vela, Istmo de Tehuantepec Tour

Gay Vela, Istmo de Tehuantepec Tour

For Gays and Gay Aficionados. This tour is an unusual look into the matriarchal society of the Isthmus of Tehuantepec, in particular, the Muxes of Juchitán de las Flores. This group of men, called Muxes, from a rather young age, decide they want to live their lives as women and are encouraged to do so. They age to be prominent women figures in the society, with jobs in politics, education, and esthetics, and are accepted by many walks of life. Velas are big dances or balls that are held every year in the month...

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The Cacao Fiesta, Tabasco and Chiapas Tour

The Cacao Fiesta, Tabasco and Chiapas Tour

We will start in Villahermosa where we will learn about the Tabasqueña cuisine and dine in restaurants around this lively, interesting city. We will then proceed to Comalcalco, Tabasco to visit cacao plantations, tour the ruins and to do some cooking. The Cacao Fiesta San Isidro de Labrador is an all night affair and will be a chocolate lover’s delight. After another day in Villahermosa touring the Mercado we will move on to Tuxtla Gutiérrez, Chiapas and an exciting boat ride in the Cañon de Sumidero. San...

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Veracruz Vanilla and Spring Equinox Celebration Tour

Veracruz Vanilla and Spring Equinox Celebration Tour

The tour starts and ends in the port city of Veracruz, where we visit the local markets and restaurants, have a cooking class and enjoy the music and dancing of the night life. Then we travel on to Papantla for the Spring Equinox festival at the mysterious and majestic ruins at “El Tajín”. We will watch the Voladores (flying dancers) perform. For this festival everyone wears white to receive the positive vibrations, and we will join the rest of the sun worshippers to climb the ruins for a yearly spring...

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Chile Lover’s Tour

Chile Lover’s Tour

La Cañada, Chile Chilhuacle Harvest and the Mixteca   This tour celebrates the fall harvest of the chilhuacle chiles, the esteemed chiles grown in the Cañada region and dried for use in the revered Negro and Chichilo moles. These exceptional chiles are wonderful when dried but are real delicacies when available fresh, only in the month of November. They are made into a fabulous stew that we will eat with an agronomist and his family on his ranch and see the many other fruit and vegetable orchards in...

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