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Alma de mi Tierra Cooking School

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Address: Aldama # 205 Jalatlaco, Oaxaca 68080, Mexico
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Alma de Mi Tierra offers day cookery classes. Nora Valencia is a native of...

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.

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Amazing day at Alma de mi Tierra Cooking School

My 18 year old daughter and I had a wonderful experience taking the cooking class with Nora. It was so much more than a cooking class because of Nora's passion for sharing all... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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Cleveland, Ohio
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

My 18 year old daughter and I had a wonderful experience taking the cooking class with Nora. It was so much more than a cooking class because of Nora's passion for sharing all her knowledge about Oaxacan cooking and culture. The morning starts at the market which was very informative and fun. We then walked back to her cooking school... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Six of my friends and I took Nora's cooking class and it was the most enjoyable part of recent visit to Oaxaca. We started with a visit to the Mercado market which is much smaller and nicer than the Abastos. Nora explained about the various types of chili peppers including degrees of hotness and origins. We learned out varios fruits... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 February 2017

We had a wonderful morning with Nora: going to the market, preparing the food, and eating the food. We learned a lot about traditional ingredients and the history and prehistory of the foods we were eating and for which Oaxaca is famous. Nora is a delightful teacher.

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Seattle, Washington
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 2017

My husband, two adult daughters and I enjoyed an amazing day of cooking, culture and fun with Nora. She is very knowledgeable about the history, culture, and techniques associated with Oaxacan cuisine and she shares all she knows with a passion and love that is infectious. We started in the market where she guided us through all the stalls, educating... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2017

Nora is a fascinating and most knowledgeable of cooks. She wove history and gastronomy in teaching us about what went into the four dishes that we made. The class began with a trip to the market, a wonderful experience in itself. We had the chance to buy various chilli peppers and condiments to take home with us and learn about... More 

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Monterrey, Mexico
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 2016

My husband and I enjoyed every moment of this wonderful Oaxacan cooking adventure. Nora's love and knowledge of Oaxacan cuisine, culture and family made this a most memorable experience. From the market tour to the final dinner we learned from the best and had a great time with our enthusiastic and fun fellow would-be chefs. Nora's house is gorgeous -... More 

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Chehalis, Washington
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 December 2016

Nora is very engaging and knowledgeable in sharing her family's indigenous recipe. She makes slaving over a hot stove a joyful event. The food is delicious

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Oakland, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 December 2016

Nora Andrea Valencia de Gutierrez is not only beautiful, charming and intelligent, but is an excellent chef who is schooled in Gastro-anthropology. You will learn some history of food, how to shop and how to prepare classic Oaxacan fare. We met at her parents B&B La Casa de Mis Recuerdos (which we intent to stay at next visit with it's... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 December 2016

I knew I wanted to take a cooking class in Oaxaca but waited until the last minute to book. This was actually my third choice but it shouldn't have been - it was amazing! After meeting the group, you walk a couple blocks to the market and have a short tour. You learn about the different chili's and meet some... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 November 2016

We just got back from a wonderful experience in Oaxaca. We attended several of the tours,the cooking class and the comparsa dinner hosted by Nora and William. I can't say enough about how wonderful these tours and experiences are and what they provide for the visitor. They are thoughtfully designed, easy to participate in and always give participants a deeper... More 

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