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Private Mexican Market Tour and Cooking Lesson in a Local Home

Private Mexican Market Tour and Cooking Lesson in a Local Home
Food, Wine & Nightlife > Cooking Classes > Cooking Class
$96
Duration: 4 hours
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Description

Your hosts Alex and Ale will accompany you to the San Juan market, a traditional Mexican market in the historic center of Mexico City that specializes in gourmet and exotic foods. It's known for its selection of exotic meats, including venison, crocodile, wild boar and even lion meat. Alex and Ale will guide you through the market and describe the different items for sale - from fresh produce to dried chiles, spices, mole mixes, and much more! You might taste a few local specialities before walking home together to begin your cooking experience.

At home, you will join your hosts in the kitchen to learn to make 1-2 traditional dishes. A possible dish could be enmoladas, corn tortillas stuffed with chicken in a mole sauce, a dark chocolate-based sauce with lots of spices that is very popular in Mexico and easy to cook!

Once you're done cooking, you will sit down to enjoy the food you've prepared together over great conversation with your local hosts.

Alex is a K3 teacher in the American School Foundation, while Ale is a professional tour guide who is passionate about sharing her Mexican culture and cuisine with guests. Ale has a wealth of knowledge about the country's history, anthropology, folklore, and of course, culinary traditions - so don't hesitate to ask her anything you want to know about Mexico!

As Alex and Ale have a small kitchen you can expect to do the cooking preparation in the bar area and will use the kitchen for the final cooking. You can also let Alex and Ale know at the time of booking if you want to learn a particular dish!

Please note: This experience is great for travelers traveling with children!

Your hosts Alex and Ale will accompany you to the San Juan market, a traditional Mexican market in the historic center of Mexico City that specializes in gourmet and exotic foods. It's known for its selection of exotic meats, including venison, crocodile, wild boar and even lion meat. Alex and Ale will guide you through the market and describe the different items for sale - from fresh produce to dried chiles, spices, mole mixes, and much more! You might taste a few local specialities before walking home together to begin your cooking experience.

At home, you will join your hosts in the kitchen to learn to make 1-2 traditional dishes. A possible dish could be enmoladas, corn tortillas stuffed with chicken in a mole sauce, a dark chocolate-based sauce with lots of spices that is very popular in Mexico and easy to cook!

Once you're done cooking, you will sit down to enjoy the food you've prepared together over great conversation with your local hosts.