For me, the Mexican food and cuisine is the best! Mexican cuisine is very famous. It has been included in UNESCO’s Cultural Heritage of Humanity for five years now, since 2010. Mexican cuisine has been conserved, especially in Oaxaca.
(Pictured to the right: Examples of Mexican ´snacks': mermelitas, chile rellenos, queso (cheese), chorizo, empanadas, quessillo and of course a bottle of Mezcal. Mexican food is very diverse and so tasty!)
Mexicans love food. Eating is part of their culture. They have big breakfasts, big lunches, and big dinners. To give you some contrast, in Holland, where I’m from, we work during lunchtime. We have a quick bite like a sandwich or something simple and then continue working. In Mexico, people eat for one to two hours. This is also how they spend time with their families.
Mexican cuisine has different kinds of vegetables and fruits. The fruits are tropical and some of them I never heard nor tasted them when I was in Europe. People eat meat and fish, and today you will also find delicious vegetarian dishes. Mexican cuisine, is very rich.
The traditional Oaxacan cuisine is popular because it is still made in the traditional way. Still in many houses, the wives and mothers still spend hours in the kitchen to make food the same way they have made it for generations.
Because the kitchen in Oaxaca is very rich and is an important cultural heritage, many people come here to take cooking classes. We offer two kinds of cooking classes. One is with a professional chef in Oaxaca and the other one is with a lady in a small village outside Oaxaca. Both classes start with a market tour where we explain about the local products. The classes are small and personalized and made for people who enjoy cooking and learning about new cultures.
(Pictured ro the right: Cooking lesson for Dutch clients learning how to make the starter Guacamole.)