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Mexican Home Cooking School and B&B

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Reviewed 16 February 2017

If you are up for something different in a trip to Mexico consider this: a one week small group cooking classes of traditional Pueblan cooking, moles and unusual sauces taught in English and Spanish. This occurs in a rural setting close to the town of Tlaxcala approximately 25 miles from Puebla. I would not do this on my first visit...

Thank Mark Z
Fort Lauderdale, United States
Reviewed 9 January 2017

If you want an intimate learning experience in a charming home and are interested in Mexican cuisine, this is for you! Jon and Estrella were super patient teachers and very flexible. Three of us, including a 12 year old young man, spent two memorable days (minimum time for the course) learning the basics of Puebla region's Mexican culinary legacy. Procedures...

Thank Allen R
Cleveland, Ohio
Reviewed 6 January 2017

We found the cooking school through a website called Epitourean or Edible Destinations. Jon and Estella have created a beautiful oasis. The architecture and interior design has both moorish and mexican elements. The grounds are peaceful and weather was 72-75 and sunny everyday. We ate breakfast and lunch outdoors every day. Cooking classes were great fun and well organized. My...

Thank pippi2014
Lake Worth, Texas
Reviewed 1 December 2016

Traveled when: Nov 13-19, 2016 Accommodations: The Casita room at Casa Carmelita Casa Carmelita is a private place to go to. It is remote, so no TV (you are on vacation after all!) -so bring some books/games, etc for your down time. There is cell phone reception and Wi-Fi if at Casa Carmelita if you must remain connected. The Casita...

Thank lcfucsko
Estela S, Owner at Mexican Home Cooking School and B&B, responded to this review

Thanks so much for your review. It makes our day when you have a good experience. We are glad that you got what you were looking for. We are lucky that our classes are always small and it allows us to adjust to individual needs like you don't get blown away with heat. With big classes that probably would not...

Reviewed 18 November 2016 via mobile

I made this trip during the Day of the Dead festivities. The accommodations, classes and food were fantastic. The best Mole is the beat I have ever had. The market tour is delightful filled with fresh food. I personally love the Talavera Pottery in the region. You will probably enjoy the trip more if you are able to walk fair...

Thank Lisa D
Menlo Park CA
Reviewed 8 November 2016

Jon and Estela have created an oasis north of Puebla, near the small city of Tlaxcala. The grounds are beautiful, Our room was very appealing decorated with beautiful local handcrafts. The cooking classes with Estela were well organized, documented, and muy rico, as they say in Mexico. You will be well taken care of here. And learn about Mexican, actually...

Thank Gcruik
Reviewed 9 August 2016 via mobile

My Mexican traveling partner and I spent two days and three lovely evenings here with hosts Estela, a fabulously versed chef and her delightful American husband,Jon. The halfday cooking class gives one the chance to explore the delightful town of Tlaxcala just fifteen minutes away. The authenticity of the setting in true México allows one the delight of observing a...

1Thank genevieve t
Alameda, California
Reviewed 24 July 2016

We spent 3 nights and 4 days with Jon and Estela and were treated like warm friends learning about Mexican cooking and the local culture. The food was amazing and often unexpected in type of ingredients used to produce the rich flavors. Each day we prepared about a half dozen dishes with Jon and Estella leading the team of the...

Thank Sid W
San Diego, California
Reviewed 2 July 2016 via mobile

My husband and I attended the school in last part of May. The food was very healthy and tasty. I think our favorite part of the day was having the best coffee ever outside on a beautiful patio with flowers everywhere, and fountains and birds singing. Then being served an amazing breakfast every day. Now that is my idea of...

Thank KimT358
San Anselmo, California
Reviewed 20 February 2016

Estela and Jon's classes were fun and the food was delicious. We cooked every morning using the freshest ingredients, made 6-8 recipes, and ate them for lunch and dinner. With the exception of a few fried items (which were delectable-rellenos, bunuelos, etc.-worth the calories) the food was very healthy and, as Estela said they would be, the flavors were complex...

1Thank JaneM222SA
Estela S, Owner at Mexican Home Cooking School and B&B, responded to this review

Hola Jane, Thanks for your wonderful review. It was a pleasure to have you here and to cook with you for a week. It is always great to have someone here who is really interested in Mexican Cuisine. As you know it is really important to me that Pueblan cuisine does not get lost. I appreciate your help in passing...

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Mexican Home Cooking School is located at "Casa Carmelita" in the country side 15 min outside of the city of Tlaxcala. The main house is a comfortable "hacienda" style home. There is one large double accommodation with private patio, one 2 room suite and a private detached stone cottage with private garden. All accommodations have a private entrance, en-suite bath and fireplace. The setting is rural with a seasonal lake, gardens, fountains and surrounded by 3 volcanoes. ... more   less 

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Address: Apdo. 64, Tlaxcala 90000, Mexico
Region: Mexico > Central Mexico and Gulf Coast > Tlaxcala > Tlaxcala
Number of rooms: 3
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